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Design Festivals

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.

Designers' Open

View of several stands in the Congress Hall at the zoo for the Designers' Open event of Leipzig's Autumn Festivals, culture, art, exhibition,
Colourful creativity at the Designers' Open © LTM

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.

Designers' Open 2018

Designers' Open 2019

25 - 27 October 2019

Grassi Fair

People at the Grassi fair in 2016, part of Leipzig's Autumn Festivals, museum, art, cultural venue, exhibition, gallery
People at the Grassi Fair in 2016 © Anke Neumeister

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.

Grassi Fair 2018