Romanian Design Week Awards by glo

Romanian Design Week Awards by glo

24th of May 2018, Bucharest


We have the winners from the first edition awards within the RDW by glo!

The projects selected and presented at the Romanian Design Week 2018 central exhibition were celebrated last night during the award ceremony of the first edition of the RDW Awards by Glo, which took place at Apollo 111. There was a total of 14 trophies which were offered to those projects that proved to be outstanding in terms of excellence and approach, in a successful attempt of celebrating what Romanian design has to offer in 2018.

The RDW Awards by glo were awarded by the Romanian Design Week creative board and were awarded as it follows:

•two projects were awarded within the Architecture section: the West, developed by ADNBA – a block that sits so well on a typical Bucharest street, being one of the most innovative housing units in Romania, as well as the Werk Restaurant – a role model project concerning the Recovery of Industrial Heritage, which belongs to the Filofi and Trandafir Architecture Studio;

• in the Graphic Design section, there were four awards given, representing the highest number of awards within a section; the winners: Alice Stoicescu for the KAJET project – a project that succeeds in impressing by an extraordinary articulated and coherent visual language applied in a community-based publication; Paul Dersidan for the HEHEHE project – a fictional editorial project, awarded both for visual language and for the questions he raises; Radu Manelici for the PARKOUR collection and how it manages to translate into the final object the personalized incursion into the world of each artist, while maintaining an elegant coherence of the collection. The fourth trophy went to Saddo for the project THE BIRD YARD , which draws attention through execution and memorability;

•Three distinctions were awarded to the Fashion section: Alexandru Floarea received a trophy for the most spectacular show in the exhibition, Ioana Ciolacu was applauded for the most mature, wearable and balanced collection, and Olah Gyarfas was awarded for innovation in materials, for originality and contemporary style;

Design section: DADA Studio by Dan Andreasan received a prize for the Cavaleri La Sposa project – a Romanian kayak, which is distinguished by the elegant style, Mesteshukar ButiQ for the Home Decor 18 – Contrasts collection, remarked by a highly contemporary aesthetic record and an innovative, efficient and intelligent use of traditional craftsmanship and 2018 Design Studio for Ubikubi, who have won for the Compose-Shelving system project – a modular and efficient product behind which there was a lot of research and is represented by an impressive technical detailing. 

The Creative Board of RDW has decided to offer two special prizes to projects that stood out in terms of social impact and have crossed the boundaries within the category where they are exposed: Someş Delivery – an event and a model of civic architecture and community involvement – and the CONSTITUTION of the Grapho Mat – an initiative that pleasantly surprises with the simplicity of the idea, the freshness of execution and the maturity of the approach.

The Creative Board @ Romanian Design Week consisted of: Adrian Soare, CUMULUS partner architect, Domnica Margescu, fashion director @Elle, Maurice Munteanu, fashion publisher @Elle, Mihai Gurei, Creative Director and Owner Intro, Ovidiu Hrin, Synopsis, Stefan Ghenciulescu , architect, editor-in-chief of the Zeppelin magazine.

The RDW Awards by glo is a reinterpretation of Romanian Design Week, initiated by The Institute, in partnership with glo, which aims to encourage excellence and promote best practice examples from the belief that they can increase the standards of creative industries from Romania.

Partners @Romanian Design Week 2018

Offered to you by: The Institute & UniCredit Bank

Main partner: glo

Partners: Ciuc, Rompetrol, Absolut, Telekom Electronic Beats, Equitone, Forte Partners, Liliac, Entrance

Institutional Partners: Romanian Cultural Institute, the Romanian Cultural Foundation, the National Airports Company in Bucharest, the British Council, the Embassy of Sweden in Romania, the Swedish Institute, the European Year of Cultural Heritage

Main Media Partners : TVR, Magic FM, Hotnews, Posterscope Romania, Promenada Mall, Romania Liberă

Media Parteners: Dezeen, Dezeen Jobs, Radio România Cultural, Radio România Actualități, Alist Magazine, Zeppelin, igloo, Iqads, Arhitectura, Zile și Nopți, Molecule F, Designist, Art Safari, Glamour,,, Munteanu, Galateca, Autor, Art Factory, V for Vintage, Visuell, SISAF, Sonoro, Feeder

Strategic Parteners : Dăescu Borțun Olteanu, Gavrilă & Asociații, 360 Revolution, Kaustik, Netvibes, Mind Treat Studios, Ove, Zelist, Hotel Intercontinental Bucharest


Romanian Design Week stood out during all the five editions so far as the most important multidisciplinary festival in Romania – a radiography of the current state of development of the local design and creative industries: architecture, urbanism, interior design, graphic design, illustration, dress design, object design or other initiatives & projects that use creativity as the main development resource.

A project endorsed by The Institute, Romanian Design Week is an annual festival that promotes contemporary Romanian design as a tool that can contribute to social, economic and cultural progress. This is addressed to both the general public and professionals, drawing a yearly map of the events and spaces that promote design.

A cultural project co-financed by the National Cultural Fund Administration. The project does not necessarily represent the position of the National Cultural Fund Administration. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or the way the project results can be used. They are entirely responsible to the beneficiary of the funding.

Photo credit: RDW Facebook Page


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  • Crypto Hix, 2 August 2018 at 17:41

    Great article. Good to understand for everyone.