From Maison&Objet to Miami, there’s no end-of-summer sadness with this month’s roundup of industry events. Read on for BOH’s monthly calendar highlights, including conferences, trade shows and design discussions.
Paris Design Week and Maison&Objet
Paris | September 8–17
Paris Design Week returns with a theme of “Meta Sensible,” which focuses on a physical world that is no longer in opposition with its digital counterpart. The festival’s largest event, Maison&Objet, from September 8 to 12 in the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition center, will feature more than 3,000 brands. The rest of the events take place in three districts—Opéra, Concorde and Étoile; Rive Gauche; and Palais-Royal, Marais and Bastille—and are organized in partnership with Galerie Joseph and Acumen magazine, which will share content via their social media platforms. For more info, click here.
Future of Home
New York | September 12–13
After the overwhelming growth and unprecedented challenges of the past two years, the design industry now faces a shifting, uncertain economy and a host of simmering questions: How are companies finding success while scaling services? How can they build a better supply chain and lessen the sector’s environmental impact? How should home furnishings brands operate in a world where the boundaries between physical and digital shopping are blurred? Business of Home’s fourth annual Future of Home conference will shed light on these issues and more in a thought-provoking two-day event taking place on September 12 and 13 in New York at Chelsea Industrial, with a speaker roster that includes “startup whisperer” Alexa von Tobel on getting entrepreneurship right; designer Caleb Anderson and his partner, DeAndre DeVane, on building sustainable businesses that are good for the body, soul and bottom line; and AphroChic founders Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason on how to make the history of design more inclusive with an in-depth look at the legacy and importance of the Black family home. Hosted by Dennis Scully and with panels moderated by BOH editor in chief Kaitlin Petersen and executive editor Fred Nicolaus, FOH’s conversations will shed light on everything from sustainability in the industry to building a healthy work culture to ways designers can leverage social media and their “aesthetic eye” to attract the right clients. For more info, click here.
What’s New, What’s Next at the NYDC
New York | September 14
The 14th annual What’s New, What’s Next event at the New York Design Center will return to its original in-person format this year, exploring the latest ideas, designs, materials and products in the industry—and forming New York’s unofficial can’t-miss week of design programming this month in partnership with Future of Home. For more info, click here.
Dallas Design Week and Texas Design Week
Dallas | September 12–15 and 19–23
Dallas gets a multitude of design events this September, starting with Dallas Market Center’s design week on September 12, a four-day event that includes promotions and conversations across its 1.5 million square feet of showrooms. Two additional design events—WestEdge Design Fair and Artexpo Dallas—will take place at the nearby Dallas Market Hall in the design district from September 16 to 18, showcasing modern designs from more than 100 brands and offering access to demonstrations and tastings from leading chefs in the culinary pavilion. Meanwhile, Dwell with Dignity, a nonprofit agency dedicated to creating homes for families struggling with homelessness, is hosting a monthlong pop-up store called Thrift Studio. Located in the design district near DMC, it will offer donated high-end furniture, home decor and art pieces—curated by leading designers and showrooms—available for purchase at a discounted rate from August 26 to September 24. Texas Design Week takes place across the city from September 19 to 23, featuring appearances from recognized designers, architects and industry professionals like Schumacher’s Jean-Louis Deniot, The Rug Company’s Ken Fulk and Veranda’s editor in chief Steele Marcoux.
London Design Festival
London | September 17–25
The London Design Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary with installations, exhibitions and landmark projects from leading designers and architects across the capital. Design London, the festival’s largest, four-day design fair, taking place from September 21 to 24 in the new design district, Greenwich Peninsula, will host a series of discussions, opening with award-winning British designer Lee Broom, followed by Netherlands-based designer Sabine Marcelis, sustainability advocate Jay Blades (best known for his role on the BBC series The Repair Shop) and multidisciplinary artist Marco Oggian. The festival will also present projects at the Victoria and Albert Museum and host the Global Design Forum program, featuring an array of international speakers discussing how design can be more accessible, inclusive and sustainable. For more info, click here.
American Society of Interior Designer’s Gather 2022, the National Conference
Miami | September 21–24
ASID’s national conference features conversations with industry professionals and events throughout Miami intended to expand designers’ perspectives. Ford Motor Company’s chief futurist Sheryl Connelly and Memphis-based designer Carmeon Hamilton will speak on long-term thinking, strategic development and content creation for social media. For more info, click here.
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