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Montclair Design Week 2018 - Sunday, October 28

by Montclair Design Week - October 28, 2018


Montclair Design Week 2018


We are excited you are joining us for Montclair Design Week! Our inaugural year, The Year of Messy Design, features more than 60 events and is expected to engage about 20,000 participants from throughout our community.

            Good design is for all of us, so we’ve created a wide range of events, something for everyone. Check out the types of events below for today. Most events are free and require registration. All events are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please sign up as soon as possible. To buy tickets for the fundraising parties, go to To buy tickets for the films, go to

            Come celebrate design and its power to mobilize and inspire each of us and our community to reach for a better future. We look forward to seeing you!




Sights Unseen

MDW Hub, Madison Bldg., 427 Bloomfield Ave.

11:00 am–2:00 pm, 5:00–9:00 pm daily

Spotlighting the work of talents who live in, work in, or contribute to Montclair, Sights Unseen is Montclair Design Week’s first ever showcase dedicated to uncovering what’s new and next in design of all scales and disciplines. It’s also a nod to our inaugural theme, The Year of Messy Design, in which we invite our community to think broadly and interpret works creatively. Featuring objects of design and innovation—from furniture, graphics, lighting, landscapes, and fashion to robotics, engineering, and user experiences—MDW’s showcase presents a new story of design excellence, as told by our Montclair-area creatives.



Montclair Accelerator for Incubating Communities

MDW Hub, Madison Bldg., 427 Bloomfield Ave.

11:00 am–2:00 pm, 5:00–9:00 pm daily

On exhibit during the week is MDW’s own design for a mobile hub, dubbed MAIC and pronounced make. Montclair Accelerator for Incubating Communities is designed as a multipurpose, fully customized room-on-wheels that can be used for year-round programming. Drawings, renderings, and a scale model tell the story of this roving beacon of discovery, creativity, and exploration. MAIC is a gift we hope to realize in the coming year, with the generous support of our community.

Sunday, October 28



Design Den at Nishuane Park

Nishuane Park, Nishuane parking lot on Cedar Ave., near fire station

10:30 am–12:30 pm

In our “Design Den” public program series, we invite the community to join us in open and inclusive conversations about some of the issues affecting Montclair. Your insights and stories will help shape our programming and initiatives for next year’s Montclair Design Week. Note: Although there is no limit to number of guests, actual seating is limited, so please arrive early if you would like a seat. Facilitators: Nina Cooke John, Laura Torchio.



After the Dust: An Insider’s Guide to Surviving a Home Renovation

Designer Appliances, 208 Bellevue Ave.

12:00–2:00 pm

Join us for an insider’s look at what’s really involved in home renovation and renewal in Montclair. With homeowners and tradespeople, we’ll have an interactive panel discussion on the nitty-gritty of renovation, including how to stay on budget, how to create a realistic time line, and regrets and wins. Hosts: Cinthya Guallpa (Designer Appliances), Amy Owens (Keller Williams).



Cardboard Creation Challenge (ages 6–11)

For location, please check

2:00–4:00 pm

On this last day of Montclair Design Week, join us for some family fun as we get creative and build things. We’ll have three different stations—cardboard-tube kaleidoscopes, structures and buildings, and clothing and costumes. Everything you create will have a chance to be showcased on our website! Host: Rebecca Irby.



The Velvet Goldmine (1998)

Cinema505, 505 Bloomfield Ave.

7:30 pm (running time, 1 hr 58 min)

This week’s four films focus on the art of cinematic design. Tonight, Jonathan Rhys Myers, Christian Bale, and Ewan McGregor star in a story of a glam rocker who fakes his death and is exposed as a fraud, and the former fan who years later is writing an article about the idol’s life and downfall.Directed by Todd Haynes.

Unsure where to start? Drop by our headquarters, “the Hub,” in Montclair Center. We’re in the Madison Building at 427 Bloomfield Avenue, near the intersection with Glenridge Avenue. Come inside, ask questions at the MDW Info Desk, marvel at our Design Showcase and MAIC Exhibit, and hang out! We’re there each day of MDW, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, and 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Many events will take place at the Hub as well—check the schedule, and register today!

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