Boston Design Week starts tomorrow and will feature three themes: Designing Boston, Next! (focused on emerging talent and technology), and Design and Social Impact. The 12-day fest celebrates architecture, environmental and landscape design, urban design, interior design, fashion, graphic design, photography, product and industrial design, and studio design, such as furniture, decorative arts, sculpture, textiles and jewelry.
George Nakashima, Sanso Dining Table; courtesy of Moderne Gallery
“American Modern Design from 1920s to 1940s,” a special Design Week tour with Museum of Fine Arts curator Nonie Gadsden, will explore American modern design in the MFA galleries.
Walking tours, The Boston Print Fair, and panels on local architecture, sustainable design and changing the world via design are just a few of the scheduled events. Check out the lineup in its entirety.
“From the start, the mission of Boston Design Week has been to increase public awareness and appreciation of all aspects of design,” shares co-producer Tony Fusco. “Once people are aware of the world of design around them, they recognize the vital role that it plays in our lives. The festival also gives focus to the importance and impact that creative industries have on our city and our economy.”
The third annual event will conclude with the AD20/21 Art & Design show, which brings together exhibitors such as Moderne Gallery (Pennsylvania), recognized for art deco and for championing the work of George Nakashima, Wharton Esherick and others of the American craft movement, and Habatat Galleries (Florida), the country’s oldest gallery specializing in contemporary glass, which will present a major collection of works by glassmakers from around the world.