Here are some of the biggest design events coming up within the next few weeks.
Icograda Design Week
Through the theme of Spring, Icograda Design Week strives to explore design as a powerful process that transitions ideas into functional realities. The annual event, staged at a different location each year, is an opportunity for designers, business leaders and stakeholders to meet, discuss and explore design as a basis for development.
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Creative Week NYC
New York, USA
Celebrating creativity in advertising, design, digital media, music, film and the fine arts, this series of events organized by non-profit The One Club has partnered with Facebook for the first time this year. Guests will have access to the developers of the social media site to learn about the company's latest tools, products and strategies. Other events include
SHOOT Magazine's Director's Forum and New Director's Showcase, the NY Photo Festival, and events hosted by The Type Directors Club, The Art Directors Club, and the Society of Illustrators.
23rd International Contemporary Furniture Fair
New York, USA
Billed as a "global summit for design," the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, or ICFF, attracts exhibitors from 40 countries with 23,000 attendees. Designs in the field of furniture, seating, flooring, outdoor furniture and lighting and other categories are represented at the show. The ICFF represents a much broader spectrum of household design than the Australian International Furniture fair (February 2-4), but in turn is overshadowed by home design events such as Tendence (August 26-30).
Interior Lifestyle Tokyo
A design-oriented trade fair for the high-end Japanese interior market, last year's event attracted upwards of 80,000 visitors. Interior Life Style is a combination of two other Messe Frankfurt trade fairs - Ambiente and Heimtextil. Focused on Japanese, rather than international trends, the event showcases the latest designs for the kitchen and dining area as well as home accessories and textiles.