Calendar

May
11
Sat
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
28
Sat
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.

Oct
3
Thu
Design Week México
Oct 3 – Oct 27 all-day

Since 2009,  Design Week Mexico has been an organization that promotes and contributes to the local design scene. Through its program, it has been able to gather a creative community with Mexico’s main figures in culture, education, commerce and institutions.

Design Week Mexico happens every year throughout October, hosting trade shows, exhibitions and forums. It’s made up of these fourteen programs:

Visión y Tradición

Inédito

Museo de Arte Moderno

Design House

Expo DW

Proyecto Tamayo

Creativity & Change

Documentales

Estructuras Efímeras

Diseño Contenido

Expo Torre de Reloj

Territorio Urbano

Ruta del Diseño

Galerías

Actividades paralelas

 

Design Week Mexico, collaborating with Mexico City’s Government, achieved the designation of Mexico City as World Design Capital 2018 (WDC).

Oct
19
Sat
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.

Nov
11
Mon
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.

Dubai Design Week
Nov 11 – Nov 16 all-day

The fifth edition of Dubai Design Week will present its most varied showcase of regional creativity to date. Events, installations and experiences will form a vibrant display of talent and innovative design from the UAE and the wider region’s creative community. From installations featuring traditional design elements, landmark exhibitions profiling emerging talent, to the launch of Sharjah’s Architecture Triennial, November is the month for design and creativity.

Designer and researcher Ghassan Salameh is the Guest Curator for the 2019 edition. He will be curating two exhibitions which will highlight the current climate of regional design.

Nov
12
Tue
Downtown Design @ Dubai Design District
Nov 12 – Nov 15 all-day

Downtown Design is the Middle East’s leading platform for the region’s trade professionals to discover high quality and original design.

The fair’s unique approach enlists an award-winning architect each year to masterplan the venue. Set on the waterfront overlooking Dubai Creek, Downtown Design 2019 incorporated large-scale installations, landscaped indoor gardens, bespoke café concepts and pop-up retail, offering both trade and public visitors an engaging and dynamic experience.

 

Nov
14
Thu
BIO 26 – Biennial of Design Ljubljana
Nov 14 2019 – Feb 9 2020 all-day

From November 14th, 2019 to February 9th, 2020 in Ljubljana, the 26th Biennial of Design, BIO 26 – Common Knowledge, will present the outcomes of the exploratory work of the winning challenges at various locations in Ljubljana, complementing the main exhibition at MAO and accompanied by a special catalogue.

BIO 26 will take on one of the greatest challenges of our time: information. Concerned with the widespread crisis in information, BIO 26 seeks to harvest the best ideas that explore ways to creatively take charge and react to it, as well as to propose experiments and present alternatives to the ways we currently deal with information and knowledge.

The open call invites designers, architects, scientists, artists, communicators, educational professionals, sociologists, and the general public on a sprint journey to revisit the fundamental structures of knowledge production and transmission in society, going back to the Enlightenment.

BIO – The Biennial of Design in Ljubljana is organised by the Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), and is an international platform for new approaches in design. BIO was founded in 1963, making it the first design biennial in Europe. Witnessing the many shifts and changes of the last 56 years, BIO has seen design transition from its birth at the crossroads of industrialization and modernism to a discipline that permeates all layers of life and human endeavour. Today, BIO is structured as a long-term collaborative process, where teams of designers and multidisciplinary agents develop alternatives to established systems. BIO works as a testing ground, where design is employed as a tool to question and improve our daily life, among different and multidisciplinary design approaches that touch systems, production, services, scientific research, humanistic issues, unexpected conditions for the production of our habitat. The diverse array of topics resonates with both local and global demands, with comprehensive projects aimed at creating resilient structures that develop over time, beyond the duration of the Biennial.

Nov
20
Wed
Interior Lifestyle Tokyo @ Tokyo Big Sight, South Hall
Nov 20 – Nov 22 all-day
Interior Lifestyle Tokyo @ Tokyo Big Sight, South Hall | Koto | Tokyo | Japan

Messe Frankfurt Japan Ltd. organises Interior Lifestyle Tokyo in June / July while Japan Furniture Industry Development Association and Messe Frankfurt Japan Ltd.co-organise IFFT/Interior Lifestyle Living in November.

Interior Lifestyle Tokyo derives from two trade fairs – Ambiente, the largest consumer goods trade fair in the world, and Heimtextil, an international trade fair for household and commercial textiles.

We welcome over 800 exhibitors with a variety of products such as designed gift items, tableware, foods, jewellery and high-end furniture. These features of the fair attract a wide range of visitors, providing exhibitors with the opportunity to meet new buyers and expand their business.