La Biennale di Venezia – 58th International Art Exhibition
May 11 – Nov 24 all-day

Open to the public from Saturday May 11th to Sunday November 24th 2019, at the Giardini and the Arsenale, the 58th International Art Exhibition, titled May You Live In Interesting Times, will be curated by Ralph Rugoff and organized by La Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta.

The pre-opening will take place on May 8th, 9th and 10th, the awards ceremony and inauguration will be held on Saturday May 11th 2019.

Sep 17 – Sep 19 all-day
INDEX @ DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE | Dubai | United Arab Emirates

Launched in 1990, INDEX is the Middle East & North Africa’s largest gathering for the design community. Connecting architects, interior designers, developers & procurement professionals with new brands, trend-setting start-ups & the biggest international names in the interior furnishings & fit-out scene across all industries.

The 2018 exhibition hosted 27,448 visitors from 91 countries, 566 exhibitors from 50 countries and 23 country pavilions across 6 key design sectors which took up 38,887 gross square metres at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

In 2019, 7 of the region’s most influential design and hospitality focused exhibitions (including INDEX!) will come together for 3 days in Dubai to create The Middle East Design & Hospitality Week – which will take place from 17 – 19 September 2019 at Dubai World Trade Centre.

INDEX is organised by dmg events Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Materia Independent Design Festival
Sep 19 – Sep 22 all-day
Materia Independent Design Festival

La IV edizione del Materia Independent Design Festival, il più importante festival del design del Sud Italia, ideato e organizzato da Officine AD degli architetti catanzaresi Domenico Garofalo e Giuseppe Anania, si svolgerà a Catanzaro dal 19 al 22 settembre 2019, con uno speciale pre-opening il 18 settembre.

Il direttore artistico sarà il designer calabrese conosciuto sulla scena internazionale Antonio Aricò.

Il cuore della manifestazione sarà il Complesso Monumentale del San Giovanni. Gli eventi coinvolgeranno anche le Gallerie del San Giovanni, l’Ex-Stac, il museo Marca e il Parco della Biodiversità-Parco Internazionale della Scultura e altri luoghi identitari del capoluogo calabrese.

Beirut Design Fair
Sep 19 @ 3:11 pm – Sep 22 @ 4:11 pm
On the occasion of its 3rd edition, Beirut Design Fair invites the design aficionado and influencer to discover new, exciting ways to experience collectible Design, Architecture and Art found in private collections, workshops, exclusive visits of museums and studios in Beirut.
LAKE COMO DESIGN FAIR 2019 @ Teatro Sociale Como
Sep 20 – Sep 22 all-day

For its second edition, Lake Como Design Fair will push again the boundaries between fair and exhibition by bringing together design and architecture lovers through a unique event.

A curated selection of design will be presented at Teatro Sociale Como and a new section – entirely dedicated to architecture – will be held at Palazzo del BrolettoMargherita Ratti, founder and fair curator will set up the new architecture section with Andreas Kofler, architect-urbanist, editor and curator.

This year the focus is on colour.

CHIC China International Fashion Fair – September Edition
Sep 25 – Sep 29 all-day

CHIC brings together national and overseas premium fashion brands, clothing enterprises, the entire industrial chain and clusters of commercial retailers under one roof, and provides the most superior channel resources, the most professional and efficient exhibition planning as well as first-class visiting experience. On top of this, CHIC is always responsive to the change in the market and develops the features and functions of the exhibition to elevate the exhibition value.

CHIC has played an important role in the past 27 years as the most influential international fashion exhibition in China. Over the past 27 years, leading the transformation of the industry and market, CHIC has never stopped being innovative. It has grown up together with Chinese fashion brands and has been widely recognized as the promoter and partner of the Chinese fashion industry and market development.

According to the new business environment and consumer demand, CHIC 2019 (SEPTEMBER EDITION) will make greater changes: establishing a more professional exhibition atmosphere with a series of new plans and arrangements such as specialized fashion sections and Show- in-shows; providing differentiated trade matching services for enterprises at different development stages through commercial data analysis and digital management; setting up more reasonable tour routes for visitors in the fair to maximize the their field trips; enriching the fair with a more humanistic and ecological exhibition planning, real-time fashion shows, business forums and other activities.

