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  • November 2017

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    Sleep - The Design Hotel Event

    Meet over 4,600 of the global hotel design, development and architecture community at Sleep 2017.

    World Architecture Festival

    World Architecture Festival is a three-day event for architects and interior design professionals. WAF is the only global festival that combines awards, live judging, conferences and networking providing architectural knowledge and inspiration

    Downtown Design

    Downtown Design is the only platform in the Middle East for the region’s trade professionals to discover original, high quality design from all over the world.

    October 2017

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    Dutch Design Week

    In October of each year, Dutch Design Week (DDW) takes place in Eindhoven. The biggest design event in Northern Europe presents work and ideas of more than 2500 designers to more than 295,000 visitors from home and abroad

    Blueprint Awards

    Celebrating the very best in world architecture and design, the Blueprint Awards will again be held at the Bankside Vaults, London.

    September 2017

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    Vienna Design Week

    VIENNA DESIGN WEEK is Austria´s largest design festival, with a variety of locations and events in Vienna

    DesignJunction

    designjunction is a curated show of cutting-edge interior design for the industry by the industry set in challenging industrial spaces

    Decorex International

    Decorex International is synonymous with luxury, and is internationally renowned for being THE event to discover the very best, and most coveted products from our unrivalled collection of 400 hand-selected exhibitors

    London Design Festival

    The London Design Festival is an annual event, held to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world and as the gateway to the international creative community

    Furniture China

    International Brand, Contemporary Furniture, Upholstery Furniture, European Classical Furniture, Chinese Classical Furniture, Mattress, Table & Chair, Outdoor Furniture, Children's Furniture, Office Furniture

    Paris Design Week & MAISON&OBJET IN PARIS

    Paris Design Week & MAISON&OBJET IN PARIS

    Overlapping the M&O PARIS September show and uniting the French and an increasingly international design community, the PDW city becomes immersed in promenades, cocktails, exhibitions

    Helsinki Design Week

    The next Helsinki Design Week will be held 7-17 September 2017. The Open Call for events opens in Spring 2017.

    August 2017

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    Open Design Cape Town

    Design is the unifying thread that links innovation, education and community as the building blocks of a sustainable, inclusive, prosperous society. The Open Design Cape Town Festival brings these concepts together in a 12-day programme of inspiration, discussion and discovery

    July 2017

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    New Designers, Part 2

    New Designers showcases the fresh-thinking and innovation of 3,000 brilliant individuals, providing an essential pipeline of new talent into the UK’s creative industries.

    June 2017

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    New Designers, Part 1

    New Designers showcases the fresh-thinking and innovation of 3,000 brilliant individuals, providing an essential pipeline of new talent into the UK’s creative industries.

    Tendence

    Benefit from over 25,000 trade visitors who come to this consumer goods fair for the home and gift sectors to order for the busy autumn and winter seasons and to put together their product assortment for the coming spring

    Cannes Lions

    From 17–24 June 2017, a diverse community of communications, marketing, entertainment, design and tech talent from 90+ countries worldwide will come to Cannes to learn, network and celebrate

    San Francisco Design Week

    We invite you to join us from June 14-22 to embark on the message of question everything.

    Design Miami

    Design Miami/ is the global forum for design. Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce. Occurring alongside the Art Basel fairs in Miami, USA each December and Basel, Switzerland each June, Design Miami/ has become the premier venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating collectible design.

    NeoCon

    Held from June 12-14 at The Mart in Chicago, NeoCon has evolved into one of the most recognized and attended trade shows in the industry.

    Vision 2017

    Vision 2017 is a UK event which is aimed exclusively at architects, specifiers and designers working on live projects in the commercial, health, education and retail sectors.

    London Festival of Architecture

    London Festival of Architecture has announced that the theme of the 2017 festival will be ‘memory’. The theme of will be explored through a wide range of events and activities when the London Festival of Architecture – Europe’s biggest annual architecture festiva

    May 2017

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    Habitat Expo

    Clerkenwell Design Week

    FX Talks 2017

    In May 2017 FX spearheads how radical thinking changes the way we think and live. Or WILL change the way we think and live.

    The FX Talks is all about thinking differently. We are inviting guests from outside our industry who hold thought-provoking ideas and concepts and who have changed the way we think.

    Radical scientists, artists, engineers, and inventors from around the world, are invited to address our audience of architects, designers, and developers, on the topic of how inspired thinking is influencing the way we think and live. Or will change the way we think or live.

    The conference will comprise influential speakers who will address the audience in a TED-like format of 15 minute slots. After the lectures, attendees will be able to network with our VIP guests, where drinks and canape´s will be served.

    New York design week

    NYCxDESIGN–New York City’s official citywide celebration of design–returns May 3 – 24, 2017

    April 2017

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    Design Month Graz

    The month of May will again focus on Designmonat Graz (Month of Design). An extensive programme provides an insight into different creative disciplines and links with various de-signers. Events such as exhibitions, workshops or lectures invite you to networking in the UNESCO City of Design Graz.

    The Natural Stone Show

    The Natural Stone Show takes place once every two years and is The UK Stone Industry Event. The event is free to enter and is now open for registration on www.stoneshow.co.uk.

    VM & Display Show

    World-changing thinkers and innovators all under one roof.

    Salone Milano

    Now into its 56th edition, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, is gearing up yet again, split into three sections: Classic, Design and xLux, the latter dedicated to timeless luxury reworked with a contemporary touch.

    March 2017

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    DesignMarch

    Icelandic designers open their Reykjavik studios and host workshops for the public over four days.

    MIPIM

    • 14 Mar - 17 Mar
    • Palais des Festivals et des Congrès de Cannes 1 Boulevard de la Croisette • 06400 Cannes
    • URL: http://www.mipim.com/

    MIPIM, the premier real estate event, gathers the most influential players from all sectors of the international property industry for four days of networking, learning and transaction through premium events, conferences and dedicated exhibition zones.

    Design Days Dubai

    Design Days Dubai is the leading fair in the Middle East and South Asia dedicated to collectible and limited edition furniture and design objects.

    Mextrópoli

    A series of talks and conferences concerning architecture and urban design issues takes place in Mexico City, alongside workshops and city tours.

    FID

    Costa Rican architects, designers and photographers assemble for talks, workshops and parties at this multidisciplinary festival.

    International Furniture Fair Singapore

    This annual furniture trade and business event encompasses interiors fair The Décor Show and product showcase Hospitality 360°.

    Design Shanghai

    Design Shanghai is one of the world's most prestigious international design events and the leading design event in Asia

    Wearable Technology Show

    The biggest event for wearables, AR & VR, IOT and connected technology

    Design Indaba

    February 2017

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    Surface Design Show

    January 2017

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    Toronto Design Offsite Festival

    Over 60 events, exhibitions and window installations pop up across the city for Toronto Design Offsite, which takes place at the same time as the Interior Design Show.

    October 2016

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    BCFA announces the first BCFA OPEN contract furniture and furnishings exhibition

    British Contract Furnishing Association (BCFA) is delighted to announce that it will hold its first ever BCFA OPEN contract furniture and furnishings exhibition in October at the iconic Bridgewater Hall in central Manchester. This new event will showcase new designs and creative interiors from BCFA member companies specialising in the hospitality, healthcare, office and education sectors.


    BCFA Managing Director Jeremy Stein says “We are really excited to be holding the first BCFA OPEN at this inspirational venue in Manchester, which is at the centre of the rapidly evolving Northern Architecture and Design community and one of the core cities of the Northern Powerhouse. The success of the BCFA’s recent Northern dinner shows that there is a real appetite to have major contract events centred in the north. We are delighted to have this exclusive opportunity to showcase such an exciting group of British manufacturers who will be displaying inspiring new products specifically designed for the contract sector.”






    The 27 BCFA members exhibiting individually at the show include:


    Abbotsford Fabrics, Agua Fabrics, Anthology Fabrics, Chapel Street & Whistler Leather, Brintons Carpets, Burgess Furniture, Chad Lighting, Edmund Bell Fabric, Elegant Clutter Artworks, Evans Textiles. Gresham Furniture, Johnson Tiles, Knightsbridge Furniture, Kobe Fabrics, Lincrusta Wall Coverings, Loomah Rugs, Newhey Carpets, Panaz Fabrics, Roman Showers, Sekers Fabrics, Shackletons Furniture, iLiv Fabrics, Taylors Classics Furniture, Tektura Wall Coverings, Vescom Fabric & Wall Coverings.


    The two-day event will include a CPD Hub, ‘inspire’ areas, high tea, digital graffiti wall, video booth and a drinks reception.

    For more information, see the event website: www.bcfaopen.com or contact: Sam Prosser on: 01494 896790.





