Where to go in 2018

Posted on: 12. January 2018

The British magazine Dezeen identifies the 50 best architecture, design and technology events for 2018; 8 out of 50 design fairs, conferences and trade shows take place in one of the 31 UNESCO Cities of Design. Take a look at the list of the best events and add them to your calendar!

Design Indaba 
21. – 24. February, Cape Town, South Africa
… showcases the best of global and African creative industries

Singapore Design Week
5. – 18. March, Singapore
… featuring trade shows, conferences, showcases, exhibitions and workshops
www.designsingapore.org/sdw and here

Design Month Graz
5. May – 3. June, Graz, Austria 
… city-wide festival, which this year focuses on tolerance in design
www.designmonat.at and here

Habitat Expo
24. – 26. May, Mexico City, Mexico
… exhibiting architecture, interiors and design in Mexico City

Helsinki Design Week
6. – 16. September, Helsinki, Finland
… range of events such as exhibitions, fashion shows, talks and workshops
www.helsinkidesignweek.com and here 

Furniture China
11. – 14. September, Shanghai, China
… showcasing contemporary and traditional designs

Beijing Design Week
Date TBC, Beijing, China
… go to Beijing’s hutongs where China’s most important design event takes place

Dubai Design Week
12. – 17. November, Dubai, UAE
… presenting furniture, lighting, textiles and technology