June 20-28, 2019
Designers of all disciplines are united by the drive to solve problems, advance aesthetics, and re-think our the future. The increasing global collaboration among visual designers, industrial designers, strategists, writers, photographers, videographers, illustrators, and artists has created a community of purpose in today's complex world.
SFDW is an essential week-long city-wide festival that showcases the unique intersection of ideas, design, business & entrepreneurism that makes the Bay Area the birthplace of the future.
Now a global phenomenon, San Francisco's international success is born from a historically free-spirited entrepreneurialism, coupled with the imaginative vision of contemporary design and state-of-the-art technology. Pioneers of new ways of looking at the world, nimble Bay Area start-ups are now among the world's most influential design-led companies, producing products, services and experiences that profoundly influence the daily lives of billions of people globally.
Through studio tours and events, SFDW celebrates this spirit of newness by providing unique access to exhibitions and conversations with the designers who are shaping the future – from architecture to fashion, product design to digital services, and everything in between.
The 2019 theme of CommUNITY honors the design discipline's global unity, which will be celebrated at the opening night party on June 20, 2019 when leading San Francisco and acclaimed international designers showcase original artifacts they have produced especially for the event–posters, typeface, product, sculpture, motion graphic or artwork — a response to the concept of "communicating unity."
The original works will be sold in a silent auction during the opening night party with proceeds benefiting San Francisco Design Week (SFDW) to enable its mission to bring together the local Bay Area and international design community. SFDW offers visitors a unique opportunity to engage with the region's thriving design industry, whose output affects the daily lives of billions of people globally. Designers of all disciplines are encouraged to participate in this essential world stage.
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