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DESIGN AGENDA: Get Ready for the World’s Best Design Events in March 2018 — From Cape Town to Dubai, get yourself ready to attend the best design events worldwide.

Whether you are a professional designer or just a design lover, one of the most assertive ways to be always up to date on the hottest trends on the market is to closely follow the best design events in the world. In events like these, one of the great certainties of which the participants can count is the great opportunity to get to know the crème de la crème of the design industry.

Therefore, Daily Design News presents a super list of design conferences, tradeshows, exhibitions and festivals you should be looking forward to in March 2018. CHECK THEM OUT!

PLEASE NOTE: This article is under construction, so there’s still a lot of information to be included.
If you know any design event that isn’t included on this list yet,
please let a comment below and let us know more about it.


Cape Town, South Africa
March 1–3, 2018

Design Indaba inspires and empowers people to create a better future through design and creativity. We are an online publication ( with an annual Festival and social impact, Do Tank. The event has become a respected institution on the global creative landscape, based on the foundation of our annual Festival that has attracted and showcased the world’s brightest talent since 1995.


March 03-12, 2018

The Singapore Design Week (SDW) brings together a collection of local and international design activities in Singapore. Held annually, the SDW is organized by the DesignSingapore Council.

Singapore Design Week is marching forward and advancing ahead to the positive changes design can bring to our lives.


March 03-11, 2018

Since its inception, Munich Creative Business Week (MCBW), the largest design event held in Germany for designers and contractors, has become one of the main attractions for top international designers, architects, creative people, business and economic sector representatives and all those who have a general interest in design.


March 07-10, 2018

MAISON et OBJET ASIA chose Singapore, a strategic hub for the Asian region, to provide uncommon visibility for companies wishing to access the exclusive territories of New Luxury. The city-state itself is the gateway to the future of the upscale art of living. It is an exceptional showcase and a growth driver for companies wishing to benefit from the tremendous opportunities offered by the ebullience of Asian economies.


March 07-12, 2018

SingaPlural celebrates design in all forms and functions and showcases our work processes through robust collaborations between designers and the industry. The theme ‘Stories’ expresses and celebrates the narratives of creatives and encourages the creation of new stories in each individual and collaboration, shared with the audience.

Gorilla Press at SingaPlural 2017, designed by Fraction Design Studio, materials from Panelogue.

IFFS 2018

March 08-11, 2018

The International Furniture Fair Singapore, held in conjunction with the ASEAN Furniture Show (IFFS/AFS), The Décor Show and furniPRO Asia, is regarded by industry experts as Asia’s premier sourcing platform and design-led exhibition.


Kuala Lumpur
March 08-11, 2018

From top-quality modern and contemporary furniture to tried-and-true classics, the MIFF Malaysian International Furniture Fair gathers over 500 international and Malaysian exhibitors show off their latest collections and designs for bedrooms, living areas, kitchens, bathrooms, children, office, commercial foyers, hotel lounges and outdoor living.


New York
March 09-11, 2018

Collective Design is dedicated to exploring the significance of design across creative disciplines and everyday life. Through its annual fair, Collective Design illuminates both the design process and the diversity of today’s material culture, originating a robust series of conversations and education programs to foster dialogue, encourage the exchange of ideas, and build a growing audience for collectible design.


Austin, Texas
March 09-18, 2018

SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, the event is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. The SXSW Conference provides an opportunity for global professionals at every level to participate, learn, and network. Featuring a variety of tracks that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of entertainment, culture, and technology, SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.


March 10-12, 2018

Edition after edition, Workspace Expo has established itself as the French appointment of design professionals, furniture and solutions for workspaces.


March 10-13, 2018

The International Home + Housewares Show is an event where art intersects with engineering. Where technology informs style. Where exhibitors display innovation, buyers discover trends & the industry connects to do business. It’s just plain smart.

The International Home + Housewares Show is staged every year by the International HousewaresAssociation (IHA).


March 14-17, 2018

Design Shanghai is Asia’s leading international design event, breaking new ground and setting a precedent in China’s ever-growing design community. Showcasing the best design brands from across the globe, Design Shanghai provides a unique and exciting platform to network and establish long-term business relations with Asia’s top architects, interior designers, property developers, retailers and private buyers.


March 15-18, 2018

DesignMarch is Iceland’s most important annual design festival. Organized for the ninth time this year, it will be the largest and most significant yet, with an expected 100 or so events that will transform the most northerly capital in the world into one big venue for design. From fashion to furniture, architecture to food design, the festival showcases the best of the local design scene alongside exciting international names, opening with DesignTalks, a day of lectures by internationally acclaimed designers and the foremost local design thinkers.


March 18-21, 2018

CIFF Home Furniture is specialized in home decor and home textiles that are displayed with the modern furniture and classical furniture to build up the one-stop sourcing mode for a better lifestyle and more human-oriented home furnishings, revealing the trend and creating the opportunities for success.


March 18-23, 2018

Manufacturers from over 55 countries – including all market leaders with their latest products for the fields of lighting, electrical engineering, house and building automation and civil-engineering software – are represented at Light + Building.


March 20-21, 2018

Rendez-vous de la Matière is a professional meeting around the innovative materials dedicated to the architecture, the construction and interior architecture.


March 21-25, 2018

PAD, pioneering event for Art and Design aficionados and collectors, has been reinventing for the past 20 years the Cabinet d’Amateur and the notion of eclecticism, anticipating the esthetic aspirations of its time. Season after season, it offers an intimate cocoon to those who have made decorative arts and design the core of their collection, driven by passion and heritage.

Priveekollektie PAD Paris 2017 | Photo by Ian Scigliuzzi_8901


March 26-29, 2018

INDEX – International Design Exhibition is the largest business platform for the interior design and architecture community to source products for their projects across the residential, retail and hospitality projects. With over 700 market-leading companies and brands from more than 50 countries showcasing thousands of products, INDEX remains the number one interiors event in the MENA region, attracting more than 20,000 visitors from over 100 countries.


March 28-31, 2018

A total of 1,269 industry manufacturers and suppliers from 35 countries and regions gathered together at CIFM / Interzum Guangzhou to showcase their latest wares and meet with existing and prospective buyers. Among the 309 overseas exhibitors were participants from 8 country pavilions.

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