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Design weeks are periods of time (usually a week, but sometimes even a month) in a certain location , in which there’s a celebration for design.

During the design weeks, there are usually many design related events happening, such as exhibitions, seminars and meetings, therefore for us, design lovers, it is the perfect time to visit that destination, as we can always find amazing places to visit, parties to attend and get to know amazing and inspiring people, who are as passionate for design as we are.

We can see design weeks as a festivity for design, with design lovers getting together to celebrate design and share views, creations and opinions, during the many design events that occur during that time.

Nowadays, there are hundreds of design weeks all over the world, from the most famous to the most underground, some more related with a specific design subject, others celebrating design as a whole, but all of them have one thing in common: the passion for design – and that is enough to make it worth the visit, isn’t it?

Considering how many design weeks there is, it was impossible for us to include every single one in this calendar – but have a look below to find our favourites!

The Worldwide Design Weeks Calendar: January

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  • Rd+ (Rome, Italy) – website
  • Toronto Design Offsite Festival (Toronto, Canada) – website

The Worldwide Design Weeks Calendar: February

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  • Bahrain International Design Week (Bahrain) – website
  • Arctic Design Week (Rovaniemi, Finland) – website
  • Design Indaba Festival (Cape Town, South Africa) – website
  • India Design Forum (Mumbai, India) – website
  • Stockholm Design Week (Stockholm, Sweden) – website

The Worldwide Design Weeks Calendar: March

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  • Bogotá Design Week (Bogotá, Colombia) – website
  • Boston Design Week (Boston, MA, USA) – website
  • Knoxville Design Week (Knoxville, TN, USA) – website
  • London Design Week (London, UK) – website
  • Design Shanghai (Shanghai, China) – website
  • Singapore Design Week (Singapore) – website

The Worldwide Design Weeks Calendar: April

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  • Athens Xclusive Designers Week (Athens, Greece) – website
  • Design Week Fort Wayne (Fort Wayne, IN, USA) – website
  • Kansas City Design Week (Kansas City, MO, USA) – website
  • Milan Design Week (Milan, Italy)
  • Minsk Design Week (Minsk, Belarus) – website
  • Philippines Design Week (Philippines) – website
  • Portland Design Week (Portland, OR, USA) – website
  • Vermont Design Week (Burlington, VT, USA)
  • West Michigan Design Week (West Michigan, MI, USA) – website

The Worldwide Design Weeks Calendar: May

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  • Beirut Design Week (Beirut, Lebanon) – website
  • Berlin Design Week (Berlin, Germany)
  • Clerkenwell Design Week (London, UK) – website
  • Lithuania Design Week (Vilnius, Lithuania) – website
  • Malta Design Week (Malta) – facebook
  • Melbourne Design Week (Melbourne, Australia)
  • NYCxDesign (New York City, NY, USA) – website
  • Prague Design Week (Prague, Czech Republic) – website
  • Saint Petersburg Design Week (St. Petersburg, Russia) – facebook
  • Zagreb Design Week (Zagreb, Croatia) – website

The Worldwide Design Weeks Calendar: June

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  • Barcelona Design Week (Barcelona, Spain) – website
  • Florence Design Week (Florence, Italy) – website
  • Los Angeles Design Festival (Los Angeles, CA, USA) – website
  • Louisville Design Week (Louisville, KY, USA) – website
  • Romanian Design Week (Romania) – website
  • San Francisco Design Week (San Francisco, CA, USA) – website
  • Warsaw Design Week (Warsaw, Poland) – facebook

The Worldwide Design Weeks Calendar: July

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  • Denver Design Week (Denver, CO, USA) – website

The Worldwide Design Weeks Calendar: August

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  • Open Design Cape Town (Capte Town, South Africa) – website
  • São Paulo Design Week (São Paulo, Brazil) – website

The Worldwide Design Weeks Calendar: September

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  • Design Week Rhode Island (RI, USA) – website 
  • Helsinki Design Week (Helsinki, Finland) – website
  • Honolulu Design Awards (Honolulu, HI, USA) – website
  • Houston Design Week (Houston, TX, USA) – website
  • IAI Jakarta (Jakarta, Indonesia) – website
  • Oslo Design Week (Oslo, Norway)
  • Paris Design Week (Paris, France) – website
  • Sydney Design Week (Sydney, Australia) – website
  • St. Louis Design Week (St. Louis, MO, USA) – website
  • Taiwan Designers Week (Taiwan) – website
  • Tirana Design Week (Tirana, Albania) – website
  • Toledo Design Week (Toledo, OH, USA) – website
  • Vancouver Design Week (Vancouver, Canada) – website
  • Wichita Design Week (Wichita, KS, USA) – website

