Best Destinations for Design & Architecture Lovers

by Sawiya Ali

 “Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” Gustave Flaubert

From the famous words of Gustave, there is no better way to open your mind and find inspiration than to travel. Whether you want to scope out the hottest designs in southeast Asia or head to Europe to search for fashion inspiration, 2020 is the year to find your very own design paradise. Find your inspiration here with our top picks for travel!

MARCH 5-8, 2020

Founded in 1994, The Armory Show is New York City’s premier art fair and a leading cultural destination for discovering and collecting the world’s most important 20th- and 21st-century art. With galleries, innovative artist commissions, and dynamic public programs, it is establishing itself as an unmissable art event set in the heart of New York City.

MARCH 3-16, 2020

Singapore Design Week champions design thought leadership by bringing together the design, business and public policy worlds. It is a hub where the best design talents and businesses from Singapore and Asia converge to be showcased to the world. In such a beautiful country, what more could you possibly want?

Almost every great architect of the modern era has left their mark on Barcelona’s cityscape, from Mies van der Rohe to Jean Nouvel. Architects would definitely appreciate Barcelona’s booming architectural designs. Wander between modernist buildings, Roman ruins, Gothic cathedrals and the designs of Catalan modernist, Antoni Gaudí.

Denmark has seen some truly unique and multi-functional buildings pop up all over the country. The Iceberg is a unique, Architectonic Gemstone in Aarhus, a unique apartment building in the harbour area close to the city centre. It was built to resemble floating icebergs breaking up. It looks like a work of art and the perfect spot for photographers too. 

Milan is one of the most iconic cities in the world of design. Salone del Mobile.Milano (Milan Furniture Fair) will kick off during Milan Design Week from 21 Apr – 26th. The fair is based on the concept of ‘Perfecting Beauty’ by focusing on an ethical approach to design to promote sustainable solutions. With events that appeal to everyone in the design world, including Milan Fashion Week, it is a place that was made for designers in different industries.

It is the start of a new decade, which brings with it many reasons for creatives to travel. So go and see the world so you can learn more about new designs and more importantly, yourself.

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