    April 2016

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    2016 China-UK Ideal Town and Garden City Summit —Building Green, Livable and Thriving Towns

    Summit: 26th April 2016 at 9:30 am - 6:00 pm



    Exhibition: 21st to 30th April 2016



    China’s national policies now promote the development of small towns in response to huge issues of congestion, pollution and lack of facilities in large Chinese cities. China Design Centre is bringing 33 Chinese representatives to The China-UK Ideal Town and Garden City Summit to exchange ideas with UK urban specialists about sustainable, livable and thriving towns. The event is focussed around debates and will appeal to UK architects, masterplanners, urbanists, environmentalists and engineers who want to discuss ideas with the visiting delegates from a top Chinese developer on the ingredients of an ideal town and who are interested to find out more about the issue in China.


    The Summit will debate new Garden City ideas and will look at best practice for eco towns, market towns, community engagement, creative quarter and elderly living in the town as well as town centre design and management. It will show how UK’s experience and lessons can be beneficial to current thinking on town making in China. The summit will also introduce examples of new Chinese towns and compare them to similar projects in Europe and the UK.


    UK contributors include Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation, URBED, John Thompson & Partners, ADAM Architecture, Farrells, Hawkins\Brown, Studio REAL, and Penoyre & Prasad.


    The event is supported by Shanghai City of Design Promotion Centre London Base, The Academy of Urbanism, The Building Centre and China Greentown Group.




    Exhibition

    An exhibition showcasing exemplar case studies of new Chinese towns and UK towns will be held at the China Design Centre Gallery from 21st April to the 30th April.



    Tickets

    Ticket price is £50 +VAT for the whole conference and £25+VAT for the half day sessions. An early bird discount of 10% is available until 6th April.


    Please click here to register.


    For more information about this summit please click here.

    March 2016

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    London Design Week

    The year's big interior design event showcasing design excellence, LDW features 105 showrooms and over 600 luxury design brands, seeing it claim Europe's largest event of its kind.

    Design Shanghai

    A key international event for Asia, Design Shanghai brings leading architects, interior designers, retailers, property developers and private buyers together. The global event was attended by a huge 42,000 visitors in 2015.

    February 2016

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    Ambiente

    Find new products, inspiration and trends at this consumer trade fair, championing a range of products in Dining, Living and Giving sections.

    Stockholm Furniture Fair

    Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair is deemed the world's largest conglomeration of Scandinavian furniture and lighting design for homes and public spaces.

    Surface Design Show

    Surface Design Show is the only event in the UK that focuses solely on interior and exterior surfaces, connecting innovative and exciting materials with a specifying audience of architects and designers. Returning to London’s Business Design Centre between 9-11 February, the 2016 show will be the largest and most exciting show occupying both the ground floor and all of the mezzanine level for the first time.

    Eye Attack – Op Art and Kinetic Art 1950-1970

    Louisiana incorporates a collection of media and techniques to present the first major display of Op Art and Kinetic Art in Scandinavia for more than 50 years.

    Andy Warhol: Works from the Hall Collection

    This exhibit curated by Sir Norman Rosenthal debuts to the public a key private collection of works by Andy Warhol (1928-1987). Featuring pieces from the Hall Collection (USA) in addition to loans of artist films from the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

    December 2015

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    Design Miami

    November 2015

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    Sleep 2015

    For 10 years, Sleep has led the market as Europe’s leading event for hotel design. Sleep is where the global design, development and architectural communities come together to source from the very best new and established suppliers, network at the Sleep Conference and find inspiration for future hotel projects.

    Neue Räume

    The eighth edition of the Swiss furniture and interiors show, held at an old industrial hall in Zurich.

    World Architecture Festival

    October 2015

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    Downtown Design

    Curated boutique fair showcasing a selection of innovative and original design-focused brands, now in its third edition.

    Dutch Design Week

    Monterey Design Conference

    International architects are billed to join North American speakers for this three-day conference in California.

    Chicago Architecture Biennial

    The inaugural biennial event in the home of the skyscraper includes exhibitions and full-scale installations around the theme The State of the Art of Architecture.

    September 2015

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    Vienna Design Week

    RE.WORK Technology Summit

    Leading technologists, entrepreneurs, innovators, and industry leaders come together to share case studies, research and technological innovations to integrate cutting-edge technology and science into our lives.

    Decorex International

    London Design Festival

    Furniture China

    China's twentieth international furniture expo returns to Shanghai with contemporary and traditional designs.

    Paris Design Week

    Encompasses out-of-town trade fair Maison&Objet plus open studios and design shows around the city centre with work by students, graduates and upcoming designers.

    Helsinki Design Week

    The range of events organised for this festival's tenth anniversary includes exhibitions, fashion shows, talks and workshops, along with a growing number of satellite events.

    August 2015

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    Tendence

    Home products and gifts including jewellery and festive decorations are on show at this Frankfurt fair.

    Open Design Cape Town

    Annual cross-disciplinary city-wide event, aiming to create an educational, informative, inclusive, collaborative platform for the people of Cape Town to use design and its numerous disciplines.

    July 2015

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    Cannes Lions

    This established advertising festival on the French Riviera now incorporates product design into its prestigious awards programme.

    New Designers, Part 2

    The second instalment of this graduate exhibition features architecture, interiors, furniture and product design, plus graphics and illustration.

    June 2015

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    New Designers, Part 1

    Fashion, textiles, metalwork and jewellery are all presented in the first part of this graduate showcase in London.

    One Design Week

    City-wide talks, exhibitions and installations providing a platform for Bulgarian designers to present their work and an insight into the design scene in the Balkans.

    Design Miami/Basel

    Design Miami's Swiss branch takes place at the Messe Basel exhibition hall, extended by local architects Herzog & de Meuron.

    NeoCon

    NeoCon is North America's largest trade fair and conference for commercial interiors.

    DMY Berlin

    The hangers of Berlin's former Tempelhof airport are filled with the latest products by European designers, while studios open across the city.

    San Francisco Design Week

    From tech inventions to emerging fashion and international architecture, San Francisco Design Week showcases the bay area's design talents, impact and innovations.

    VISION – THE EVENT FOR ARCHITECTS, SPECIFIERS, CLIENTS AND SUPPLIERS

    Held annually, Vision is the place where these communities will be able to come together to discuss, debate and showcase the latest innovations and developments in architecture, design and the built environment.

    London Festival of Architecture

    This month-long, city-wide celebration of architectural experimentation and practice takes Capital as its central theme for 2014.

    May 2015

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    What Can Design Do?

    Amsterdam conference that includes workshops and brainstorms, to generate an exhibition of ideas that will result in a book.

    The Russian Interior Show

    Russian and eastern European furniture and appliances for the home and office are exhibited at this trade fair in Moscow.

    Clerkenwell Design Week

    UK-China Green Hospital Design Summit

    • 19 May - 30 May
    • Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT
    • Organised by China Design Centre
    • URL: www.chinadesigncentre.com

    Printeriors 2015

    Printeriors 2015 invites the interiors and architectural design community to connect with international print agencies and suppliers offering an insight into the versatility and power of print for interior design and decoration.

    May Design Series

    Four design shows combine for the second year, bringing together interiors, lighting, furniture and technology at London's ExCel centre.

    AIA Convention

    American architects congregate for two days of conferences and networking events, held in Atlanta this year.

    Ambiente

    Products from over 4700 exhibitors are divided into dining, giving and living sections at this trade fair in Frankfurt.

    Maison&Objet Americas

    The Paris trade fair branches out across the Atlantic to offer an annual platform for the North and South American trade and visitors in Miami Beach.

    Introducing Retail Design Expo 2015

    The new, essential event for all those responsible for retail design and marketing - retail designers, marketers, visual merchandisers, property, formats and operations teams, architects, shop fitters and suppliers.

    New York design week

    Citywide NYC x Design showcases design of all disciplines in all five boroughs, coinciding with the annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) at Manhattan's Javits Centre.

    Milan Expo

    Countries enlist world-renowned architects to construct pavilions at a dedicated site in Milan.

    Design Month Graz

    Architecture and design exhibitions and workshops pop-up all over Graz for this city-wide festival that lasts a whole month.

    April 2015

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    The UK Stone Industry Event

    The UK Stone Industry Event

    UK-China Industrial Heritage Re-use and Regeneration Forum and Exhibition

    Forum: 29 April 2015 at 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

    3D Printshow New York

    Following editions in London and Paris, the showcase of additive manufacturing equipment and 3D-printed products moves across the Atlantic.

    March 2015

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    Design Shanghai

    The organisers of London's 100% Design event bring contemporary, classic and collectible design to Shanghai.

    Blickfang

    Showcase of independently produced furniture, fashion and jewellery from young international designers. Based in Stuttgart, Blickfang also pops up in Basel, Zurich, Vienna, Copenhagen and Hamburg.

    Design Days Dubai

    Designers and galleries exhibit work at the Gulf's biggest design event, which takes place beside the world's tallest bulding.

    International Furniture Fair Singapore

    This annual furniture trade and business event encompasses interiors fair The Décor Show and product showcase Hospitality 360°.

    FID

    Costa Rican architects, designers and photographers assemble for talks, workshops and parties at this multidisciplinary festival.

    DesignMarch

    Icelandic designers open their Reykjavik studios and host workshops for the public over four days.

    Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne

    Under the theme The Experiences of Beauty, the ninth edition of this event and will host an exhibition of work by young Korean designers as part of its wider programme.

    Wearable Technology Show

    Speakers from leading companies share insights into the future wearable gadgets at this two-day conference.

    Maison&Objet Asia

    Organisers of the Paris trade fair bring the annual event for home, decoration and design, to Singapore's Marina Bay Sands.

    MIPIM

    • 10 Mar - 13 Mar
    • Palais des Festivals, et des congrès de Cannes1 Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes,
    • URL: http://www.mipim.com/

    This event on the French Riviera is an opportunity for developers to invest in new commercial and residential property.

    India Design Forum

    Two-day conference featuring talks on the future of Indian design by prominent architects, designers, curators and critics.

    Mextrópoli

    A series of talks and conferences concerning architecture and urban design issues takes place in Mexico City, alongside workshops and city tours.

    Roca London Gallery invites you to the opening event for Urbanistas

    February 2015

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    FutureEverything Festival

    Speakers will speculate on the future of design and making during this two-day conference.

    Design Indaba

    Munich Creative Business Week

    Alldesign Istanbul

    Two-day conference, coinciding with a trade fair.

    alldesign 2015

    4th Creative Industries and Emerging Technologies Fair & International Design Conferences

    Mackintosh Architecture

    The exhibition is part of a RIBA season of wide ranging events and workshops, designed for all ages and experience levels.

    Surface Design Show

    Surface Design Show attracts over 100 companies showcasing pioneering natural stone, wood, tiles, recyclable materials, metal, living materials, paint, illuminated surfaces and coatings that can be used as flooring, cladding, ceiling, wall coverings and more.

    Feria Habitat Valencia

    The Spanish household design and decoration trade fair hosts 600 exhibitors, focussing on products made in Spain.

    Stockholm Design Week

    Events and installations occur across the Swedish capital, alongside the furniture and lighting fair situated just outside the city. See Dezeen's coverage of Stockholm Design Week 2014

    January 2015

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    Maison&Objet

    Products for all design sectors are displayed across eight exhibition halls at Nord Villepinte outside Paris. Also takes place in September. See Dezeen's coverage of Maison&Objet 2014

    Architect @ Work

    Architects and designers can meet in lounge areas at this tailored networking event, which is free with pre-registration.

    imm cologne

    This interiors trade fair features products by more than 1100 suppliers from 50 countries. See Dezeen's coverage of imm cologne 2014

    Toronto design week

    Over 60 events, exhibitions and window installations pop up across the city for Toronto Design Offsite, which takes place at the same time as the Interior Design Show.

    January Talks

    'L'Appartement du Progres', our latest exhibition, is a finely curated living space challenging the myth that sustainable design must always mean a sacrifice of style.
    The show is open 12-8pm until 23 January, but you can also find out more about the project's behind the scenes processes by joining us for a series of 4 talks by designers and makers who were involved .

    Formex

    • 14 Jan - 17 Jan
    • A biannual showcase of Nordic product and furniture design on the outskirts of Stockholm.
    • URL: http://www.formex.se/

    December 2014

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    Design Miami

    The design world descends on Miami Beach for talks, exhibitions and parties at the USA's largest design event.

    November 2014

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    Sleep

    Make:Shift conference

    October 2014

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    'Soul of the City' - Conversation between artist and architect

    Unfinished: The Future of Regional Architecture

    Orgatec

    Trade fair exhibiting furniture, lighting, flooring, acoustics and media technology for worlspaces, plus industry experts look at trends and best practice in the Trend Forum panel discussions.

    Biennale Interieur

    Contemporary design is shown at this exhibition in Kortrijk, where accolades are presented to Designer of the Year and Interieur awards winners.

    LEAF Forum

    LEAF International, brings together leading international architectural practices, contractors and designers operating in Europe and beyond to share knowledge, to network and to develop new partnerships.

    In Conversation with Foster + Partners: Regeneration of IWM London

    World Architecture Festival

    The World Building of the Year is announced as part of a series of conferences and parties at the Marina Bay Sands resort.

    September 2014

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    #DesignPopUp

    • 24 Sep - 09 Oct
    • #DesignPopUp @ The Dovecot Studios - Exhibition
      Venue: 10 Infirmary Street - Edinburgh EH1 1LT
    • Organised by Sara Seravalli, Double S Events
    • URL: www.designpopup.com
    • Email: sara@doublesevents.com

    Opening Times: Monday to Friday, 10.30am to 5.30pm and by appointment.
    Emerging trends showcased in Edinburgh from the UK's leading suppliers to the A&D community.

    Decorex International 2014

    Luxury interior design show Decorex moves to the new location of Syon Park. Over 350 UK and international exhibitors will present new products over the course of four days. Decorex will be open to the public on the afternoon of Tuesday 23 September.

    FOCUS/14

    Trade Preview
    Sunday 21, Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 September
    All Welcome
    Wednesday 24 September, Open from 10am-6pm
    Free-entry.

    London Design Festival

    Events from large exhibitions to intimate shows take place across the British capital, where top brands and young designers exhibit new products.

    Making the City Playable Conference

    Furniture China

    China's twentieth international furniture expo returns to Shanghai with contemporary and traditional designs.

    August 2014

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    Tendence

    Home products and gifts including jewellery and festive decorations are on show at this Frankfurt fair.

    Restaurant & Bar Design Week: London 28 July to 3 August 2014

    The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, in partnership with Conran Contracts, bring you the Restaurant & Bar Design Week taking place in London from Monday 28th July to Sunday 3rd August 2014.
    With a strong interest from the style conscious in innovative food and beverage spaces, the Restaurant & Bar Design Week will be a celebration of 30 of the most innovative, new restaurants and bars in London. It will be taking an inside look at their interiors and design where aesthetics and function come together to create a destination.

    The Restaurant & Bar Design Week will be hosting a series of Design Talks at selected venues across the capital where designers will be in discussion with restauranteurs on the importance and role of design. The Magazine Restaurant will kick start the week and host a discussion with Zaha Hadid Architects and The Serpentine Sackler Gallery.

    July 2014

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    New Designers Part 2

    The second instalment of this graduate exhibition features architecture, interiors, furniture and product design, plus graphics and illustration.

    June 2014

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    AIA Convention

    American architects congregate for two days of conferences and networking events, held in Chicago this year.

    New Designers Part 1

    Fashion, textiles, metalwork and jewellery are all presented in the first part of this graduate showcase in London.

    British Institute of Interior Design Annual Conference

    Royal College of Art Graduate Shows 2014

    Design Miami/Basel

    Design Miami's Swiss branch takes place at the Messe Basel exhibition hall, recently extended by local architects Herzog & de Meuron.

    La Biennale di Venezia 2014

    The 14th International Architecture Exhibition opens with the British Council’s presentation of a special event in the British Pavilion. Developed in response to the theme Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014, A Clockwork Jerusalem explores the emergence of a specifically British form of modernism.

    Venice Architecture Biennale

    Rem Koolhaas curates this year's biennale on the theme of Fundamentals, charting the emergence of "a single modern language" in global architecture.

    The Architect and the Model

    Saturday 7 June, Saturday 14 June, Saturday 21 June and Saturday 28 June 11:00 am

    Auctionata offers Design and Bauhaus Classics on June 2 and 6, 2014

    The auction 20th Century Design and Decorative Arts will take place on June 6 at 6 pm CET.

    Bite at the air

    IFD - Italian Furniture Design reload 014

    Capital Investment: Sir John Soane’s Model of Tyringham Hall, Buckinghamshire

    Auctionata offers Design and Bauhaus Classics on June 2 and 6, 2014

    The auction “Timeless Bauhaus Design” will take place on June 2 at 6 pm CET and is fully dedicated to the revolutionary Bauhaus movement.

    Free Range 2014

    The 14th edition of the Free Range graduate art, design and fashion shows turns the Old Truman Brewery into one big showcase for the work of 3,000 young creatives across five disciplines: interiors and architecture, design, art, fashion, and photography. The event is free to attend.

    London Festival of Architecture

    This year’s theme is ‘capital’, including debates, exhibitions, film screenings, walks, cycle rides, open studios and family events, all focusing on the role of architecture and design in London today. A full festival programme is available to view online. londonfestivalof

    May 2014

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    The future of Green Architecture

    Habitat Expo

    Exhibition of architecture, interiors and design in Mexico City, featuring a conference programme about Mexico's interior design industry.

    Belgrade Design Week

    Serbian design is showcased alongside a conference that has previously attracted speakers such as Bjarke Ingels, Clemens Weisshaar and Jamie Hayón.

    Clerkenwell Design Week

    The central London district celebrates its concentration of architects and designers with exhibitions and parties in old Victorian buildings.

    JACK BULL - MYSTERY EYES

    The Russian Interior Show

    Russian and eastern European furniture and appliances for the home and office are exhibited at this trade fair in Moscow.

    INDEX

    With its proven track record of delivering the principal business platform for the design and interiors industry, spanning 23 years, INDEX International Design Exhibition is the largest and most diverse design exhibition in the MENA region.