The Worldwide Design Weeks Calendar: October

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  • AIGA Design Conference Baltimore (Baltimore, MD, USA) – website
  • Bangkok Design Week (Bangkok, Thailand) – website
  • Beijing Design Week (Beijing, China) – website
  • Belgrade Design Week (Belgrade, Serbia) – website
  • BHAM Feast (Birmingham, UK) – website
  • Budapest Design Week (Budapest, Hungary) – website
  • Cincinnati Design Week (Cincinnati, OH, USA) – website
  • DC Design Week (Washington, DC, USA) – website
  • Design Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA, USA) – website
  • Dubai Design Week (Dubai, UAE) – website
  • Dutch Design Week (Eindhoven, Netherlands) – website
  • Ioha Design Month (IA, USA) – website
  • LDW (Lisbon, Portugal) – website
  • Mexico Design Week (Mexico) – website
  • Moscow Design Week (Moscow, Russia) – website
  • Philippines Design Week (Philippines) – website
  • Phoenix Design Week (Phoenix, AZ, USA) – website
  • Salt Lake Design Week (Salt Lake, UT, USA) – website
  • Saudi Design Week (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) – website
  • Sheffield Design Week (Sheffield, UK) – website
  • Tampa Bay Design Week (Tampa Bay, FL, USA) – website
  • Tokyo Design Week (Tokyo, Japan) – website
  • Venice Design Week (Venice, Italy) – website
  • Vienna Design Week (Vienna, Austria) – website

The Worldwide Design Weeks Calendar: November

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  • Belfast Design Week (Belfast, UK) – website
  • Cairo Design Week (Cairo, Egypt) – website
  • Czech Design Week (Prague, Czech Republic) – website
  • Galway Design Week (Galway, Ireland) – facebook
  • Istanbul Design Week (Istanbul, Turkey) – website
  • Lima Design Week (Lima, Peru) – website
  • Nairobi Design Week (Nairobi, Kenya) – website
  • Rio de Janeiro Design Week (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – website

The Worldwide Design Weeks Calendar: December

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  • Addis Ababa Design Week (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) – website
  • Chiang Mai Design Week (Chiang Mai, Thailand) – website
  • Business of Design Week (Hong Kong) – website
  • Seoul Design Week (Seoul, South Korea)

Which ones of those design weeks have you visited? Which are your favourites? Let us know!


Design Week Lithuania 2016 is occurring during this week, from 2 to 8 of May 2016!

The biggest design festival in Lithuania takes place in six cities of Lithuania: Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Šiauliai, Telšiai and for the very first time in Anykščiai.

Design Week Lithuania is an annual event dedicated to show the public the top design solutions that emmerged in Lithuania and nearby regions during last year, original ideas and professional performances. This event is committed with the values of good design.

Everyone who is considering to visit this event can participate in the festival from various ways – special events, workshops, lectures and exhibitions.

Who goes to this festival can expect to find: designers at multiple areas like product, graphic, fashion, textile, furniture and interior; educational institutions and photographers.

At Design Week Lithuania 2016 you can find artists /Brands Like:

Design Week Lithuania at VILNIUS

Installation “INTERIOR PERFORMANCE”

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“Casa Bella Presents”: “OPERA CONTEMPORARY BY ANGELO CAPPELLINI 2016” EXHIBITION

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Designovation.Lt: NUC

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Design Week Lithuania at KAUNAS

Designovation.Lt: LI`AUSIAI

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Designovation.Lt: UAB PREGSIS

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Designovation.Lt: JD CERAMICS

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Design Week Lithuania at KLAIPĖDA

EVENTS IN HOME IDEAS CENTRE (NIC). Opening Of Design Week in Klaipėda

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Creative Workshop: NEO-FUTURISM IN A POSTER

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Designovation.Lt: “RAKETA SOCIAL CLUB” – RAMŪNAS MANIKAS

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Design Week Lithuania at ŠIAULIAI

Designovation.Lt: DALIUS PUZINAS

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Designovation.Lt: CLOTHES COLLECTION “LET THE CACTI BLOOM” (RAMUTĖ STAKĖNIENĖ)

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Designovation.Lt: CLO’GENE (SIMONA REMEIKAITĖ)

