Twenty-five of the best design weeks and festivals for 2022 from Dezeen Events Guide
With Covid-19 continuing to impact design events this year, Dezeen Events Guide has put together an up-to-date overview of 25 design weeks in 2022 including events in Stockholm, Milan, New York and London.
The pandemic is now impacting events for the third year in a row, with many shows forced to change their plans. IMM Cologne has been cancelled, the January edition of Maison&Objet has been postponed to March while Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair has been moved to September.
There are rumours that Milan's prestigious Salone del Mobile might move from its traditional spring slot, with June mooted as an alternative, but for now, the event is scheduled for 5 to 10 April 2022.
Dezeen Events Guide is a constantly updated resource listing hundreds of architecture and design events around the world. Read on for details of some of the most important design events of 2022:
Valencia World Design Capital 2022
The Spanish city's reign as World Design Capital 2022 kicked off this month with a programme of events that will continue throughout the year. It features an array of exhibitions, conferences and other events that celebrate design in Valencia.
World Design Capital Valencia 2022 takes place all year. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
Madrid Design Festival
1 February to 31 March 2022
The fifth edition of Madrid Design Festival features an extensive exhibition programme and hosts leading figures in national and international design.
Women's voices in design are prominent in this year's edition with the participation of Jane Withers, Hella Jongerius, Anna Heringer, Patricia Urquiola and Izaskun Chinchilla. They speak about their projects, philosophy and how they are creating new environments for a sustainable future.
Madrid Design Festival takes place from 1 February to 31 March 2022. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
Stockholm Design Week
7 to 13 February 2022 and 5 to 11 September 2022
Stockholm Design Week sticks to its regular February slot but minus the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, which will now take place from 6 to 9 September (see below). The week will consist of the usual events, exhibitions and parties at showrooms and other venues across the city.
A second edition of the week will take place from 5 to 11 September to coincide with the new dates for the furniture and light fair.
Stockholm Design Week takes place from 7 to 13 February 2022 and from 6 to 9 September 2022. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
Interiors Australia and Denfair
10 to 12 February 2022
Interiors Australia and Denfair have joined forces and will take place together in Melbourne from 10 to 12 February 2022.
Denfair focuses on high-end furniture and lighting while Interiors Australia features architectural products, kitchens, bathrooms and workplace design.
Alongside the exhibition, the event features a series of talks, interviews and masterclasses with international designers. The fair is open to trade visitors only on the first two days with the public admitted on the third day.
Interiors Australia and Denfair take place from 10 to 12 February 2022. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
Nomad St Moritz
1 to 5 March 2022
Located in St Moritz, Switzerland, travelling fair brand Nomad hosts its winter edition at St Moritz in Switzerland, where it will showcase collectable design and contemporary art.
Nomad St Moritz takes place from 1 to 5 March 2022. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
Melbourne Design Week
17 to 27 March 2022
Hosted annually across eleven days, Melbourne Design Week features a creative programme of talks, tours, exhibitions and workshops. This year, the design week returns to the Australian city with the same theme as 2021's edition: "Design the world you want".
Melbourne Design Week takes place from 17 to 27 March 2022. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
24 to 28 March 2022
This year's first edition of twice-yearly Paris trade show Maison&Objet takes place from 24 to 28 March, having been moved from its regular January slot due to the pandemic. A parallel event called Maison&Objet In The City will take place in showrooms across Paris.
Maison&Objet takes place from 24 to 28 March 2022. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
Milan design week and Salone del Mobile
5 to 10 April 2022
Milan design week and the vast Salone del Mobile furniture fair return to their traditional spring slot this year.
The world's biggest annual design gathering encompasses the giant trade fair at the Fiera Milano exhibition centre plus the "fuorisalone" fringe events hosted in hundreds of different venues across the city's design districts.
Salone del Mobile takes place from 5 to 10 April 2022 while Milan design week runs from 4 to 10 April. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details about Salone del Mobile and Milan design week.
4 to 8 May 2022
Iceland's largest design festival returns to Reykjavík with an event spanning disciplines including architecture, fashion, interiors and graphic design.
DesignMarch takes place from 4 to 8 May 2022. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
20 to 22 May 2022
Object Rotterdam is a design fair that showcases design products and labels from emerging and established designers across a variety of different categories and mediums. The event has been moved from February to May due to the pandemic.
