About Montclair Design Week

The big idea, the people, and the goals.

For Montclair Design Week, design is the act of making things, with close attention to the story about how it’s made, who it’s made for, and why it matters.

Design starts with being curious about those stories. The chair you’re sitting on has a story — but so do our homes, parks, roadways, cities, school systems, health care, and even our social interactions.

Montclair Design Week is inspired by the stories of design that we have yet to write  — how things are being made, who it’s being made for and by, and why it matters. MDW explores these questions through playful, inclusive, and thought-provoking programming that sparks our curiosity into action.

What are the stories of design that you want to write? Let’s design the future we want, and the stories we want to tell. Come discover the designer that’s been in you all along.

Have more questions? Check out our FAQs to learn more about this year's theme, our mission, and why you should attend.

Kindness in our community is important to us. That's why we hold all MDW participants - organizers, representatives, volunteers, event hosts, sponsors, and attendees - to our Code of Conduct.