September 2018’s Trending Design Workshops and Events

September 2018’s Trending Design Workshops and Events

With September almost hitting the calendar, don't lose out on a minute more! With lots of creative platforms organising workshops and events this month, sign up for something new, look out for your best suitor and get your mind's creative skill development in action!

September 6-8
New Delhi, India

Startup Candle Making Course

Taken in by the fragrances of wax in different shapes, forms, sizes and colours?

Join this Startup candle making course, learn a detailed step by step procedure and create the beautiful candles that you have always wished to see in the surroundings of your everyday environment and add some cosiness in your life!

Venue: Craft And Social Development Organisation (CSDO, E-61), South Delhi

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September 8
Coimbatore, India

Doodle Owl Workshop

Doodle Owl Workshop will be conducted by Rohan Dahotre, one of the top 30 illustrators of India. Register yourself for this workshop to learn the secret tips and techniques to doodle a variety of owls in different styles. Also get to know how to apply recycling techniques while creating doodle art.

Venue: Orita Sinclair School of Design and Music, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

More details here

September 6 – October 7
Hyderabad, India

Indian Photography Festival

A Not-For-Profit initiative of Light Craft Foundation, the International Photography Festival (IPF) showcases a wide range of photography from India and around the globe with a series of events, including talks and discussions, portfolio reviews, workshops etc.

It is a platform for professional and aspiring photographers, photography lovers and the public, IPF promotes the art of photography as well as addresses the social issues through the medium of photography.

Venue: State Art Gallery, Hyderabad

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September 7- 9
Bangalore, India

NIF Festival 2018

With its fifth edition rolling out, Nature in Focus Festival is back once again fabricating a platform  to bring together people who think-alike,to spark conversations among the novices, amateurs  and the experienced, recognizing and awarding the best work and inspiring the community.

Join this community of people from a variety of fields related to nature, wildlife and conservation, be a part of debates and talks and take back some interesting information.

Venue: The Oterra Hotel, Hosur Road, Electronics City Phase 1, Electronic City, Bengaluru

More details here 

September 8-9
New Delhi, India

Advanced Woodworking Workshop

Seeming just right for a budding DIYer, this advanced woodworking workshop will teach you about wood as a material, the various joinery techniques and the use of advanced woodworking tools like the table saw, compound miter saw and a plunge router.

The creatives out there, grab this chance to learn something new in the world of wood and also take back with you a self-made barn stool!

Venue: Makers box, D-181, Okhla I, Okhla Industrial Area, New Delhi

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September 15
Mumbai, India

A Brush With Art - Stories In Art!

The tradition of narrative art dates back to the early ages of humanities, representational and symbolic of the times it was created in.

A brush with art stories in art is a workshop for people to dive into the rich history of narrative art in India,examine the works and the style, trace the stories and narratives and create their own visual stories as takeaways.

Venue: The Pomegranate Workshop, Gr. Flr, Kalpana Bldg, Plot No. 14, Marubai Mandir Rd, Matunga (East), Near Don Bosco School, Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400 019

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September 15-16
Bangalore, India

Copperplate Calligraphy Workshop

Looking for a place to learn the calligraphy techniques to beautify the small pieces of text that you write for personal use or as gifts?

Be a part of this Copperplate calligraphy workshop taught by the master Avinash Kharat, explore the creative potential within you and learn the magical tricks to add grace and delicacy to your calligraphic skills.

Venue: 91 Spring Board (7th Block, Koramangala), 4th Floor, No 22, Salarpuria Towers-I, Hosur Road, Koramangala, Bangalore - 560095

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September 15-16
Mumbai, India

Copperplate Script - A Pascribe Approach

Learn Copperplate Script using the 4 Fold Symmetry and gain an accurate control over curves by joining Copperplate Script, a Pascribe Approach in Delhi and Mumbai. An introduction to the anatomy of the letters gleaned from 18th century English Writing Master Copybooks, learning breathing and rhythm techniques for a better insight into the lightness of touch and the construction of flourishes comes along.

Venue: Rachna Sansad Prabhadevi

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September 21
Gurgaon, India

Food Styling And Photography Workshop

Tired of posting cliché food pictures on Instagram? Not to worry anymore!

Join the food styling and photography workshop, learn new skills through live demo sessions by food bloggers Deeba Rajpal and photographer Prasad Np for pro-quality food photographs.Also get introduced to the basic concepts and props used for food styling, a must-know for food photography.

Venue: GREENR, 01, 32nd Avenue, Sector 15, Gurgaon

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September 21-22
New Delhi, India

Festival Of Architecture And Interior Designing

Originated with the idea of celebrating the glory of Indian Architecture & Design, the Festival of Architecture and Interior Designing has lived up to its promise.

