Featured Events & Projects

Studio Crawls

Studio Crawl is a two-night event during which guests meet the designers and creators behind some of the city’s most admired products, designs and brands. Studio Crawl is held at various architecture and design studios, shops, galleries and startups around San Francisco allowing studios to share their products and projects to professionals and design enthusiasts. Experience the best of the Bay Area design with us!

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Studio Crawl Night One: June 8th, FIDI, NORTH BEACH + SOMA

  • Goodby Gilverstein & partners
  • Butchershop
  • DES Architects + Engineers
  • Digitalist
  • Feed
  • Foster + Partners
  • Indicate Design Groupe
  • Narvar
  • Outlier
  • Rapt Studio
  • Segment
  • Britelite Immersive
  • Hargreaves Associates
  • NewDealDesign
  • W20 Group
  • Alloy Product Development
  • Anaplan Inc.
  • Atlassian
  • HUGE Design
  • Elephant SF
  • Pearlfisher
  • Pinterest
  • Remix
  • Studio O+A
  • Ueno
  • Whipsaw
  • WRT

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Studio Crawl Night Two: June 15, DOGPATCH, MISSION + POTRERO

    • Council Design
    • Level Design SF
    • Panafold
    • Propelland
    • SAP .iO
    • Casper
    • Mission Bicycle Company
    • Nokia
    • Norden Living
    • LUNAR Design
    • Studio Roeper
    • Box Clever

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Featured Tracks

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Future Foods

  • Future Foods Institue Documentary Screening
    June 6th, 6:30pm – 9:00pm

    Coming Soon

  • Food Innovation is a Cooperative (Design) Effort and Global Food Trends
    June 7th, 10:45am – 12:15pm

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  • The Sensory Kitchen: Augmenting Food Interactions
    June 7th, 12:30 – 2:30pm

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  • Design & Cocktails with Robots
    June 13th, 6:00 – 9:00pm

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  • Designing for Food Security
    June 13th, 6:00 – 8:30pm

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Architecture

  • “Resimercial” Design
    June 12th, 10:30 AM – 11:30pm

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  • High Touch Design in a High Tech World
    June 13th, 10:00 – 11:00am

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  • Coffee, Bagels and ArchiTECHture
    June 14th, 10:00 – 11:30am

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  • Discussion & Book Signing Party “Twelve True Tales of Workplace Design” by Studio O+A
    June 14th, 6:00 – 8:00pm

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  • AIA San Francisco & Flexform present The New Luxury
    June 14th, 6:00 – 8:00pm

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Interior Design

  • Inside Top Interior Designers’ Studios: Exclusive private visits
    June 8th, 12:00 – 5:00pm

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  • Designing Your Dream Workspace With Living Office
    June 12th, 12:00 – 1:00pm

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  • TEALEAVES #ColorInSight Film Screening & Panel Discussion on Color Strategy
    June 12th, 6:30 – 8:00pm

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  • Dynamic Minds: Invention and Designing Today’s Dreams
    June 12th, 5:00 – 8:00pm

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  • A History of Craftsmanship and West Coast Design
    June 13th, 4:00 – 5:00pm

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  • Inside Top Interior Designers’ Studios: Exclusive Private Visits
    June 16th, 12:00 – 5:00pm

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Service & Design

  • Co-Creating in Community, with Community
    June 11th, 3:00 – 4:30pm

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  • Designing for Local Government
    June 11th, 5:45 – 8:00pm

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  • All About Service Blueprinting
    June 11th, 6:00 – 9:00pm

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  • Human-Centered Public Service Design & How We Get There
    June 13th, 4:00 – 7:00pm

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  • Technology in Transit: From Apps to Autonomous Vehicles, Could They Solve Our Traffic Woes?
    June 13th, 5:30 – 7:00pm

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  • Maps, at Your Fingertips: On-Demand Tactile Maps for the Blind
    June 14th, 1:30 – 3:30pm

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San Francisco Design Week Artist Installations

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San Francisco has long been a place on the of avant-garde of artistic development, but in recent decades, it has become increasingly difficult for artists to live and work in the Bay Area. For 2018, we’re kicking off an ongoing initiative to include more artists to create visually provoking art installations specifically for the festival. Design Week is a space where we hope to bridge art and design, and demonstrate to attendees the important and transformative power of art in our community.

Hotel Zetta

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Hotel Zetta San Francisco is partnering with Exit Reality to unveil an exciting new virtual reality experience for guests and locals. Set in the lobby of Hotel Zetta – guests are invited to step inside a custom-outfitted virtual reality space, resembling an Airstream of tomorrow, where they can immerse themselves in a variety of out-of-this-world experiences.
EVR Business hours: It varies, but usually M-F: 4PM -10PM S-S: 12PM-10PM

Zetta Murals is a project that originally began in April 2015 as an Instagram contest #ZettaMurals, expanded into what is now considered the most exciting and unique hotel art installation in San Francisco. The 7-story stairwell served as the perfect blank canvas to inspire local talent to tag, shape and paint their most creative designs, the outcome was astounding.The 7-Story Canvas exhibit is now open for public viewing featuring walls worth of original mural art from contemporary muralist luminaries Buff Monster, Apexer, Steiner, Deb, Elle, Dirty Bandits, Mike Tyau, Pemex, and Griffin.

California Varietals

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California Varietals an exhibition of new California design and makers organized by StudioCO, an Oakland-based design firm, and Baana. Curated by Trent Still, the exhibition will focus on expanding the narrative around California design by assembling work ranging from architecture, furniture, ceramic to product design that celebrate traditional craft, technology and the quintessential California aesthetic. The Opening Reception is SOLD OUT. Please sign up for the wailing list if you ‘d like to attend.

You can visit the exhibition June 9-15, 2018 between the hours of 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Britelite Immersive

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Philanthropost is a highly interactive exhibit that’s part sculpture and part design storytelling outpost imagined and created by Britelite Immersive for Design Week 2018. Product and architectural design can facilitate important conversations and Philanthropost seeks to create a meeting point where groups using design to impact the community of the Greater Bay Area for good can virtually demonstrate their initiatives. Visitors to the exhibit will have the opportunity to explore the stories and fund the projects in order to make them happen.

Design Challenge for K12 Youth: SFDW Edition

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A Design Challenge is an interactive design workshop that offers an exciting co-participatory, multi-disciplinary opportunity to design collaboratively with professionals and area youth from the San Francisco Columbia Park Boys & Girls Clubhouse. During the Design Learning Challenge, youth will work alongside professional designers to create solutions using the design thinking process on a the topic of safety. This 2-hour community event will conclude with a shared experience where students and professionals present their design results together. Facilitator Jacinda Walker of designExplorr, will lead designers and students through a process of critical thinking, ideation, and prototyping of solutions.We are looking for volunteers today to be a design leader at the Design Learning Challenge which will be held on June 7th from 2:30 – 5:00 PM. Apply Today

On June 8th at 3:30 at the Design Hub, Jacinda will be giving a talk on Strategies to Increase Diversity in Design Disciplines!

Hayes Valley Design District

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Hayes Valley is an official Design District of San Francisco Design Week.Be sure to visit Hayes Valley during San Francisco Design Week to check out stores, cafes and the latest Artist Installation, “Squared” throughout the week. Join us on June 8th for Octavia Boulevard Block Party and for the Hayes Valley Merchant Open House.

Stanford d.school Collaboration

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San Francisco Design Week is teaming up with the Stanford d.school to share how they use design to develop the creative potential of their students. Experience their interactive work at the Design Hub at Pier 27 June 7-8, 2018.

On June 9th, join Standford D.School for a 3-hour session to discover and strengthen your own design abilities! Get a sense of where your strengths are and leave with tools to help you grow into new areas.

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Mission Bicycle: Official SFDW Bicycle designed by Office

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We are excited to present the Official San Francisco Design Week bicycle which borrows visual identity from Office’s theme for SFDW 2018 and incorporates it into a visually stunning, rideable, piece of art. The single speed commuter is as functional as it is beautiful, featuring integrated lighting and custom selected components by Office in collaboration with Mission Bicycle Company. Mission Bicycle is hosting a “Design Cycle” group ride on June 9th from 12:00-2:00 pm followed by a “Design Cycle” After Party at Black Hammer Brewery in SOMA.

Creativity Explored Installation

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Creativity Explored is a non-profit art center and gallery in San Francisco where artists with developmental disabilities have been creating, exhibiting, and selling their art for 35 years. Community members will donate materials which will be used for an art show happening during SF Design Week. The art shown during the event will be made by Creativity Explored artists from donated materials gathered during a Bay Area Creative Studios Spring Cleaning Drive organized by In/Visible Talks. The art from this collaboration will hang in the Creativity Explored gallery from June 2nd to the 17th. If you haven’t been to Creativity Explored, you must take advantage of this unique opportunity to get familiar with their programming.

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