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.
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.
|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.|
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 Broletto. Margherita 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.