Six architecture and design events in April from Dezeen Events Guide

Concéntrico 09

Milan design week, Coverings 2023 and Concéntrico 09 are among the architecture and design events featured in Dezeen Events Guide this month.

Among the other events taking place in March are Tigullio Design District, Orgatec Tokyo 2023 and an exhibition on Tartan at the V&A Dundee.

1 April 2023 to 14 January 2024, UK

The V&A Dundee’s Tartan exhibition will be dedicated to the well-known Scottish textile that has become a symbol of rebellion and tradition.

The show will include more than 300 objects that demonstrate the history and broad use of the material. It will feature numerous historical pieces alongside work by fashion designers Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Chanel and Dior.

Milan design week
17 to 23 April, Italy

This year, the world’s biggest annual design event – Milan design week – returns to its usual spot in April for the first time since the pandemic.

Taking place from 17 to 23 April, the festival will see hundreds of thousands of visitors descend on events taking place across the city of Milan.

At the heart of the event is the Salone del Mobile furniture fair, which will present thousands of brands showcasing furniture, lighting, electrical appliances, kitchen, bathroom, outdoor and workspace products.

Alongside the furniture fair, a series of events, talks, exhibitions, installations and showroom openings, which are collectively known as the fuorisalone, will take place during the week.

Many of these are held within design districts across the city, which include the Brera Design District, Isola Design District, Tortona Design Week and 5Vie Design Week.

Dezeen Events Guide has created a Milan design week guide, highlighting the key events at the festival. Find out how to get your event listed in the guide here.

Tigullio Design District
17 to 23 April, Italy

Set on the Italian coast between Genoa and Cinque Terre, the Tigullio Design District event focuses on the sea, nautical design and outdoor living.

The event will feature a programme of in-person talks and networking opportunities with Italian and international designers and brands.

Coverings 2023
18 to 21 April, USA

Set to take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, the surface and finishes trade show Coverings 2023 will present products from around 1,000 tile and stone brands.

Alongside the four-day trade show will be a series of talks and workshops exploring trends in the industry.

Orgatec Tokyo 2023
26 to 28 April, Japan

Focused on furniture and design in Asia, the Tokyo edition of the Orgatec fair takes place over three days at the end of April. It aims to be the leading international trade fair in Asia for the modern workspace.

This year’s event will feature around 80 brands and exhibitors.

Concéntrico 09
27 April to 2 May, Spain

International architecture and design festival Concéntrico returns for its ninth edition in 2023 with a programme of exhibitions, installations and other activities.

The six-day event in Logroño, northern Spain, will extend to new areas of the city. The celebration of Spanish and international architecture and design will include installations by Barkow Leibinger, Studio Ossidiana, Marc Morro, Oana Stanescu, Didier Faustino, Camille Walala and Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects.

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