    Designer's Days

    Parisian studios open their doors so the public can take a peek at the latest designs by the city's designers and makers.

    Workspace

    Formerly The Office Exhibition, workspace at INDEX is the largest commercial interiors fit-out and design exhibition in the Middle East. Workspace at INDEX is the premium showcase for high-end products and services which combine to create outstanding working environments.

    May Design Series

    Four design shows combine for the second year, bringing together interiors, lighting, furniture and technology at London's ExCel centre.

    ICFF

    The annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair takes place over four days at Manhattan's Javits Centre.

    Viaduct Celebrates 25th Anniversary

    Viaduct celebrates 25 years with an exhibition showcasing pivotal moments in contemporary design, incuding work by Driade, e15, Maarten Van Severen, Maruni, MDF Italia, Muller Van Severen and Pastoe -all seen at Viaduct first.

    Designs by Mother Nature: Evening Workshops with Chris Lefteri Design (Edible Explorations)

    As part of the Designs by Mother Nature - Biomimetic Products programme, we're hosting an evening with exhibition co-curator Chris Lefteri. Edible Explorations We will forage through a field of edible experiences by discovering how plastics can be made from that old milk in your fridge, creating your own kitchen utensils and getting up close and personal with some creepy crawlies.

    Meeting Architecture Lectures: David Adjaye OBE and Peter Adjaye

    The last of the lecture series, is a talk by architect David Adjaye (above) and his brother Peter, a composer. Often working together, they will discuss their collaborations in what they call an ‘on-going lab/library’.

    Body & Void: Echoes of Moore in Contemporary Art

    This exhibition explores how Rachel Whiteread, Tony Cragg and Thomas Schütte among others have reinterpreted Henry Moore’s sculptural vocabularies.

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    Design Month Graz

    Architecture and design exhibitions and workshops pop-up all over Graz for this city-wide festival that lasts a whole month.

    Designs by Mother Nature: Evening Workshops with Chris Lefteri Design (Evolving Formations)

    As part of the Designs by Mother Nature - Biomimetic Products programme, we're hosting an evenings with exhibition co-curator Chris Lefteri. 'Evolving Formations' event will explore ways of creating structures - with examples from architecture to clothing and the complex structures of spiders' webs - and question the relationships between inside/outside and body/space interactions.

    Salone Internazionale del Mobile

    Also known as the Milan Furniture Fair, the Salone returns for its annual event next month. Showcasing the latest in furniture and furnishings, it has become one of the industry’s leading event for showcasing furniture design and furnishing accessories to the world.

    Milan design week

    Hinged around the Salone Internazionale del Mobile fair, events all over Italy's design capital form the design world's premier occasion.

    Krug Celebration with the Philharmonia orchestra

    Krug and the Philharmonia orchestra have launched an exciting experiential digital installation allowing consumers to follow the development of champagne, alongside the development of an orchestra i.e. from the first picking of the grapes accompanied by a single violin solo and ending at the beautiful sound of a full Orchestra and the delicate taste of Krug Grande Cuvee, blended from 120 different wines.

    The Brits Who Built the Modern World

    The opening exhibition of RIBA’s new London gallery tells the story of how a single generation of architects has given British architecture an unrivalled world reputation. The show echoes the upcoming BBC series of the same name.

    Designs by Mother Nature – Biomimetic Products

    A unique exhibition exploring how products, buildings and objects take their inspiration from nature through biomimicry. Curated by the Barcelona-based design and architecture studio Estudi Ramon Folch with ‘Materials Man’ Chris Lefteri, the exhibition has been designed by FAT Architecture.

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    Architecture Sans Frontières / World Water Day

    To celebrate World Water Day, we will be hosting an event on Wednesday 26th March, 6.30 – 8.30pm, presenting two speakers from the charity Architecture Sans Frontières UK (ASF-UK). In line with the UN’s theme for World Water Day, this year will focus on raising awareness of the inter-linkages between water and energy, highlighting the need for solutions that can achieve greater economic and social impacts.

    Meeting Architecture Lectures: Amos Gitai

    Israeli film director Amos Gitai trained as an architect, but among his film work is Ana Arabia, winner of the Green Drop Award at 2013’s Venice Film Festival. In this event he will discus the relationship between architecture and cinema in his work.

    The Colourful World of Kaffe Fassett

    Knitwear and textile designer Kaffe Fassett’s latest show exhibits work spanning his creative life, including drawings he made as a boy. Kaffee, dubbed ‘the king of colour and pattern’, is displaying some 100 pieces.

    Wearable Technology Show

    New to the event calendar this year is the Wearable Technology Show, aimed at showcasing the latest innovations from around the world. Those set to exhibit include company Jawbone, demonstrating its latest product UP24 activity tracker (pictured) aimed at helping make smarter lifestyle choices via a smart-phone app.

    Agnese Sanvito: Absorb/reflect/scatter

    International Furniture Fair Singapore 2014

    Held with the ASEAN Furniture Show, The Décor Show and Hospitality 360°, this fair is one of Asia’s premier sourcing platform and designled exhibitions, featuring furniture, conference events, and awards.

    International Furniture Fair Singapore

    This annual furniture trade and business event encompasses interiors fair The Décor Show and product showcase Hospitality 360°.

    MIPIM

    This event on the French Riviera is an opportunity for developers to invest in new commercial and residential property.

    MIPIM

    Now in its 25th year, the world’s property market, MIPIM, brings influential companies within the international property sectors together, offering visitors access to some of the greatest development projects worldwide and a range of contract sectors including office, retail, healthcare and sport.

    Talking Interiors: Morag Myerscough

    In the RCA’s Talking Interiors lecture series, interior designer Morag Myerscough will talk an audience through her portfolio of work in a free lecture (you’ll need to book a ticket), covering her designing exhibitions to the FX Award-winning pop-up Movement Café near to the 2012 London Olympics site.

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    Design Indaba

    This annual conference in Cape Town draws both renowned international designers and newcomers to South Africa's emerging design scene.

    The Armory Show at 100

    Celebrating the 100th anniversary of The Armory Show of 1913 the event from the New York Society brings together paintings by European modernists including Marcel Duchamp and Pablo Picasso to explore how The Armory Show has influenced American culture.

    Euroshop

    Billed as the world’s largest retail trade show, EuroShop is back and set to be its biggest yet. Spanning 16 halls, the triennial fair is showcasing store design, lighting, flooring, shop fltting, refrigeration, technology, marketing and more, with 2,000 exhibitors expected.

    3D Printshow New York

    Following editions in London and Paris, the showcase of additive manufacturing equipment and 3D-printed products moves across the Atlantic.

    Feria Habitat Valencia

    The Spanish household design and decoration trade fair hosts 600 exhibitors, focussing on products made in Spain.

    Ambiente

    Ambiente, described as the ‘meeting place for the market’, showcases an international range of consumer goods from some 80 countries. In three areas of dining, giving and living, visitors can expect to see some of the market’s latest products and trends available for the contract sector.

    Surface Design Show 2014

    In addition to an array of new and exciting surfaces, the show – now in its 11th year – features a Light School with talks and demos by some of the UK’s top lighting designers, as well as a Pecha Kucha evening chaired by Cany Ash of Ash Sakula.

    Stockholm Design Week

    Events and installations occur across the Swedish capital, alongside the furniture and lighting fair situated just outside the city.

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    Subluminal

    Subluminal is an installation, which is essentially a walk-through temporary light+sound installation experience within the Grade I listed library. The design team comprises lighting and acoustic designers from BDP, Arups and Cundall. The event at John Rylands is the first of a series of installations from the Subluminal team.

    Maison & Objet

    Products for all design sectors are displayed across eight exhibition halls at Nord Villepinte outside Paris. Also takes place in September.

    IDS14

    New and established designers exhibit and give talks at this Toronto design fair, with Italian furniture mogul Patrizia Moroso as guest of honour this year.

    Interiors UK

    More than 600 exhibitors display their products in categories covering furniture, lighting, flooring and accessories for interior designers, architects contractors and retailers. Expect to see big brand names and boutique designers, alongside an extensive progamme of seminars over the four-day show.

    London Art Fair

    Presenting modern British art and contemporary work, the art fair features both solo exhibitions and curated group displays, welcoming artists and photographers and their work from the UK and abroad.

    LA Art Show

    The previous LA Art Show broke its own record with 50,000 collectors, and now the five-day art show is set to return. The 2014 event will host four sections: modern and contemporary; historic and traditional; vintage posters and prints.

    Formex

    A biannual showcase of Nordic product and furniture design on the outskirts of Stockholm.

    Das Haus - Interiors on Stage

    “Das Haus – Interiors on Stage” is the simulation of a home at the international furnishing show imm cologne. In the middle of the Pure Village hall, the trade fair erects a big, open stage for the installation measuring approximately 240 m². Every year, the imm cologne nominates a new designer whose plans are then used for the layout and furnishings.

    imm cologne

    The first interiors trade fair of the year features products by more than 1100 suppliers from 50 countries.

    Domotex Hannover 2014

    DOMOTEX is the international carpeting and flooring trade show which showcases special events for specific target groups. From carpets to parquet to laminate - around 1.500 exhibitors from over 60 countries present their products, collections and design evolutions.

    RIBA Stirling Prize Winners in the Robert Elwall Photographs Collection

    A variation of images are presented in this exhibition, each focusing on buildings that have won the RIBA’s prestigious Stirling Prize. They range from David Chipperfield Architects to Zaha Hadid.

    Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined

    For this exhibition the RA commissioned seven architecture practices with a brief to explore the essential elements of architecture. Creating a multisensory experience, the show explores the roles vision, touch, sound and memory play.

    Drawn From

    Gallery Libby Sellers welcomes in the New Year with a group show celebrating the graphic and linear in a curated group of objects. Drawn From features the work of designers including M/M (Paris), Fabien Cappello, Nicolas le Moigne, Paola Petrobelli, Anton Alvarez, Hunting & Narud, Philipp Grundhöfer, Peter Marigold and Simon Hasan.

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    Jameel Prize

    After the announcement of the winners of this year’s Jameel Prize on 10 December, the top 10 shortlisted works by artists, sculptors and videographers, including the winners, will be put on display in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s tribute to Islamic-inspired art. Zaha Hadid is the patron of the award.

    Wearable Futures

    Two-day exhibition and conference dedicated to technology for the body, where visitors can try on and test the latest gadgets.

    Very Hong Kong Festival

    Hong Kong's first annual arts, culture and design festival with open-air events in the city's public spaces, including film screenings and music performances.

    Shenzhen/Hong Kong Biennale

    Two converted factories in Shenzhen form the main exhibition venues for the architecture and urbanism biennale, with satellite events taking place in Hong Kong.

    Moscow Urban Forum

    This year the three-day conference aims to develop proposals for suburban development and the future of megacities.

    Design Miami

    A satellite to Art Basel Miami Beach, the biggest design fair in the Americas features commercial exhibitions by designers and galleries from around the world alongside site-specific installations, talks and events.

    Business of Design Week

    Conference featuring international speakers on design, branding and business. Strong focus on design and culture in Asia and the selected partner country, which is Belgium this year.

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    Decofair

    Companies across Saudi Arabia showcase a mix of furniture, accessories and products for distributors, specifiers and contractors.

    New Generations

    Members of the public can sign up for workshops and lectures held in a former tram factory.

    Private view: royal college of art presents 'and then this'

    And Then This explores the reinterpretation of ceramics and glass in innovative and beautiful ways, showcasing work of recent Royal College of Art graduates that stretches the expectation of these ancient yet contemporary materials.

    Neue Räume

    The seventh edition of the Swiss furniture and interiors show, held at an old industrial hall in Zurich.

    Yutaka Sone

    Artist Yutaka Sone first trained as an architect and often uses architectural and natural landscapes as his subject matter. He is best known for his marble sculptures, including Little Manhattan, a miniature Manhattan (pictured) carved into a 2.5 tonne piece of marble.

    Istanbul Design Week

    Local designers host workshops and international speakers present talks, with cocktail parties in the evenings.

    The building of Roca London Gallery

    Join us on Tuesday 26th November for our monthly event, The Building of Roca London Gallery.

    MADE13 Brighton

    The design and craft fair welcomes more than 120 designers and makers to show and sell their works, including textiles, glass, ceramics and furniture. Exhibiting artists include furniture makers Tom McWalter and Justin O’Brien (Hollow Bench).

    Sleep Hotel 2013

    Part of the two-day (20-21) Sleep event, Sleep Hotel is the catwalk of hotel design with invited designers working with a fit-out team and suppliers to build their concept. Taking part this year include Hickson Design Partnership, BDP, Purpose Design and Squared Interiors.

    Work Tech 2013

    Celebrating its 10th year at a new venue Work Tech promises a mix of ideas, case studies, workplace innovations and visions of the future in an examination of the convergence of professional worlds including design and architecture with technology, and how work and the workplace is affected.

    3D Printshow Paris

    Following last year's event in London, the latest innovations in 3D printing will be displayed beneath The Musée du Louvre.

    BOOM: The Future of Latin American Design

    This showcase of projects from the emerging Latin-American design scene will be held in Puerto Rico.

    EXD'13 Lisbon

    Experimental designs are presented in exhibitions and as urban interventions during this international biennale.

    3D Printshow London

    3D Printshow returns to London, bringing an exhibition, workshops and fashion shows all focussed on additive manufacturing.

    3D Print Show

    Billed as the tech event of the year, each day has been tailored to a different demographic: Thursday targets an industrial and medical audience, Friday education and design, and Saturday will have a consumer focus, but with each showcasing specific technology in action.

    Design Week Ireland

    Designers and studios all over Ireland will organise events for the public throughout the week.

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    Independent Hotel Show

    After a successful launch last year, the Independent Hotel Show returns to bring hotel designers and developers together with owners, managers and suppliers. With areas dedicated to networking and product promotion, this trade show strives to improve the skills and successes for those in the sector.

    Downtown Design Dubai

    A new design event for the UAE, to be located in a temporary venue next to the world's tallest building.

    Tokyo design week

    Tokyo's annual design week centres around two shows: Tokyo Designers Week and Design Tide Tokyo. Together they host new collections, talks and workshops.

    Abierto Mexicano de Diseño

    This annual celebration of design will include pedestrian and bicycle tours around Mexico City, as well as outdoor events.

    Design Week Birmingham

    Workshops, film screenings and a Pecha Kucha covering all areas of design take place in Alabama.

    Dutch Design Week

    Young and upcoming Netherlands-based designers present conceptual and experimental design across the city. Includes Design Academy Eindhoven graduate show, Dutch Design Awards and DOEN Materiaalprijs.

    Buenos Aires Design Festival

    Exhibitions cover Argentinian design past and present, while a sample of designers from DMY Berlin also show their work.

    Frieze Art Fair

    This year’s contemporary art event will be designed by architects Carmody Groarke. Featuring more than 1,000 artists from around the world, Frieze offers visitors the opportunity to expand their art collection. Frieze also hosts the return of Frieze Masters, putting a contemporary spin on historical art.

    Łódź Design Festival

    The largest design event in Poland includes a programme of curated exhibitions accompanied by lectures, student portfolio reviews and the “make me!” competition for young designers.

    What Next For Architecture?

    The past 80 years have seen architecture move from art deco to modern, post-modern and sustainable. So what do the next 80 years have in store? Speakers Tom Dyckhoff, Owen Hatherley and Liza Flor attempt to answer this in an evening of discussion in Burlington Gardens.

    Operae

    Trade exhibition including a section for design schools to exhibit, plus debates and workshops.

    Northern Design Festival

    On the theme of Create:Digital this event sees exhibitions, workshops, events, talks and a conference examining recent advances in digital technologies that have impacted designers’ work and processes, leading to the development of highly creative work.

    Northern Design Festival

    Events will be spilt across cities in northern England, including a curated design market in Newcastle and digital technology exhibition in Sunderland.

    Blueprint’s 30th Anniversary

    Blueprint magazine celebrates in the Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners-designed Neo Bankside building, with a view of Richard Rogers’ Lloyds building, where the magazine’s launch party was held 30 years ago. The anniversary sees the magazine completely redesigned and relaunched.

    WORKTECH 13, Santiago

    The globe-trotting conference series reaches Southern America to introduce more than 150 senior FM professionals to architecture. Chairs for Beunos Aires and Santiago events are, respectively, real estate and FM expert Horacio Sackmann, and design professional Charles McDonald.

    Month of Design

    Slovenian design is showcased during this month-long event that includes a conference on wooden skyscrapers and pop-up restaurants.

    Futures in the making

    Selected architecture graduates from London schools present their interpretations of the possible architectural future: from innovative agrarian settlements to new ideas on infrastructure. Through a global range of case studies, in drawings, models and research, the exhibition aims to promote further debate about the future of architecture and the profession.

    Portland Design Festival

    Tours of small and smart Portland homes, plus design competitions and a big opening night party.

    WORKTECH 13, Buenos Aires

    The globe-trotting conference series reaches Southern America to introduce more than 150 senior FM professionals to architecture. Chairs for Beunos Aires and Santiago events are, respectively, real estate and FM expert Horacio Sackmann, and design professional Charles McDonald.

    World Architecture Festival

    Architects from around the world present their projects and compete for the title of World Building of the Year. Also features lectures and seminars.

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    Ibiza Creativity Week

    A chance for creatives to meet and take inspiration from the climate and lifestyle of the infamous party island.

    Vienna Design Week

    Upcoming Austrian and European designers collaborate with Viennese manufacturers and present the results at traditional shops and ateliers around the city. Now in its sixth year, the festival includes product, furniture and industrial design.

    Taiwan Designers' Week

    National celebration of Taiwan's design industry. A series of workshops and exhibitions around the country, plus a design bazaar in Taipei all relating

    Vienna Design Week

    Upcoming Austrian and European designers are invited to collaborate with time-honoured Viennese manufacturers and present the results at traditional shops and ateliers around the city.

