Virtual Design Festival

VDF schedule for week ten

Stellar Works, Mariam Kamara, Lee Broom, Winy Maas and What Design Can Do feature at VDF this week

Week ten of Virtual Design Festival features talks with architects and designers including Mariam Kamara, Lee Broom and Winy Maas, as well as collaborations with brands such as Stellar Works, Vitra and Rado, and organisations Mindcraft, London Festival of Architecture and What Design Can Do.

The tenth week of VDF starts today with an interview with graphic designer Micha Weidmann, who designed the Dezeen logo and website. We also speak to Swiss watchmaker Rado about its work with iconic architect Le Corbusier's Architectural Polychromy colour theory.

Later this week, Shanghai furniture brand Stellar Works will hold a live discussion with select designers, and designer Lee Broom and architect Winy Maas take part in live Screentime interviews with Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs.

This week, VDF will also show videos from the London Festival of Architecture, the world's largest annual architecture festival, and Denmark's Mindcraft, a platform for experimental design (pictured top).

On Wednesday, Therme Art showcases its digital discussion Culture of Live Events: Redesigning Common Rituals, while Italian architect and designer Gaetano Pesce features in the latest Design in Dialogue talk in collaboration with Friedman Benda.

Brands Vitra and Devon&Devon are set to present live interviews, and architect Mariam Kamara and designer Xandra van der Eijk will take part in the week's final Screentime talks with Marcus Fairs.

The week ends with a collaboration with Amsterdam design platform What Design Can Do, which will host discussions on the themes Decolonising Media, Decolonising Design and What Design Can Do for Gender Equality.

See the full lineup for the week below, and check out all upcoming events at the VDF schedule.

Monday 15 June

2:00pm Screentime: Micha Weidmann

Graphic designer and the man behind Dezeen’s design Micha Weidmann joins Marcus Fairs in a live conversation today.

4:00pm: VDF x Rado

Swiss watchmaker Rado teams up with VDF for a panel discussion focusing on how iconic architect Le Corbusier‘s Architectural Polychromy colour theory has influenced its latest collection.

Tuesday 16 June

VDF x Stellar Works

11:00am Shanghai furniture brand Stellar Works presents a live discussion with designers Neri&Hu and Space Copenhagen, who have created collections for the brand, and Stellar Works founder and CEO Yuichiro Hori.

VDF x The Mindcraft Project

The Mindcraft Project, the Danish platform for explorative and experimental design, teams up with VDF today to showcase 10 videos from designers in their workspace.

2:00pm Screentime: Lee Broom

British designer Lee Broom is today’s Screentime guest and will be discussing his work and designs.

Wednesday 17 June

11:00am VDF x Friedman Benda

Italian architect and designer Gaetano Pesce features in the next of New York gallery Friedman Benda’s Design in Dialogue interviews that we are publishing as part of VDF.

4:00pm Screentime: Winy Maas

Architect Winy Maas of MVRDV joins Dezeen founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs for our Screentime live interview today, sponsored by Enscape.

5:00pm VDF x Therme Art

Therme Art presents Culture of Live Events: Redesigning Common Rituals, a digital discussion moderated by Marc Spiegler and Mikolaj Sekutowitcz and featuring speakers including Es Devlin, Zoé Whitley and Franklin Sirmans.

7:00pm Devon&Devon live interview

Italian design brand Devon&Devon teams up with VDF for this interview with Daniel Stromborg, product design director at global architecture and design firm Gensler. Stromborg joins Marcus Fairs to discuss the design story for the new collaboration between Devon&Devon and Gensler, which premieres today.

Thursday 18 June

3:oopm Live interview: Stephan Hürlemann

VDF and Vitra have teamed up on this live interview with Swiss designer Stephan Hürlemann, who will speak about his latest work for the Swiss design company.

17:30pm Screentime: Mariam Kamara

Architect Mariam Kamara, founder of architecture and research firm Atelier Masomi and one of this year’s Dezeen Awards judges, joins Marcus Fairs for this Screentime talk sponsored by Enscape.

Friday 19 June

VDF x What Design Can Do

Today, we present a collaboration between the Virtual Design Festival and Amsterdam-based design platform What Design Can Do, featuring three live talks on the topics Decolonising Media, Decolonising Design and What Design Can Do for Gender Equality – focus Latin America.

2:00pm Screentime: Xandra van der Eijk

Dutch designer Xandra van der Eijk, whose work connects art, ecology and activism, is today’s guest at our design Screentime series, sponsored by Philips TV & Sound.