Here are some of the biggest international design events coming up over the next weeks.
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.
An official component of the Art Basel fair, Design Miami/ Basel will again showcase works from the world's leading design galleries and honor emerging designers working with experimental, limited-edition and non-industrial techniques with the annual Designers of the Future Award.
World Industrial Design Day
In celebration of the 4th annual World Industrial Design Day, Icsid (International Council of Societies of Industrial Design) invites designers and design enthusiasts from around the globe to initiate events reflecting this year's theme, "Industrial Design: How does it improve your life?" A schedule of events planned internationally can be found online.