    Monterey Design Conference

    International architects Kengo Kuma and Marcio Kogan are billed to join North American speakers for this three-day conference in California.

    Budapest Design Week

    The festival's tenth anniversary focuses on crossovers between design disciplines through events all over the city.

    Beijing Design Week

    Presentations and installations in Beijing’s hutongs, industrial warehouses and artists’ communities at China’s most prominent design event, now in its third year. This year it takes as its theme ‘Design City, Smart City’, and an exhibition on the theme is being organised.

    Design Quarter

    A chance for architects and interior designers to see the latest innovations and designs in the industry. Design Quarter will include interactive workshops and seminars from some of the most respected product designers in the industry.

    Beijing Design Week

    Exhibitions and installations in Beijing's hutongs, industrial warehouses and artists’ communities at China's most prominent design event, now in its third year.

    Tent London & Super Brands London

    Constantly evolving, always thought provoking; trade shows Tent London & Super Brands London have carved out an impressive reputation as an anchor of LDF, a beacon for anyone looking to discover the best contemporary design. The 11-acre East London hub is well known for presenting extraordinary interiors products from 240 established global brands, independents and undiscovered talents; as well as country/gallery showcases. A firm festival favourite.

    Bratislava Design Week

    Young eastern European designers to exhibit across the Slovakian capital in venues including the nineteenth-century Pistori Palace.

    London Design Festival

    The biggest event in London’s design calendar again features a broad schedule of events, from oneoff exhibitions and installations at the V&A to open studio and popular design shows, including 100% Design, Tent London and Design Junction.

    Modesto International Architecture Festival

    Modern architecture and exhibitions in this Californian city will be available to explore on guided or self-guided tours.

    London Design Festival

    Events across the city, anchored by trade fair 100% Design in the west, upcoming designers at Tent London to the east and young brands at designjunction in the centre.

    Lisbon Architecture Triennale

    The third edition features three exhibitions alongside a series of talks, conferences and events that examine the changing role of architects in contemporary society, with a particular focus on Portugal.

    Furniture China

    Contemporary and classic furniture exhibited across the vast International Expo Centre in Shanghai.

    Paris Design Week

    Encompasses out-of-town trade fair Maison&Objet plus open studios and design shows around the city centre with work by students, graduates and upcoming designers.

    Design Exquis - Roca Edition

    Design Exquis, an exhibition inspired by the collective method of creation, developed by the Surrealists, known as Exquisite Corpse is coming to the Roca London Gallery for it's third edition.

    Gwangju Design Biennale

    Gwangju metropolitan area in South Korea presents the fifth edition of this event, focussed on cultural habits and communication in design.

    Helsinki Design Week

    World Stage Design

    A celebration of costume, set and production design with public performances and installations in non-theatre spaces. Held in a different city each time, the event comes to Cardiff this year.

    Brussels Design September

    An annual event that combines over 100 cultural and commercial events in the Belgian capital.

    Tallinn Architecture Biennale

    The Estonian capital hosts a series of events under the theme 'Recycling Socialism', including a symposium and curators' exhibition.

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    Tendence

    Furniture, decorations and gifts will be displayed across nine halls of the Messe Frankfurt exhibition centre.

    Formex

    The largest interiors trade fair for Nordic design will take place just outside Stockholm.

    Brazilian Design Weekend

    Festival of urban design spread across five areas in São Paulo. Seminars, courses and lectures take place alongside festivals and concerts.

    CU (Creativities Unfold)

    Annual symposium aiming to boost creative industry in Thailand through discussions and practical classes.

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    FX & Blueprint Drawing Competition: The results

    When FX and Blueprint ran an architectural drawing competition in collaboration with Drawing at Work, the company dedicated to nurturing drawing in the workplace, we were deluged by entries. Now a selection of entries goes on show.

    New Designers 2013

    New Designers 2013 brings together more than 3,000 graduate designers from around the country to exhibit their work in two sessions in two consecutive weeks. Emerging talent showing in furniture, ceramics and textiles will among eight distinct design disciplines on show.

    Meschac Gaba: Museum of Contemporary African Art

    ‘When you want to build a museum, you need the building, you need an architect. I’ve been my own architect but I invite the public to build it with me,’ says Gaba of his 12-room installation, which reflects on the nature of the museum and blurs the boundaries between art and the everyday.

    New Designers part 2

    Showcase of graduate design projects focussing on industrial, graphic, spatial and animation design.

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    New Designers 2013

    New Designers 2013 brings together more than 3,000 graduate designers from around the country to exhibit their work in two sessions in two consecutive weeks. Emerging talent showing in furniture, ceramics and textiles will among eight distinct design disciplines on show.

    New Designers 2013

    New Designers 2013 brings together more than 3,000 graduate designers from around the country to exhibit their work in two sessions in two consecutive weeks. Emerging talent showing in furniture, ceramics and textiles will among eight distinct design disciplines on show.

    New Designers part 1

    FADfest

    A celebration of all design disciplines with award ceremonies, lectures, exhibitions and parties. The first of two events under the Barcelona Design Festival umbrella.

    Beirut Design Week

    Each day of workshops and conferences takes place in a different area of the city, hosted by local designers, publishers and institutions.

    Design Week Kortrijk

    The largest exhibition of graduate work by design students in Flanders, plus Belgian companies and industrial designers showcase their latest products.

    London Festival of Architecture

    A playful two-week programme of events, installations and exhibitions that show what architects have to offer to London's communities.

    Sofia Design Week

    City-wide talks, exhibitions and installations providing a platform for Bulgarian designers to present their work and an insight into the design scene in the Balkans.

    Show RCA 2013

    • 20 Jun - 30 Jun
    • Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7; Battersea, London SW11
    • URL: http://rca.ac.uk/

    Work by some of the brightest and best from London’s post-graduate art and design university will be on show in six buildings across the college’s two campuses in Battersea and Kensington and will include end-of-course shows from the RCA’s renowned architecture and design products courses.

    AIA Convention

    Members of the American Institute of Architects will gather in Denver for forums, workshops and networking opportunities.

    Domaine de Boisbuchet

    A series of architecture and design workshops led by industry professionals run throughout the summer in the grounds of a French chateau.

    Design Miami

    With Miami hosting this yearly fair in the winter, Basel recreates the event in the summer, bringing together designers, collectors and critics and creating unique collaborations within the worlds of art, design, architecture, and fashion. Attending also are international exhibitors of furniture and products.

    The Alternative Guide to the Universe

    Exploring alternative worlds in art, science and architecture, this exhibition focuses on self-taught practitioners whose work is generally produced outside of established channels and official institutions and features contributors from fringe physicists, artists who map ‘cities of the future’ and ‘designers imaginary technologies’.

    Barcelona Design Week

    Part two of Barcelona Design Festival, promoting design to the public through talks, exhibitions and open studios with a focus on Catalan designers and companies.

    Design Miami/Basel

    Coinciding with the Art Basel fair, this collectors’ fair features selling exhibitions by galleries from around the world plus one-off installations, talks and events.

    NeoCon

    Now celebrating its 45th year, NeoCon continues to be one of the largest industry events in the contract-design sector. More than 40,000 buyers and sellers come together in an event for architectural products, furniture, textiles and more. A highlight of this year’s event is a tour of the new Lurie Children’s Hospital to show the positive benefits of design.

    DMY International Design Festival

    This year’s exhibition showcases new products and prototypes by international designers, architects and manufacturers. Polish design will be at the focus of the festival this year, which also includes workshops, talks by designers and networking events.

    DMY Berlin

    Graduates and young brands from over 30 countries presenting work in the hangars of the former Tempelhof airport, plus a topical program of talks and lively parties.

    Designer's Days

    Parisian designers will open their studios to exhibit their work, plus a series of informal debates will take place at the Bastille Design Centre.

    Belgrade Design Week

    Three-day-long conference with speakers from south-eastern Europe and beyond, plus workshops, master classes and design exhibitions.

    London Festival of Architecture

    This previously biannual event is now a yearly, month-long celebration of the capital’s built environment, featuring a programme of events staged by invited festival partners and a lively ‘fringe’ of events organised by individual design and architecture practices and artists.

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    Habitat Expo

    Mexico's largest design fair encompassing products for hospitality, offices and the residential market. Features a conference programme about Mexican interior design.

    Free Range 2013

    Described by organisers as a ‘launch pad for the next crop of creatives to showcase their work to both public and industry’, Free Range features the work of new art and design graduates, including those specialising in interior design. Since its inception in 2001 the event has attracted huge visitor numbers.

    SEE Solar – South-East European Solar PV & Thermal Exhibition

    9th SEE Congress & Exhibition on Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EE & RE)

    SMART BUILDINGS South-East Europe

    Giorgio Casali Photographer: Domus 1951-1983

    For more than 30 years photographer Giorgio Casali (1913-1995) chronicled the work of Italy’s post-war architects and designers through the striking imagery he produced for Domus magazine. Here is a selection of works from the Archivio Progetti,Venice.

