Chiang Mai Design Week is a festival jointly held by creators, designers, craftsmen, artists and entrepreneurs in Chiang Mai and from other cities. 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.
The festival, however, reaches beyond designers and creative professionals. It also focuses on creating a shared experience with design works among the younger generation, local communities, tourists and anyone interested in design through various activities such as exhibitions, large-scale installations, arts and music. Importantly, they further Chiang Mai’s development effort towards becoming a “Creative City” with deep art, cultural and artisan roots.
Each year, the festival takes place throughout the city of Chiang Mai in several districts with different defining elements: from the Three Kings Monument district with its rich arts and cultural heritage and local way of life to the TCDC Chiang Mai area which is a source of modern design knowledge. Everyone is invited to take a walk and see the city from a different perspective while experiencing various creative activities.
Madrid Design Festival is an encounter that vindicates the value of design as a transformer of society.
An annual festival that during the month of February turns the capital of Spain into the great showcase of international design.
Udine Design Week 2020 (2-9 marzo 2020): protagonisti i negozi e le aziende in una inedita combinazione con architetti e designer per far conoscere al pubblico le eccellenze manifatturiere del Friuli Venezia Giulia. Coinvolte non solo imprese che operano nel campo dell’arredo ma anche le industrie artigiane del metallo e del legno che formano la base del tessuto produttivo di questa regione. Perché in Italia è vitale fare comunità, creare consenso, riconoscere la creatività.
At Light + Building the industry presents every two years the latest products for the fields of lighting, electrical engineering as well as home and building automation. It is the industry hotspot for architects, planners, electrical installers, retailers and the real estate sector from all over the world.
Premiere showcase, industry meeting place and business forum: Light + Building is the stage for the latest lighting trends and a source of inspiration for building services technology. From 8 to 13 March 2020 Frankfurt am Main is the place where premieres are celebrated and trends are set.
The Salone is held in Milan in April every year, along with the biennial Euroluce exhibition in odd years and EuroCucina and the International Bathroom Exhibition in even years, and in tandem with the annual International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition and Workplace3.0. These events are flanked by FTK (Technology For the Kitchen), EuroCucina’s collateral event and S.Project, the exhibition devoted to design products and decorative and technical furnishing solutions. Since 1998, the trade fair has been rounded off by SaloneSatellite, the launchpad for young designers and a point of reference for companies on the lookout for new talent.
Under the umbrella of the Salone del Mobile.Milano, these events cover a net area of almost 210,000 square metres overall at the Rho Fiera Milano fairgrounds, showcasing more than 2,300 of the most dynamic and creative companies on the global market each year.
Over 370,000 professional visitors attend the fair each year, just under 70% of them from 188 other countries, along with more than 5,000 national and international journalists and around 27,500 members of the public at the weekend, making the Salone del Mobile.Milano the unmissable sector-wide appointment. Not to mention the collateral events that take place alongside it, invariably curated by leading international artists and designers, because the Salone is not just synonymous with business but also with culture. This is the Salone, now in its 58th edition: an international platform with the “privilege of actuality” that shines a light on the state of the art of design. Every year, for years.
TOWARDS A PHYTO-CENTRED DESIGN
An exhibition about the hidden potential of plants.
For centuries, our inherent alienation from nature has prevented us from truly understanding the potential of plants as more than simple materials or decorative objects.
In recent years, however, new scientific discoveries and philosophical approaches have reframed our relationship with them, questioning the dualism human/nature so much rooted in Western thinking. Echoing the belief of American ecologist Ian Baldwin that “we should try to think like plants”, designers, scientists and engineers, started to look into plants’ structures and behaviours adopting them as allies to develop solutions for current and upcoming environmental and social issues.
Plant Fever proposes to look at the future of design from this new vegetal perspective, moving from a human-centred to a phyto-centred design. Spanning from products and fashion items to material research, open-source devices and emerging technologies, a selection of approx. 50 exhibits – representing the work of creatives from more than 20 countries – will investigate notions such as plant blindness, eco-feminism, forestry, biomimicry and upcycling, but also post-colonialism and cultural landscapes.
Conceived as a militant exposition, Plant Fever will not fear to take a stand, ask critical questions and call for new radical perspectives, involving the public in a positive, inspiring and constructive conversation.
Parallel to the physical space of the museum, the discourse of the exhibition will be further developed through an accompanying web platform, as well as a dedicated conference & workshop programme.