SEPTEMBER 22 - 26

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ABOUT THE DETROIT DESIGN FESTIVAL

The Detroit Design Festival is North America’s festival of independent design. With over 500 designers, 25,000 attendees and 30 Design Happenings, the DDF is our time to celebrate Detroit’s role as a global center of design and creativity. Concentrated in Detroit’s Creative Corridor and various neighborhoods throughout the city, events and installations will showcase Detroit’s cutting-edge design with the rest of the world.

2015 SCHEDULE

9.22 TUESDAY & 9.23 WEDNESDAY

INDUSTRY DAYS //

Lectures, panels, and industry events for Detroit’s design professionals

 

9.24 THURSDAY

EASTERN MARKET AFTER DARK //

America’s largest historic public market transforms into a late night design district featuring 30+ studios, shops, design happenings and more

 

9.25 FRIDAY

DESIGN VILLAGE //

Detroit’s pop-up marketplace for independent design

DETROIT MADE WORKSHOPS //

In-studio workshops and demonstrations with Detroit’s makers and craftsmen

INDEPENDENT HAPPENINGS //

Community-planned events and activities featuring the latest in local design

9.26 SATURDAY

DESIGN VILLAGE //

Detroit’s pop-up marketplace for independent design

DDF UNDER THE CUT //

Public design installations presented by the winners of the DDF Public Design Installation Competition focused on the theme of “play”

YOUTH DAY //

Demos, workshops, games, and experiences for Detroit’s next generation of designers

INDEPENDENT HAPPENINGS //

Community-planned events and activities featuring the latest in local design

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SPONSORS

Thank you to our 2015 sponsors!
Ally Financial
Aquent / Vitamin T
Art Van
College for Creative Studies
Crain's Detroit Business
Detroit Riverfront Conservancy
Domino's
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Eastern Market
fathead
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Ford Motor Company Fund
Greektown Casino-Hotel
lewand building companies
Neenah Paper
New Economy Initiative
Opportunity Detroit
Playground Detroit
Quicken Loans