In Review: Interior Industry & Design Events June 2019 31st May 2019 | IN DESIGN EVENTS | BY SBID

If you’re still on the hunt for design inspiration and innovation to spark your imagination, we’re sharing a selection of design events to add to your agenda for June; helping to put a spring in your step this Summer as you set foot on new project territory for the year ahead. London Festival of Architecture introduces its new theme of ‘boundary’ for 2019, whilst San Francisco Design Week draws the focus to the sense of ‘commUNITY’. Scroll to discover more!

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1st – 30th June

London Festival of Architecture – London, United Kingdom

The London Festival of Architecture (LFA) will take place from 1–30 June, featuring exhibitions and installations, talks and debates, open studios, tours, family activities, film screenings, student shows and architecture evenings which focus on the importance of architecture and design in London today. The London Festival of Architecture is Europe’s biggest annual architecture festival.

The theme for 2019 is ‘boundary’: of people, buildings, places and experiences. The metaphorical, physical and literal connotations of ‘boundary’ will be explored through architecture and its multitude of forms across the capital. From exhibitions, installations, open studios, talks and debates, to cycle rides and guided walking tours across renovated London estates, London Festival of Architecture celebrates the many meanings of boundary.


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6th – 7th June

The Wellness and Biophilia Symposium – Watford, United Kingdom

How can nature-inspired design foster office occupant wellness? What are the key interventions that can capitalise on the return on investment in an office refurbishment? These are some of the questions that will be addressed in this launch event for BRE’s Biophilic Office, a world leading research project to gather the evidence for the impacts on people and business of nature-inspired design and technology. Featuring an array of speakers on biophilic design at the immersive and interactive two-day event, guests will be given exclusive site tours to ‘biophilic’ themed satellite projects and showcases in the nearby Greater London area. Click here for the programme.

SBID members can claim 20% discount to attend, just register using your unique discount code.

Email [email protected] to request your code 


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20th – 28th June 

San Francisco Design Week – San Francisco, USA

Collaborations among creative professionals are on the rise, creating a dynamic community of purpose in today’s complex world. This year, San Francisco Design Week (SFDW) returns, June 20 – 28 at Pier 27, announcing its 2019 theme: CommUNITY. CommUNITY highlights inventive new services, products and experiences that affect the daily lives of billions of people

The community event is organised by AIGA San Francisco, the professional association for design in partnership with industry organisations IDSA, the Center for Architecture and AIASFFAMA and IXDA. The eight-day celebration highlights San Francisco as the world’s most influential design centre, offering visitors a rare opportunity to engage with the region’s thriving design industry. Over 350 events across the San Francisco Bay Area, from Silicon Valley to San Francisco, will be promoting dynamic design-led ideas from more than 60 partners.


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26th – 28th June

Design Tokyo 2019 Design Products Fair – Tokyo, Japan

Design Tokyo is one of Japan’s leading design events and trade show for “marketable” design products, focusing on design products with a clear native market. All items showcased must pass a screening process by a panel of leading designers and stylists in order to be displayed at the fair; for this reason, Design Tokyo has become a popular choice for key buyers looking for fresh Japanese trends. The show attracts key buyers coming in flocks to find new vendors and see what’s fresh in the design and lifestyle fields, providing the opportunity for new products to enter the design conscious market of Japan.


Cover image photo credit: BAMPFA 2019 – Masako Miki “Forest of Yokai” (shapeshifters)