The pick of the events coming up over the next few months

1 Clerkenwell Design Week
21 - 23 May, Clerkenwell, London

Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW), now in its 13th edition, is set to return to London’s dynamic Clerkenwell neighbourhood. And with more venues, showrooms and installations than ever before, organisers of this year’s festival say it is the most extensive line-up yet. Visitors to the capital can expect a diverse array of events, some 160 local design showrooms, and 300 exhibiting brands, spread across 12-plus unique venues. www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com

2 Design Shanghai
19 - 22 June
Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Centre, China

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Returning for its 11th edition is Asia’s largest international design event series that will, once again, bring together leading international and Chinese manufacturers, design-led brands, global industry leaders, architects, and design enthusiasts under one roof. Visitors can expect curated exhibitors, features and talks, while the even also brings innovative design from China to the global stage. www.designshanghai.com

3 NeoCon
10 - 12 June
The Mart, Chicago, US

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The 55th edition of NeoCon gets underway as one of the world’s leading platforms for commercial space design. The three-day event that takes place in Chicago o_ ers opportunities to connect, learn, and experience the latest trends and innovations across verticals, from o_ ice to healthcare, with provoking speakers, best-in-class brands, and the newest movers and shakers impacting the built environment. www.neocon.com

4 New Designers
Week 1: 26 - 29 June; Week 2: 3 - 6 July
Business Design Centre, London

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New Designers returns for its annual showcase of the UK’s most innovative emerging design talent. Expect some 3,000 graduates at the Business Design Centre to present their visionary ideas to industry professionals and the public, over two weeks, with di_ erent disciplines highlighted in Week 1 and Week 2, spanning fashion, textiles, furniture, product design, illustration and more. www.newdesigners.com

5 Transform! Designing the Future of Energy
Until 1 September
Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany

This exhibition on the transformation of the energy sector from the perspective of design highlights that energy is a great challenge but also a great opportunity to reshape our world. It explores how designers and architects are contributing ideas and solutions for reducing our energy consumption, changing energy-intensive lifestyles, and participating in the process of achieving a sustainable future. www.design-museum.de/en

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