September 8-12, 2021

San Diego Design Week is an annual five-day celebration of design featuring presentations, studio tours, workshops, and self-guided tours hosted by groups throughout the binational design community of San Diego-Tijuana. Programs feature all disciplines of design — from interior and landscape design, to fashion, graphic design, technology, and more.

Design at its core is collaborative, interconnected, experimental, and holds the potential to shift perspectives and imagine new possibilities. After a year of deep reflection and changes in the way we work and live, we’re exploring the power of design in action — to rethink, transform, and renew — as we envision a path forward.

How to Attend

The 2021 program includes virtual talks and in-person events, as well as pre-released online content.

For in-person events and virtual talks
, you'll need to register or RSVP through the link on each event page.

Virtual talks will be presented on Zoom and are free. You can also register and RSVP for in-person events through the link on each event page. These events have attendance caps, so be sure to register early! Specific details about each event are included on the event's registration page.

The pre-released content is free and will be available all week for you to experience on your own time.

Design your own experience
. Join your friends, family & colleagues — select a few events to experience SDDW together, on your own schedule.

Check out the “How to Attend” FAQ for more details!


For over forty years, Mingei International Museum’s mission has been to celebrate creativity in all forms. Whether it’s a blade shop shitta kanban from Japan, an 1845 quilt from New York or the iconic Arne Jacobsen chairs featured in its new Theater, Mingei’s passion for folk art, craft and design is rooted in the deep relationship between object, maker and community. As the presenter of San Diego Design Week, Mingei strengthens its mission by opening its doors (figuratively and literally) to our region’s design community, cultivating a space where one can both inspire and be inspired.


Elena Pacenti / By Breadtruck Films

Arzu Ozkal / By Breadtruck Films

James Brown / By Breadtruck Films

Erwin Hines / By Breadtruck Films