As part of the Latvian contemporary design exhibition and event cycle «Design Manifestation», «Design Walks» take place in Riga, revealing the processes behind graphic, product, interior and food design. While the Graphic Design Walk has already passed, this weekend, February 27 and 28, brings the next one — Product Design Walk, offering to meet fashion, interior, lifestyle and cosmetic product designers and learn about their experience in person.
There are products that we cannot imagine our life without, and then there are others that we chose only after a long contemplation. With some we are together just for a while, but some are with us for a lifetime. This walk invites everyone interested to a conversation with people that create indispensable, beautiful and pleasant objects, to look inside the process of making them and learn about the diverse aspects of design in every product.
During the Product Design Walk household and interior design labels «Munio Home», «an&angel», «Rijada», «Rīgas Krēslu Fabrika», «Nakts Mēbeles» and «Vannu Fabrika», fashion design labels «NJ Studija», «Elīna Dobele» and concept store «Taste Latvia», cosmetics producers «Stenders», «Madara Cosmetics» and «Dzintars», bicycle manufacture «Ērenpreiss», as well as Riga School of Design and Art, will open their doors for public. Everyone is welcome to visit design studios, stores and factories, yet some of the hosts have to be informed before the visit.
Friday, February 27
Andrejostas iela 4a. Open for visitors from 14.00 to 16.00.
Jāņa iela 3. Open for visitors from 17.00 to 19.00, a meeting with fashion designer Natālija Jansone will take place.
Mūkusalas iela 63. Open for visitors at 15.00 and 17.00, a viewing of packaging design process and making of perfume in the laboratory will be given. Visitors must register by writing to email@example.com.
Mālu iela 30. Open for visitors at 9.00, a viewing of the production, packaging design process and the company’s museum will be given. Visitors must register by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elizabetes iela 85/1a, Berga Bazārs. Open for visitors from 15.00 to 19.00, a meeting with designer Elīna Bušmane will take place.
«Vannu Fabrika» store of «PAA»
Ūnijas iela 12a. Open for visitors from 17.00 to 20.00.
Friday and Saturday, February 27 and 28
«Skin Cafe» salon of «Madara Cosmetics»
Audēju iela 16, t/c «Galerija Centrs» 1st floor. Open for visitors on Friday at 16.00 and on Saturday at 11.00, a story on the development of «Skin Cafe» concept will be given. Visitors must register by writing to email@example.com.
«Taste Latvia» concept store
Audēju iela 16, t/c «Galerija Centrs» 4th floor. Open for visitors on Friday from 17.00 to 20.00 and Saturday from 11.00 to 14.00, a meeting with the concept’s authors and designers will take place.
Antonijas iela 24. Open for visitors on Friday from 10.00 to 19.00, a story on glass will take place at 16.00, and on Saturday from 11.00 to 16.00, a story on glass will take place at 12.00.
Footwear label’s store and workshop, Antonijas iela 22. Open for visitors on Friday from 16.00 to 19.00 and on Saturday from 16.00 to 18.00. On Saturday from 17.00 to 17.46 the designer Elīna Dobele will present the shoe making process.
Design studio «Rijada»
Andrejostas iela 4a. Open for visitors on Friday from 15.00 to 19.00 and Saturday from 12.00 to 15.00, a meeting with designers Zane Homka and Rihards Funts will take place.
Jaunmoku iela 13, t/c «Spice Home». Open for visitors on Friday from 17.00 to 19.00 and on Saturday from 11.00 to 14.00, a meeting with label’s CEO Juris Griķis will take place.
«Rīgas Krēslu Fabrika»
Zīmola veikals, Brīvības iela 177. Open for visitors on Friday from 14.00 to 18.00 and on Saturday from 12.00 to 15.00, a meeting with designer Aldis Circenis will take place.
Riga School of Design and Art, Ceramics design
Lāčplēša iela 55. Open for visitors on Friday from 16.00 to 19.00 and on Saturday from 11.00 to 14.00.
Bicycle manufactory and restoration workshop, Aleksandra Čaka iela 90. Open for visitors on Friday from 10.00 to 19.00 and Saturday from 11.00 to 14.00.