A platform for creative minds to meet & discuss the new facets of the design fraternity, FOAID in its journey of design has embarked on to the 5th year, this time in an attempt to explore the theme, Time To Re-imagine.

Venue: NSIC Exhibition Complex, New Delhi

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September 21-23

Jungle Tales – Wildlife Photography Tour Of Kabini

A wildlife photography enthusiast? Cherish natures' beauty captured as still imagery viewed on digital screens?

Grab this perfect opportunity, be a part of the Jungle Tales a wildlife photography tour of Kabini and enjoy a weekend of photography by exploring, experiencing, learning and sharing the rich diversity of wildlife by vehicle, boat and on foot.

To Join Contact: Sreedevi/ Shreeram M V at 9740083260/ 7022166822
Or Email at

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September 22- 23
Jaipurdoddi, India

Bird Photography Workshop

Enrol yourself for this one-of-a-kind bird photography workshop to go beyond the basics and master advanced techniques of bird photography. Taking place at a beautiful lake edge and instructed by an award-winning wildlife photographer Phillip Ross, there can be no better option for you to improve your skills of capturing these grand flying creatures in their natural habitat.

Venue: The Outback Farm, Jaipurdoddi, Karnataka

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May 26 – November 25 2018
Venice, Italy

Biennale Architettura 2018

16th International Architecture ExhibitionThe Biennale Architettura 2018 is a six month long International Architecture Exhibitiontaking place in the venues of the Giardini and the Arsenale in the beautiful city of Venice.

This edition themed 'FREESPACE' puts forward examples, proposals, elements - built or unbuilt - of work exemplifying essential qualities of architecture, which include the modulation, richness and materiality of surface, and the orchestration and sequencing of movement, revealing the embodied power and beauty of architecture.

Venue: Venice, Italy

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September – October 2018
Beijing, China

Beijing Design Week

Beijing Design Week (BJDW), launched in 2009, is a national large-scale annual cultural event and international A-type creative design event held in Beijing with the approval of the Party Central Committee and the State Council, which is cosponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Beijing Municipal Government.

As the design week with the largest scale in Asia and creative design public service platform with international influence in Beijing and with sustainable development, every year BJDW attracts more than 2000 designers, institution representatives and academic professionals, more than 100 registered media and an audience of about 5 million.

Venue: Beijing, China

More details  here

September 1 - 23
London, United Kingdom


Designjunction connects the world's most renowned design brands with some of the world's leading design professionals. Showcasing more than 200 brands in a series of inspiring and centrally-located venues, it has built an unparalleled reputation as the show 'where design meets' during the London Design Festival.

Having attracted more than 28000 visitors in 2017, this year designjunction is moving to the cultural hub of the South Bank.

Venue: London, United Kingdom

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September 4 – 23
London, United Kingdom

London Design Biennale 2018

The 2018 London Design Biennale, devoted to the theme, 'Emotional States' will see participants from six continents exhibiting engaging and interactive design installations across Somerset House.

The world's most exciting and ambitious designers, innovators and curators gather in the capital to explore and show how design impacts our very being and affects every aspect of our lives – the way we live and how we live – and influences our very being, emotions, and experiences.

Venue: London, United Kingdom

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September 6 – 15
Paris, France

Paris Design Week

The eighth annual Paris Design Week, scheduled to overlap with Maison&Objet Paris, invites French and international professionals and the general public to discover the best showcases of design in Paris.

This event is an itinerary uniting 250 participants who proudly promote first-rate design in Paris and also brings together the talents and forces of retailers, galleries, showrooms, hotels and restaurants for ten days to share their experience in design and creation with the public.

Venue: Paris, France

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September 6 – 16
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki Design Week

Helsinki Design Week is a multidisciplinary design festival that presents design from a number of fields as well as fashion, architecture and urban culture. Held annually in September, the festival programme contains around 250 events every year and boasted about 161,000 visitors in 2016. Helsinki Design Week chairs World Design Weeks from 2017 to 2020.

Venue: Helsinki, Finland

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September 7 – 11
Paris, France


MAISON&OBJET is a great lifestyle platform formed at the intersection of business and creativity, revealing solutions to visitors from around the world in search of uniqueness.

A key meeting place for professionals in the art of living, M&O brings together a 360° product offering ranging from home decor and interiors, accessories and furniture to fragrances, kitchen-ware and kids things, fulfilling the diverse needs of global users and markets.

