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13 Must-visit Design Festivals 2022

We carefully selected a list of interesting design festivals of 2022. There are many of these festivals each year and we’ve chosen those that we believe are worth seeing. Read our article to find out more information. Maybe some festivals will catch your attention and you will visit them this year?

Milan Design Week: “The Fuorisalone 2022”

6 to 12 June, 2022

Every year, in April, Salone Internazionale del Mobile and Fuorisalone define Milan Design Week, the most important event in the world for design addicts. However, this year’s edition has been rescheduled from its usual April date and it will take place from 7 to 12 June 2022. The theme proposed for 2022 by Fuorisalone is “Between Space and Time”. It is meant to serve as a reflection and stimulus for all companies interested in participating in the event. On the other hand, Salone will focus on the theme of sustainability, and the event will serve as a showcase for creatives, designers, and companies who achieved progress in this area.

More info: https://www.salonemilano.it/en/


Design Month Graz 2022

May 7 – June 12, 2022

The festival will introduce a high-density and diverse program in various design fields with the theme of GREEN TRANSITION in 2022. Exhibitions, lectures, workshops, presentations, and much more will bring the value and meaning of design to the public. Save the date!

More info: https://www.cis.at/en/design-month-graz-2022/


Romanian Design Week 2022

13 to 22 May, 2022

The 10th edition of the event will be held at Combinatul Fondului Plastic. According to the organizers, the program includes a variety of exhibitions, events, conferences, workshops, and an outdoor area where visitors can enjoy designed urban vacations.

The theme of this year’s edition is #forward, thus it will focus mostly on sustainability, inclusion and modern technologies.

More info: https://romaniandesignweek.ro/festival-news


Łódź Design Festival 2022

12 to 22 May, 2022

Łódź Design Festival (ŁDF) is an idea, people, action. The festival was created in 2007, adopting at its beginning a formula for reviewing the achievements of Polish design. Thanks to the dialogue with recipients from the very beginning, the festival program was enriched with new elements until it reached its current shape.

This year’s edition topic is RE:GENERATION. The 21st century brought many changes and continues to do so. People are afraid, but while sticking to nostalgia and the past, they also want to create bold visions of the future. 2022 edition of ŁDF is an incentive to find answers to these challenges.

More info: https://www.lodzdesign.com/home-en-gb/


London Design Festival

17 to 25 September, 2022

The vision of the London Design Festival is to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world. London Design Festival was founded by Sir John Sorrell and Ben Evans in 2003. Based on London’s existing design activity, their concept was to create an annual event that would promote the city’s creativity and attract the country’s greatest thinkers, practitioners, retailers and educators to deliver an unmissable celebration of design.

More info: https://www.londondesignfestival.com


London Design Fair at the Truman Brewery

22 to 25 September, 2022

Located in the creative heart of East London, the London Design Fair is a four-day industry event that brings together 550 exhibitors from 36 countries, including; independent designers, established brands, international country pavilions, features and exhibitions. It is the largest trade destination during the London Design Festival.

More info: https://www.londondesignfair.co.uk


Brussels Design September

13 to 30 September, 2022

Over the years, Brussels Design September has become the annual flagship event for design enthusiasts. For one month, the city hosts an array of over 100 unmissable cultural and commercial events offering a meeting platform between the public and many Belgian and international designers. This year’s edition focuses on design solutions for our new ways of living and working.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/BrusselsDesignSeptember/



Designblok – Prague International Design Festival

5 to 9 October, 2022 

Designblok, Prague International Design Festival is the largest selection of design and fashion shows in Central Europe. The history of the festival dates back to 1999 when it was founded by Jana Zielinski and Jiří Macek. Designblok traditionally shows a selection of works of designers and manufacturers from all over Europe, represents new prestigious brands and prototypes of young and established designers and design studios. Designblok, consists of Superstudio, Openstudio and Art House. In addition, numerous galleries, showrooms and pop-up shops throughout Prague prepare a special program for visitors.

More info: https://www.designblok.cz/en


Maison&Objet

24 to 28 March, 2022

Business & passion, collections & connections, in the flesh & online… it’s the “&” of Maison&Objet that truly cements their unique identity.

Maison & Objet also goes to Paris Design Week at the annual fringe event “Le Off”. As the March edition of the show is underway, a wave of creativity will spread throughout Paris for 4 days, connecting design-hungry audiences and industry professionals with an exciting design itinerary for exhibitions and events.

More info: https://www.maison-objet.com/en/paris


DesignMarch

4 to 8 May, 2022

Are you ready to celebrate March in May once again? This year’s edition of DesignMarch will take place from May 4th to 8th 2022, once again rescheduled due to COVID.

DesignMarch connects participants and guests with progressive design and innovation. The festival is a vibrant platform for ideas, diverse perspectives and knowledge drivers that unveil new and amazing approaches to enrich society.

More info: https://designmarch.is


Object Rotterdam 

20 to 22 May 2022

OBJECT is not only a unique pop-up platform for designer labels but also for limited editions and one-offs from established and upcoming designers. OBJECT is the place where design, crafts, fashion, architecture and art connect. Every year OBJECT occupies an impressive building in Rotterdam or or in the vicinity where the designers attend a personal meet and greet.

More info: https://objectrotterdam.com


Gdynia Design Days 

2 to 10 July, 2022

The 15th edition of the festival will be dedicated to the topics; co-responsibility and the Baltic Sea. 

More information will be revealed in April.

More info: https://www.gdyniadesigndays.eu/en


Vienna Design Week

16 to 25 September, 2022

Vienna Design Week is Austria’s largest curated design festival and has been held in Vienna since 2007. Recently, they have welcomed more than 40,000 visitors to about 200 events each year.

For 10 days in the fall, Vienna Design Week proves that Vienna is a city of design. The overlooked corners of the city set the stage for design, with a critical and playful approach, entry-level communication and professional discourse exploring new perspectives on the objects around us, which are often revealed in experimental and site-specific ways.

More info: https://www.viennadesignweek.at/en/

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About The Author

Maria
Lisowska

She is a student of English Philology with a specialization in the editing of English-language texts in Kraków, Poland. Currently, she is also the editor of the website devoted to culture – www.kulturatka.pl. I am interested in music, cinema, youth literature, Korean TV series and sport.

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