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October 2020

National Design Week

October 1 - October 31
National Design Week by Cooper Hewitt

ATTENTION: Due to COVID-19, for 2020 National Design Week will expand to a monthlong virtual celebration, gathering the country’s leading designers and communities around the country to celebrate the power of design in our everyday world. Held in conjunction with the National Design Awards, National Design Month will highlight the work of Award winners through a series of free virtual education programs throughout October including talks, tours, workshops, a professional development training, a college and career fair, and more. National…

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Design Week Mexico

October 7 - October 31
City of Mexico City Mexico City, Mexico
Design Week Mexico

Since 2009, Design Week Mexico has been an organization that promotes and contributes to the local design scene. Through its program, it has been able to gather a creative community with Mexico’s main figures in culture, education, commerce and institutions. The purpose of Design Week Mexico is to promote design through its more prominent values, which contribute to its social, economic and cultural development. ​ Design Week Mexico happens every year throughout October, hosting trade shows, exhibitions and forums.

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November 2020

DW! São Paulo Design Weekend

November 8 - November 14
City of São Paulo São Paulo, Brazil
DW! São Paulo Design Weekend

ATTENTION: Due to COVID-19, DW! São Paulo Design Weekend, which was originally scheduled for August 16-23, 2020, has been rescheduled to November 8-14, 2020. DW! São Paulo Design Weekend | DW!´s first edition was held in 2012, and since then has been growing and maturating year after year, reaching international quality levels. Public and private activities at DW! are promoted in strategic points of the city such as Museums, Galleries, Studios, Stores, Shopping Centers, Parks, Public Squares, Universities, Colleges and…

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Dubai Design Week

November 9 - November 14
City of Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai Design Week

Held under the patronage of HH Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, Dubai Design Week is the largest creative festival in the Middle East, reflecting Dubai’s position as the regional capital of design. The six-day programme is made up of events covering a range of design disciplines including architecture, product, furniture, interior and graphic design, the majority of which are free to attend and accessible for…

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Barcelona Design Week

November 17 - November 26
City of Barcelona Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona Design Week

The Barcelona Design Week (BDW), created by BCD Barcelona Design Centre in 2006, is an unmissable event on design, creativity and innovation in Barcelona and one of the most important Design Weeks of the international calendar (Best architecture, design and technology events for 2019 per Dezeen). The Barcelona Design Week is member of the World Design Weeks network. Barcelona Design Week is directed by BCD Barcelona Centre de Disseny, organised by FAD Fostering Arts and Design and BCD, in collaboration…

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Architecture & Design Film Festival ADFF 2020

November 19 - December 3
Architecture and Design Film Festival ADFF 2020

In response to the continued uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and for the safety of its audiences, the Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) has decided to change the format for its fall events. Presented by Eventscape, the 12th season of ADFF will take place during a two-week period, November 19 - December 3, offering a robust program of online content for film and design buffs across the U.S. and Canada. As always, ADFF will curate a selection of films that celebrate…

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World Architecture Festival

November 30 - December 4
World Architecture Festival

ATTENTION: Due to COVID-19, the World Architecture Festival will take place online. World Architecture Festival is the world's largest, live, global architectural awards programme. Anyone can enter and anyone can win. World Architecture Festival sets the benchmark for architectural excellence, where talented architects from every country of the world, regardless of their experience or status, gather to celebrate the purity of brilliant building design. Whoever you are and whatever your building, World Architecture Festival is the place where success comes solely from…

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INSIDE World Festival of Interiors

November 30 - December 4
INSIDE World Festival of Interiors

ATTENTION: Due to COVID-19, the INSIDE World Festival of Interiors will take place online. INSIDE World Festival of Interiors is the global festival and awards programme that celebrates the very best in interior design and architecture. Held alongside World Architecture Festival, INSIDE is your opportunity to be inspired by the latest and greatest in global interiors. Over three inspiration-filled days INSIDE shines a spotlight on the people, projects and developments that are changing the face of global interiors. At the…

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January 2021

DesignTO Festival

January 22, 2021 - January 31, 2021
City of Toronto Toronto, Ontario Canada + Google Map
DesignTO Festival

Formerly known as the Toronto Design Offsite Festival, the DesignTO Festival is Canada’s largest cultural celebration of design with over 100 exhibitions and events forming Toronto’s design week. The DesignTO Festival transforms Toronto into a hub for creativity, taking design and art out of the studio and into the urban sphere, bringing people together to celebrate contemporary culture. We provide opportunities for emerging talent and engage the community with exceptional and accessible public programming. The DesignTO Festival advances design culture…

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February 2021

Stockholm Design Week

February 8, 2021 - February 14, 2021
City of Stockholm Sweden
Stockholm Design Week

Stockholm Design Week is the most important week of the year for Scandinavian design. The first-ever Stockholm Design Week was held in 2002 and has since then developed into the most important week of the year for Scandinavian Design, where just about everyone in anyway connected to or interested in Scandinavian design meet and thrive, bringing home new impulses, contacts and inspiration. Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair is the initiator behind Stockholm Design Week, which functions as a meeting place…

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Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair

February 9, 2021 - February 13, 2021
Stockholmsmässan, Mässvägen 1
Älvsjö, Sweden
Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair

Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair features the latest innovations within interior design and lighting for both homes and public spaces. New products, new materials, new knowledge, new trends and new environmental and technological solutions are displayed in a both informative and inspirational manner. Over 40,000 people will visit the fair from over 60 countries, making it a truly international fair with visitors from the whole world. Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair is held during Stockholm Design Week, which presents more…

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U.S. National Tile Day

February 23, 2021
National Tile Day

The first U.S. National Tile Day took place on February 23, 2017. Declared by the Registrar at National Day Calendar to be observed annually every February 23, National Tile Day celebrates this timeless element of architecture and design and helps raise awareness of the benefits and beauty tile offers consumers.

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May 2021

17th Annual International Architecture Exhibition – Venice Biennale

May 22, 2021 - November 21, 2021
City of Venice Italy + Google Map
International Architecture Exhibition - Venice Biennale

ATTENTION: Venice Biennale was originally scheduled for May 23-November 29, 2020, but organizers postponed it due to precautions taken to curtail the spread of the coronavirus. The 17th International Architecture Exhibition will run August 29 to November 29, 2020, curated by architect and scholar Hashim Sarkis. “The world is putting new challenges in front of architecture - stated Sarkis. I look forward to working with participating architects from around the world to imagine together how we are going to rise…

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