March is a great month to discover the latest news and trends in industries like design and architecture as many countries around the world, from Singapore to France, host a wide variety of events that seek to promote creativity, design and craftsmanship at the finest level. Today, Design Build Ideas has gathered a unique selection with 13 of the best design events taking place in March, so let’s take a look.
Design Indaba (Cape Town) ⇒ February 27 – March 1
Wanting to create a better world through creativity, Design Indaba also hosts a series of conferences that inspire design activism by presenting compelling presentations from a wide variety of subjects, from architecture to industrial design as well as pop culture, emerging technologies and environmental problem-solving.
Singapore Design Week ⇒ 4-17 March
The Singapore Design Week brings together a series of local and international design activities in various locations around the country. It is in this creative hub where the best design talents and businesses from Singapore and Asia converge in order to showcase to the world their full potential.
Singaplural (Singapore) ⇒ 5-18 March
SingaPlural celebrates design in all forms and functions and showcases our work processes through robust collaborations between designers and the industry. This year’s theme will be “Stories” consisting of celebrating and expressing the narratives of creatives and encouraging the development of new stories in each individual and collaboration and sharing them with an audience!
Design Shanghai ⇒ 6-9 March
Design Shanghai is regarded as one of the world’s best international design events and the leading design event in Asia. The beloved event exhibits around 350 of the greatest design brands and galleries in the world, offering an utterly stimulating platform for professionals to network and establish long-term business relations with Asia’s top architects, interior designers, property developers, retailers and private buyers.
Collective Design (New York) ⇒ 8-10 March
Based in New York City and active in the creative community throughout the year, Collective Design culminates in the annual fair each spring with an international selection of galleries presenting masterworks of the 20th and 21st centuries alongside experimental works from the next generation of global talent.
From top-quality modern and contemporary furniture to tried-and-true classics, over 500 international and Malaysian exhibitors show off their latest collections and designs for bedrooms, living areas, kitchens, bathrooms, children, office, commercial foyers, hotel lounges and outdoor living.
IFFS (Singapore) ⇒ 9-12 March
IFFS is regarded by industry experts as Asia’s premier sourcing platform and design-led exhibition. With over three decades of experience since its inaugural event in 1981, the IFFS/AFS remains the most distinctive channel for regional and international companies to penetrate the global market.
Mextrópoli (México) ⇒ 9-12 March
Mextrópoli is one of the most renowned Latin America events to bring over 52 thousand people, from students to professionals, tourists, creatives, artists, opinion leaders, among others, to generate knowledge and exchange a new vision of the city through architecture.
ISH (Frankfurt am Main) ⇒ 11-15 March
ISH is the world’s leading trade fair focusing on the responsible management of water and energy in buildings. It sets trends for modern bathroom design, sustainable heating and air-conditioning technology as well as intelligent home systems.
Made Expo (Milan) ⇒ 13-16 March
MADE expo is Italy’s most important trade show for the Building & Construction industry and also one of Europe’s most significant events dedicated to the Architecture and the Construction sectors. It features 4 crucial exhibitions and it offers the very best when it comes to materials, construction systems, windows and doors, building envelope solutions, finishes, surfaces, software and hardware.
Rendez-Vous de la Matière (Paris) ⇒ 19-20 March
Rendez-vous de la Matière is a professional meeting around the innovative materials dedicated to the architecture, the construction and interior architecture. The main purpose of this event is to discover the creative and sensory potential of materials; facilitate the meetings of industrials and prescribers; and highlight collaborations between designers and creative director of materials.
Boston Design Week ⇒ March 27 – 7 April
Boston Design Week is the design event that offers the most impact and visibility within this region. 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.
DesignMarch (Reykjavik) ⇒ 28-31 March
Regarded as Iceland’s most important design festival, this unique gathering showcases the best of local design, from fashion to furniture, product design, architecture and even the environment. The festival organises DesignTalks inviting some of the world’s most acclaimed designers and local design thinkers to discuss the future of design.
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