SF Design Week: Industrial Design Events

With more than 60 studio tours and 200 events throughout the week it can be hard to find the exact design event event you’re looking for. We’re here to help. We’ve collected and sorted all the San Francisco Design Week events to bring you our Industrial Design Event shortlist.

For the most up to date news and reminders be sure to follow us on facebook or twitter. The full list of events can be found on the San Francisco Design Week Website. We’re looking forward to seeing you all out there.

-The IDSF team

Industrial Design Events:

Wednesday, June 14th:

Autodesk Gallery Tour | Autodesk

The Autodesk Gallery celebrates the creative process and shows how people are using new technology to imagine, design, and create a better world.
Autodesk Gallery
One Market Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco
Wednesday June 14th 10 – 11AM
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Thursday, June 15th:

Five Easy Pieces: An Oakland Product Panel | Enlisted Design

Enlisted Design and co-host Oaklean invite you to a lively panel discussion featuring leaders in industrial design, digital UX/UI, manufacturing & prototyping, marketing, and PR.
Enlisted Design
464 19th Street
Oakland
Thursday June 15th 5:30 – 9:00 PM
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Connected Home Design | Ammunition & Sunset Magazine

Robert Brunner, founder of the design studio Ammunition, will discuss the opportunities to design products that bring intelligence and connectivity to the home in meaningful ways.
Room & Board
685 7th Street
San Francisco
Thursday June 15th 6:00 – 8:00 PM
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An Ode to Analog | Butchershop

The panel will discuss the growing popularity of the analog approach in a digital age and the impact it is having on some of the most relevant businesses.
Butchershop
432 Clay Street
San Francisco
Thursday June 15th 5:00 – 8:30 PM
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Design Lives Here | Dolby Labs

Dolby Labs is hosting Design Lives Here, a celebration of creativity at Dolby featuring the design of the Dolby Cinema, a special screening and the premiere of the Dolby Art Series.
Dolby Labs HQ
1275 Market Street
San Francisco
Thursday June 15th 6:00 – 9:00 PM
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Diversity, Inclusion & The Future | PLAE

Designing for the outliers ensures everyone is included. Ryan will share how the process of inclusive design informs the future, and why PLAE designs intentionally gender-neutral, customizable products that encourage creativity and expression.
Pier 27 The Embarcadero
San Francisco
Thursday June 15th 2:15 – 2:45 PM
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Packaging: Who Cares? | Character

In this session, we’ll talk through why packaging matters and the factors that feed thoughtful design: audience and market considerations, material selection, the unboxing experience, package life cycles, and more.
Character SF
447 Battery Street
San Francisco
Thursday June 15th 5:00 – 7:00 PM
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Friday, June 16th:

Hyperrealtime Talk and Happy Hour | frog

Join us for cocktails as Principal Design Director Christine Todorovich gives a fascinating talk exploring our modern relationship with time, and how time can be leveraged as a formal design element to create meaningful user experiences.
frog San Francisco
660 3rd Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco
Friday June 16th 6:30 – 8:30 PM
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Get Sketchy | Astro Studios

Astro is opening our doors to showcase local design sketch talent. Join us for drinks and a night of live sketching from top Bay Area designers and artists.
Astro Studios
348 6th Street
San Francisco
Friday June 16th 8:00 – 11:00 PM
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Inside the Studio | Inside Line Equipment

See how our bags are crafted, sewn and the technical materials we use to create our waterproof bags. We will have working prototypes and custom bags on display as well.
1717 4th Street, Unit A
San Francisco
Friday June 16th 12:00 – 8:00 PM
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Designing for Work | swissnex & Vitra

swissnex San Francisco and Vitra are inviting the design duo Barber & Osgerby to find out, through the lens of a humble yet quintessential workplace object.
swissnex
The Embarcadero, Pier 17, Suite 800
San Francisco
Friday June 16th 7:00 – 10:00 PM
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Saturday, June 17th:

Film Screening: Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future | YBCA

