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Salone del Mobile. Milano 14-19 April

The Salone Internazionale del Mobile was founded in 1961 as a vehicle for promoting Italian furniture and furnishings exports and soon became the most keenly awaited event in the world of furniture.

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DesignMarch Reykjavik (Iceland). 12-15 March

From fashion to furniture, architecture to food design, the festival showcases the best of the local design scene alongside exciting international names, opening with DesignTalks, a day of lectures by internationally acclaimed designers and the foremost local design thinkers.

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DEMO, Exploring New Creative Processes. 27 Feb – 8 March

DEMO is a series of activities structured around the experimental, the multidisciplinary, collaborations between industry and craft, all that is open, shared and unknown, focusing in the field of product design.

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FutureEverything Festival, 25-28 Feb

This festival brings people together to discover, share and experience new ideas for the future. Pioneering the practice of city-wide ‘festival as laboratory’ it combines a large scale cultural event – encompassing art, music and discussion – with new technology, novel research methods and playful social experiments. It has been named by The Guardian as one of the top ten ideas festivals in the world.

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FIU Barcelona (28/01, 26/02, 26/03, 16/04 and 15/05)

An initiative by students for students that also provides companies searching creative and emerging talent. FIU Barcelona presents an ideal space to share experiences, to network and innovate in format and content, in a relaxed, fun and friendly atmosphere.

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Design Indaba, Cape Town. 25-27 Feb

Design Indaba is a multifaceted platform committed to a better world through creativity. Design for change. Design for good. Design for a better world. These are the ideals that fuel Design Indaba’s drive for a better world through design, creativity and innovation.