In the context of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018,
the European Cultural Centre will present:




VENUE Palazzo Michiel
LOCATION Venice, Italy
HOST European Cultural Centre

Camille Guibaud and Anaïs Hammoud

OPENING PERIOD 26 May - 25 November 2018 (preview 24-25 May 2018)

VENICE DESIGN 2018 is the largest design exhibition running alongside La Biennale di Venezia. During the Art Biennial, from May 26 to November 25 2018, VENICE DESIGN intends to show a glimpse of the approaches of today’s international designers and is a testimony as well as an evidence of the current design scene. For its second consecutive year, the exhibition will be hosted by the European Cultural Centre in the historical location of Palazzo Michiel, facing the Grand Canal in the very heart of Venice.

Around 50 creators from 25 different countries and of various cultural backgrounds, ages and points in their career are invited to present their concepts and approaches towards design. Palazzo Michiel has become the place where design perspectives confront themselves and VENICE DESIGN takes the shape of an international platform for design investigations, contemporary mutations and innovative creative attitudes.

From an observation of today’s design scene, the vast and precious collection of creations in VENICE DESIGN offers a reflection on its paradoxes and analogies. Inspiring and fascinating, each creation in Palazzo Michiel is here to raise curiosity and interest towards the role of design in our daily life and dreams. Each design represents a keen research to be ultimately accomplished by the creation of an item; this may be a unique piece of furniture, a both beautiful and functional object, a light system, a piece of jewellery, an illustration or a hybrid between any of these.

While Palazzo Michiel has become the platform to host an international vision on design, VENICE DESIGN also intends to show its visitors the design landscape of Venice. A city map has been created enabling our visitors to discover 42 independent designers all living and working in Venice. This collaboration between VENICE DESIGN and Venetian designers invites visitors to find new inspiration by exploring the singular traditions and original design processes taking place in Venice, sometimes in plain sight, sometimes tucked away in an alley. This map can be found here.


Click here for a PDF with more information regarding VENICE DESIGN 2017

Click here to see VENICE DESIGN 2017 as a 3D virtual tour.

Click here for the exhibition catalogue of VENICE DESIGN 2017

Click here for the VENICE DESIGN 2017 map


For more information about Venice Design 2018 please contact:

Camille Guibaud
Exhibition organiser VENICE DESIGN 2018 
+39 329 196 0837