    Clerkenwell Design Week

    Exhibitions and talks in a former Victorian glassworks, a historic church and an old underground prison plus 60 furniture showrooms and installations around the district.

    The Russian Interior Show

    The Moscow Interior Furniture Show and Rooms Moscow have combined this year to showcase Russian and Eastern European homes and office furniture.

    The Office Exhibition

    The Office Exhibition is the Middle East's premier trade event for commercial fit-out and design.

    The May Design Series

    The May Design Series brings together four, amazing, design events for the interior design, retail, architectural and developer communities - newly-launched INTERIORS LDN, DX, plus the established ARC show and kbb LDN.

    May Design Series

    Four trade shows combine at London's ExCel centre to cover interior design, property, architecture and retail design.

    DX

    DX is the new and intelligent design destination that brings together a hand-picked selection of cutting-edge products, ideas and solutions for contract and domestic interiors from across the globe.

    INTERIORS LDN

    INTERIORS LDN presents the most inspirational interiors products for the mid- to high-end market.

    KBB LDN

    Created for architects, interior designers, specifiers and retailers, kbb LDN is the capital’s only event dedicated to innovation in the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom sector.

    The ARC Show

    Developed and shaped in collaboration with Mondo arc for 2013, The ARC Show represents the very best in high-end architectural and decorative lighting.

    Romanian Design Week

    Bucharest's Ştirbei Palace hosts a central exhibition while student shows, workshops and parties take place around the city.

    What Can Design Do?

    Industry experts at this two-day conference discuss how design can respond to social issues and advocate change.

    Product Design + Innovation

    Charles Correa: India’s Greatest Architect

    Part of the RIBA’s Out of India season, this exhibition shows the work of the internationally recognised architect, urban designer and winner of a Royal Gold Medal for Architecture, who has played a pivotal role in the creation of architecture for post-independence India.

    NYC x Design

    York City’s inaugural citywide event to showcase design of all disciplines in all five boroughs.

    Design Month Graz

    Previously focused on local design, Graz's annual festival has a more international emphasis this year. Attractions include fashion shows, concerts and installations.

    United Micro Kingdoms: A Design Fiction

    Designers Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby combine aspects of architecture, industrial design, politics and science in an exhibition that portrays a fictional future UK, divided into four self-contained counties, each able to experiment with governance, economy and lifestyle.

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    The Natural Stone Show

    Celebrating its 10th show, this biennial event will have a wide range of stone products on display from all over the world, from granite and marble to sandstone and travertine. The accompanying Natural Stone and Building Conservation Conference will also be taking place.

    Inside Design with Bethan Gray

    Designer Bethan Gray exhibits previously unseen pieces of furniture that explore understated luxury and longevity. With Gray’s Welsh roots prominent, her designs use natural materials, especially wood and stone.

    Design Management Europe 17

    With the subtitle Designing the Next Economy, the 17th edition of Design Management Institute’s European conference looks at how design is changing businesses and the public sector and discussing the importance of innovation for emerging economies, multinational firms and start-ups.

    Lightfair International

    In addition to lighting exhibitor displays spanning six themed pavilions, including the Daylighting and Global Light + Design Pavilions, the architectural and commercial lighting trade show also hosts an expansive conference programme with more than 100 industry experts as speakers.

    Finding the Unicorn – Tapestries Mythical and Modern

    A recreation of the medieval tapestry The Unicorn is Found is central to this show. It’s part of a series of seven tapestries recreated by the West Dean Tapestry Studio for the refurbishment of James V’s royal palace at Stirling Castle.

    Milan design week

    The design world’s most important and most sprawling jamboree features the enormous Salone Internazionale del Mobile trade fair, upcoming designers and brands at the Ventura Lambrate and Tortona Design Week districts and many more locations across the city.

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    China International Furniture Fair

    With 800 Chinese and international exhibitors taking part, in addition to office, hotel and public-space furniture, an office pavilion has been created by office furniture and fit-out experts. officefurniture.

    Geoffrey Farmer at The Curve

    The artist’s installation The Surgeon and the Photographer is part of Barbican’s Dancing around Duchamp season. Consisting of hundreds of puppet-like figures and images cut from old books and magazines, the art piece is accompanied by a newly commissioned film.

    Davis Bowie is

    Following the extraordinary career of David Bowie, from his beginnings in Brixton, south London through his many incarnations and on to his latest surprise comeback, this exhibition, designed by Real Studios, is a fascinating look at the many faces of Bowie, a major figure in popular music for more than 40 years.

    Design Days Dubai

    Collectible furniture from international galleries. Visitors can attend talks, workshops and live design performances.

    India Design Forum

    Two-day conference featuring talks on the future of Indian design by prominent architects, designers, curators and critics.

    Vincent van Gogh drawings at TEFAF

    Fifteen drawings from Van Gogh Museum have been selected to showcase the artist’s creative development, including the landscape drawings in Nuenen and his Paris watercolours.

    DesignMarch

    International designers and local creatives showcase architecture, fashion, furniture, typography and food. Includes studio tours and pop-up shops.

    FID

    Costa Rican architects, designers and photographers assemble for talks, workshops and parties at this multidisciplinary festival.

    Palaces for the People: Gustaviano and America’s Great Public Spaces

    This exhibition sheds light on the works of the Gustaviano family who, as Spanish immigrants to America in the 19th century, brought with them a patented tiling technique, thus enabling construction of self-supporting arches that transformed the American architectural landscape.

    ISH Frankfurt

    Some 2,300 exhibitors will be presenting the latest products and trends for bathrooms, building services, air-con technology and renewable energies sectors, with an event and seminar programme focusing on sustainability and energy saving.

    MIPIM

    Exhibition bringing together leading international property developers from a range of sectors, plus conference programme and awards. Popular with architects.

    Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light

    MoMa’s exhibition views the 19th-century French architect’s work as a milestone in the modern evolution of architecture and includes more than 200 works, from original drawings to architectural models and photographs. Also on display will be works by other architects, including pupils of Labrouste as well as the likes of Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright.

    Singapore International Furniture Fair

    Showcase of regional and international furniture, including the ASEAN Furniture Show (IFFS/AFS), the Décor Show and the Hospitality Show.

    Ecobuild

    The trade show for sustainable design and built environment with the latest on green materials is back, along with its extensive conference programme dealing with green design issues. New events include The Light Box, a showcase for eco lighting products.

    ScotHot

    Celebrating its 40th year, Scotland’s largest hospitality, tourism and catering show brings together key players from the hospitality industries, including the interiors and design companies. Its new product zone will showcase the latest developments in the sector.

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    Lichtenstein: A Retrospective

    The first full-scale retrospective of the pop artist in 20 years will showcase 125 of Lichtenstein's most important works. In addition to some best-known pieces such as Whaam! (1963) and the Artist's Studio series (1973-4), his earlier Pop Art works and explorations depicting landscapes and mirrors will be shown.

    Design Indaba

    Cultural conference for all creative sectors, including graphic and industrial design alongside fashion, art and broadcasting. Also features a design expo introducing South African designers to a global market.

    Australian International Furniture Fair

    Manufacturers from Australia, New Zealand and beyond show their wares. Includes a seminar series and free workshops.

    Surface Design Show

    As a source of inspiration for interior designers and architects alike, this event showcases new materials available in the world of surfaces. Accompanying events, including the inaugural Surface Design Awards and a preview evening debate, hosted by FX, highlight the importance of innovation in the industry.

    Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair

    The biggest show for Nordic design and lighting offers lighting and furnishings for public and residential spaces. This year's installations include the Design Bar, created by designer Daniel Rybakken, and Greenhouse, giving a showcase to young designers.

    Stockholm Design Week

    Anchored by Stockholm Furniture Fair, the world’s largest showcase of Scandinavian furniture design, plus exhibitions around the city. This year also incorporates the biannual Northern Light Fair.

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    Manet: Portraying Life

    The first major exhibition to showcase Édouard Manet’s portrait work examines the relationship between them and his scenes of modern life. Paintings, pastels and contemporary photographs are shown.

    Water for Thought: Life-Changing Design

    IDS13

    Canada's largest design trade fair features 300 exhibitors and a speaker programme with international architects and designers.

    Interiors UK

    Covering furniture, flooring, lighting and accessories for both contract and home, Interiors UK will feature products from high-end to volume brands and from international trendsetters to rising stars. The show will be spread over five halls with seven areas dedicated to different aspects of interior design.

    Maison & Objet

    The autumn edition of the biannual trade fair for interior design, homeware and gifts features over 500 exhibitors. Also hosts lectures, debates plus a Designers of the Year prize.

    imm Cologne

    With a diverse mix of contributors from the worlds of design, architecture and business, and a variety of events and talks to attend, the international furnishings show that is imm Cologne is a central meeting place for exhibitors and buyers. Some 1,200 companies from 50 countries are expected to exhibit.

    imm cologne

    The first major trade fair of the year, featuring new launches by a host of established European furniture brands and the [D3] Design Contest for young designers.

