Wednesday 7th June, VIA Gallery
An unmissable event for stakeholders in the furniture and living environment industry.
For the seventh consecutive year, VIA is offering designers and businesses the chance to take part in Design Speed Dating, a succession of short meetings between manufacturers, makers, design houses and designers.
During the last edition (June 2016), more than 500 meetings were arranged by VIA, who had selected 120 designers. A selection of guaranteed quality for the bosses of the 36 participating businesses.
By breaking with the traditions of professional meetings, this ‘marathon’ – up to 14 face-to-face meetings – allows designers to more easily access businesses and other useful contacts, and, in turn, allows businesses to get to know creative minds. The twelve-minute interviews provide a first introduction to allow them to arrange an opportunity to meet again in a more formal setting to discuss further collaborations : product creation, collection management, artistic direction, etc.
For this seventh Speed Dating, VIA is delighted to announce its partnership with Eyes on Talents, the first digital platform allowing brands that are members of Ameublement Français to get in touch with the best creative talents.
The Speed Dating event, springboard for opportunities.
Design Speed Dating, is also a chance for businesses to join the VIA Incubator and to be guided in the development of a project with their preferred designers. The VIA Incubator gives access to exclusive advantages (databases, studies, material collection, fablab), workshops, personalised coaching and access to financing.