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Art And Design Events Around The World In 2019

Art And Design Events Around The World In 2019
By Matt Fleming
December 13, 2018
Here are the must-attend conferences, exhibitions and summits in the fields of arts, architecture and design in 2019

DesignTO

Photo courtesy of worlddesignweeks.org
Photo courtesy of worlddesignweeks.org

Date January 18-27, 2019
Location Toronto, Canada

Formerly known as the Toronto Design Offsite Festival, DesignTO is Canada’s “largest cultural celebration of design.” It takes place over Toronto’s design week and features more than 100 exhibitions. The 2018 edition saw more than 800 artists and designers participate.

Paris Design Summit

Photo from Montreal Design Summit 2017, courtesy of Paris Design Summit
Photo from Montreal Design Summit 2017, courtesy of Paris Design Summit

Date February 20-22, 2019
Location Paris, France

The Paris Design Summit (presented in both English and French) is an event of three distinct parts. There’s a multidisciplinary international congress featuring dozens of acclaimed speakers, a major design exhibition, and a host of workshops and roundtables focusing on a new World Sustainable Design Framework.

Art Basel HK

Photo courtesy of Art Basel
Photo courtesy of Art Basel

Date March 29-31, 2019
Location Hong Kong

More than 250 international galleries will exhibit works over the three-day event, as the city awakens from its winter slumber with a burst of satellite events, exhibitions and, of course, parties. Can’t make it? Be sure to pencil Art Basel Switzerland (June 13-16, 2019) or Art Basel Miami (December 2019) in your calendar instead.

Milan Furniture Fair

Photo by Alessandro Russotti, courtesy Salone del Mobile Milano
Photo by Alessandro Russotti, courtesy Salone del Mobile Milano

Date April 9-14, 2019
Location Milan, Italy

Billed as the “international reference point for furniture and design,” the Milan Furniture Fair is the annual go-to event for anyone affiliated with the industry. More than 2,500 exhibitors show pieces in the trade show, and there’s an array of exhibitions, openings, musical events, parties, installations, talks and special projects around town during the fair.

AIA Conference on Architecture

Photo courtesy of the AIA Conference on Architecture
Photo courtesy of the AIA Conference on Architecture

Date June 6-8, 2019
Location Las Vegas, USA

This major conference from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) travels to a different location in the US every year. Hundreds of exhibitors will join an all-star speaker line-up and a packed programme including networking events, seminars and tours of local architectural feats.

LA Design Festival

Photo by Chudo Nomi, courtesy of LA Design Festival
Photo by Chudo Nomi, courtesy of LA Design Festival

Date June 20-23, 2019
Location Los Angeles, USA

The ninth annual LA Design Festival will bring together leading design experts from around the world. The festival is known for its broad programming, covering interior design, graphic design, fashion and even film set design (it is in LA, after all). The festival takes place across the city, with tours, installations, exhibitions, block parties and workshops aplenty.

 

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