    Prototyping Architecture Exhibition

    Exploring prototyping in contemporary architecture, this event looks at aspects of research and experimentation in designing buildings. also examined will be new prototyping systems and materials, and the use of other industries' prototyping in architecture.

    Heimtextil

    The first international trade fair in the 2013 design industry calendar, Heimtextil is branded as the biggest event for both home and contract textiles. As in past years, a host of presentations, shows, and exhibitions will be held focusing on topics that include contract business, sustainability and trends.

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    KLC School of Design Interior and Garden Design Graduate Exhibition

    • 10 Dec - 11 Dec
    • KLC School of Design, 503 Design Centre East, Chelsea Harbour, London, SW10 0XF
    • Organised by KLC School of Design
    • URL: www.klc.co.uk

    For anybody considering a course in Interior Design or Garden Design, this exhibition is a great opportunity to view a wide range of projects from all the courses, as well as chat to graduates. The exhibition is also ideal for anybody in the industry looking to recruit.

    Business Of Design Week

    • 03 Dec - 08 Dec
    • Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
    • Organised by Hong Kong Design Centre
    • URL: www.bodw.com

    Design Classic Düsseldorf

    Taking place for the 14th year, this event has this year changed its name - from Design Börse Düsseldorf to Design Classic Düsseldorf. The concept behind the fair remains the same though - 150 dealers in a space of 4,000 sq m selling timeless classics, from furniture to interior decoration.

    November 2012

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    FX International Interior Design Awards

    Now in its 14th year, these prestigious FX Awards invite both UK and International design talent from all over the world to enter the very best of interior products and projects. Organised by FX magazine, these coveted awards, and the grand, glamorous black tie ceremony which celebrates them at the Grosvenor Hotel in London, are the highlights of the design industry calendar just before Christmas.

    Sleep Event Europe

    Combining a design-led exhibition featuring 150 international exhibitors, conference and awards ceremony, this two-day event is designed for designers, architects, contractors, hotel owners, operators and investors to explore the latest developments and designs in the hotel industry.

    21st Century Light Space Modulator

    This work by the Jason Bruges Studio looks into the design process behind the studio's transformation of an underused public space beneath London's Hungerford Bridge. Commissioned by Havells Sylvania for last summer, the installation reflects on the impact of urban art installations.

    October 2012

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    Dutch Design Week

    Under the umbrella of DDW more than 300 events offer design in all its disciplines and aspects from more than 1,500 innovative designers. Exhibitions range from Craelev & Nike's new Nike Jordan Fly Wade Shoe to Forest of Life, featuring Marleen Kurvers glass-tubed chandeliers.

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    Istanbul Design Biennial

    This inaugural outing of the Istanbul Design Biennial follows the theme of imperfection and explores fields ranging from architecture and industrial design to fashion and new media design. It aims to celebrate Istanbul's creative qualities while encouraging discussion about the state of design in today's world.

    Snøhetta: Architecture-landscape-interior

    • 10 Oct - 25 Nov
    • Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki
    • URL: www.mfa.fi

    This versatile exhibition offers an insight into the design and construction of the lauded practice's most important works, including the celebrated Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt, in 2002 and the Norwegian Embassy in Berlin (1999), renowned for the building's relation to the historical roots of the Norwegian culture. Work is currently in progress on the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion in New York.

    The Islington Contemporary Art & Design Fair

    Over a 23-day period and covering different disciplines, the fair offers work from a mix of 200 artists. In the last week, design products, furniture, ceramics and glass become the focus, all set in one of the largest contemporary design art spaces in London.

    Rain Room

    Set up in the Barbican's Curve Gallery the installation by rAndom International offers an environment of perpetual rainfall that responds to the presence of the visitor - while they remain completely dry. The project also aims to draw attention to the precariousness of water as a natural resource.

    World Architecture Festival

    The WAF moves to Asia this year to network in a new environment. As with years past, it will include critiques from an international panel of judges and a gallery of WAF award entries. New this year are global forums for architects and designers to discuss employment in various countries.

    September 2012

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    Vienna Design Week

    For the 10 days' duration of the Design Week, the Austrian capital will be transformed into a design hub of exhibition, installation, discussion and film. Venues throughout the city will follow the theme of 'international but localised', celebrating some Eastern European design but mostly focusing on the country's own furniture, industrial and experimental design.

    Bio23: Biennial of Industrial Design

    • 27 Sep - 11 Nov
    • Ljubljana, Slovenia
    • URL: www.bio.si

    Recognised as one of the oldest international design exhibitions, the Biennial of Industrial Design will celebrate its 23rd show this year. The theme of the offering, Design Relations, will explore the interaction between trends in contemporary design and technology, digitalisation and globalisation.

    Decorex

    Some 300 exhibitions will gather at the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea to showcase the latest in interior design. This year's show will include an entrance created by Vivienne Westwood, champagne bar designed by architect and interior designer Rabih Hage and a feature stand curated by Christopher Guy Harrison.

    Night: (1947 -2015) A Sculpture-in-Residence Program Featuring Ken Price, Doola (2011)

    Frank Stella: Scarlatti Kirkpatrick (2006 to present) Featuring New Works by Frank Stella

    Tent London

    More than 19,000 visitors from 57 countries came last year to this trade show, which prides itself on exhibiting the most cutting-edge interiors merchandise. Well-known brands will be on display and will be joined by newer exhibitors, including promising new perspectives from Norwegian designers.

    designjunction

    Part of the London Design Festival, designjunction brings more than 100 international designers and their best work into one industrial-style, three-storey exhibition space, with some showcasing their production process. The event also hosts a PechaKucha Night plus seminars with experts in their field.

    100% Design

    The UK's largest interiors trade show for commercial and contract projects, featuring materials, furniture, lighting and innovations from around the world. This year sees the debut of 100% Office, with new product launches and talks on the latest developments in workspace and contract design.

    Master Designers - Ravishing Spaces

    Join an interactive discussion of design with Inchbald School of Design. Part of London Design Festival 2012

    London Design Festival

    From contemporary furniture exhibits to design seminars, this festival - now in its ninth year - was created with the idea of showcasing London's creativity. its HQ is at the V&A, but events are being held throughout the city. Venues host a variety of events to suit all interests, including furniture, architecture and graphic design.

    Design and Emotion

    • 11 Sep - 14 Sep
    • Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London
    • URL: www.dande2012.com

    The 2012 forum of this biennial event invites industry practitioners and academics to discuss the theme 'Out of Control'. This will be the first conference held inside Central Saint Martins' new King's Cross building - declared Building of the Year by the Architects' Journal.

    Helsinki Design Week

    A 10-day celebration of design in Finland's capital, this event is part of the year-long World Design Capital Helsinki 2012. It features design in everyday life, from fashion to communication. Main events will be held in the Katajanokka's Old Customs Warehouse, including PechaKucha Nights in which prominent designers and artists talk about the inspirations behind their ideas.

    Digital Crystal: Swarovski at the Design Museum

    In collaboration with Design Museum, Swarovski has asked designers - including Ron Arad and Yves Béhar - to explore the future of memory in the digital age. In addition to new commissions, works from Swarovski's art and design archives are featured.

    July 2012

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    Designed to win

    Corresponding with London's biggest year for sport, Designed to Win looks at the themes in sport of fashion, safety, performance and technology from the likes of F1 cars to carbon-fibre javelins. The event highlights not only how design can influence sport, but also how sport has influenced design, art and culture.

    In Situ

    This exhibition is a showcase for the current artistic practice and products of seven contemporary potters. All of the chosen work by the potters explore a fusion of traditional techniques and modern ideas as well as pushing the boundaries of what a pot can do, investigating function twinned with expression.

    Nordic Design Today

    Five influential Scandinavian designers and practices have come together for this exhibition to indicate and challenge the direction of Scandinavian design. Steinunn Sigurðardóttir, Harri Koskinen, Henrik Vibskov, Norway Says and Front have all also been recipients of the prestigious Torsten and Wanja Söderberg design prize during the past five years

    June 2012

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    Design Stories - the Architecture behind 2012

    The exhibition examines the architecture and engineering behind the 2012 Olympic Games, featuring drawings, images, videos and models of the key sporting venues. A 14m-long mural is at its centre depicting the contrasting styles of the Olympic venues.

    The Villa Tugendhat in Context

    Celebrating the completion of the two-year restoration of Mies van der Rohe's Villa Tugendhat in Czech Republic, the exhibition displays materials from the library's archives and puts the villa in context with van der Rohe's work in Europe and in the USA.

    Light: Installations by Bruce Munro

    The British artist and lighting designer's USA debut will include new works and showcase Longwood at night. One highlight among many installations and sculptures is Forest of Light, which will see 20,000 illuminated stems looking like blooming flowers in a serene forest.

    April 2012

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    Damien Hirst

    As the first substantial retrospective of Damien Hirst's work to be held in UK, this exhibition looks back at 20 years of the artist's inventive output. On show are his early works from the Eighties and iconic sculptures and vitrines from the Nineties. Also included is the installation In and Out of Love, shown in full for the first time since 1991.

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