Design Festivals of 2017 to lookout for!

Design Festivals

The New Year is always synonymous of beginnings, restarts and renewed celebrations—a transformative outlook and approach towards everything, isn’t it? And so it is with the design scene too, as we welcome exciting design platforms and improved possibilities across the spectrum of innovation.

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the most exciting design festivals and enticing occurrences that the design world holds to unleash in 2017.

Design Festivals

January 16-22
Toronto, Canada

The Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO) is Canada’s largest cultural celebration of design with over 100 exhibitions and events forming Toronto’s design week.

 

Going into its 7th year, TO DO 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.

 


Design Festivals

February 6 – 12
Stockholm, Sweden

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 any way connected to or interested in Scandinavian design meet and thrive, bringing home new impulses, contacts and inspiration.

 


February 10-11
Pune, India

Pune Design Festival, with the theme ‘Trans.Form’, will look at stories of Design Transformation. Thinkers who have either created the change or led the way to a different thought process. Innovators who have pushed the boundaries. Catalysts who have disrupted the existing to create something new. Designers who have made the difference.

 


February 16-17
New Delhi, India

India Design (ID)—An ideal platform to showcase everything related to architecture, design and decor, ID continues to celebrate and accolade the talent of upcoming and established designers as well as brands. The event helps create a new generation of creative and business-based talent modules that help fuel the design economy of the country.

 

With platforms ranging from discussions on architecture, interiors and product design to conservation, heritage and urban development plus showcases from the best-styled home decor brands, everyone in the industry is invited to participate, exhibit and talk.

 


March 1-3
Cape Town, South Africa

Deisgn Indibaba—A stellar selection of speakers with compelling multimedia presentations that combine performance, storytelling, career-changing insights and the most cutting-edge creative work on the global circuit.  Named the best design conference in the world, the 3-day showcase includes the world’s best creative minds, providing endless inspiration, new perspectives and universal solutions.

 


May 23-25
London, United Kingdom

Clerkwell Design Festival—Showcasing leading furniture, lighting and product design from around the world. Alongside some of the most exciting home-grown designer-makers, the show will present a diverse range of the best in international contemporary design along with new design projects and street spectacles, commissioned specially for the festival.

 


June 8-11
Los Angeles, USA

LA Design Festival is a citywide celebration of creative talent that honours LA’s status as a global design capital.  A collaborative collective that invites anyone with a perspective on design, and a role to play in the creative economy, to host an event during this citywide fortnight of design-related festivities.

 


September 7–17
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki Design Week is the largest design festival in the Nordic countries. Held annually in September, the multidisciplinary festival presents design from a number of fields as well as fashion, architecture and urban culture.

 

It presents the new faces and phenomena of design; promotes design internationally in collaboration with various partners, and offers city citizens through design a forum to participate in developing and discussing the city and its culture. The festival programme contains around 250 events every year and includes both events targeted for professionals and the general public.

 


September 16-24
London, United Kingdom

The London Design Festival is an annual event, held to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world and as the gateway to the international creative community.

 

First staged in 2003, the Festival programme is made up of over 400 events and exhibitions staged by hundreds of Partner organisations across the design spectrum and from around the world.

 


October 16-25
Montreal, Canada

The World Design Summit (Montreal) is an unprecedented international gathering of diverse disciplines with a common focus: How design can shape the future. Montréal will host design professionals, government and business leaders, industry representatives, media and NGOs from around the world.

 

For 10 days, attendees will come together to transcend silos, foster cooperation and enhance professional development. more than a mere celebration of design, the summit will demonstrate the tremendous power of design to create viable solutions to global social, economic, cultural and environmental challenges.

 


mohnish@creativegaga.com

In an inherent state of wonder, Mohnish is always looking to explore. The seeking has led him into various endeavours – sport; music; writing; travelling, the outdoors, and so on. With a Bachelors in Mass Media, he is a writer and copy-editor when taking breaks from organising Ultra Trail marathons for Globeracers or practising a sport.

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