Thursday April 4

Today's Featured Events:

11:00am - 12:00pm

Mining American Architecture: The Roots of a New Style


Institute of Classical Architecture & Art - NE Chapter

at the Boston Design Center, Galley West,

One Design Center Place, Boston, MA 02210

Join the New England Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architectural & Art and the Boston Design Center in Celebration of Boston Design week as Thomas A. Kligerman discusses influences on  Ike Kligerman Barkley’s houses, both built and on the boards. Tom considers American architecture from the shingle style cottages to the Anasazi ruins of the Southwest.  Read more...

The Roots of a
New Shingle Style

12:00pm - 2:00pm 

Design – X- Change

Suffolk University

at the Sawyer Building

8 Ashburton Place, Stoll Room, Boston, MA 02109


Suffolk University's Design-x-Change will provide an interactive showcase for materials, products and services. The event will allow visitors to meet representatives from a variety of material and furnishing companies and see their newest innovations in sustainable design. The event will enable you to network with local organizations who are championing a more inclusive, diverse and multigenerational Boston. Suffolk faculty and students will show how process-based leaning is fostering collaborations across the campus and beyond. Read More...

Design - X - Change



Get Smoked


Boston Hardwood & Kitchen

at the Boston Design Center, Suite 543

One Design Center Place, Boston, MA 02210


SMOKE SHOP BBQ is our honored guest as we celebrate the introduction of our new ‘Smoked Woods’ line of wood flooring in conjunction with a book signing by Smoke Shop BBQ celebrity chef and author Andy Husbands. Please join us for a chance to meet the chef, taste some of his amazing barbeque and enjoy some delicious cocktails while previewing our new ‘Smoked Floor options. These beautiful wide plank European white oak floors have been smoked and fumed to create a deep penetrating color that permeates the wood floors with color.  Read more...

Get Smoked

3:00pm - A Special Boston Design Week Event!  

Roger Thomas:
2019 Boston Design Week Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient


at the Boston Design Center, 2nd Floor Galley West

One Design Center Place, Boston, MA 02210


Named 5 times to the Architectural Digest’s AD100, and inducted in 2015 into the Interior Design Hall of Fame, as EVP of Design for Wynn Design and Development, Roger Thomas is best known for his iconic interiors at the Bellagio, Wynn Las Vegas, Wynn Macau, and numerous others.  His current project is the Encore Boston Harbor, scheduled to open in June 2019. Come and hear his views on luxury design and the challenges he sees ahead while he shows his recent work for Wynn Palace Cotai, a $4.5 billion luxe design opportunity. A reception will follow at the Edgewater Gallery, Suite 206.

Roger Thomas

6:00pm - 8:00pm


Radical Design: Illuminating Cities through Public Art

IES Boston and Rhode Island, DLF New England

at the Boston Design Center 4th Floor Seminar Room
One Design Center Place, Boston, MA 02210


How can we enhance public spaces in cities so that they engage individuals and community? What can encourage us to slow down and take a moment of pause in our busy lives? Janet Echelman shares her journey exploring these questions in cities from London, Amsterdam, and Boston to San Francisco , Singapore, and Sydney.  She combines ancient craft with cutting-edge technology to create monumental, ultra-lightweight art that moves gently with the wind. Read more...

Radical Design

6:00pm - 8:30pm


Restoring Old Ironsides for Her Fourth Century of Service
with Margherita Desy, Maritime Historian



29 Tower Road, Newton, MA 02464


Boston's own War of 1812 icon, USS Constitution, underwent her first dry-docking of the 21st century between 2015 and 2017. Utilizing the second oldest naval dry dock in the country, Old Ironsides' most recent restoration included structural work, renewed hull planking, rigging, and 2,200 sheets of copper hull sheathing. Join us for an illustrated presentation and learn about the on-going preservation of America's Ship of State.  A reception generously hosted by Trefler's will immediately follow. Image Courtesy of: Naval History & Heritage Command.  Read more...

Old Ironsides

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Change Makers for Boston Design Week

Room & Board

375 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115


Join us for an evening of “craftivism”, the practice of engaged creativity for political change and social justice. Beth McLaughlin, Fuller Craft Museum’s Chief Curator and a leader in this global movement, will talk about craftivism’s history and its influence today. Her presentation will be followed by an affirmation stitching workshop where you can use your creativity to make the world a better place. Wine and appetizers will be provided. Read More...

Change Makers

6:00pm - 8:00pm


Design Takes on Cancer


WeWork Boston

200 Portland Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02114


No one wants to think about cancer.  But it has a large impact on society and a profound impact on individuals and families. About 1.7 M people are diagnosed with it each year in the US.  The majority will survive. This session intends to catalyze design innovation that responds to the physical and sensory onslaught of those in treatment and in recovery.  Success would deliver improved quality of life and an invaluable restoration of confidence. Read More...

Design Takes on Cancer

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