Seven architecture and design events in February from Dezeen Events Guide

Madrid Design Festival and Unravel: The Power and Politics of Textiles in Art are among the architecture and design events featured in Dezeen Events Guide this February.

Other events taking place during the month include design festivals Design Doha and Stockholm Design Week, and fairs Frieze Los Angeles, Seoul Living Design Fair and Object Rotterdam.

Object Rotterdam
2 to 4 February, The Netherlands

Object Rotterdam is an annual design fair that takes place in the Dutch port city, spotlighting emerging and established designers from across The Netherlands.

The fair includes art, design, architectural pieces, fashion and examples of traditional crafts from over 140 exhibitors.

Object Rotterdam invites interior, art and design professionals and enthusiasts to the warehouse and office building HAKA-gebouw for three days.

Illustration of two people walking in snow
Stockholm Design Week takes place in February each year. Illustration is by Rima Sabina Aouf. Photo above is by Teresa Piensos Gomez

Stockholm Design Week
5 to 11 February, Sweden

The 22nd edition of Stockholm Design Week takes place this year, with open showrooms, exhibitions, product launches, design fairs, workshops and parties taking place across seven days in February.

The programme of events is located across the city, with the majority located in central Stockholm.

Stockholm Furniture Fair is one of the largest events of the festival, showcasing 200 exhibitors from 6 to 10 February. The 2024 edition’s guest of honour is Italian design duo Formafantasma, who have made an installation for the event.

Dezeen has launched its digital guide to Stockholm Design Week 2024.

Photo of seating by Sara Regal
Designer Sara Regal is taking part in the festival. Photo is by Cecilia Diaz Betz

Madrid Design Festival
8 February to 17 March, Spain

Spain’s capital city celebrates the seventh edition of its design festival, with more than 170 brands and institutions taking part in the events.

More than 50 exhibitions and installations form Madrid Design Festival’s schedule, alongside workshops, open showrooms, awards, film screenings, talks and tours.

While events take place across the city, the festival’s hub is Fernán Gómez Centro Cultural de la Villa, a cultural centre in Madrid’s Salamanca district.

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Hammock (part of 4 Hammocks), 1999-2003 by Solange Pessoa is on display at the exhibition. Photo is courtesy of Rubell Museum, Miami and Washington, DC. Photo is taken by Chi Lam.

Unravel: The Power and Politics of Textiles in Art
13 February to 26 May, UK

London’s Barbican Centre presents the Unravel: The Power and Politics of Textiles in Art exhibition, exploring textiles as a representation of societal issues and human emotions through the work of over 50 artists.

Addressing the use of textiles, threads and fibres, the exhibition showcases hand-crafted designs and large-scale installations.

The pieces on display are informed by themes of violence and imperialism, as well as resilience and hope.

Dezeen is a media partner for Unravel: The Power and Politics of Textiles in Art.

Seoul Living Design Fair
22 February to 3 March, South Korea

Seoul’s annual design fair, which welcomes more than 100,000 visitors each year, highlights the latest trends in the lifestyle design industry.

The 11-day fair displays acoustic, kitchen and tableware, office and lighting products, as well as furniture, art, textiles and fashion.

Alongside the exhibition, the event hosts a series of talks and seminars and an awards ceremony at the COEX Convention and Exhibition Center.

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Design Doha hosts a programme of exhibitions, awards, talks and workshops. Photo is courtesy of Design Doha

Design Doha
24 February to 5 August, Qatar

Design Doha is a new biennial festival taking place in Qatar’s capital city, predominantly located in Doha Design District, in the Msheireb neighbourhood.

Hosting its first edition, Doha aims to celebrate the best of design in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region through exhibitions, awards, talks and workshops.

Dezeen is a media partner for Design Doha 2024.

Photo of building by Newsha Tavakolian
Photography by Newsha Tavakolian is on display at the fair

Frieze Los Angeles
29 February to 3 March, USA

Frieze hosts its fifth art fair in Los Angeles in February and March, returning to Santa Monica airport this year after its relocation in 2023.

The event spotlights works by around 100 global galleries, organisations and institutions across four days, exploring a range of contemporary art mediums.

Other global editions of Frieze Art Fair take place in New York City, Seoul and London.

About Dezeen Events Guide

Dezeen Events Guide is our guide to the best architecture and design events taking place across the world each year. The guide is updated weekly and includes virtual events, conferences, trade fairs, major exhibitions and design weeks.

Inclusion in the guide is free for basic listings, with events selected at Dezeen’s discretion. Organisers can get standard, enhanced or featured listings for their events, including images, additional text and links, by paying a modest fee.

In addition, events can ensure inclusion by partnering with Dezeen. For more details on inclusion in Dezeen Events Guide and media partnerships with Dezeen, email [email protected].

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