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Tokyo Designers Week


Tokyo Designers Week held in Jinu Gaien Shops from October 29th to November 3rd, is celebrating its 25th anniversary since it was launched as a design event that brings together variety of design. The event has become a landmark on the international design calendar, this year will be the biggest exhibition yet as thousands of creators descend on the world’s trendiest capital. Over 100.000 visitors are expected to attend.

The theme from this year is “Environment.” Throughout the event, participating corporations, organizations and independent designers will be introducing new environmental approaches and solutions.


Dutch Design Week


From October 23 through October 31 2010, Eindhoven presents the 9th edition of Dutch Design Week, the largest design event in the Netherlands. Around 1500 designers from home and abroad will show their work all over the city of Eindhoven from design disciplines such as industrial design, concept design, graphic design, textile & fashion, spatial design, fooddesign and design management & trends. Visitors will be given insight into the entire development process from concept to product in various disciplines ranging from industrial design to applied arts.

The participants include established bureaus, high-profile designers, talented newcomers, and recently graduated designers, one of the reasons why this Dutch Design Week is the perfect meeting place for designers, companies, and public.


Istanbul Design Week


Since 2005, Istanbul Design Week has been the greatest design organization of Turkey and this year it will be held between 29th September – 3rd October 2010.

In the Capital of Culture of year 2010, IDW will be hosting many exhibitions from all around the world, with the theme ‘city & design’.

Visitors will experience intense design days with symposiums, workshops and conferences at this connection point for creative ideas from different disciplines of design. Reaching much bigger number of people than the previous years is aimed.

This year, IDW has taken its place as a brand in international design events calendar. Having a remarkable dynamism regarding participation and advertisement internationally, IDW is more than just a showcase for designers; it is a creativity platform presenting reference points for them to draw their path.


Valencia Design Week


The Designers’ Association of the Valencia Region (ACDV) has been promoting design for 25 years and is now organizing Valencia Disseny Week (VDW) for the second year running. It will be running from 27 September to 2 October in parallel to the Feria Hábitat Valencia.

The purpose of VDW is to support, promote and group together all design-related initiatives that are organized in the city of Valencia during said week, such as exhibitions, presentations, parties, showrooms, discussions, workshops, meetings, markets, etc. The Designers’ Association of the Valencia Region (ACDV) is also organizing a series of events alongside the activities lined up for the week.

Valencia is a city that has gradually positioned itself as one of the main creative hubs on the international scene. For decades, design in the Valencia Region has been backed by a consolidated network of design professionals, companies, schools, universities, technology institutes, institutions and associations. All of these factors added to the superb Mediterranean climate and the city’s vast cultural wealth, make Valencia an exceptional venue to host a Design Week.

The spirit of VDW

Valencia Design Week aims to promote design in society, bringing it closer to the general public, as design forms part of everyone’s culture and day to day lives. The spirit of Valencia Disseny Week is that everyone can enjoy design in the city itself. It will show innovative projects, fresh ideas that evoke new alternatives and the huge array of disciplines that represent the profession. The basis of VDW is design made in the Valencia Region but it also showcases the best of Spanish and international design in this Mediterranean city.


London Design Festival


First staged in 2003, the London Design Festival is one of the world’s most important annual design events. The nine-day Festival programme is made up of over 200 events and exhibitions staged by around 160 partner organisations across the design spectrum and from around the world.

The diversity of world-class design talent in – and attracted to – London is one of the key strengths of the city over other global design centers; the London Design Festival brings this talent to the fore every year to connect with others, explore issues, do business, exchange ideas, and have fun.

Now in its eighth year, The London Design Festival is firmly established as a major cultural and commercial event. Last year London hosted a rich mix of over 200 commissioned installations and exhibitions plus over 150 launches, private views and parties, cementing its reputation as the design capital of the world. The 2010 Festival promises an even greater diversity of activity taking place across the capital – from the Festival hub at the V&A to spaces across the city filled with design from partners across the UK and around the world.

Events and Venues include:

Trafalgar Square, Victoria and Albert Museum, Size + Matter, London Design Medal, Brompton Design District, The Royal College of Art, Serpentine Gallery, Covent Garden and West End, the Design Council, 100% Design London, Design Museum, Tent London, Origin – the London Craft Fair, Decorex, HEL YES!, Showhow, and many more.

London design festival will take place from the 18th to the 26th of September 2010.


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