We’ve already given you the best design events in February, but we really don’t want you to miss out on anything. March is quite the busy month, in terms of design events, and we’ve got here the best ones, selected just for you. Join Best Design Guides and update your agenda with the best design events in March!
21 – 24 February 2018
It’s more than a conference; it’s more than a music festival. It’s the annual do-tank at the intersection of innovation, business, social impact design and creative expression. Taking place from 21 – 24 February 2018 at the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town, the Design Indaba Festival is a showcase of the best in design and creativity. For the Conference, they’ve curated a lineup of design thinkers, artists, exhibitions and performances from Africa and the rest of the world. We’re extending the experience to include Nightscape, an inner-city festival immersed at the Artscape Piazza.
SINGAPORE DESIGN WEEK
March 03-12, 2018
The vision of the DesignSingapore Council is for Singapore to be an innovation-driven economy and a loveable city through design by 2025. As the national agency for design, the Council’s mission is to develop the design sector, help Singapore use the design for innovation and growth, and make life better in this UNESCO Creative City of Design. Our work focuses on three areas. First, we help organisations and enterprises use design as a strategy for business growth; and for excellent delivery of public services. Second, we nurture industry-ready talents skilled in design and innovation; and engender a design-minded workforce for the future economy. Third, we advance the Singapore brand through raising design appreciation on home-ground; and making emotional connections with people across the world.
MUNICH CREATIVE BUSINESS WEEK
March 03-11, 2018
The largest German design event, MUNICH CREATIVE BUSINESS WEEK (MCBW), which is organized annually in the first quarter of the year, reveals the potential: around 200 dedicated program partners create a platform for design-conscious companies, designers and design agencies of all disciplines, as well as citizens interested in design. More than 65,000 participants come under the guiding principle of “Design transforms” in the two program areas CREATE BUSINESS! for the trade audience and DESIGN! Substantial knowledge transfer and inspirational design experiences for the design-savvy public.
MAISON & OBJET ASIA
March 07-10, 2018
MAISON et OBJET ASIA chose Singapore, a strategic hub for the Asian region, to provide uncommon visibility for companies wishing to access the exclusive territories of New Luxury. The city-state itself is the gateway to the future of the upscale art of living. It is an exceptional showcase and a growth driver for companies wishing to benefit from the tremendous opportunities offered by the ebullience of Asian economies.
March 07-12, 2018
SingaPlural showcases the best design elements from the multi-faceted creative spectrum. With the theme ‘A State In Play’, SingaPlural 2018 is a celebration of the stage of work even before design begins. This is when you allow naivety to the core, and simply play, explore and experiment, unfettered by an end in mind. Are the by-products of Play accidents, failures and wastes? Or are they prototypes of ideas yet to discover their full potential and applications? In Play, there are no failed experiments, only experiments with unexpected outcomes.
March 08-11, 2018
The annual International Furniture Fair Singapore (IFFS), held in conjunction with the ASEAN Furniture Show (AFS) and NOOK Asia at the Singapore EXPO, is Asia’s premier design-led sourcing platform. With almost four decades of fair experience since 1981, IFFS remains the most distinctive channel in Asia dedicated to regional and international companies looking to penetrate the global market.
MIFF MALAYSIAN INTERNATIONAL FURNITURE FAIR
March 08-11, 2018
Being the No. 1 furniture fair in Southeast Asia, and consistently ranked amongst the top 10 worldwide, the Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) has spearheaded the furniture trade scene for years. Every March, quality exhibitors and buyers from all over the world converge on this global stage. Since its inception in 1995, MIFF has created fantastic business and networking opportunities for hundreds of thousands of participants.
March 09-11, 2018
Based in New York City and active in the creative community throughout the year, Collective Design culminates in the annual fair each spring with an international selection of galleries presenting masterworks of the 20th and 21st centuries alongside experimental works from the next generation of global talent.
March 09-18, 2018
The SXSW Conference provides an opportunity for global professionals at every level to participate, learn, and network. Featuring a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of entertainment, culture, and technology, SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.
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March 10-12, 2018
Edition after edition, Workspace Expo has established itself as the French appointment of design professionals, furniture and solutions for workspaces.
INTERNATIONAL HOME + HOUSEWARES
March 10-13, 2018
The International Housewares Association (IHA) is committed to maximizing the success of the home products industry. IHA provides the world-class show marketplace, the International Home + Housewares Show, facilitation of global commerce, industry market data and facilitation of industry standards.
March 14-17, 2018
Design Shanghai is Asia’s leading international design event, breaking new ground and setting a precedent in Asia’s ever-growing design community. Showcasing the best design brands and galleries from across the globe, Design Shanghai provides a unique and exciting platform to network, exchange and establish long-term business relations with Asia’s top architects, interior designers, property developers, retailers, collectors and private buyers. Design Shanghai aims to explore how eastern and western design philosophies can work together synergistically across the five halls: Contemporary, Classic & Luxury, Collectibles, Kitchen & Bathroom and Workplace. The event also features bespoke installations, an inspirational design forum and exciting networking events.
DESIGN MARCH REYKJAVIK
March 15-18, 2018
DesignMarch is Iceland’s most important annual design festival. The festival’s tenth edition will take place 15.-18. March 2018, transforming the most northerly capital in the world into one big venue for design. The programme for the upcoming festival will be announced in February 2018. Until then, check out what went on in the last edition.
CIFF HOME FURNITURE
March 18-21, 2018
Founded in 1998, China International Furniture Fair, famous as CIFF, takes place semi-annually in Guangzhou, March and Shanghai, September. With the successful experience of past 40 sessions, CIFF has been well accepted as the Weatherglass of China’s Furniture Industry, Asia’s Furniture Sourcing Center and the No.1 Platform for the World Class.
In 2018, the annual exhibition scale will reach 1,150,000 SQM with the participation of over 6,000 quality exhibitors and 250,000 professional buyers from about 200 countries and regions.
LIGHT + BUILDING
March 18-23, 2018
Digital future meets design hotspot: Light + Building addresses the themes of tomorrow. From 18 to 23 March more than 2,600 exhibitors will be presenting their innovative products in the fields of lighting, electrical engineering, as well as home and building automation in Frankfurt, am Main.
RENDEZ-VOUS DE LA MATIÈRE
March 20-21, 2018
Rendez-vous de la Matière is a professional meeting around the innovative materials dedicated to the architecture, the construction and interior architecture.
March 21-25, 2018
Every edition evolves with the aim to create an unprecedented dialogue between modern art, historical and contemporary design and jewellery. This year will give greater room to Primitive Art and will highlight the vitality of raising such perspectives. The engaging aspect of PAD is its invitation to enter a personal collection, conceived by a selection of local and international art dealers – all of whom are leaders in their fields, eager to address each passionate collector in a unique manner. In this salon, the mind is enlivened and imagination is exhilarated, as entering a place where the contemporary taste for 20th and 21st Century decorative art is born.
March 26-29, 2018
INDEX – International Design Exhibition is the largest business platform for the interior design and architecture community to source products for their projects across the residential, retail and hospitality projects. With over 700 market-leading companies and brands from more than 50 countries showcasing thousands of products, INDEX remains the number one interiors event in the MENA region, attracting more than 20,000 visitors from over 100 countries.
CIFM INTERZUM GUANGZHOU
March 28-31, 2018
A total of 1,269 industry manufacturers and suppliers from 35 countries and regions gathered together at CIFM / Interzum Guangzhou to showcase their latest wares and meet with existing and prospective buyers. Among the 309 overseas exhibitors were participants from 8 country pavilions.
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