Weekly design agenda: international events coming up over the next weeks

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The Independent Online

Scandinavia's events keep the design community occupied before the fall season picks up again, starting with Paris's Maison & Objet.

Formex
through August 15
Stockholm, Sweden

Designer Jan Rundgren is creating this autumn's theme exhibition, Happy Home, which is designed to boost visitors' mood with color and cheerful items. Formex is a professional meeting place for Nordic design, taking place twice a year and attracting around 25,000 visitors.
http://www.formex.se

Alvar Aalto Design Seminar
August 21-22
Helsinki, Finland

The international seminar - this time focusing on the theme of 'Invisible' - once more invites professionals and students to discuss a hot topic in design. Speakers include Naoto Fukasawa, Ross Lovegrove, Inga Sempe, Hans Maier-Aichen, Monica Förster, Simo Heikkila and Clemens Weisshaar.
http://www.alvaraalto.fi

Helsinki Design Week
August 26 - September 5
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki Design Week invites professionals and the public alike to a series of events centered around the theme of storytelling. Now in its sixth year, it tells the stories behind the creations and processes involved in design.
http://www.helsinkidesignweek.com

Maison & Objet
September 3-7
Paris, France

Held twice a year, the decoration and furniture trade show attracts 600,000 visitors, half of whom come from abroad, and 17,500 exhibitors from 115 countries.
http://www.maison-objet.com

 

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