18 – 21 July
AIFF, Melbourne

One for traders, the Australian International Furniture Fair (AIFF) presents design finds and furniture from Australia and New Zealand. This year, the fair is held at Melbourne's Exhibition Centre and is part of the celebrated Decor + Design showcase of interiors from Australia’s best designers and manufacturers.


18 – 25 August
São Paulo Design Weekend

Head to Brazil’s vibrant financial centre, São Paulo, to celebrate Latin American design with hundreds of independent events trade fairs, design talks, exhibitions and parties, throughout the extended weekend of design during São Paulo Design Weekend.


5 – 15 September

Helsinki Design Week

This year, Helsinki adds a new children’s design week for young aficionados within its 10 day programme of events which are curated under the theme “learning climate’. Founded in 2005, Helsinki Design Week is the largest design festival in the Nordic countries and showcases highlights and innovations in fashion, architecture and urban culture, as well as product and interior design. 


5 – 14 September
Paris Design Week

Combined with the anticipated September edition of the maison&objet fair, Paris Design Week is fast becoming the definitive cultural event that is raising the bar for design across the world. Paris Design Week invites both professionals and the general public to discover new talent and trends from galleries, schools, studios and workshops held across the city.


14 – 22 September
London Design Festival

Design takes over the English capital with must-see shows like 100% Design and designjunction, plus pop-ups and public installations that will capture your imagination at London Design Festival. Britain’s most talented designers will showcase their newest offerings while artists makeover some of the city’s most famous architectural icons creating arresting visual displays.


17 – 19 September
Middle East Design and Hospitality Week, Dubai

With seven shows, including INDEX and INDEX Home, this is the biggest celebration of all things design and hospitality in the GCC. INDEX Home is a new consumer fair dedicated to home interiors, and will present a compelling array of products, from kitchens to bathrooms, furniture to home improvement.

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