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Design Core Detroit is celebrating the completion of the 12th Annual Detroit Month of Design with a wrap up event at Lafayette American! Lafayette American is thrilled to be hosting the grand closing party. Please join us to celebrate the designers, products and projects that showcased our city’s creative talent and small businesses. In addition, learn...View Event
To kick off the 13th annual Detroit Month of Design Festival, please join us for a Downtown Detroit Design Crawl to celebrate the designers, products, and projects that showcase our city’s creative talent and treasured small businesses. Presented by the Consulate of Italy with additional support from Downtown Detroit Partnership, start your journey at LoveIT Detroit, Space Lab Detroit, or Rossetti, then set out along the city streets.
Design Core Detroit and Bedrock Detroit are pleased to once again host the annual “Shop and See” event series as part of the Detroit Month of Design. The event gives visitors a chance to “shop” and “see” a number of collaborative collections from Detroit businesses and makers.
This year's Eastern Market After Dark (EMAD) is presented by the Gilbert Family Foundation and is the signature event of the annual Detroit Month of Design. EMAD showcases an array of talented artists, businesses and musicians. Visitors will be treated to a district-wide night market and open-studio featuring: galleries, retailers, brand activations, and live music. Established in 2012, EMAD has grown to be a highly anticipated part of our yearly programming, drawing over 30,000 attendees in 2022 and highlighting a range of emerging and established designers.
The Design Jam is a hands-on product innovation workshop where interdisciplinary teams of students, designers, manufacturers, business experts and end users work together to create prototypes of new products that would enable greater access to outdoor recreation for people with disabilities.
To kick off the 12th Annual Detroit Month of Design Festival, please join us to celebrate the designers, products and projects that showcase our city’s creative talent and small businesses at Spot Lite Detroit, sponsored by DTE Energy and DTE Foundation. There will be live entertainment, live art, DJs and food trucks throughout the night.
Calling all manufactures, makers, limb loss community members, innovators, entrepreneurs, designers, students, problem solvers, design faculty, business coaches, recreational athletes, and outdoor enthusiasts!!! Come brainstorm and prototype new adaptive active apparel, accessories and equipment for people in the limb loss community. WHAT IS THE DESIGN JAM? Design Jams shift product innovation, which typically happens behind a few closed doors, to a collective and...Register
MY EVENT PROPOSAL “BRINGING IT HOME” Designing a sustainable product that can be used at home. The daily life of a consumer is purchasing products that are practical and useful. So being able to use this product inside and outside the home is a good reason for functionality. At the end of all things are the emotional attachments that make them valuable; which...
The 3rd Annual Metalwork Market is a one-day celebration of artistic metalwork in Detroit. Held in Highland Park’s historic industrial zone at Smith Shop, the Metalwork Market will feature works for sale from the finest local and regional metalworkers. Metalwork demonstrations including jewelry, silversmithing, blacksmithing, machining, and welding will happen throughout the day. Information about local metalwork classes and educational opportunities will be...Register
Enjoy a self-guided tour of Academy alumni studio spaces in our neighboring cities.Register
Join Cristin Ríchard, founder of House of RAW®, for an hour-long visual presentation of her research and design analysis. Color, Material, and Form language will be identified, alongside their link with the latest consumer lifestyles and behavioral shifts. Looking through a global lens, this Trend Forecast provides future insights and inspiration for creatives across all industries. Limited seating is available for an elevated...Register