Every October, the trade fair city of Leipzig becomes the centre of the design world. More than 300 national and international designers, labels and architects presented tomorrow's trends. Studios, concept stores and creative quarters were not the only focal points for this festival – the Congress Centre at the Leipzig Zoo and the GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts were just important.
The Designers' Open is a trade fair and a design festivals rolled into one. As an exhibition, communication and sales platform for interior, fashion, industrial and communication design, it speaks to both industry professionals and the general public. Special exhibits, specialist presentations and film documentaries neatly round out what the Designers' Open has to offer. Those Leipzig locations which are permanently dedicated to designing and developing are a special treat for visitors.
The newest design trends
The Designers' Open is one of the leading design platforms in Germany with over 200 labels, designers and new-comers. The event presents the hottest trends in fashion, product, industrial and communication design, as well as in the realm of architecture.
The DO/Interior & Furniture, DO/Fashion & Accessories, DO/Research & Industry, DO/Architecture and DO/Graphic sectors, private guests and industry professionals can experience the diverse world of modern design first-hand.
Interactions with the designers are explicitly desired, and designer pieces can be purchased right away, on location.
Meeting point for artistic elites
The Grassi Fair is one of the leading sales fairs for applied art and design in the world. It takes place in the Grassi Museum of Applied Arts.
This adjudicated fair invites guests to look, to buy and to collect information and displays the latest trends and innovations in a variety of sectors – from jewellery to furniture to toys.
In addition to internationally famous artists, graduates and students of European art colleges often makes their débuts here. Five exhibitors are awarded the renowned Grassi prizes at the opening of each festival.