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Design Week Liyhuania at TELŠIAI

Workshop: “BIOPLASTIC”

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Creative Workshop: “MATERIAL SYMBIOSIS”

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VAA TELŠIAI FACULTY’S DESIGN DEPARTMENT: Student’s Exhibition Of Work

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Design Week Lithuania at ANYKŠČIAI

EXHIBITION OF WORKS OF DESIGNER – KNITTER LINA BUTKUVIENĖ

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SOUND ARCHITECTURE

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Open Door Week in Art Incubator of Anykščiai: ARTS STUDIO

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In 2016, this festival have a singular theme: “Connections”. With this theme the organization wants to focus the huge impact that design can have on improving the wellbeing of their country.

For the organization of this event is very important to encourage artists to look for unusual ways of making and presenting their works to the visitors, journalists or any person who loves design.

Design Week Lithuania is a well-known and recognized event in design community of Lithuania. This event is organized by an expert organization named “Lithuanian design forum”.

This time, Design Week Lithuania has invited visitors to more than 110 unique events for both design lovers and professionals.

Native stores exhibit more than 40 design works of young designers. Also this festival contains at least 9 high schools which present their works and events made by students.

The festival have a contest to elect the better national design present in this event. The winner of this competition, named “Good Design”, could see his work exhibited in a special exhibition.

Furthermore, in Design Week Lithuania 2016, are present one German Design Magazine – “Form” and the Studio of Youngs Designers Association (Hungary) – “FISE”.

For more information, please check on its catalogue : https://issuu.com/dizainosavaite/docs/ds_2016_katalogas_preview_06final

Hope you enjoy the Design Week Lithuania this year, it seems very good and complete!

For the first time with six cities included, this festival is growing up year by year! Visit this event and let yourself be inspired!


From 2 to 8 of May, Croatia organizes its biggest celebration of design, occuring in the capital: Zagreb Design Week.

Known as Tjedan Dizajna Zagreb (#tdzg), in Croatia, the Zagreb Design Week is Croatia’s largest design event which celebrates the best design.

This is the major event about design happening in Croatia. The first Zagreb Design Week was in 2014 with focus in Business negotiations in a plan for B2B, but also for the public in general or design lovers in a B2C platform.

Presenting the best of Croatian design and holding numerous top designers from all over the world, at the last year, there were more than 10.000 visitors, and this year they expect more than 20.000!

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This third year of Zagreb Design Week takes place mostly in Lauba, however you can find a wide range of events in various spots in the center of Zagreb – in sum, there is a total of around 4.000 m2 of pure design accress the city.

Zagreb Design Week have the goal to promote Zagreb as a regional center of the creative industry and provide to tourists a diverse offer of places to visit and interesting things to do in this country.

At Zagreb Design Week, we can expect industrial design, furniture design, fashion design, food design, communication and graphic design. The event where you can find exhibitions, workshops, lectures and planes with until 6 events per day.

On Zagreb Design Week you can find Artists / Brands like:

WOODITBE

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Symbol DSGN

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Sweet Kids Team

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Modulos

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Mobiliar

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Mediterania

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Maroon Creations

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Male Stvari

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Kruno Jendrijev

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Jupi by Upi

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Enable Table

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Atelier MP

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Na5u

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Grafički Fakultet

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TTF

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Ada Kezić

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Like I said before, Zagreb Design Week is the most important event of design happening in Croatia, despite being a young event, it had a lot of success until now. The reason for this is because this event gathers a wonderful variety of design and artists not only from Croatia, but also from many other nationalities.

The characteristics of this event are done in such a way that its visitors get more inspiration year after year, with incredible results and innovation to inspire every design lovers, or even every person who look forward to something unique, something different to put into their homes.

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Croatia, officialy known as Republik of Croatia is an European country whose territory has a peculiar form, similar with a horseshoe. 

If you love design and inovation, if you are one of these people who is passionate about art… You must go to Zagreb Design Week! It is a perfect chance to get to know Croatia, and if you already know this beautiful Country, it is a big opportunity to get to know it better and find out even more beautiful details about it. You can also meet Croatian artists and discover what they have to teach you about design and all the ways they use to achieve their amazing creations.

If you visit this event or this country, please share with us your experience!

What you liked most? It lived up to your expectations? I hope it did, personally I love Croatia and its fantastic people, and I will surely come back, probably to Zagreb Design Week, to join two amazing things that I love: Croatia and Design!

I am waiting for you in Croatia!