6 Best Design Events: Oct. 14-Nov. 4, 2011

Jetset to Japan for Tokyo Designers Week to observe the latest in product and interior design, or view the way design and food intersect in Chicago. Discover what’s new in home furnishings in the famous High Point Market Week at North Carolina, or Get a handmade treat from the Fall Crafts in Chelsea fair. If you’re searching for ways to be motivated, or just enjoy getting out amid other design lovers, here is our listing of 6 events from around the world.

Wheeler Kearns Architects

EVENT — Oct. 15, 2011
Appetite for Design: Inspiration Kitchens
Inspiration Kitchens, 3504 West Lake Street, Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL

Head to Chicago for inspiration of the best type — meals! Inspiration Kitchens is a program that offers food service training and job placement for Chicagoans in need. The Garfield Park location is a 2011 Regional winner of the Social Economic Environmental Design competition and Recipient of the 2011 Chicago Association of Realtors’ Good Neighbor Award.

Saturday night, join Larry Kearns and executive chef David Rosenthall since they discuss how they came to design the 7,300-square-foot area, which houses an 80-seat restaurant and culinary training centre at a 1906 manufacturing building.

Additionally learn about the way the Inspiration Kitchens app motivated the design, and feast on a four-course dinner. About the menu? Honey-lime glazed scallops with pickled beet ribs, and sweet potato bread pudding with spiced peach compote and much more. Yum!


ART WALK — Oct. 15, 2011
Yerba Buena Gallery Walk, 4-7 p.m.
San Francisco, CA

Lace up your shoes and research the Yerba Buena Neighborhood throughout the Yerba Buena Gallery Walk. The Museum of Craft and Folk Art Wrapping Traditions exhibition (pictured) is among those 17 galleries participating in the event. See emerging, modern, and established artists of all mediums in among San Francisco’s most dynamic arts communities. Love free admission and refreshments along the way.

The gallery walk is in partnership with all Yerba Buena Night, a free outdoor event with performance, art, music and dance. A champagne reception at the same Hawthorne will kick off the walk. RSVP to [email protected]


FAIR — Oct. 15, 2011
Fall Crafts in Chelsea, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
W. 21st St. (between 8th and 9th Avenues) at Chelsea
New York, NY

Cozy up for winter with all the Fall Crafts in Chelsea Festival where you can feast on artisanal food and handmade products. Select up slate coasters out of SimplyNu (pictured), or even a necklace out of Wink and Flip. See full collection of vendors.

The craft fair happens in tandem with PS 11′s Fall Festival, a fundraising event to help keep their wonderful art programs alive. Forty percent of every vendor booth fee will go straight to the school. Shop, stroll, and eat — the fantastic Saturday combination.

winter-session. com

FESTIVAL — Oct. 14-17, 2011
Andersonville Arts Weekend
Chicago, IL

Research the work of dozens of artists on display throughout the 9th annual Andersonville Arts Weekend, such as textiles from designers out of Winter Session, (pictured) available in The Haymaker Shop. Get your creative juices flowing by viewing the original artwork showcased in galleries and businesses throughout the neighborhood. There will be a variety of live performances and a day of 100 pARTies! up and down Clark Street. See whole schedule.


TRADE SHOW — Oct. 22-27, 2011
High Point Market
High Point, NC

Boasting 10 million square feet of showroom space and more than 2,000 exhibitors, High Point Market is the show to attend if you’re looking to find the latest in retail home furnishings. For 6 days, the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world will bring more than 85,000 individuals to North Carolina. See who wins the Showroom Design Competition, attend a market concert, or keep on top of what’s going on in the industry through various instructional events. See the exciting new goods out from your favorite exhibitors, such as Made Goods (pictured).

den-zk. com

FESTIVAL — Nov. 1-6, 2011
Tokyo Designers Week 2011
Tokyo, Japan

If you have not already, make sure to include Tokyo Designers Week to your creative calendar. The yearly event occurs in Meiji Jingu Gaien in central Tokyo, highlighting the latest in product and interior design, artwork and graphic design, and short films. A new addition this year to the event is Student Exhibition Plus, a partnership designed to bring young designers and industry leaders closer together. Love partaking in the event as Tokyo is taken over by exhibitions, events and parties.

More Layout Occasions:
Sept. 30-Oct. 21, 2011, Oct. 7-28, 2011

What is in your calendar this past month? Let us know about your favorite forthcoming design events below!

See related