Sofia Design Week was held in Sofia Bulgaria from June 5th-12th 2009.
Dima Stefanova, designer of the website of Gerrit Rietveld Academie and Sandberg/Design Institute and Henk Groenendijk, moderator of this Designblog form together Icecreamdesign. As advisors they are involved from the beginning in this fist ever Bulgarian Design Week. As speakers and organizers of the “New Obstruction” workshop they participate in the program.
“1 Magazine” interviewed them for their latest issue
Next Identity Forum took place during a 7 day long event with lectures, workshops, exhibitions and presentations that gathers representatives of the worlds design avant-garde in product, communication, graphic and interactive design.
In search of its next identity, Sofia welcomed 17 of the most indicative in their field. Putting Sofia on the global design map for the first time. Ji Lee, Niessen en de Vries ( the succesful traveling instalation TM-City was on display again), Peik Suyling YD+I, Frank Tjepkema “Tjep”, Marti Guixe, Erik Kessels from KesselsKramer, Lust en Ruedi Bauer were attending among many others.