SF Design Week is Here and Has Something for Everyone


Last night kicked off Design Week with an opening party, and the annual event is just getting started. With a series of workshops, lectures, art exhibits and a fashion show, Design Week celebrates great design in its many forms from interiors and textiles to product and UX. If you’re interested in checking it out but aren’t sure where to start, we’ve put together a little guide below, or you can find the full schedule for the nine-day event here.

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Take a Tour

Get a peek inside the spaces of the Bay Area’s most inspiring creatives and designers with the Studio Crawl. Encompassing local studios, shops, galleries, and more. Bring your ticket for access to all of the stops along with the self-guided tour. The Studio Crawl takes place on Friday evening June 21st and 28th. Tickets are $10

Get Crafty

If you’re more the hands-on type Studio M is hosting a happy hour with an open workshop hosted by Serena Clizia in their garden June 25th ($10).

Fashion Forward

From a Q & A with textile designer Jennifer Daley June 24th($10) to a runway show featuring up and coming local designers June 22 ($20) ($20) the emphasis is on local designers and sustainable fashion, something we can definitely get behind. If you want to indulge in some shopping between lectures, the Fashion with a Purpose panel features a pop-up shop June 26th ($20).

Local Interest

With a theme of community this year it should come as no surprise that there are plenty of Bay-Area-centric events. SFMTA has partnered up with Remix to let attendees re-imagine our city streets June 23 ($20), while a trio of local design firms leads a conversation around the new “Market Street Hub” project June 24th ($10).

Just for Fun

Chronicle Books is hosting a trivia game show June 26th ($8) and on the 27th (free) Denim Unspun is having a trivia night of their own on the good, the bad, and the ugly in fashion and design: just in case you’re on a roll.

Art Exhibits

Take a look back with a look at design in the ’90s from the Letterform Archive and Astro Studios early years June 27th ($10), Cuyana has partnered with Ángeles Ortiz and Ecuadorian artisans to design an installation titled 164 Women that will be on display at their event June 21st (free).