April is quite a special month for the design industry celebrating some of the best design events throughout. Whether you are a design enthusiast or a professional, these coveting design events should be on your bucket list, attending some of these venues can also be also a great way to search for creative inspiration beyond our comfort zone, plus be a great opportunity for challenging ourselves to step outside the usual creative circuit. So now, take a look at some of the best design events that are set to take place next month.
This furniture show is held at the largest exhibition center in Eastern Europe and is dedicated to home and office furnishings, textiles, lighting and decoration. It takes place at the same time as BATIMAT Russia, the country’s major construction and interior trade fair.
Boston Design Week is the design event that offers the most impact and visibility within this region. Celebrating its fifth anniversary, from 4-15 April, BDW has throughout the course of its existence gathered more than 40,000 individuals. The twelve-day design week aims to increase public awareness and appreciation of all aspects of design, gathering a wide variety of design industries and organizations while also engaging with the robust design community in and around Boston.
As one of the biggest design fairs in the West Coast, the event opens the doors to some of L.A.’s most stunning homes and showcases prefab dwellings, outdoor furnishings, and limited-edition collections of furniture, lighting, and accessories by emerging designers. Jonathan Adler and Janet Echelman are some of the big names set to speak at the event.
Art Paris Art Fair brings together 140 galleries from some 20 countries at the Grand Palais to explore European art from the post-war period to the present day as well as international emerging art scenes.
If one’s looking for vintage pieces, then the two-day fair in Amsterdam is the perfect spot to be. The event gathers 60 dealers from all over Europe, selling their finest vintage wares from the 1930s through the ’80s.
At Forty One Madison, more than 120 brands open their showrooms to showcase their latest products, from china to linens as well as ceramics, flatware and glassware. The bi-annual fair features pieces from superb brands like Hermès, Alessi, Vietri, and more.
The major art and design fair brings together renowned galleries from around the globe for a series of exhibitions, talks, performances, and other events at the Oscar Niemeyer Bienal Pavilion in São Paulo.
The 24th edition of the furniture show will be all about the artisanal American-made furniture. The event is held at the historic Armory on 23rd Street and highlights exquisite products, such as handcrafted tables, chairs, couches, and other pieces made by artisans.
The spring edition of High Point returns, as more than 75,000 designers, architects, serious buyers, and other enthusiasts reunite. Featuring more than 2,000 exhibitors representing the best in design from more than 100 countries, this trade show is the largest of its kind in the world.
Regarded as “the flagship event for sustainability professionals,” this three-day event in Berlin discusses the latest green building techniques, LEED case studies, energy consumption, air quality, and global climate change.
As one of the defining events of Milan Design Week alongside Fuorisalone, the Salone del Mobile is the global benchmark for home furnishings and design. It has been continually promoting not only Italian furniture brands but also brands from all around the world. iSaloni will take occurrence from 17-22 April 2018 in Milan Fairgrounds, Rho, Milan, and visitors can expect to see a wide variety of styles and high-quality products represented, from classic to modern design. In addition, the EuroCucina/FTK (Technology for the Kitchen) and the International Bathroom Exhibition will return.
The International venue is one of the leading events to focus exclusively on the work of young designers, becoming the unrivalled place for interface with manufacturers and talent scouts. Its creation was essentially a declaration of faith in the creative potential of designers under 35. Many of the prototypes presented in the previous editions have gone into production, and many of the 10,000 designers who have taken part over the years, along with 270 international design schools, are now big names on the design scene.
This biannual contemporary art fair draws crowds to Scotland’s most creative city for a dynamic roster of exhibitions, performances, talks, and events by both local and international artists. This year’s events are timed in conjunction with a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Glasgow’s prodigal son, architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
The 30th edition of Montreal’s major international design show is expected to draw 20,000 visitors to discover 300 exhibitors. This year’s themes highlight the best of Nordic design, bringing wellness into the workplace, and innovative lighting.
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Source: Architectural Digest