The largest design event in Croatia

Every year in Croatia, for a week, design is celebrated throughout Croatia’s capital Zagreb, at dozens of locations with numerous events. This design festival brings many exhibitions, lectures, panels, workshops, fashion shows, movie screenings and, of course, parties. Zagreb Design Week presents all fields of design — from furniture and fashion through digital and graphic design to food and automotive design. Every year a different theme is in focus, and another country is in the centre. One of the festival
highlights is ZGDW Award, an international design award, with a finalists exhibition and prize–giving ceremony. Croatia’s only design festival started in 2014. Before COVID–19 pandemic, ZGDW was gathering over 200 participants and attracting over 25.000 visitors every year.

— Central Locations
2022 Academy of Fine Arts
2018-21 Technical Museum
2014-17 Lauba

— Themes
2022 Limitless
2021 Resilience
2020 New Normal
2019 Changing the Game
2018 Contemporary / Timeless
2017 What is the problem?

— Partner Countries
2021 Netherlands
2019 Poland
2018 Czechia
2017 Austria
2016 Nordic Countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden