Spring is on its way and that means it’s almost time for Boston Design Week 2017! This year is the 4th Boston Design Week and the most diverse yet, with over 80 events throughout the city of Boston.
Boston Design Week seeks to increase public awareness and appreciation of all aspects of design, foster recognition of the vital role design plays in our lives, and bring new audiences to a wide array of design industries and organizations. The vision of BDW is to encourage the public to explore all aspects of design. Founders Tony Fusco and Robert Four decided in 2009 that it was time for a Boston Design Week to bring our design industries into focus. The London Design Festival is legendary, with 300 events. Paris has a Design Week – they’ve been having design festivals for more than a century. New York has about four of them throughout the year. Even the tiny island of Malta has one, not to mention Belgrade, Istanbul, Stockholm, Beijing, and closer to home Phoenix, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Philadelphia, now in its 10th year. It was, in fact, Philadelphia that served as the model for Boston Design Week: a democratic platform in which non-profit organizations, design-related businesses and individual designers could all participate, with all events open to the public and the vast majority free of charge.
Boston Design Week 2017 is a 12-day festival kicking off on March 29th and running through April 9th. In the coming weeks we will profile our favorite picks for events and workshops. Of course, Jewett Farms + Co. are involved – Don’t miss our Lunch Date with a Designer at 12:30 on Tuesday, April 4th. Listen to a panel of design experts discuss 2017 trends, elements of great design and how to avoid the common pitfalls of renovation. Then spend some one on one time with one of our experts, bring your ideas, floor plans, and design problems and the skilled pros give you some personalized advice. Spots are limited, learn more and RSVP here. Check the JF Blog next week for a full run down on our awesome panel, we are thrilled to get all these fabulous designers and architects in one room.