Virtual Design Festival

VDF week six schedule

Kengo Kuma, Snøhetta, Marjan van Aubel and Adam Nathaniel Furman feature at VDF this week

Week six of Virtual Design Festival features a collaboration with Prague's centre for architecture and urban planning CAMP, including a live interview with Kengo Kuma. We also team up with magazine Sight Unseen and Stockholm Design Week, plus we launch a new series of Screentime interviews featuring leading designers sponsored by Philips TV & Sound.

The new Screentime series sponsored by Philips TV & Sound, which profiles pioneering European designers, kicks off with live interviews with Marjan van Aubel and Adam Nathaniel Furman.

Our ongoing architecture Screentime series, sponsored by Enscape, continues with interviews with Harriet Harriss, Dara Huang and Eric Höweler.

Also in the schedule this week is a conversation with Ron Arad as part of our ongoing Design in Dialogue collaboration with Friedman Benda gallery.

To catch up on what you missed so far, check out the VDF weekly highlights posts looking back on what happened in previous weeks, and see the full VDF schedule. All times are UK times and are liable to change.

Monday 18 May


Virtual Design Festival teams up with CAMP, Prague's centre for architecture and urban planning, on a day of talks from its Urban Talks series, beginning with a brand new lecture from Japanese architect Kengo Kuma.

10:00am Kengo Kuma live from Japan
1:00pm Snøhetta
3:00pm COBE
5:00pm Interboro

2:00pm Screentime: Harriet Harriss

Harriet Harriss, dean of the Pratt Institute School of Architecture in New York, joins us for today's Screentime conversation in partnership with Enscape.

Tuesday 19 May

12:00pm VDF x Sight Unseen

New York design magazine and platform Sight Unseen will present work from its stable of designers from 12:00pm. Sight Unseen co-founders Monica Khemsurov and Jill Singer will join Dezeen editor Marcus Fairs for a live interview at 4:00pm.

9:00am VDF x Friedman Benda

Designer Ron Arad features in the next of New York gallery Friedman Benda's Design in Dialogue interviews that we are publishing as part of VDF.

2:00pm Screentime: Dara Huang

Architect and founder of Design Haus Liberty Dara Huang features in our next live architecture Screentime interview sponsored by Enscape.

Wednesday 20 May

VDF x Stockholm Design Week

This celebration of Scandinavian design is being programmed by Stockholm Design Week and Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair.

VDF x Stockholm Design Week will present an overview of the local design scene and the Scandinavian shape of mind including video interviews, a design relay race, a behind-the-scenes look at a current exhibition exploring the outdoors, and some musical inspiration.

2:00pm Screentime: Marjan van Aubel

Today, we start a new series of live Screentime interviews featuring innovative European designers, which is sponsored by Philips TV and Sound. Award-winning solar designer Marjan van Aubel features in the first instalment.

Thursday 21 May

2:00pm Screentime: Eric Höweler

Höweler + Yoon co-founder Eric Höweler features in today's architecture Screentime interview sponsored by Enscape.

Friday 22 May

2:00pm Screentime: Adam Nathaniel Furman

London designer Adam Nathaniel Furman features in the second instalment of our Screentime design series profiling leading designers sponsored by Philips TV and Sound.

Virtual Design Festival is the world's first online design festival. Produced by Dezeen and running from 15 April to 30 June, it features a rolling schedule of interviews, movies, product launches, live streams and collaborations. To join the VDF mailing list or to find out more contact [email protected]. Press information can be found here.