18 January 2002
Brussels (Belgium) - Icograda endorses the Eighteenth Biennial of Industrial Design - BIO 18, a comparative exhibition of well designed Slovenian and foreign industrial products.
Brussels (Belgium) - The 18th BIO Biennial in Ljubljana, Slovenia has received Icograda's endorsement.* The Eighteenth Biennial of Industrial Design - BIO 18 will be a comparative exhibition of well designed Slovenian and foreign industrial products. The practical organisation is undertaken by the BIO Secretariat under the auspices of the Architectural Museum of Ljubljana in co-operation with Designers' Society of Slovenia - DOS. The aim of the exhibition is to present current movements in contemporary domestic and foreign industrial design. The 2002 Biennial presents designs (not in production) prior to January 1, 2000 and not exhibited at BIO 17.

The deadline for submitting entries is 3O June 2002. The 18th BIO Biennial will be held in Ljubljana and will run from 1 to 30 October

Thematic categories:
A. Products: Products will be accepted which are already being manufactured, or have 0-series in production.
1. Home
2. Working places
3. Public places
4. Transport
5. Industry, production, craft
6. Agriculture, horticulture
7. Photographic and other optical devices
8. TV, audio, video, electronic media (computers)
9. Street furniture and community equipment
10. Architectural elements and systems
11. Packaging - technological design solutions and systems
12. Medical and rehabilitation equipment and aids for disabled
13. Sport and leisure
14. Toys and educational aids
15. Jewellery, garments and fancy goods
16. Miscellaneous

B. Information functional systems, Corporate Identity programmes Visual communications and products which show the uniformity of design of an individual company or the style of the house, signing systems, functional sign systems, product signage, information graphics, design for (visual) electronic media and film, newspapers, etc.

C. Design projects: Design ideas, design programmes, students' works, etc.

International Jury
Stephen Hitchins - President of BEDA (United Kingdom)
Tapani Hyvonen - Industrial Designer, ICSID Board Member (Finland)
Guy Schockaert - Icograda President 1997-1999 (Belgium)
Severin Filek (Austria)
Fedja Vukic (Croatia)
Maja Kricnick (Slovenia)

For further information please contact:

BIO Secretariat
Karunova 4
1000 Ljubljana
T: + 386 1 28 01 604
T/F : + 386 1 28 01 605

* Icograda endorsement is a guarantee to participants that the design event has been organised in accordance with the approved international guidelines and standards. For information on Icograda endorsement, contact Thierry Van Kerm, Icograda Director at .