Boston Design Week 2016

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.

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

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

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

Boston Design Center Showroom Stroll and Sample Sale
Take a weekend stroll through the BDC, scope out special in-showroom antiques installations, and shop the sample sale.
April 2-3 | 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Boston Design Center

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

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

The Art of the Approach with Miles Redd
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.
April 6 | 11:00 a.m. | Boston Design Center | Seminar Room | 5th Floor, Suite 548

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