Seattle Design Week’s 47th year transitions to virtual programming

Are you a design aficionado missing design events and classes? There’s some excellent news for you! Seattle Design Center (SDC), the Pacific Northwest’s only designer showroom, will host “Design Week” – a virtual celebration of design, bringing together designers across the PNW, running from October 26 – 29, 2020. For the first time in SDC’s history, the fall market moves from a one-day in-person experience to a full week. 28 virtual sessions and events have been carefully curated to ignite creativity and unveil the latest product lines and design trends. Registration is now open–people can sign up for desired classes here.

This unique, and first-of-its-kind, virtual fall market invites industry professionals and the design curious to attend and enjoy interactive presentations. Sessions will include the traditional new fall designer lines, product trends, and announcements, as well as expanded sessions from local and national experts, focused on business, health and wellness, the art of flower arranging,  photography, and designs.  

In addition, during Design Week, Seattle Design Center is thrilled to announce their new philanthropic partnership with Humble Design Seattle, whose main goal is to stop the cycle of homelessness in the Puget Sound region. Humble Design supports people emerging from homelessness by transforming empty houses into welcoming and personalized homes using donated furniture and household goods. 

“We are so thrilled to partner with the Seattle Design Center. As we help families move gracefully from homelessness to an individually designed, stable home, we could not dream of a  more perfect partnership. It is a natural alignment and we are excited to explore all the ways  Humble Design can collaborate with the design community to make an impact together in  Seattle,” said Humble Design Seattle Executive Director, Kelley Moore.

Design Week will provide highly anticipated presentations highlighting new luxury collections  and lines that can only be sourced at the Seattle Design Center’s showrooms as well as  interactive discussions, giveaways, and vendor appearances including:  

  • Keynote presentation by Stacey Brown Randall, entrepreneur, and nationally renowned author of “Referrals Without Asking”.  
  • LIVE broadcast of Dixie Stark and Annie Lundquist’s Design Salvation podcast offering an interactive experience and real-time Q&A with these two famed interior designers.  
  • Webinars from Keri Petersen, owner of KP Spaces, Nisha Kelen, owner of FLEURISH  – Floral Design Workshop and a health and wellness workshop by Joshua Hunter,  owner of Treat Yo Morning Routine and Molly Kieland, owner of FuelHouse Gym) 
  • To further increase the appreciation of design, and welcome new talent to a wide array of design aspects, a dynamic panel of local trade experts and designers will share their secret design weapons.

Additional details on programming and events, to curate your own Design Week experience and register, visit