Founded in 2005, Helsinki Design Week is the largest design festival in the Nordic countries. Held annually in September, the multidisciplinary festival presents design from a number of fields as well as fashion, architecture and urban culture. The next Helsinki Design Week will be held September 6–16, 2018.
Beijing Design Week (BJDW), launched in 2009, is a national large-scale annual cultural event and international A-type creative design event held in Beijing with the approval of the Party Central Committee and the State Council, which is cosponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Beijing Municipal Government.
Change the world by design.
EDIT is a 150,000-square-foot immersive experience that envisions a world transformed by unparalleled design, innovation and technology solutions. Produced by Design Exchange, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), this groundbreaking inaugural festival will ignite conversations through an array of curated exhibits, compelling talks, and inspiring installations. Inviting some 100,000 visitors to East Harbour (formerly Unilever soap factory) in Toronto's Port Lands, EDIT challenges visitors and participants to consider how we can make the world a better place. Together.
Brazil is definitively inserted on the top of international Design Festival´s circuit, with the success of the largest Latin American event: DW! Sao Paulo Design Weekend. DW! is a creation of Lauro Andrade – CEO of SUMMIT PROMO – and joins annually, at Sao Paulo´s city, more than 200 independent and simultaneous events, organized by companies, professionals, educational institutions and NGOs.
Since 2009, Design Week Mexico is the city event that builds the most influential design scene in the country through a program with diverse meeting platforms for the creative community and the most important actors in the cultural, educational, commercial and cultural spheres. governmental.
Venice Design Week is a festival featuring a week-long series of exhibitions, events and activities that seeks to promote and celebrate design heritage and contemporary design scene. It is a platform of creativity.
For 9 whole days, Dutch Design Week boasts 100 locations, presenting the processes, experiments and ideas, answers and solutions thought up by 2600 designers.
Lima Design Week serves as a platform to integrate art, culture and the different design demonstrations which main goals are to disseminate the design importance as a link for the social development, to connect local, national and international creative communities, to create conscience and to promote creativity and innovation, always in relation to new technologies.
Dubai Design Week (DXBDW) is held in partnership with Dubai Design District (d3) and is supported by Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (DCAA), In Dubai’s collaborative spirit, and as a reflection of the city’s global outlook, its design week is both regional and international in scope, encompasses public and private spheres, culture, education and entertainment, and spans multiple disciplines, ranging from graphic and product design to architecture and industrial design. Panels, keynote speeches, panel discussions, public performances and educational workshops all contribute to the greater discussion of what design means for the region and the world.
Now in its seventh year, the Design Manchester Festival showcases design talent, innovation and excellence in all walks of life and sectors of the economy. Working closely with public sector and industry partners, Design Manchester supports and promotes design thinking and practice in and from one of the world’s great design cities.
Designblok - Prague International Design Festival is the oldest, largest and the most important design festival in the Czech Republic. After 20 years of existence there are more than 300 exhibitors annually presentong their works on more than 15.000 sq.m. od exhibition space. With more than 50.000 visitors, more than 300 accompanying events (fashion shows, workshops, seminard, discussions, thetaer and music performances etc. Designblok is the largest show of its kind in the Czech Republic.
Seoul Design Festival is a design-specialized exhibition which has been promoting young designers and design brands for the past 18 years in Korea. With strong support of monthly DESIGN magazine, it has become the quintessential design event in Korea promoting over 300 design brands and young designers annually.
Chiang Mai Design Week is an annual festival jointly held by creators from different industries, established and upcoming designers, craftsmen, artists and entrepreneurs in Chiang Mai to present design innovations or new projects that cater to the needs of modern living. It also provides a conversation space where people can get together and share design knowledge as local and international designers and creators are invited to celebrate the creative culture and the potential of design. Moreover, the event will help build collaboration networks and expand local and international business opportunities, which lead to a better working environment for creators and entrepreneurs in creative industries.
The Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO) is Canada’s largest cultural celebration of design with over 100 exhibitions and events forming Toronto’s design week.
The Design Indaba Conference is an annual event taking place in Cape Town, South Africa. Speakers at the conference represent a broad spectrum of design and the creative industries, with a focus on international thought leadership and innovative problem solving, in keeping with the company ethos of "A better world through creativity".
Bogota Design Festival is a 4-day event that brings together and promotes creativity, innovation and design in all its states.
Arctic Design Week is the world's northernmost design week. Arctic Design Week seeks to give design a fresh and arctic platform and highlights the vital role design plays in our lives. ADW presents design talks and workshops, design exhibitions and pop-up design events. Organized by City of Rovaniemi and the University of Lapland.
Taking place on March 18th-24th 2018. This year's theme, Resource & Community, will spark new connections for Kenya's creative economy. There will be opportunities to learn from inspirational thinkers about their journeys and the industries within a 7 day series of events comprised of expert panels, workshops featuring virtual reality, 3D printing, recycling, design thinking and more.
Boston Design Week seeks to increase public awareness and appreciation of all aspects of design, foster recognition of the vital role design plays in our lives, and bring new audiences to a wide array of design industries and organizations. Our vision is to encourage the public to explore all aspects of design.
DesignMarch is Iceland’s most important design festival (design week) held annually for four days late in March. From fashion to furniture, architecture to food design, the festival showcases the best of the local design scene alongside exciting international names, opening with DesignTalks, a day of lectures by internationally acclaimed designers and the foremost local design thinkers.
Founded in 2015, Querétaro Design Week is the most important festival of the Mexican shoal. Gather the creative leaders of the city to celebrate design and transmit it as a tool that can help the country grow. A four-day celebration around the city that is possible thanks to the collaboration of universities, government, organizations and designers. Museums, galleries, public squares, old houses and schools are some of the locations. We promote and encourage design and innovation as the main engine to generate solutions to the problems of daily life. We seek to make design culture through the multiple activities.
Vancouver Design Week (VDW) is the city’s official interdisciplinary design festival — at once a city-wide platform, invitation and call to action! VDW is a unique opportunity to: celebrate local design talent; connect design makers and users; to support design’s capacity for improving the quality of our everyday lives.
Łódź Design Festival is currently East-Central Europe’s most significant and internationally organized design event. It presents different facets of design including industrial design, arts and crafts design, graphic design, architectural design and fashion design. It brings people together who respond to challenges with an open mind and commitment, and who have the courage to design and make a difference. Because design is more than just another pretty chair.
Gdynia Design Days is an annual festival showcasing the latest trends and best practices in the field of design.For the 10 days in July Gdynia becomes the best summer meeting place for the design industry.
Barcelona Design Week (BDW), organised by Barcelona Design Centre (BCD Barcelona Design Centre), a must-attend event on design, creativity and innovation in Barcelona. The annual event is a meeting point for companies, entrepreneurs and professionals from the sector, and an opportunity for the general public interested in creativity.
LA Design Festival is a citywide celebration of creative talent that honors the rich design culture of Los Angeles. From design shows like INTRO LA to parties, exhibitions, workshops, and conversations, the LA Design Festival is proud to present programming that reflects the immense diversity and talent of the creative communities of LA.
Explore what makes design in the Bay Area so unique. From tech inventions to culture changing products, human centered design, emerging fashion to international architecture, San Francisco Design Week is an opportunity to experience the region’s unique design talents, impact and innovations. From household products you use in your home and car to tech you wear or carry in your pocket, San Francisco is a hub of innovation like no other. We’ll discuss, debate, explore, celebrate and showcase San Francisco’s broad influence on the design world and beyond.
Istanbul Design Week is a week dedicated to design, a showcase for designers, a new business opportunity for participant companies to present their products and activities to an international audience. Visitors experienced intense design days with symposiums, workshops, and conferences at this connection point for creative ideas from different disciplines of design.