While 2018 is winding down and there are only a couple of months left there are still plenty of great design conferences that you can catch to check out what your counterparts around the world are being inspired by. There are house tours, art festivals along with exhibitions that will keep your creative juices flowing. Here are some design events in 2018 you should attend.
Taking place at the Park Avenue Armory from the 8-12 of November more than 50 of the greatest designers and galleries get together and display furniture, sculpture and other objets d’art during this four day conference. There are new and upcoming artists along with antique dealers, the success of this event has been based on the ability to bring in some of the finest exhibitors. Here designers and vendors are allowed to create a space rather than just bring together items to sell.
Taking place in mid October the Biennale contemporary design event is celebrating it 50th anniversary this year. The event in Kortrijk, Belgium brings together the most creative designers in the world. The aim of this festival is to take contemporary design and bring it to the public rather than just industry professionals. At the time the concept was unique and over the years they have attracted some of the most world renowned designers and huge audiences making this one of the most important conferences in the world of interior design.
Here is a look at past shows to see how innovative they have been.
One of the biggest furniture festivals in the world the Australian International Furniture Fair in Melbourne brings together big retail chains along with smaller independent outlets for a three day buying spree. With more than 300 exhibitors and almost 12,000 visitors it will take the entire three days just to see everything there is. There are thousands of pieces of furniture and accessories as well as the upcoming new releases.
São Paulo Design Weekend
A four day event that takes place at the end of the summer is a combination of architecture, art and design. The event in Sao Paulo features local artist and artists from around the world and while it isn’t exclusively about interior design it is still well worth taking in.
These are just some of the design festivals that take place all over the world. While you may not be able to make all of them but you can get a lot out of a design conference.