Call for entries for the 22nd Biennial of Industrial Design
7 October−7 November 2010
Architecture museum of Ljubljana
Period for Entry Submissions: 1 February–12 April 2010
On 7 October 2010 the Architecture Museum of Ljubljana will open the 22nd Biennial of Industrial Design (BIO 22). BIO is a comprehensive international exhibition that highlights current trends in contemporary design through its selection of well-designed products with an emphasis on quality, originality and innovation.
The selection of the best design achievements of the past two years will be presented at BIO 22 in three groups: A. Products, B. Product graphics and information design, and C. Concepts. This year we placed greater emphasis on the content of the entry groups, and we have established basic and preferred criteria that should be met by the works selected for BIO 22.In addition, in Rules for Participation in the BIO 22 we have highlighted information design (with the entries in group B). The information design is not new for BIO and has always been important, but it was often overshadowed by the great number of individual graphic design exhibits. This is one of the broadest areas of visual communications, and it is becoming an increasingly important area of design because of its clear orientation to users and their needs in modern society. It translates complex data into a simple, clear, and transparent visual language. In order to present this rather insufficiently covered area
of design in Slovenia to professionals and the general public, in cooperation with Petra Černe Oven and the Pekinpah association we have prepared a lecture series titled On Information Design and various accompanying events at BIO 22 at which internationally recognized experts in this area will speak about selection, visualization, interpretation and communication of data. BIO 22 will direct special attention to an exhibition with powerful content and an educational concept that clearly presents the advantages and characteristics of design achievements on display to visitors.
More on BIO22: http://www.bio.si/