Here are some of the biggest international design events coming up over the next weeks.
2nd Clerkenwell Design Week
Following its successful inauguration last year, the design fair is back, again staging workshops, exhibitions, street parties, and debates across one of the most creative areas of the British capital. The House of Detention, an underground Victorian prison, joins the event for the first time, hosting product displays and installations.
Ideal Home Show Scotland
This, the Scottish version of the popular Ideal Home Show (held in London March 11-27), is expected to attract around 400 domestic and international exhibitors. Highlights of this year's show include The Ideal Home of the Future sponsored by Virgin, the How-to Theatre - which offers visitors DIY tips - and the Dulux Let's Colour Studio which provides visitors with advice on color schemes. In terms of content and size the event is smaller than The Ideal Home Show held in London but similar to Grand Designs Live (held in London April 30- May 8).
Interior Lifestyle Tokyo
A design-oriented trade fair for the high-end Japanese interior market, last year's event attracted upwards of 80,000 visitors. Interior Life Style is a combination of two other Messe Frankfurt trade fairs - Ambiente and Heimtextil. Focused on Japanese, rather than international trends, the event showcases the latest designs for the kitchen and dining area as well as home accessories and textiles.
8th DMY International Design Festival
This year's event puts a spotlight on the cultural impact of design with a central exhibition of pioneering products by more than 400 designers, as well as a symposium, a series of open design workshops, an award ceremony and satellite exhibitions. With Helsinki as the World Capital of Design in 2012, the fair's regional focus concentrates on the Nordic countries.