Living in the Bay Area means there are a ton of creative events to pencil into your calendar but this week one of my annual favorites is happening – Design San Francisco! The event will be taking place on February 15 – 16, 2017 at the San Francisco Design Center. This is the yearly gathering specifically for design professionals to not only mingle and talk shop but to expand skills and share some design inspiration. This year the theme is “Explore, Engage, Enjoy” and we plan to do all three with the keynote presentation, design debuts, and panel discussions that range from fabrics to millennials. As if the agenda wasn’t packed already, the showrooms will also host seminars and workshops throughout both days. Here are a few events that are on our radar!

John Pomp at De Sousa Hughes

Date and Time: February 15 – 16, 9:00 – 5:00pm

Location: 2 Henry Adams Street – De Sousa Hughes, Showplace 220

Design San Francisco marks the debut of the new John Pomp vignette format whereby all of his furniture and lighting designs occupy one premier space within the De Sousa Hughes showroom. A key feature of the space is the inclusion of a rare and limited edition art piece designed by John as well as his brand new Bonham Lounge chair.

Keynote Presentation – Design District: Art Boom

Date and Time: Wednesday February 15th, 10:00 – 11:00am

Location: 101 Henry Adams Street – Galleria Atrium

Potrero Hill has become an A-list art destination with a number of galleries in our midst. The neighboring Dogpatch area is also now home to Minnesota Street, Workshop Residence, and other world-class creative influencers. 3D and San Francisco Cottages and Gardens Editor-in-Chief Alisa Carroll will be leading a conversation with gallerists and designers about the Potrero-Dogpatch art boom, as well as the intersection of art and design.

Designing for Millennials

Date and Time: Thursday February 16th, 10:00 – 11:00am

Location: 2 Henry Adams Street – Artistic Tile, Showplace 140

Traditional Home’s Senior Design and Lifestyle Editor, Jenny Bradley, leads a discussion with a panel of designers who will specifically discuss designing for millennials – how they shop, spend, and the design aspects that intrigue them.

Jim Thompson ~ Creating Beautiful Fabrics

Date and Time: Thursday February 16th, 3:00 – 5:30pm

Location: 101 Henry Adams Street – Shears & Window Textiles, Galleria 452

Join Shears & Window in their textile showroom for an afternoon meet-and-greet with Jim Thompson’s Creative Director, Ou Baholyodhin, and Fox Linton’s National Sales Director, Alice Whitley. You’ll have a rare opportunity to hear directly from the source what provides the inspiration for each of these exceptional fabric collections.

Check out all the events here!