San Francisco Design Week has returned to Pier 27 this year to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Running between the 14th and 22nd June, it is widely regarded as one of the world’s most innovative design events and continues to relentlessly push boundaries in all areas of society, politics, creativity and technology. This notion of pushing boundaries and questioning what already exists has laid the foundations for this year’s theme: Question Everything. Questions are the focal point of this year’s Design Week and organizers want to provoke and invite people to question design, its place in the world, its purpose, its intentions and its function.
Over 200 events across the San Francisco Bay Area are being offered from Silicon Valley to San Francisco, promoting ideas from more than 60 partners. The LuxPad explores some of the highlights of this year so far…
The opening night reception kicked off with a musical performance by Butterscotch, the retro-futuristic voice percussionist from America’s Got Talent. Designers from around the world gathered to connect with other like-minded individuals and celebrated the beginning of Design Week’s 10th anniversary.
The Casa Castiglioni show traveled for the first time to the US with the aim of recreating a living space where the creations of the Castiglioni brothers were available to the public to share in their design process, experience and use. In addition to the exhibition, a performance by Giovanna Castiglioni (Achille’s daughter and president of the Castiglioni Foundation) highlighted scenes of daily life and and explored how industrial objects made design history by adapting themselves to the inhabited space that evolves over time.
On the 14th and 15th June, LOCZIdesign and Heavy Projects partnered to bring visitors a truly unique reality exhibition. Through LOCZIdesign’s award-winning, avant-garde interior design expertise and Heavy Project’s award-winning artistic projects in mixed reality, they explored the changing nature of a city that questions everything in the form of an interactive mural. The interactive installation expanded on how design is important for all, from beatniks to technocrats, and set the tone for this year’s Design Week.
San Francisco Design Week spans the entire Bay Area from Silicon Valley to the city of San Francisco. Holding more than 60 tours and 200 events throughout the week until the 22nd June, it is a hub of innovation like no other. To see the full schedule and to buy tickets visit the San Francisco Design Week website.