Deputy Party Chief of Hanoi Visits Vietnam Design Week 2023

On September 29, a special closing and awards ceremony will be held at the Temple of Literature.


The 4th Vietnam Design Week 2023 was officially launched on September 26th at the Thai Hoc courtyard of the Temple of Literature. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Deputy Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee, Nguyen Van Phong.

Deputy Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Nguyen Van Phong attends the event. Photo: Hanoimoi Newspaper

In his remarks, Nguyen Van Phong expressed his support for the organizers, designers, and models, emphasizing that Hanoi has been a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network since 2019. He emphasized the importance of hosting Vietnam Design Week 2023 annually to promote tourism and understanding in this crucial field.

“The organizing committee should develop ideas based on the themes of Hanoi’s thousand years of civilization, creative city, and community engagement,” he added.

Le Xuan Kieu, Director of the Center for Cultural and Scientific Activities of the Temple of Literature, highlighted that Vietnam Design Week 2023 not only provides a platform for the exchange and recognition of outstanding Vietnamese designers across various fields but also plays a crucial role in transforming the Temple of Literature into a creative space.

Vietnam Design Week is the largest national design event organized by the Vietnam Design Group, the Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Art, the Copyright Office under the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, and the Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports. Its aim is to discover and honor exceptional Vietnamese products and designers.

It is essential to establish cultural narratives that link to the historical development of Hanoi in recent times, including initiatives to develop the creative industrial design sector and build a creative city that is connected to cultural history and innovative design.

This year’s event features the “Designed by Vietnam” competition, the Design of the Year Award, the Design Fair Vietnam, exhibitions, seminars, and workshops. These are new activities compared to previous editions and aim to promote the development of the design industry within Vietnam’s cultural and creative sectors, while also enhancing the value of Vietnamese innovative products in domestic and international markets.

Additionally, there is a competition with the theme “Embracing Constraints,” which received 150 entries. Thirty designs have been selected for the final stage of the exhibition, including ten for public toilets near Hoan Kiem Lake.

Another highlight is the exhibition called “Dot,” which showcases the top 20+10 designs from the competition at Thai Hoc House.

The closing and award ceremonies for the event will take place on September 29th at the Temple of Literature.