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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
Milan design week and Salone del Mobile
5 to 10 April 2022
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.
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.
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.
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.
NYCxDesign and ICFF
10 to 20 May 2020 and 15 to 17 May 2020
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.
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.
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.
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.
8 to 12 September 2022
The summer edition of biannual Paris trade show Maison&Objet takes place in its usual September slot this year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.