With spring in full bloom, designers and artists around the world are busy preparing for another month of exciting design events, exhibitions and festivals across the United States, Italy and Brazil. Lucky for up-and-coming designers, artists and design enthusiasts, this spells a new month of opportunities to connect with fellow creatives and a chance to showcase work alongside the best talent in the region.
Get those planners out because you’ll want to mark these design events in your calendar this April. Read on for the full list.
Boston Design Week 2018, April 4 – 15
Officially a member of the World Design Weeks, the Boston Design Week celebrates its 5th year with a twelve day city-wide festival to recognize the importance of design in everyday living, and raise public awareness and appreciation of Boston design. With this year’s theme Now, New, Next! the twelve day event shines the spotlight on current and future designs through various exhibits and talks catered to both design professionals and homeowners.
Events to watch out for:
- AD 20/21 Home & 19th Annual Boston Print Fair
- Art in the Age of Internet
- X A Journey in 4 dimensions
São Paolo International Art Festival 2018, April 11-15
Since its inception in 2005, the São Paulo International Art Festival has evolved from a platform for the professionalization of the Brazilian Art Market to a global art event that promotes dialogue and exchange between renowned international artists and growing Brazilian talent. Now on its 13th edition, the festival represents over 2,000 artists from various design galleries through a rich cultural program that spans four days.
Watch out for:
- Gallery Night 2018
- Opening of Mestre Didi’s exhibition with works that unite Afro-Brazilian religiosity and visual arts elements.
- A presentation of São Paulo architectural development starting from the 1950s by journalist Raul Juste Lores and Ovo
Salone Del Mobile.Milano, April 17 – 22
Hailed as one of the most anticipated design and furnishings event worldwide, the Salone Del Mobile.Milano 2018 once again takes stage this Milan Design Week from April 17 – 22. Set in the gorgeous Milan Fairgrounds, Salon Del Mobile. Milano expects over 300,000 visitors to take part in exhibitions, programs centered on the celebration of quality Italian design and design innovation.
Watch out for:
- Salone Satellite – an exhibition dedicated to promoting emerging designers under the age of 35
- Salone’s city-based project tackling urban sustainability ‘Living Nature: La Natura dell’Abitare’
Which event are you most excited about? Did we miss anything out? Tell us about your most recent event experience in the comments below!
We recently visited Shanghai for the DesignShanghai 2018, so check out our favorite highlights from the event here. If you like learning about design exhibitions or trade shows, subscribe to our newsletter to receive regular updates straight to your mailbox.