San Francisco Design Week (SFDW) kicks off at the Pier 27 Hub and continues throughout the Bay Area at exciting new design venues from June 20 - 28, 2019. This year's theme is CommUNITY.
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This eight-day celebration highlights San Francisco as the world’s most influential design center, offering visitors a rare opportunity to engage with the region's thriving design industry. Dynamic change is creating a community of purpose among Bay Area creatives and tech entrepreneurs, with collaborations on the rise between digital professionals, craft-makers, design studios, and artists.
Over 350 events across the San Francisco Bay Area, from Silicon Valley to San Francisco, will be promoting dynamic design-led ideas from more than 60 partners.
“San Francisco is the innovation capital of the world ,” says Dawn Zidonis, executive director, San Francisco Design Week. "Powerful ideas have taken root from the region's nimble start-ups to become global phenomena, affecting the daily lives of billions of people across the world. Designers are often key participants, either as entrepreneurial partners, or as problem-solvers, bringing high value to a business concept. San Francisco Design Week offers a rare window into the future."
This year’s program continues to reflect the diversity of design disciplines practiced across the Bay Area. A major part of Design Week is the Design Hub, a central location which houses a broad range of activities, including talks, installations, and exhibitions, followed by a week-long series of events hosted across the city at design studios and other local venues, such as museums, shops, restaurants, and pop-up locations.
Engage, and interact with design products from leading brands and independent makers as you enjoy panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay. The exhibition space is free and open to the public throughout the day.
The 5,000 sq. ft. Design Hub exhibition showcase reaches thousands of designers across multiple disciplines, from interior to industrial, VR to product, AI to graphic and more.
San Francisco Design Week is a community event organized by AIGA San Francisco, the professional association for design in partnership with industry organizations IDSA, Center for Architecture and AIA SF, SFFAMA, and IXDA.