The Diary in November and December

We highlight the five best upcoming events to add to your diaries

Words by Sophie Tolhurst

Memphis: Plastic Field
December 2020 – 24 April 2021 (TBC)
MK Gallery, Milton Keynes

The Memphis Group’s bold and colourful designs were sensational when first debuted at the 1981 Salone del Mobile. Forty years on, see over 150 designs from group members including Shiro Kuramata, Michele De Lucchi, Nathalie Du Pasquier, and Martine Bedin.


Dubai Design Week
9-14 November 2020
Dubai Design District

After a tumultuous year, the 2020 event looks at the importance of design in responding to crisis. In a hybrid on-site and virtual programme, the usual immersive installations and public events will be augmented by an enhanced digital programme.


Decorex / Sleep & Eat Virtual
17-19 November 2020

Image Credit: Rob Jones

For 2020, these two major design industry shows are virtually co-locating. While not face-to-face, there will be networking opportunities, product sourcing, talks and discussion with industry leaders, as well as an exhibition and experiential elements. /


FX Awards 2020
25 November 2020, 7:30pm

We hope you’ll join us for the online announcement of the 2020 FX Awards winners. Though we are unable to hold our usual black tie ceremony due to Covid-19, please join us remotely in celebrating all the fantastic projects and products submitted!


Design Miami/ 
2-6 December 2020
Zaha Hadid Elastika Moore Building, Miami

Occurring alongside the art fair Art Basel, Design Miami/ focuses on collectibles with historic and contemporary high-end design, special collaborations and commissions, and a programme with individuals from design, architecture, art and fashion.

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