Six architecture and design events in May from Dezeen Events Guide

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Lisbon, Melbourne and Clerkenwell’s design weeks are among the architecture and design events featured in Dezeen Events Guide this May.

Other events taking place during the month include NYCxDesign, London Craft Week and Design Miami Los Angeles.

London Craft Week
13 to 19 May, UK

London Craft Week is a festival showcasing the work of designers and makers, exploring disciplines such as art, ceramics, embroidery, candle making, material innovation, glassblowing, metalwork and fashion.

The programme includes talks, workshops, exhibitions, installations, fairs, performances, tours and parties dotted across the city.

2024 marks the event’s 10th anniversary with expectations of around 250,000 attendees across the seven days.

Dezeen is a media partner for London Craft Week 2024.

Design Miami Los Angeles
16 to 20 May, USA

For the first time, design fair Design Miami expands its events to Los Angeles, located at a private estate designed by architect Paul R. Williams in the city’s Holmby Hills.

The showcase includes vintage and contemporary furniture, lighting and design objects from global galleries, with the exhibition following the theme Master Works: Important Design, 1938–Present.

The creative director for this year’s Design Miami Los Angeles, Basel, Paris and Miami fairs are led by artist and founder of Mirage Magazine Henrik Purienne.

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NYCxDesign is set to host around 200 events. Illustration is Justyna Green. Above photo courtesy of Lisbon Design Week

NYCxDesign
16 to 23 May, USA

Annual design festival NYCxDesign returns to New York City for eight days, hosting around 200 events across Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens.

The festival’s programme features exhibitions, fairs, tours, talks, open showrooms and product launches led by brands in the graphic, urban, product and landscape design fields, as well as art, technology and architecture.

Among the events is the ICFF and Wanted 2024 fair, located in the Javits Center from 19 to 21 May.

Dezeen is a media partner for ICFF and Wanted 2024.

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2024 marks the 15th edition of the festival. Photo courtesy of Clerkenwell Design Week

Clerkenwell Design Week
21 to 23 May, UK

London’s Clerkenwell Design Week celebrates its 15th edition, presenting furniture, lighting, flooring, kitchen and ceramics in exhibitions and open showrooms.

Among the displays, events include talks and workshops, which are situated across more than 130 venues in the Clerkenwell district of the city.

Dezeen is a media partner for Clerkenwell Design Week 2024.

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The programme includes Fantasque by Lucie Schweitzer. Photo courtesy of Lisbon Design Week

Lisbon Design Week
22 to 26 May, Portugal

Launching last year, Lisbon Design Week hosts its second event, with parties, exhibitions, talks, tours and open showrooms over five days.

Events are located at various venues across Portugal’s capital city, focusing on contemporary fashion, textiles, sculpture, furniture, art and lighting.

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This year’s event follow three themes: Ecology, Ethics and Energy. Photo is by Edmund Sumner

Melbourne Design Week
23 May to 2 June, Australia

More than 100 exhibitions are taking place at this year’s Melbourne Design Week, alongside a series of talks, tours and workshops.

Each year, the festival asks participants to respond to the concept of Design the World You Want. Additionally for 2024, the programme follows three key themes: Ecology, Ethics and Energy.

Located in Melbourne and the surrounding Victoria area, the events expect to see 70,000 attendees across 11 days.

About Dezeen Events Guide

Dezeen Events Guide is our guide to the best architecture and design events taking place across the world each year. The guide is updated weekly and includes virtual events, conferences, trade fairs, major exhibitions and design weeks.

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