Boston Design Week 2016

  • Type  Trade and Consumer
  • Sponsor  The Innovation and Design Building
Boston Design Week 2016

The Innovation and Design Building celebrates Boston Design Week, a 12-day, city-wide festival that increases awareness and appreciation of design. From Design Showdown to The Future of Making Things, there’s something for every design enthusiast at the IDB.

Smarter vs. Bigger: A Panel Discussion with Boston magazine
March 30 | 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. | Boston Design Center | Galley West | 2nd Floor, Suite 200
Boston magazine presents a panel discussion and celebratory event designed to bring the March ‘Best Places to Live’ issue feature to life.


Recontextualizing Objects Opening Reception
March 31 | 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. | Boston Design Center | Exhibition Space, Suite 144
Design and engineering students from Northeastern University showcase new product sets created from objects found at the Boston Design Center.

Design Showdown with Design New England
April 1 | 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. | Boston Design Center | Seminar Room | 5th Floor, Suite 548
Design students battle for a career jumpstart in a Shark Tank-style competition.

Boston Design Center Showroom Stroll and Sample Sale
April 1-2 | 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Boston Design Center
Take a weekend stroll through the BDC, scope out special in-showroom antiques installations, and shop the sample sale.

Challenge the Makers at Open Studios
April 4 | 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. | IDB Makers’ Guild | 25 Drydock Avenue, 2nd Floor
Join Fort Point Cabinetmakers, Blanche P. Field, and Boston Furniture Collaborative for a creative design challenge during our annual open studios party.

Center for Workplace Innovation Launch Party
April 5 | 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Boston Design Center | Galley West | 2nd Floor, Suite 200
Design Museum Boston and Jamestown introduce a new, nation-wide think tank focused on workplace design.

The Art of the Approach with Miles Redd
April 6 | 11:00 a.m. | Boston Design Center | Seminar Room | 5th Floor, Suite 548
Miles Redd shares his approach to using colors, textures, and fabrics to craft rooms that are both dazzling and supremely livable. Reception at Schumacher, Suite 529, immediately following the presentation.

IDB Ideas: The Future of Making Things
April 6 | 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. | Autodesk | 23 Drydock Avenue, 6th Floor
Co-hosted by Autodesk, this IDB Ideas panel discusses disruptive technologies and how they’re changing the way we design, plan, build, and manufacture.

The Neoscape Design Challenge
April 7 | 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. | Neoscape | 23 Drydock Avenue, 5th Floor West
At this hands-on workshop, think creatively under constraints to develop design solutions that a client will love.