Sofia Design Week (21 - 30 June) is an international festival for design and visual culture. It takes place every June in Sofia. It features a professional forum with prominent speakers from all over the world, as well as an extensive program of open events aimed at the broader audience - exhibitions, workshops, discussions, talks, screenings, parties, book openings, events for children, etc.
Sofia Design Week strives to serve as a platform which stimulates and supports the development of design professionals in Bulgaria. At the same time the festival aims to present and promote sustainable and sensible practices for better and beneficial visual environment from around the world.
Sofia Design Week's first edition took place in 2009. It is produced by the platform for cultural events EDNO. Among EDNO's other annual festivals are Sofia Architecture Week, Sofia Dance Week and Sofia Contemporary.
So far the list of speakers at Sofia Design Week includes: Konstantin Grcic, Matali Crasset, Michael Marriott, Mark Chalmers, Erik Kessels, Ji Lee, Marti Guixe, Stefan Sagmeister, Genevieve Gauckler, David Carlson Peter Bilak and Tomek Rygalik, among others.