From darts to bike tours to artwork made out of old books, STL Design Week 2013 is all about looking at and talking about design in new and interesting ways.
"This is the third year for Design Week, and Design Week was started by AIGA, which are graphic artists," said Margaret McDonald. "And this year it encompasses architects, illustrators, interior designers, industrial designers."
McDonald is chairperson for STL Design Week 2013, and a principal at architecture and interior design firm Arcturus.
The St. Louis region is rich with architecturally significant and interesting structures and buildings.
There is a mix of traditional American, European and other foreign influences, side by side with a reflection of a more modern style.
The Gateway Arch often draws the most attention as the architectural focal point of St. Louis but many other structures such as the Wainwright Building, one of the world’s first skyscrapers built in 1892, and the Eads Bridge are significant. Plus, many St. Louis’ neighborhoods are architecturally rich.