Here are the biggest design events around the globe, coming up over the next few weeks.
Maxxi museum opening
The Maxxi center for contemporary arts and architecture, completed by London-based Zaha Hadid Architects in November 2009, will finally open to the public.
Belgrade Design Week
May 31 - June 5
International design stars including Bjarke Ingels, Jaime Hayon, and Jacob van Rijs will exhibit their works during the event.
Australian Design Awards
Lightweight wine bottles, an easy-to-fold pram, portable ultrasound device, and an underground residential gas system are among the awards' finalists. The prize is Australia's premier design assessment program, recognizing Australian and international design and innovation excellence.
European Design Since 1985: Shaping the New Century
June 5 - August 29
Held at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, this exhibition redefines modernism and postmodernism, which have both not only shaped European design but have also had a profound impact worldwide. The exhibition includes furniture, glass, ceramics, metalwork and more, created by some of the most influential artists of our time.
DMY International Design Festival
Located in the hangars of former city airport Berlin Tempelhof, the festival will host exhibitions by the Centro Metropolitano de Diseño (Buenos Aires), the Seoul Design Festival, the UK Crafts Council, and the Taiwan Design Center. A big platform for young designers will give you an update on what's next in design, and the Vienna Design Week Embassy will present a new installation by design duo mischer'traxler.
AIA National Convention
On the occasion of the convention, the American Institute of Architects will be honoring Curtis Fentress, with the highest award for public architecture, the Thomas Jefferson Award. He will be the world's first airport architect to receive this prestigious honor.
More than 40,000 people are expected to browse the international design on display at the more than 700 showrooms.
International Biennale of Graphic Design
Brno, Czech Republic
The longest-running exhibition of graphic design in the world (the biennale was established in 1963) will focus on advertising this year.
Los Angeles, US
On display during the Dwell on Design fair, this exhibition of new talent will showcase works from eleven Asian countries.