Milan design week, Venice Architecture Biennale and 3 Days of Design are among the architecture and design events featured in Dezeen Events Guide for 2023.
Other events taking place in 2023 include the Design Shanghai 2023, Stockholm Design Week and IMM Cologne 2023.
Read on for the 2023 highlights and see Dezeen Events Guide for more architecture and design events around the world.
9 January to 23 February and 7 to 11 September
Trade show Maison&Objet is the largest event taking place at Paris Design Week and presents more than 2,000 exhibitors.
The event returns for its summer and winter editions with a programme of exhibitions, installations and awards to celebrate established and upcoming designers.
The show also hosts 38 conferences addressing topics such as hospitality, innovation and the latest design trends.
The fair takes place at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre in Paris, France. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
Stockholm Design Week
6 to 12 February
Stockholm Design Week returns in February for its 21st edition, after being held in September in 2022 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The week-long festival includes exhibitions, open showrooms, an awards ceremony and the Stockholm Furniture Fair.
The fair, which runs from 7 to 11 February, showcases Scandinavian and international designs from more than 380 brands.
The festival takes place at various locations across Stockholm, Sweden. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
10 to 12 February
Design fair Object Rotterdam returns to the HAKA-building in the Dutch city, exhibiting products and one-off creations by upcoming and established designers.
The event showcases design, crafts, fashion, architecture and art and welcomes interiors and design enthusiasts, art professionals and collectors.
The previous two editions have taken place in the summer due to Covid-19-related restrictions but in 2023 the event will return to the original winter dates as part of Rotterdam Art Week.
The event takes place in the HAKA-building in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
Madrid Design Festival
14 February to 12 March
Madrid Design Festival returns every February with a programme of exhibitions, installations, open showrooms, workshops, forums and talks.
The festival also hosts the Madrid Design Pro conference, with 25 speakers addressing challenges, trends and the future of design.
The month-long event covers architecture, interior design, graphic design, crafts, furniture and education.
Madrid Design Festival takes place at various locations across Madrid, Spain. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
Nomad St Moritz
23 to 26 February
Nomad is a travelling fair that celebrates art, architecture and design, and includes an exhibition presenting the work of 100 exhibitors.
To accompany the exhibition, Nomad St Moritz hosts a series of talks, tours and open homes.
The event marks the 11th edition of the fair, with previous editions having taken place in Capri, Venice, Cannes and Monaco.
The event takes place in St Moritz, Switzerland. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
Milan design week
17 to 23 April
As the largest annual design event in the world, Milan design week returns in 2023 with hundreds of events.
The festival includes the design fair Salone del Mobile held at the Fiera Milano exhibition centre, which showcases more than 800 brands.
The design week also features fringe events known as Fuorisolane, including exhibitions, installations, conferences and workshops.
Milan design week 2023 takes place at various locations across Milan, Italy. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
3 to 7 May
DesignMarch is the largest design festival in Iceland, with more than 400 brands and designers participating in the event.
The event hosts exhibitions, workshops, talks, open studios and the conference DesignTalks to a variety of design disciplines..
DesignMarch 2023 takes place at various locations across Reykjavík, Iceland. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
18 to 25 May
NYCxDesign is a seven-day festival taking place in New York City, celebrating it’s 11th anniversary in 2023.
The festival hosts hundreds of events throughout city’s five boroughs, showcasing the work of more than 1,000 designers.
The events span architecture, fashion, crafts, graphic design, product design, interior design, hospitality, film and sustainability.
The festival takes place at various locations across New York City, USA. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
Melbourne Design Week
18 to 28 May
Melbourne Design Week is held for 11 days with the National gallery of Victoria, hosting fairs, awards, workshops, product launches, exhibitions, talks and tours.
The events include the Melbourne Design fair located at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, which showcases both national and international brands.
The 2023 festival, which marks the seventh year of the festival, follows three themes: transparency, currency and legacy.
Melbourne Design Week 2023 takes place at various locations across Melbourne, Australia. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
Venice Architecture Biennale
20 May to 26 November
Venice celebrates its 18th architecture biennale with an exhibition curated by Scottish-Ghanaian architect Lesley Lokko and educational tours and workshops.
