Made in CEE is a research project which maps production networks in the creative industries of Central and Eastern Europe.

Our goal is to understand how SME design projects get done in the region, to see whether design and manufacturing have shared issues, and to explore the possibility of common answers and development strategies.

The project consists of a series of case study interviews, working events and educational programs that provide a practice-based analytic insight into design production in the V4 countries.

Made in CEE was initiated by Eszter Bircsák, Melinda Sipos and Samu Szemerey.

Interested? Get in touch.


Eszter Bircsák, curator
Melinda Sipos, designer, curator
Samu Szemerey, architect, urbanist

Czech Republic

Darina Zavadilova, designSUPERMARKET
Matyáš Fuchs & Stefan Bult, B1 Design Centrum


Michala Lipkova, Flowers for Slovakia
Faculty of Architecture, Slovak University of Technology, Institute of Design


Agata Nowotny, School of Form
Monika Rosińska, School of Form

Made in CEE is supported by the International Visegrad Fund.