Shot in 6K with the latest in drone technology, the film showcases the architect’s body of timeless work and includes some spectacular aerial tours. (2016, 70 min, digital)
YBCA Screening Room
701 Mission St.
San Francisco
Saturday June 17th 7:00 PM
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Film Screening: Death by Design

Death by Design investigates the underbelly of the electronics industry, revealing how even the smallest devices have deadly environmental and health costs.
YBCA Screening Room
701 Mission St.
San Francisco
Saturday June 17th 3:00 PM
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Monday, June 19th:

Personalizing the Guest Experience at Scale | MATTER

Join us as a panel of MATTER’s most accomplished designers talk about their role and guiding principals for the connected experiences they’ve created for some of the world’s most recognized theme parks, cruise lines, and ski resorts.
Matter HQ
22 Shotwell Street
San Francisco
Monday zjune 19th 7:00 – 9:00 PM
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Design Process Reveal | Kickstarter & Autodesk

Join us for drinks and a full lineup of notable creators who’ve designed products with Autodesk tools and used Kickstarter to build a community around their designs. This panel will touch on the process of design, how creators launched their products, crafted great Kickstarter campaigns, and built lasting communities.
Autodesk Gallery
One Market Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco
Monday June 19th 6:30 – 8:30 PM
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Inside Gantri’s Urban 3D Printing Studio

Gantri invites you to an exclusive tour of our 3D printing studio in the heart of Inner Mission. You will get an inside look into our working production space, where advanced 3D printing and traditional craftsmanship meet.
Gantri
2121 Harrison Street
San Francisco
Monday June 19th 6:00 – 9:00 PM
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Tuesday, June 20th:

Designing the Difference: Giving Your Hardware Startup a Creative Edge | Y Studios

This event is a lively panel discussion on how design makes good business sense. Four of Y Studios’ clients will talk about how design helps them create products and customer experiences that elevate their businesses.
Y Studios
424 Treat Avenue, Suite B
San Francisco
Tuesday June 20th 4:00 – 6:00 PM
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WearableTech Panel | SFFAMA

Innovative event series for wearable tech designers in the fashion/tech field.
WeWork Soma
156 2nd Street
San Francisco
Tuesday June 20th 6:00 – 9:00 PM
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Designing Beyond the Screen | Fjord

In this panel discussion we’ll be discussing best practices for designing “beyond the screen” to develop ecosystems where all of a brand’s touch points from wearables to smart spaces to screen based experiences holistically function as one.
The Lab
2948 16th Street
San Francisco
Tuesday June 20th 6:30 – 9:30 PM
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Happy Hour | Assembly Design + Rich Brilliant Willing

Pop-up + Open Studio cocktail party at Assembly Design, sponsored by Rich Brilliant Willing Lighting. Join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvre while mingling and partaking in guided tours of current projects with the Assembly team and enjoying beautiful luminaires by Rich Brilliant Willing.
Assembly Design Studio
202 Green Street
San Francisco
Tuesday June 20th 5:30 – 8:00 PM
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Art & Entrepreneurship: Successfully Balancing Craft and Business | SFDC

Alisa Carroll, Editor-in-Chief of SFC&G, moderates a panel with three leading designers who have transformed their artisitc visions into successful companies.
SF Design Center
101 Henry Adams Street
San Francisco
Tuesday June 20th 5:30 – 7:30 PM
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Wednesday, June 21st:

Studio Crawl, Night 1: Mission + FiDi

Studio Crawl is a two-night event during which guests meet the designers and creators behind some of the city’s most admired products, designs and brands.
Multiple Locations
San Francisco
Wednesday June 21st 6:00 – 9:00 PM
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Thursday, June 22nd:

Studio Crawl, Night 2: SOMA

Studio Crawl is a two-night event during which guests meet the designers and creators behind some of the city’s most admired products, designs and brands.
Multiple Locations
San Francisco
Thursday June 22nd 6:00 – 9:00 PM
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