Object Rotterdam takes place from 20 to 22 May 2022. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
9 to 12 June 2022
Claiming to be Asia's premier design fair, Design Shanghai brings together the work of both established and emerging designers from China and abroad. The show was one of the few design events to take place in China in 2021.
Design Shanghai takes place from 9 to 12 June 2022. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
NYCxDesign and ICFF
10 to 20 May 2020 and 15 to 17 May 2020
New York City's most important design festivities take place in May when the citywide NYCxDesign festival and the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) coincide.
NYCxDesign takes place from 10 to 20 May 2022 while ICFF runs from 15 to 17 May 2022. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
Clerkwenwell Design Week
24 to 26 May 2022
After being postponed for the last two years, Clerkenwell Design Week will once again be taking place in the London neighbourhood. The festival's 11th edition will be spread across three days and a selection of the 100-plus showrooms in Clerkenwell.
Clerkenwell Design Week takes place from 24 to 26 May 2022. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
14 to 19 June 2022
Design Miami/Basel returns to Switzerland for its 16th edition providing a platform for exhibiting, acquiring, creating and discussing collectable design from around the world. The fair runs alongside the huge Art Basel art fair in the Swiss city. It is the sister event of the Design Miami show that takes place in Florida each December.
Design Miami/Basel takes place from 14 to 19 June 2022. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
3 Days of Design
15 to 17 June 2022
Denmark's most important design fair sees design brands throw open their showrooms across Copenhagen. This year, the festival returns to its former early summer slot after moving to September for the past couple of years due to the pandemic.
3 Days of Design takes place from 15 to 17 June 2022. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
Oslo Design Fair
31 August to 2 September 2022
Oslo Design Fair exhibits a variety of products including furniture, lighting, jewellery and other crafts. The 2022 edition has been postponed from January to late summer due to the pandemic.
Oslo Design Fair takes place from 31 August to 2 September 2022. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
8 to 12 September 2022
The summer edition of biannual Paris trade show Maison&Objet takes place in its usual September slot this year.
Maison&Objet takes place from 8 to 12 September. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
Helsinki Design Week
8 to 18 September 2022
Helsinki Design Week brings together design professionals and creatives for a curated selection of citywide events in the Finnish capital. The design week looks to the theme of openness for its 2022 event and aims to explore questions surrounding sustainability, curiosity and transparency.
Helsinki Design Week takes place from 8 to 18 September 2022. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair
6 to 9 September 2022
Scandinavia's largest design fair will take place from 6 to 9 September this year after being postponed from its regular slot in February due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A summer edition of Stockholm Design Week will take place in the Swedish capital from 5 to 11 September to coincide with the rescheduled fair.
Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair takes place from 6 to 9 September 2022. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
Design China Beijing
21 to 23 September 2022
Design China Beijing returns for its fifth edition, showcasing international brands alongside local design talent and a cultural programme of talks and installations.
Design China Beijing takes from 21 to 23 September 2022. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
Light + Building
2 to 6 October 2022
Light + Building, the world’s largest trade fair for lighting and building services engineering, returns to Frankfurt in Germany this autumn after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic and after having been postponed from its original March 2022 slot.
Light + Building takes place from 2 to 6 October 2022. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
20 to 24 October 2022
The 27th edition of Biennale Interieur takes place in the Kortrijk Xpo fairground at Kortrijk in Belgium. The show features booths from leading furniture and interior products companies plus special exhibitions and talks. This will be the first time the biannual fair has taken place in 2019 since the 2021 edition was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Biennale Interiur takes place from 20 to 24 October 2022. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
Dutch Design Week
22 to 30 October 2022
Dutch Design Week, held in Eindhoven and billed as the largest design event in Northern Europe, brings together over 2,600 designers and creatives each year to showcase the latest in design and innovation.
Dutch Design Week takes place from 22 to 30 October 2022. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
25 to 29 October 2022
The biannual Orgatec office furniture trade fair will take place in Cologne this October for the first time since 2018. The event and its accompanying talks programme will explore the impact Covid-19 has had on workplace culture and design.
Orgatec takes place from 25 to 29 October 2022. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.
30 November to 4 December 2022
The Design Miami collectable design fair once again rounds off the year by bringing together designers, curators, critics and gallerists in the Florida sunshine.
Design Miami takes place from 30 November to 4 December 2022. See Dezeen Events Guide for more details.