Your Guide to End of Year Design Events 2018 |
Your Guide to Design Events in November and December 2018

Your Guide to Design Events in November and December 2018

Around The World For Design Inspiration

Asma Khan
Written by –
Asma Khan
on October 20th 2018

We’re coming to the end of the year, with only a few design events in 2018 left. Throughout November and December there are a host of design events to visit, from Switzerland to Hong Kong. Are you ready to pack your bags and catch these shows before the end of 2018?

November Design Events 2018

Designer’s Saturday, November 2 – 4

Langenthal, Switzerland

If you are an enthusiast for all things Swiss, Designer’s Saturday is the place to be! You have a chance to connect with over 70 global interior, architecture brands and universities.

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The 3-day convention will be spread across seven extraordinary locations around Langenthal, connected by shuttle services. In each of them, you have a chance to connect closely with the production line in its original space. Unlike typical conventions, innovation and a mystery is etched into the designs created in 5 authentic production halls.



  • DS Spotlight Japan – Have a chance to meet with excellent Japanese designers, such as Naoki Terada and Torafu Architects.
  • Local design schools to visit and unleash their creative youth potential.


Head HERE to learn more about Designer’s Saturday.

Dubai Design Week, November 12 – 17

Dubai, UAE

Everyone knows that Dubai has a host of striking architectural buildings and soaring skyscrapers, like Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab. This year, Dubai Design Week is bringing you over 230 events in the fourth edition of the region’s largest and ever-growing festival.

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Dubai Design District (d3) is heavily supporting this event by acting as the hotspot for the 120+ companies participating. It has never been so exciting to have designs ranging from architecture, product, furniture, interior and graphic design all in one place. The 6-day sensation is absolutely free to attend.




  • Downtown Edition’s bespoke designs.
  • Global Grad Show – top graduates social designs showcase.
  • Abwab – ‘doors‘ dedicated design to the region.


Find out more highlights about Dubai Design Week HERE.

INSIDE World Festival of Interiors + World Architecture Festival (WAF), November 28 – 30

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Pack an early weekend away to the Venice of the North for these sister events of interior design. INSIDE World Festival of Interiors and WAF are both huge festivals bringing together design projects from around the world to be criticized (and acclaimed) during a live judging presentation session.

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Specializing as an awards ceremony to celebrate architects, the festival also calls for an opportunity to tour Amsterdam. This year, the World Architecture Festival’s very own award ceremony for architectures is going to be held at RAI Exhibition and Convention Center. INSIDE and WAF also provide as a networking hub for designers and architects to discuss completed buildings or future projects with experts. Furthermore, the festival features some winning presentations, such as a sharing from award-winner of World Building of The Year 2017.


Check out this year’s award nominees HERE or learn more about INSIDE and WAF HERE.

December Design Events 2018

Design Miami, December 5 – 9

Miami, USA


If modern designs from the twentieth and twenty-first century is your go-to, then Design Miami is the fair for you. The world’s top galleries present polished exhibitions for admirers of high-end furniture, lighting and objets d’art.

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Design Miami takes it one step further by presenting a selection of collectible design that is both modern and contemporary. It is a forum happening hand in hand with Art Basel fair, making it super easy to bring together significant gallerists, collectors, critics and enthusiasts to chat about design culture and commerce.


For more on Design Miami, head HERE.

Chiang Mai Design Week, December 8 – 16

Chiang Mai, Thailand

The design week crawls into December in Thailand. Chiang Mai Design Week features an exciting pop up market, with creative businesses and young startups.

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A yearly celebration for craftsmen, designers and entrepreneurs who enjoy indulging in modern living designs through large-scale installations, art and music. It is an opportunity allowing local artists to collaborate with international entities, giving them exposure. What’s exciting about this is the festival goes beyond designers to local communities and tourists, like yourself. You can immerse in a rich cultural and deep art experience of the “Creative City” that Chiang Mai aspires to be.


Check out the program features of Chiang Mai Design Week HERE.

The 18th Hong Kong Homex, December 22 – 25

Hong Kong, China

Why not end the year in the vivid financial hub of Asia, booming with fancy skyscrapers? After 5 years, Homex is back with contemporary and modern home decor and styling ideas that will suit Hong Kong’s compact housing and provide some insight to the year to come.

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Visit the expo held at the famous Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre for some Asian-style inspiration of furniture and decor while attending the must-visit 16th Hong Kong Food Festival happening simultaneously. Savor Christmas delights before you end the design hunt this year.


Discover more about the different zones of 18th Hong Kong Homex, including the smart home zone HERE.

Which of these design weeks intrigued you the most? Where will you be this November and December? Let us know in the comments below!


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