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“HEART OF CYBERPUNK” 360° VR TOUR

October 26, 2020 - August 30, 2023
Hong Kong, China
#ddHK had worked with 10 local fashion and accessories designer units and many other creatives to use materials sourced in Sham Shui Po to create “Heart of Cyberpunk – Immersive Fashion Experience”. Inspired by the history of garment and electronic retail industry in the district, the exhibition pulled together fashion and multidisciplinary designs and arts to put on stage a genre-defying immersive fashion experience in 2020, the Year of Cyberpunk. Riding on cyberpunk culture which is inspired by the streetscape of Hong Kong, in particular Sham Shui Po, the exhibition created an original Sci-fi adventure story that envisaged the mystery of future human sustainable development to link up all elements. The main base of “Heart of Cyberpunk” and Cyborg Transformation Factory has now gone virtual and are just one click away, don’t miss it!  Website

WDO Member: HKDC
Category: Design week, Exhibition, Festival

LONDON INTERNATIONAL CREATIVE COMPETITION

February 1 - December 15
London, United Kingdom
Since starting out in 2006, the London International Creative Competition has been recognizing and rewarding the world’s most fresh and progressive creative talents. Our artists and designers are connected not by conventions, but by qualities. They work across a diverse range of formats, genres and industries, creating stunning and essential works of art in their respective fields. We’re not looking for anything done by-the-book. We’re looking for work that is as visual as it is vital. Website
Category: Awards

SIT FURNITURE DESIGN AWARD

March 31, 2021 - January 1, 2022
SIT Furniture Design Award ™ was created as a way to celebrate and share the remarkable work of furniture designers and those who use furniture in their projects. Creativity, innovative vision, and accessibility in the furniture design community deserve to be applauded and shared widely, across the world. Website
Category: Awards

EXPODISEÑO DIGITAL / UNIVERSIDAD ANÁHUAC MÉXICO

June 10 - December 31
Mexico City, Mexico
Find out ExpoDiseño Digital of Universidad Anáhuac México, an exhibition that exposes the best projects presented by students of its four programs: Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Multimedia Design and Fashion Design.

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WDO Member: Universidad Anáhuac México
Category: Exhibition

WORLD CAMPUS MASTERS SELECTIVE GRADUATION DESIGN PROGRAM 2021

August 18 - December 28
Shanghai, China
World Campus Masters Selective Graduation Design Program (short for "WCM Program”) is launched by an international design competition platform Young Bird Plan, and it is committed to recognizing the fresh blood of contemporary design through evaluating graduation designs from global young designers in different regions and cultures. It encourages original design and design thinking in campus to conduct a positive dialogue with global design industry and industrial development, bringing young designers and their graduation works to one of the world's most influential design platform and the cutting-edge design ecosystem.

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Category: Competition

C-IDEA DESIGN AWARD 2021

August 19, 2021 - February 28, 2022
Melbourne, Australia
The C-IDEA Design Award is the worlds’ annual juried design competition. It aims to recognize and promote visionary talents in a wide array of categories ranging from communication design, industrial design, architecture, interior design, fashion design, and new media. A yearbook and exhibition of the nominated designs are also presented as part of the event. Website
Category: Call for proposals

VALENCIAN DESIGN (2009-2019) PRODUCTS FOR A GLOBAL WORLD

September 18, 2021 - January 31, 2022
Valencia, Spain
This exhibition proposes a route through Valencian design product from 2009 to date, focusing on a careful selection of some 170 pieces that analyse the complexity and the experimental and innovative value of this field of design. The fact that the exhibition is held at the IVAM Alcoi pays a tribute to this city which was one of the focal points of the industrial revolution in Spain at the end of the 19th century, and to the inland regions of Alicante where a great tradition of productive industries continues to thrive. In this respect, the exhibition is oriented towards product design in its widest sense, ranging from objects that configure spaces on an individual level to those that enable us to spend time in public places, through the objects that enable us to meet, work or wait away from home.

