Set the Agenda - Spring 2023
Spring is a veritable smorgasbord of design inspire events, from festivals to dedicated week-long celebrations around our favourite topic. With the days getting longer, it’s now time to fill your diary with our top tips for a design packed spring…
Spring Design Weeks
With so many dedicated celebrations of design in cities across the globe, we’ve picked our top three, in the form of Boston Design Week (25 April to 7 May), Milan Design Week (17-23 April), and closer to home, Clerkenwell Design Week (23-25 May).
We love design weeks as a way that cities are putting design on the map and joining our mission in celebrating and raising awareness of the voice and value of design. The events try to encompass all aspects of design from graphic design, to architecture, to furniture and fashion design (and beyond).
With a pick of showroom visits, exhibitions, design destinations, hundreds of events, topical talks and installations, these weeks are a recent addition to city agendas and we’re thrilled about their growing importance to the design scene.
Spring Design Festivals
Similar to the cities celebrating the design in their midst, the big design festivals are often on a bigger scale and build on the momentum. Bringing together designers, their work, their thinking. Opening up the opportunity for every attendee, or member of the community (in design or not) to understand the amazing impact the role of design has in all our lives.
We’re particularly excited about OFFF Barcelona (23-25 March), the SXSW Festival in Austin (10-19 March), and New York’s own mega celebration of design across the city NYCxDESIGN (18-25 May).
Design inspired event
We know that some of you love to have an event to look forward to and the Cooper Hewitt’s Language of Signs in NYC, is one that caught our eye. Opening in May, visitors will be invited to discover the history behind many symbols that play a critical part of our everyday lives (from the STOP sign, to the laugh-cry emoji…). It will look at symbols as communication tools, designed to break down language barriers. For designers and design fans, we think this will be a hit.