DesignMarch, Iceland´s largest design festival organised by Iceland Design and Architecture, will take place from the 19th to the 23rd of May 2021.
Given the name, it has always been held in March but the unusual events of the year 2020 moved it to May. Over 80 exhibitions and 100 events were spread over the capital area were guest sought inspiration in difficult times and got to know the magic of design in various shapes and forms.
DesignMarch brings together participants and guests with progressive design and innovation. The festival heralds new and surprising approaches and is a vibrant platform for ideas, diverse perspectives and knowledge driving force that enriches and enhances society.
DesignMarch gives inspiration and enjoyment with the aim to share the exhibitions, participants and their content to a broader audience, both in Iceland and abroad, in collaboration with other stakeholders, such as Promote Iceland.
DesignMarch is a harbinger of optimism and creativity. The festival takes the opportunity to focus on design as a driving force for innovation, and demonstrate the important role of design, architecture and innovation in society, especially during this time of uncertainty the world is facing now.
Launched in 1990, INDEX Exhibition is the Middle East & North Africa’s largest gathering for the design community. INDEX Dubai is postponed to 31 May – 2nd June 2021.
This is the ultimate design show, connecting architects, interior designers, developers and procurement professionals with new brands, trend-setting start-ups and the biggest international names in the interior furnishings and fit-out scene across all industries.
INDEX will be a part of Middle East Design and Hospitality Week, which will be the biggest and most important celebration of all things Design and Hospitality.
Through 7 co-located events across 3 days, MEDHW will showcase the most important brands form the design and hospitality communities.
Visitors attending will not only come from the UAE, but will also include neighbouring GCC countries, India, Russia and East North Africa.
With over 50 years of show heritage, MEDHW will see 1000s more exhibitors, 50,000+ visitors. And more inspiration and creativity, innovation and networking opportunities than ever before, all in one place.
From 31st May to 2nd June 2021 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
WORKSPACE is where modern-day solutions for the built working environment are found, design concepts are discovered, and corporate wellness insights are discussed.
It is located in Dubai World Trade Centre.
The commercial hub of the Middle East connects Office, Facility and HR Managers, Project Directors, Purchasing and Procurement Managers, Interior Designers and Commercial Architects with thousands of international and local suppliers/ manufacturers of workplace products, suppliers and services.
It remains as the singular platform where buyers can source modern technology and solutions. These will include smart-office furniture, corporate wellness solutions, biophilia, business services, co-working facilities, storage solutions, technology, design and fit-out concepts.
The event is dedicated to the full spectrum of commercial interiors, be it auditoriums, public seating, co-working/ shared spaces, biophilic design, outsourcing and team leadership consultancies.
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.
|SALONE DEL MOBILE.MILANO POSTPONED UNTIL 2021|
The 2020 edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano has been suspended. The event will now take place from 5th to 10th September 2021. The decision to postpone was made by the Board of the Salone del Mobile.Milano in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that is spreading to almost every country in the world. The situation that led to the original change of date from April to June, announced on 25th February, has fundamentally changed. Although we were determined to keep to the June date, to allow the annual event to take place as planned, the present, unprecedented circumstances and medium-term uncertainties now mean that this year’s Salone can no longer go ahead.
The 2021 edition, which will celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the Salone, will be a special event for the entire sector. For the first time ever, all the biennial exhibitions will be held in conjunction with the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition, Workplace3.0, S.Project and SaloneSatellite. This means that EuroCucina, FTK (Technology For the Kitchen) and the International Bathroom Exhibition will also take place next year, along with Euroluce, which was already scheduled for 2021.
This single, great sector-wide trade fair will represent a fresh opportunity to pull together to revitalise our businesses, the entire supply chain that works in synergy with the Salone, and Milan.
Cersaie is considered as the not-to-be-missed event for the surfaces and bathroom furnishings sectors.
Cersaie will be held in the Bologna Exhibition Centre from September the 27th to October the 1st.
The show will adopt a safer, more engaging and more international exhibition format.
It will allow rethinking the world of architecture and home design in a way that brings together health and beauty.