Venue: Paris, France

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September 09-11
London, United Kingdom

Top Drawer

Top Drawer, London's largest design-led gift trade event, is a perfect platform for UK and international lifestyle brands to present new ranges and best sellers in the curated and complementary worlds of home, gift, fashion and craft.

With each world showcasing an expert sector edit, this is where the leading brands, designers, suppliers, manufacturers and distributors come to do business with the most successful creative retailers and contract buyers from across the UK and beyond.

Venue: London, United Kingdom

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September 15 – 23
London, United Kingdom

London Design Festival

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.

It aims at promoting the city's creativity, drawing in the country's greatest thinkers, practitioners, retailers and educators to a deliver an unmissable celebration of design. 2017 saw an inflow of about 450,000 individual visitors from over 75 countries.

Venue: London, United Kingdom

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September 19-22
London, United Kingdom

100% Design

The commercial cornerstone event of the London Design Festival, 100% Design is officially the UK's largest design trade event and the dedicated meeting place for business and design in London.

Attracting more than 27,000 visitors over 4 days including architects, interior designers, retailers and designers, 100% Design features unrivalled talks programme, bespoke installations and a curated selection of world-leading international brands.

It is the destination for architects and designers to discover interior design trends and emerging talent during London Design Festival.

Venue: London, United Kingdom

More details here

September 19 – 22
New Orleans, LA

IDSA International Design Conference 2018

The Industrial Designers Society of America's (IDSA) International Design Conference aims to celebrate the diversity, overlap and undeniable power of design.

Placing multi-disciplinary design through multi-sensory experiences on the main stage will cultivate a shared understanding that allows designers from all backgrounds to rally around common themes and challenges.

Venue: New Orleans, LA

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September 20 – 23
London, United Kingdom

 London Design Fair

London Design Fair is the most international trade destination during the annual London Design Festival.

Located in the creative heart of East London, it brings together 550 exhibitors from 36 countries and attracts a design-savvy public to enjoy the very latest trending from an international collection of furniture, lighting, textiles, materials and conceptual installations.

Venue: London, United Kingdom

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September 21 – 22
London, United Kingdom

Brand Design Conference 2018

The Brand Design Conference aims at establishing a new forum for brand research and discussion, putting Design at its core, as Design is the craft for Branding. It seeks to focus on the vital and underrepresented role of Design theories and practices in Branding, unveiling Design's potential to create brands and the wider impact of Design in Branding.

Venue: London, United Kingdom

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September 25 – 29
Bologna, Italy

Bologna Design Week

Bologna Design Week (BDW) is an international event devoted to the promotion of design culture in Emilia-Romagna. Organized in the historic centrein collaboration with Cersaie, the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings, BDW is an event that maps and combines cultural, creative, creative, productive and distributive excellence into an integrated communication project.

Venue: Bologna, Italy

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September 26 – 29
Verona, Italy


Marmomacc is the world's leading event for the lithic industry and represents the entire supply chain, from raw, semi-finished and finished products, machinery and processing technologies to the possible applications of stone in architecture and design. A platform where business meets professional updating, Marmomacc is the go-to fair for operators in the stone industry.

Venue: Verona, Italy

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September 26 – 29
Cologne, Germany

Photokina 2018

Photokina is the world's leading trade fair for imagery. Photokina is setting new standards as a provider of impulses and it will in future thus optimally reflect the fast-paced nature and the ever-briefer innovation cycles of an increasingly digitalised industry.

In addition to innovations from the core areas of the imaging workflow, the entire range of products, applications and services of relevance for imaging shall in future be presented in Cologne.

Venue: Cologne, Germany

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September 27 – 28
Paris, France


The unique and innovative exhibition layout of Architect@Work, PARIS was created by C4 -Creative Fo(u)r. Here the presentation spaces are transformed into a gallery of exposure and to ensure an optimal contact between exhibitors and visitors, visitors are automatically led along a route that winds its way through small, uniform modules.

Exhibition gallery is composed of uniform modules grouped by a unit of 4, forming a square. The corners of these squares are used to showcase the innovations of the exhibitors and in the centre each square, a multimedia console accommodates multimedia equipment and documentation.

Venue: Paris, France

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September 28 – October 7
Vienna, Austria

Vienna Design Week

Defining design as an essential part of the cultural production,Vienna Design Week is Austria's largest design festival. Opening up creative processes and giving scope for experimentation on site are core elements of the festival concept.

The festival shows that design shapes our material culture, our every-day life and our world as consumers. Simultaneously, it influences our lifestyles and most fundamentally, our aesthetic senses and judgments.

Venue: Vienna, Austria

More details here

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