August 28, 2018
7 Can’t-Miss Events and Exhibits from Detroit’s Month of Design
This September, the Motor City is celebrating its arts, culture, and design—past, present, and future—with a diverse array of happenings.
Metropolis included Detroit on its 2018 Design Cities list with good reason—in 2015, Detroit was the first American city to be named a UNESCO City of Design. The burg has no shortage of major design players, from major institutions like the Ford Motor Company and Cranbrook Academy of Art, to newer start-ups, like civic-minded real estate developer The Platform and flat-pack furniture company Floyd.
The September festival is organized by Design Core Detroit, a initiative formed in 2010 by Detroit’s College for Creative Studies (CCS) and Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM). The Core, which promotes the Detroit region’s design-driven businesses, describes Detroit Design Month as a “citywide celebration of creativity that gathers designers and the greater community to celebrate Detroit’s role as a national and global design capital.”
Our selection is below, but you can find a full listing of Detroit Design Month happenings here.
You may also enjoy “Metropolis Magazine’s 10 ‘Buzzing’ Design Cities of 2018.”