Meat Design Ostrava is a festival full of inspiration, ideas, applied art, architecture and especially original product and interior design. Although pandemic measures prevent us from holding this year’s sixth edition as we are used to. Nevertheless, we have found a solution to bring a piece of “design heaven” back to Ostrava. Thanks to our cooperation with MAPPA, you can admire the art of Czech, Slovak, Hungarian and Polish artists behind otherwise empty shop windows in the city centre for a whole week from 13 to 19 December! More about the programme here >>.
The Meat Design Ostrava Festival has long been supported by subsidies from the Statutory City of Ostrava and the Moravian-Silesian Region. The international dimension of the event is possible thanks to the financial support of the Visegrad Fund.
What is Meat Design?
It’s an event packed with opportunities!
- We connect young authors and designers with manufacturers and brands.
- We make a sales show of original works by artists and designers from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland.
- We organize screenings of film documentaries about design and architecture.
- We are a venue for lectures, practical seminars and social events.
Meat Design 2020 brought a lot of news
Due to the pandemic, we could not realize the festival as we were used to in previous years. Nevertheless, we managed to do a lot of great things:
Once again, we held an International Student Competition with over 50 entries from 4 countries.
- For our fans and the general public we have created an Online Advent Calendar of video-medallions featuring individual designers. Fans got a glimpse of their work.
- The project Meat Design at Home was created, in which we introduced individual authors and designers, mapped the current events in their studios and brought the audience closer to the background of what the authors are doing during the pandemic crisis.
- We elevated the streets of Ostrava with an exhibition of original illustrations..
Meat Design 2021 will revive empty shop windows in the centre of Ostrava
The unfavourable pandemic situation of early autumn 2021 has again prevented us from holding a physical exhibition in the usual way. We have therefore decided to make at least some of the authors’ work available in an alternative way. The selected works will be presented in the public space of Ostrava in the form of installations in unused commercial spaces and windows of Ostrava streets and establishments. In the project called Meat design fair we managed to involve several authors from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland. The installations of these artists will be available to the general public free of charge. Full programme here >>
Catalogs to download here
The exhibitors will once again include a great variety of designs, companies, and brands in the field of interior design. We will present both the latest creations of the regional authors and the cutting-edge pieces of furniture, interior design, as well as new technologies of interior treatment, which make our lives more comfortable and enjoyable. We will introduce creators designing fashion and jewelry, toys and accessories for children, and some very current topics – urbanlive, green design, sustainable fashion, accessories, and furniture, as well as anything you need for eco-lifestyle.
A rich lecture programme is an essential part of the festival. At Meat Design Ostrava you have the opportunity to meet icons of Czech design, talk to creatives and designers.
Workshops are a popular part of the accompanying programme. You can experience first-hand what it is like to be a designer of your own home, make your own light fixture, refurbish your old chair, work with textiles, wood or paper, learn practical and concrete procedures from various disciplines and thus get to know design from all angles.
A meeting day before the start of the public exhibition intended for the invited and approached companies. We expect roughly 100–150 guests. An all-day program will be focused on networking and connecting companies, designers, architects and developers. We wish to concentrate on the necessity of design during the manufacturing process and its efficient implementation in companies.
We look forward to you
13 — 19 December 2021