CHIC2019 (SEPTEMBER EDITION) will make it a priority to “improve the effectiveness of fair participation and will keep making use of its advantageous resources to precisely match the diverse needs of exhibitors and visitors, and consolidate business deals, product release, trend forecasting, industrial analysis and holistic promotion. This will be an opportunity to fully upgrade your products and services, and to enter the new era with CHIC.As the largest and most influential professional fashion exhibition in Asia, CHIC has been one of the most superior comprehensive resource platforms integrating functions like a business negotiation, channel expansion, resource integration, international collaboration, market test, trend release, crossover cooperation, and capital connection, etc…

CHIC functions as an indispensable platform. This role has been accentuated in the context of the fast and always changing fashion industry and consumption patterns in China. More and more fashion brands, manufacturers, fashion-related industries and terminal channels joined CHIC and obtained various achievements. Meanwhile, CHIC has expanded its exhibition functions, completely upgraded its service system and herewith enhanced the platforms’ value.
Objects of Desire: Surrealism and Design 1924 – Today @ Vitra Design Museum
Sep 28 2019 – Jan 19 2020 all-day

Surrealism is one of the most influential art movements of the twentieth century. Everyday objects played a central role in its dreamlike imagery: they were alienated, ironized, or combined to create curious hybrids. This led to the creation of numerous key works of modern art, from Marcel Duchamp’s »Bicycle Wheel« (1913) to Salvador Dalí’s »Lobster Telephone« (1936). In reverse, Surrealism also exercised a decisive influence on the evolution of design. On 28 September 2019, the Vitra Design Museum will open a major exhibition that offers a comprehensive look at the dialogue between Surrealism and design. For the first time, it will unveil the extent to which Surrealism has influenced the design of the past 100 years – from furniture and interiors to graphic design, fashion, and photography. The exhibition will include works by Gae Aulenti, Björk, Achille Castiglioni, Giorgio de Chirico, Le Corbusier, Salvador Dalí, Dunne & Raby, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Ray Eames, Front, Frederick Kiesler, Shiro Kuramata, René Magritte, Carlo Mollino, Isamu Noguchi, Meret Oppenheim, Man Ray, Iris van Herpen, and many others.


Press conference: 26 September 2019, 2 p.m.
Opening talk and vernissage: 27 September 2019, 6 p.m.

Amman Design Week
Oct 4 – Oct 12 all-day
Amman Design Week

Amman is a young city of massive potential, with many untapped stories, talents and ambitions. As such, it holds a unique opportunity to become an oasis for creativity, presenting a critical cross-section of design in the region and highlighting the diversity of Jordan’s rich cultural tapestry.

With 89,000‭ ‬attendees and over 160‭ ‬exhibitors and 50‭ ‬participating spaces‭, ‬Amman Design Week has become a hallmark event in the region‭.

Over the past two years, the event has brought local, regional, and international designers and innovators to Amman, and has provided free and open access to a series of large-scale curated exhibitions, student and community programs, workshops and talks, and city-wide cultural programs.

Conceived to be global from its inception, Amman Design Week adopted the ‘Design Week’ name in order to plug into a network of creative events around the world, while focusing its efforts on building and sustaining a local creative movement with social value.

Dutch Design Week
Oct 19 – Oct 27 all-day
Dutch Design Week @ Eindhoven | North Brabant | Netherlands

In October of each year, Dutch Design Week (DDW) takes place in Eindhoven. The biggest design event in Northern Europe presents work and ideas of more than 2600 designers to more than 350,000 visitors from home and abroad. In more than 110 locations across the city, DDW organizes and facilitates exhibitions, lectures, prize ceremonies, networking events, debates and festivities.

Although during the event every imaginable discipline and aspect of design is on offer, the emphasis is on experiment, innovation and cross-overs. Exceptional attention each year goes to work and development of young talent.

DDW concentrates on the design of the future and the future of design. It is our objective to show how designers from around the world shape a positive future and to strengthen the position and meaning of Dutch designers.

Dubai Design Week @ Dubai Design District (d3)
Nov 11 – Nov 16 all-day
Dubai Design Week @ Dubai Design District (d3) | Dubai | Dubai | United Arab Emirates

Dubai Design Week is the region’s largest creative festival, reflecting Dubai’s position as design capital of the Middle East.

Held under the patronage of HH Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority. Dubai Design Week is the largest creative festival in the Middle East, reflecting Dubai’s position as the regional capital of design. The six-day programme is made up of events covering a range of design disciplines including architecture, product, furniture, interior and graphic design, the majority of which are free to attend and accessible for both industry and public.

Dubai Design Week provides an accessible meeting point for the global design community, a platform for regional design and acts as a catalyst for the growth of the creative community in Dubai and the UAE. The 2018 edition attracted 75,000 visitors to d3 alone who attended the varied programme of design-related events, exhibitions, performances, awards, talks, workshops and experiences.

Key components of Dubai Design Week include the region’s leading design fair, Downtown Design; Global Grad Show, which brings together projects from 100 of the most innovative universities across the world; Abwab, the curated and interactive project containing original design from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia; alongside an extensive talks and workshop programme.

Cementing Dubai as a creative capital of the region and positioning Dubai as a central meeting point, reaffirming Dubai as a global gateway city, Dubai Design Week aims to provide a dynamic environment where design meets opportunity and a platform for enabling the region’s talent and growing the creative community, enabling economic diversity and development as well as increase public awareness and appreciation of all aspects of design.

Dubai Design Week is owned and managed by the Art Dubai Group, staged in partnership with d3, and supported by Audi and Dubai Culture as headline partners.