The Hub

SF Design Week Hub

June 20–21st, 2019

Pier 27, SF

Tickets for Opening Night Attend SFDW FAQ

The Hub is San Francisco Design Week’s central location for the first 2 days of the festival which houses a broad range of activities including the opening night reception, talks, installations, workshops and exhibits. The Hub is open June 20th–21st, 2019.

SF Design week kicks off with the opening night party, a fundraiser for SFDW. Join designers from around the world for an epic party dedicated to connecting with others, questioning the status quo, and collaborating to make a difference.
June 20

SFDW Opening Night Party

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Join us for forward-thinking presentations, unique workshops, exhibitions, and design installations. The exhibitions will be open to the public during the days.
June 20–21

SFDW Design Hub Public Hours

Thursday, June 20th 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Friday, June 21st 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

2019 Design Hub Highlights

Opening Night 2019

A Party on the Waterfront

San Francisco Design Week returns to Pier 27 this year on June 20th, gathering together under the theme “COMMUNITY”. Attend the Opening Night Party and experience a designer’s life through interactive exhibits, installations, and makers. Enjoy music, food trucks by Off the Grid, and beer by Fort Point Brewery. Highlights include the 2019 Design Awards, Stanford’s D School, and artist installations featuring Marpi, Britelite, Adrien Rovero and more!

 

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Opening Night 2019

A Party on the Waterfront

“SHORE”

Installation

Swiss Designer Adrien Rovero, partnered with product development company PCH and SFDW, to unveil the installation which features 120 “Shore” modules that are playful inflatable two-sided seats that can easily flip in different directions. Together they create a common gathering space for conversation and community. The Dolos shape was inspired by giant concrete blocks designed in the 1960s by Eric Mowbray Merrifield as seashore erosion protection. Thank you to Swissnex for your contributions!

 

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Adrien Rovero “Shore”

Installation/Community Gathering Place

Weaving, Stitching and Coding

An exhibition about the intersection of art + tech curated by Christine Duval

The Jacquard loom, punch cards and binary code have more in common that one would think. In 1801, French textile merchant Joseph Jacquard invented the “jacquard machine”, a device fitted with a chain of punched cards laced together in a continuous sequence which revolutionized the textile industry. Little did Jacquard realize that his invention would be the inspiration for Babbage’s analytical engine, Hollerith’s tabulating machine and IBM’s first computer.
Participating artists: Clive McCarthy, Beth Howe, James Lanahan, Kira Dominguez Hultgren, Windy Chien, Tara de la Garza, JD Beltran and Scott Minneman.

Weaving, Stitching and Coding

An exhibition about the intersection of art + tech curated by Christine Duval

Marpi Studio + Britelite Immersive

“Nature” an Interactive Digital Art Installation

Marpi is a Polish-born, San Francisco-based artist who creates interactive, scalable work across multiple platforms in digital and physical space. In his current practice, he designs and builds vast digital ecosystems that encompass both environments and creatures that are brought into being and shaped by users. His recent work provides different windows into the same universe, where sound, gestures, and other inputs from our world provide the basis for completely new forms of life. Marpi works with a small network of creative collaborators – designers, technologists, musicians, and others – to create exhibits, events, and other commissions throughout the world.

 

Marpi + Britelite Immersive

Digital Interactive Experience

CommUNITY Exhibition + Auction

100 International Designers

Leading San Francisco and acclaimed international designers will celebrate the 2019 CommUNITY theme by showcasing original artifacts they have produced specifically for this event which will include posters, typefaces, product, sculptures, digital art and more.

The original works will be sold in a silent auction during the opening night party on June 20th with proceeds benefiting San Francisco Design Week (SFDW) to enable its mission to bring together the local Bay Area and international design community. The 2019 theme is the result of a collaboration with MUCHO

 

CommUNITY Exhibition + Auction

100 International Designers

WILD Lounge

Join your peers for conversation and Fireside Chats

Join WILD at the San Francisco Design Week Hub at Pier 27 with programming throughout the day on June 21st from 8:30 am to 5 pm. Network with other like-minded women and non-binary designers from your community. We’ll be posting the full schedule May 15th!

 

WILD Lounge

Join your peers for conversation and Fireside Chats

The Essence of Community

An installation by Design Tech High School of Redwood City

What do our future designers, engineers, and artists think symbolizes the ‘essence of community’? In partnership with the Oracle Design team, the students of the Design Tech High School of Redwood City are applying their creativity, artistry, and technical know-how to express this through an interactive installation they’ll be debuting at SF Design week.

The Essence of Community

An installation by Design Tech High School of Redwood City

Designing with Machine Learning Workshop

Stanford D.School

Do you tune out when people mention machine learning, artificial intelligence, and other big words that reference emerging technologies? Do you want to understand what they are and how they might support your work and impact society? Are you “not a tech person”? If you answered yes to any of those, we believe you are exactly the type of person that needs to be part of shaping, using, and working with emerging technology. And no, you don’t need to know anything about code.

Together we’ll learn by doing. This d.school workshop will explore the intersection of machine learning + design in a lower resolution and experiential way.

 

Designing with Machine Learning Workshop

Stanford D.School

Us/Them by Brian Singer @someguy

Us/Them by Brian Singer @someguy

Someguy, also known as Brian Singer, is a San Francisco based fine artist whose projects have received international attention. His art ranges from intimate works with paper to large scale participatory projects. The 1000 Journals Project, launched in 2000. Brian is also an accomplished graphic designer having created work for Apple, Adidas, SFMOMA, Facebook, Chronicle Books and many others.

Us/Them by Brian Singer @someguy

Us/Them by Brian Singer @someguy

“Mori no Yokai”

Masako Miki Artist Installation

Artist Masako Miki, is debuting her art installation at SF Design Week: Mori no Yokai (shapeshifters of forest), 2019, Wool on foam, wood, vinyl. The artist recreates a new environment for the sculptures Miki exhibited at Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive early this year. The art installation is courtesy of the artist and CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions. Installation takes place at the Hub/Pier 27 on June 19, and unveiling takes place on June 20 at the Opening Night

 

“Mori no Yokai”

Masako Miki Artist Installation