Designmonat Graz 2016: 30th April – 29th May

The Austrian city of Graz has been a member of the UNESCO Cities of Design since 2011 and from the 30th April till the 29th May this year it will run it’s annual month long Designmonat Graz – the theme of which will be Design Thinking – Thinking Design.

This year sees a really diverse and creative programme and it was very difficult for us to pick out our highlights but we managed to select just a few of our  favourites below:


Opening: April 29 2016
Duration: April 30 to May 29 2016

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SELECTED 2016 is a curated exhibition for Europe’s most current design trends in contemporary furniture and product design. The event sees well-known and established designers showcasing along side designers in the early stages of their careers. This year’s event sees European design trends by 47 labels from 15 countries being presented at the exhibition. There will also be the chance for you to purchase products from the show when the exhibition turns into the designSUPERMARKET at the end of May.  For more info, please visit



April 30 2016 – 19:30


The buildings of Bühnen Graz will be lit up in a spectacular light display on the evening of April 30 as part of the project Klanglicht. For one night, countless projectors, LEDs and amplifiers will create a wide array of light and sound effects that will illuminate the facades of the opera house, the theatre and Next Liberty.

Local and international artists will showcase their creative and visual ideas. The admission for all locations of the event is free. Further information about the artists and the prgramme will be announced very soon.



May 19th – 22nd


Assembly is a four day fashion and design festival taking place from 19th to 22nd May with this year’s theme for the event being In Movement. This year’s festival has a focus on shoe design to tie in with the theme and is a fantastic opportunity to see cutting edge fashion designs, from national and international designers and artists. For more info, please visit

This is just a small selection of what’s going on across the full Designmonat Graz 2016 – be sure to check out the programme here for lots of other exciting things to do in Graz during the month of May!