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Category: Exhibition, World Design Capital

HERE WE ARE! WOMEN IN DESIGN 1900 – TODAY

September 23, 2021 - March 6, 2022
Munich, Germany
Be it in furniture design, fashion design, industrial design, or interior design, women have contributed crucially to the development of modern design, both creatively and commercially. The exhibition »Here We Are! Women in Design 1900 – Today« explores the role of designers from the past 120 years and tells a new, many-voiced story of design against the background of the struggle for equal rights and recognition. Around eighty women in design are showcased in the exhibition, including protagonists of modernism like Eileen Gray, Charlotte Perriand, Clara Porset, and Jeanne Toussaint, business leaders like Florence Knoll and Armi Ratia, but also lesser-known figures like the social reformer Jane Addams. Contemporary positions and future outlooks are represented by such designers as Matali Crasset, Patricia Urquiola, Julia Lohmann, and the Matri-Archi(tecture) collective.

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Category: Exhibition

CORONA-CRISIS AND CULTURE: PROPOSALS BY VALENCIAN CREATORS

September 29 - December 29
Valencia, Spain
‘Coronacrisis and culture: Proposals by Valencian creators’ is an exhibition project organised and produced by the Vice-rectorate of Culture and Sport of the University of Valencia, with the cooperation of the Directorate General for Heritage and Culture of the Valencian Government and the Department of Culture of the Local Authority of Valencia and it is curated by the Valencian designer Marisa Gallén, winner of a National Design Award in 2019.

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Category: Exhibition, World Design Capital

EXPO DUBAI 2020

October 1, 2021 - March 1, 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Expo 2020 Dubai will host the world for 173 days, each one brimming with new experiences. It’ll be a time to create, collaborate and innovate. And it’s going to be fun. We’re talking eye-catching, mind-bending, taste bud-tickling, grin-inducing, good-weird, did-that-really-just-happen fun. Come along, or spend a lifetime telling less interesting stories. Website
Category: Exhibition

The Red Dot Award: Product Design 2022

October 11, 2021 - February 11, 2022
The Red Dot Award: Product Design is entering a new competition year. From 11 October 2021 to 11 February 2022, designers, design offices and manufacturers can once again enter their products and have an international jury assess their design quality. Entries can be made in one or several of the roughly 50 categories ranging from furniture and kitchen appliances to toys, consumer electronics, medical technology, robots and vehicles.

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Category: Competition

SHUNDE D-DAY DESIGN COMPETITION 2021

October 14 - December 31
Shunde, China
This year's competition features "Smart Design, Links the Future". Apart from the major competition, we've also introduced an incubation platform into our design competition, along with the two enterprise-designated groups. Two main feature events, "Design Achievements Entrepreneurial Investment Conference" and "Launch Event for Original Designs" will be held with the competition to help promote design products and attract investment. Abundant prizes totalled up to 530,000 RMB, IP authorization and cooperation as well as talent matching activities will be offered. We welcome global participants to join the competition. Please note that entries submission deadline is December 31. The award ceremony is scheduled for February 2022 (the exact date to be confirmed), which is also the end of the whole competition.

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WDO Member: Industrial Society of Shunde (IDSS)
Category: Competition

EMERGENCY! DESIGN AGAINST COVID-19

November 17, 2021 - January 10, 2022
Valencia, Spain
The Design Museum has dedicated special attention to emergency designs in the spheres of protective equipment, machinery or graphics linked to communication and information campaigns, projects that will become part of the Museum collection. With more than thirty initiatives, both public and private, the emphasis is on pieces such as the contributions in face masks made by fashion designers Txell Miras, Josep Abril with Opisso and Miriam Ponsa, or the Gracia Mask acetate face protection shield by Joan Ayguadé. Outstanding in the field of protective devices for use by the health services is the 3DDF equipment designed, executed and co-financed by the design studio MOS and the Aleu mask, developed by Eurecat. In clinical machinery the developments of respiratory apparatus stand out: the Angel-Y valve designed by Minnim Design, the respirator and bifurcator by Leitat or the collaborative social innovation project for open hardware OxyGEN promoted by Protofy.xyz. Other outstanding contributions include the MTS uvc robot which disinfects rooms and surfaces or the modular air management system, AMS mini, designed by FICEPS3.

