Whether you are a professional designer or just an enthusiast on this field, 2018 promises to be an exciting year for fairs, conferences and shows taking places around the world.
It can be hard to choose which to attend. Here’s 10 design events for your calendar.
Thursday 15 – Sunday 18 March
Icelandic designers open their Reykjavík studios and host workshops for the public over four days. For 10 year anniversary Design March is going to host an expected 100 or so events and exhibitions organized by around 400 designers and architects.
Melbourne Design Week
Thursday 15 – Sunday 25 March
In 2018 Melbourne Design Week looks at the theme Design Effects and delves into the wide-reaching nature of design in its broadest sense. From the physical to the creation of experiences, services and identities it asks: What effects does design have on the environment around us? How is design a catalyst for change? What change do we want this to be?
Wednesday 14 – Saturday 17 March
The fair will see over 400 design brands and some of the world’s top galleries. This year Design Shanghai celebrates its 5th anniversary with exciting new content.
Milano Design Week
Monday 16 – Sunday 22 April
Milan’s design week is the biggest annual get-together in the design calendar. The main event is the Salone del Mobile furniture fair, but there are also design districts all over the city, from Brera to Tortona. Last year we talk about Cartier new collections presented during the event.
Clerkenwell Design Week
Tuesday 22 – Thursday 24 May
The London district with the greatest concentration of furniture showroom and architecture and design studios hosts its own design week every May. Exhibitions and parties take place in old Victorian buildings, while installations are created in the streets.
Tuesday 22 – Saturday 26 May
17 years of activity, Offf Barcelona is more than a festival: annually it hosts design community inviting all those who are eager to learn to participate and get inspired in a three-day journey of conferences, workshops, activities and performances.
Łódź Design Festival
Saturday 19 – Sunday 27 May
This year exhibitions, lectures, discussion panels and workshops will be focused on the theme of reflections. Last year’s highlights included the Polish premiere of the Urban daydreaming exhibition organized by the Vitra Design Museum.
New York, US
Friday 11 – Wednesday 23 May
This festival showcases design of all disciplines in all five of New York City’s boroughs, with fairs including ICFF, WantedDesign, Brooklyn Designs, and a host of talks, installations and showroom events in designated districts.
Design Month Graz
Saturday 5 May – Sunday 3 June
As the name suggest, a month-long celebration of design all over Graz. This year focuses on tolerance in design. The past years we paid visit as media partners of the event. Check the article out!
Thursday 19 – Sunday 22 July
Furniture from Australia and New Zealand is on show at this trade-only event taking place this year at Melbourne’s Exhibition Centre, as part of Decor + Design.
Stay tuned for more!