Weekly design agenda: Dwell on Design

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Design fans head to the US West Coast next week to explore (and buy!) the latest products.

International Biennale of Graphic Design
June 22-24
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.

Restaurant Design Awards
June 22
London, UK

The independent prize bestowed by a panel of the UK's leading design editors will be awarded to the most stylish bars and restaurants around the world. While most categories - such as those for the best independent restaurant, hotel bar, or lighting scheme - are open to UK submissions only (and have attracted entries by the likes of Zaha Hadid despite the prize only being in its second year), two of the awards are reserved for international establishments.

Dwell on Design
June 25-27
Los Angeles, US

Organized by the makers of Dwell, the corresponding magazine, the third edition of the event - described as the West Coast's largest design fair - returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center. More than 200 brands will feature in design-forward exhibits, competitions, and over 80 presentations and panels by design-industry leaders over the course of the three days. Highlights will include a special outdoor section, a showcase of Asian design talent called Asia Now, and a cash'n'carry design market.

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion opens
July 5 - October 20
London, UK

In what will be Jean Nouvel's first completed building in the UK, the new pavilion is designed to be a contrast of metal structures and lightweight materials in a bright red, inspired by London's post boxes, buses, and telephone boxes. Serving as a public space on the gallery's lawn, it will host a café and Serpentine's Park Nights, a talk and events series that attracts up to 250,000 visitors every summer.