5th June 2018 – MAD (Musée des Arts Décoratifs) Paris
Creativity, know-how and innovation
VIA organises a wide range of events all through the year aimed at people working in the furnishing and domestic and professional living spaces industries, from designers to interior architects, manufacturers and artisans. The goal of these events is to promote innovation and provide a stage for emerging talents in the world of design.
In June, in Paris, VIA is bringing together creative minds and professionals for its Design Speed Dating Event.
An unmissable event for:
- Showcasing new talents and skills and uniting the industry community;
- Meeting and chatting to others in the profession;
- Building links between design houses/manufacturers/producers and designers/artisans.
VIA is organising the 8th edition of Design Speed Dating. An exceptional opportunity offered to designers and craftspeople to present their projects and creative universe to design houses and manufacturers. A chance for businesses to develop new collaborations and reinvent themselves thanks to the new talents of tomorrow. Participants are offered a succession of 12-minute meetings in one half-day session: the quality of the meetings is guaranteed by the VIA committee’s selection and a matching process designed according to the needs and expectations of participants. The design houses and manufacturers host designers and artisans for short exchanges to establish first contact with a view to future collaborations: product creation, artistic direction etc. When a collaboration is formed and wants to continue a project, they can apply to join the VIA Design Incubator and benefit from personalised guidance. Every year, some ten projects are selected to be incubated and then shown in the VIA Gallery.
Look back at the 2017 edition :
- 105 designers and 31 manufacturers, makers and design houses
- 597 meetings
- 9 projects supported by VIA as part of the 2018 VIA DESIGN Incubator