Design facilitates communication, improves accessibility and changes our way of thinking. We talk about what design is and suggest ways of applying it in the most varied areas of life. We organise the competition Silesian Icon. We showcase the Best Degree Designs. We invite you to the Summer Design School and other design workshops. We offer designers suggestions about how to implement their designs and local authorities hints about how to improve their services based on "design thinking".
We help entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. We invite top European specialists to share their expertise and offer consultancy. We're established partners at organising specialist conferences. We offer professional support and local back up. We encourage you to move your business to the Zamek. We encourage local businesses to join the Enterprise Club, and individuals starting out with their businesses to make use of the ABC of Enterprise training cycle.
We promote the idea of design for all - which responds to the problems and needs of all members of society. We are the home to the Michał Oźmin Institute of Design for All, which popularises the idea of Design for All and we are the home to the EIDD Archive. We believe in raising quality of life by implementing socially-aware designs. We take part in processes of designing social innovations like: Good Products - Well Done.
A partnership with a designer helps a business be original, improve its management and reduce costs. For that reason we organise courses in rolling out new products and financing innovation. We believe innovative businesses, academics and designers can achieve considerably more through partnership, which was why we set up the Silesian Design Cluster. We promote businesses which have made use of designers' expertise and designers who have helped businesses improve their production processes.
Our greatest selling point is our location right by the Polish-Czech border, close to the most beautiful architectural treasures of Cieszyn Silesia, such as the Rotunda of St. Nicholas and St. Vaclav, and the Piast Tower. You can find out what's going on in our Tourist Information office and go for shoping in our shop. We also invite you to take part in workshops of traditional and decorative crafts and exhibitions. Attractive accommodation is available in the hotel "8 ROOMS" .