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Category: Exhibition, World Design Capital

DISCOVER MARVELLOUS DESIGNS ‧ DFA AWARDS 2021 ONLINE SHOWCASE

November 26, 2021 - January 27, 2022
Hong Kong, China
Amidst the pandemic, creativity and innovation proves to be the remedy for improving our quality of life. This year’s awardees and their awarded projects meaningfully address critical issues through technological advancements, and marriage of functionality and aesthetics. The designs unite people from all walks of life through one singularity, and contribute to the betterment of society in Asia and beyond. At DFA Awards Online Showcase, you can explore influential design projects for Asia, get familiar with global design trailblazers, and meet emerging Hong Kong designers. Some of the winners also show up in videos in explaining their design stories.

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WDO Member: HKDC
Category: Awards, Exhibition

BODW CITYPROG 2021

November 27 - December 5
Hong Kong, China
BODW CityProg is a citywide design activation programme initiated in 2018 by Hong Kong Design Centre. Each year, CityProg brings together 100+ partners to spark 200+ happenings around the city through its three distinct platforms: “Anchor Site Festivals”, “Design EduVation” programmes, and “Satellite Events & Offers”. CityProg spans throughout the year, with major happenings in November and December near Business of Design Week annually, peaking from 27 November to 5 December for the 2021 edition. With HKDC stepping into its 20th anniversary, the 2021 edition of CityProg has taken the theme “20s: Reflect‧Refresh‧Reset”. Website WDO Member: HKDC
Category: Design week, Exhibition, Festival

BUSINESS OF DESIGN WEEK 2021

November 29 - December 4
Hong Kong, China
The post-pandemic world is in a state of flux. Our world has never been more in need of a new beginning. Navigating the new normal calls for fresh thinking, decisive leadership, and collaborative creativity across disciplines. As global business leaders envisage a game-changing plan to chart a purposeful path forward, societies must find the talent, confidence, and innovation needed to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving world and execute big ideas across various fields, so that we can Rewrite, Redesign, and Rebuild the future we desire. Rethink, Refresh, and Reset with leading entrepreneurs, creatives, and designers from different sectors who will collectively shine a light on how we can thrive amid crisis, co-create a sustainable future, and make a meaningful impact through human-centred design and technology. LET’S RESET @ BODW2021.

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WDO Member: HKDC
Category: Conference, Design week

DESIGN CONFLUENCE

January 27, 2022 - January 28, 2022
Jaipur, India
For this, the Design Culture Leadership at the ARCH College is working towards propagating the concepts of design thinking and application by familiarizing our youth in schools & colleges with design methods and imparting design skills, enabling them to become design leaders, creators and innovators. The Confluence seeks to create an interface between education and industry sectors to debate on how Design- Technology education can be leveraged to support the emerging economies of the new world. The Confluence outputs will include a high-level statement and proposal to policy makers with recommendations about how to harness the power of Design to address current educational challenges, ensuring quality education and lifelong opportunities for all in the new world scenario.

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Category: Conference

THE DENFAIR DIFFERENCE

February 10, 2022 - February 12, 2022
Melbourne, Australia
For three days each year, DENFAIR presents hundreds of the most compelling local and international brands under one roof and bring together the design scene for a first look at the products and ideas shaping the spaces we love. Website
Category: Exhibition

MUNICH CREATIVE BUSINESS WEEK

March 5, 2022 - March 13, 2022
Munich, Germany
The MUNICH CREATIVE BUSINESS WEEK (MCBW) is Germany's largest design event and at the same time an international showcase for the Bavarian creative and design industry. As a platform, the MCBW grants companies and designers from all disciplines the opportunity to present themselves to the professional world and the design-savvy public in Munich and the surrounding area over a period of nine days.
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Category: Design week

WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DAY 2022

April 26, 2022
World Intellectual Property Day 2022 shines a light on the critical role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the economy and how they can use intellectual property (IP) rights to build stronger, more competitive and resilient businesses.

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Category: International Day
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