The biennale will predominantly be hosted across two venues: Giardini della Biennale and Arsenale di Venezia.
Venice Architecture Biennale 2023 takes place at various locations across Venice, Italy. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
4 to 7 June
Design fair IMM Cologne returns in 2023 with more than 1,200 exhibitors from almost 140 countries.
The event showcases interior products, including seating, dining room furniture, beds and lighting.
The trade show presents three themes: Home, Pure and LivingKitchen. Home provides furniture and homeware while Pure focuses on avant-garde and innovative designs and LivingKitchen showcases kitchen appliances.
IMM Cologne 2023 takes place at Koelnmesse GmbH in Cologne, Germany. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
3 Days of Design
7 to 9 June
Danish design festival 3 Days of Design celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2023 with design, furniture and lighting.
The festival hosts exhibitions, open showrooms and galleries, product launches, workshops, talks and networking opportunities.
3 Days of Design takes place at various locations across Copenhagen, Denmark. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
8 to 11 June
Trade fair Design Shanghai is a four-day event showcasing classic, contemporary, kitchen, bathroom and workplace designs, as well as materials, objects and accessories.
The fair invites architects, interior designers, retailers and property developers to explore products by more than 100 established and upcoming brands.
Design Shanghai takes place at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
13 to 18 June
Design Miami/Basel returns to Switzerland for its 17th edition with an exhibition and series of talks.
Last year, the exhibition is separated into three spaces: Gallery, which includes classic and contemporary design; Curio, which showcases avant-garde designs; and Podium, with products selected by the event curator.
Each year, the fair takes place alongside Art Basel and follows a theme, such as The Golden Age, Human Nature and Smart Living.
Design Miami/Basel 2023 takes place at Messe Basel in Basel, Switzerland. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
Helsinki Design Week
1 to 11 September
Helsinki Design Week takes place in Finland’s capital city to celebrate a range of mediums, including architecture, fashion, graphic design, product design, interiors and textiles.
The 11-day festival hosts hundreds of events, including exhibitions, workshops, open studios, fashion shows, discussions and lectures.
The design week celebrates its 19th anniversary in 2023, with each year having followed a theme, such as Co-Creation, Action and Commitment Matters.
Helsinki Design Week 2023 takes place at various locations across Helsinki, Finland. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism
1 September to 29 October
The 2023 edition of Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism is curated by architects Byoung Soo Cho and Eui Young Chun.
The fourth-anniversary event follows the theme Land Architecture and Land Urbanism within three key issues: ecology, topography and views.
One of the biennale’s largest events is the Seoul 100-year Masterplan Exhibition which outlines long-terms plans for Seoul.
Seoul Biennale 2023 takes place at various locations across Seoul, South Korea. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
London Design Festival
16 to 24 September
London Design Festival takes place in September every year in the UK’s capital city, hosting exhibitions, open showrooms, installations, tours, talks, product launches and workshops.
The festival takes place across 12 design districts in the city, showcasing architecture, fashion, interiors, furniture, textiles, art, graphic design and crafts.
Running from 20 to 23 September, the trade fair Design London is one of the largest events taking place during the festival.
London Design Festival takes place at various locations across London, UK. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
Design Week Mexico
Design Week Mexico is a festival that takes place in Mexico’s capital city, featuring exhibitions, tours and workshops.
While the exact dates are yet to be announced for the 15th edition, the event is expected to return in October.
Design Week Mexico 2023 takes place at various locations across Mexico City, Mexico.
Design Week Lagos
Design Week Lago is also yet to announce the dates of its 2023 event, however, the previous edition took place in October.
In 2022, the festival hosted more than 40 events across the city including exhibitions, trade shows and roundtable discussions.
The design week invites local and international architects and designers to explore furniture, interiors, graphic design and industrial design.
Design Week Lagos takes place at various locations across Lagos, Nigeria.
Sharjah Architecture Triennial
Sharjah Architecture Triennial is expected to return in November following its inaugural edition in 2019.
The architecture festival follows the theme The Beauty of Impermanence: An Architecture of Adaptability, focusing on sustainability, innovation and re-use.
Sharjah Architecture Triennial 2023 takes place at various locations across Sharjah, UAE.
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