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Paul Cézanne Bathers (Les Grandes Baigneuses) about 1894-1905 © The National Gallery, London

Architecture and building  It’s all quiet on the architectural front this month, though if you are heading to Italy, don’t forget to visit the Expo Milano (to 31 October). This giant, non-commercial exhibition, featuring 130 participants from 145 countries with specially designed pavilions and held on the subject of nutrition, is expected to welcome over 20 million visitors. Also continuing is Triennial Brugge in Bruges, Belgium (to 18 October) the tri-annual art and architecture conference is, which… Read more

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Our Top Event Picks for June

This month two big events dominate the calendar. Those with art in their sights will already be heading to Art Basel (18-21 June) with its attendant shows Volta, Liste, Scope and Design Miami/Basel while if you stay in the UK there’s the London Festival of Architecture, celebrating all that is fascinating, experimental and beautiful about architecture throughout the month, plus three major art and antiques fairs. And did we mention DMY Berlin? More info and… Read more

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Our Top Event Picks for May

Architecture and building Not an architectural event per se, but none-the-less fabulous for design fans, Expo Milano starts in Milan on 1 May and runs to 31 October. This is the ‘Universal Exposition’ which has been held in different cities every year since 1888. This giant, non-commercial event features 130 participants from 145 countries with specially designed pavilions from world-renowned architects. Held on the subject of nutrition, it’s expected to welcome over 20 million visitors. Grand… Read more

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Top 5 Events at Milan Design Week

To say that Milan Design Week can be overwhelming would be an understatement. Beside the 2,000+ exhibitors packed into an area the size of 47 football pitches at iSalone, there are new design districts popping up every year and an ever-expanding list of must-see pop-ups, events and installations. We’ve whittled it down to a mere five to give you a fighting chance. Here are our top picks for Milan 2015. Katie Treggiden Wallpaper* Handmade Wallpaper* Handmade… Read more

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Milan Design Week: Top 5 Design Stores in Milan

If you’re hopping on a plane next week to make the annual pilgrimage to Salone del Mobile, arguably the world’s most important furniture fair, you might find the sight of all that gorgeous design starts to make your credit card burn a hole in your pocket. To stop you trying to squeeze a sofa into your suitcase, here are our top picks of design shops in Milan, where you might be able to pick up… Read more

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Milan Design Week: Top 5 Places to Meet

After catching the hottest launches, stores and events from Brera to Zona Tortona via Quadrilatero and Navigli, you’re going to need – and deserve – an aperitivo. These are some of our favourite stops to grab a cocktail after a long day at the design coal-face. Ceresio 7 Ceresio 7 ‘Pools and Restaurant is one of Milan’s most sizzling hotspots. In the UK ‘pools’ would mean pool tables – in Milan we’re talking actual swimming… Read more

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Our Top Event Picks for April

If you only do one this this month, there is only one place you should go: Milan Design Fair, starting on 14 April (more below). As usual it offers four days of the very best design, furniture and interiors in the world, surrounding the Salon Mobile Internazionale and its satellite events. Add MIA Fair and MIART just days before, and Milan retains its creative dominance over springtime fairs in Europe. Architecture and building Holzhaus in… Read more

Fondation Louis Vuitton

WHEN Ongoing

WHERE 8 Avenue du Mahatma Ghandi, Bois du Bolgne 75116, Paris

WEB fondationlouisvuitton.fr

Gehry’s spectacular ‘glass cloud’ is home to 11 galleries representing contemporary art. Opening exhibitions include a show of Gehry’s work, an overview of five decades of Gerhard Richter and Olafur Eliasson’s row of mirrored yellow columns, among many others…. Read more

Musée Picasso Paris

WHEN Ongoing

WHERE 5 Rue de Thorigny, 75003 Paris, France

WEB museepicassoparis.fr

After a major restoration of its home in the 17th century Hôtel Salé which included opening up outside spaces and extending the gallery floor space, the museum is once more open for visitors. Enjoy not only a superb collection of artwork donated by Picasso’s heirs but also his personal collection including Corot, Gaugin, Matisse, Miro, Degas and Giacometti, all in an enhanced space…. Read more

Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010

WHEN To 8 February

WHERE Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

WEB tate.org.uk

Huge retrospective of his boundlessly experimental artist featuring not only painting, drawing, photography, film and sculpture, but also notebooks, slide projections and photocopies. He worked in off-the-wall materials ranging from meteor dust to gold, bubble wrap, snail juice, potatoes, soot and even uranium…. Read more

Designers in Residence

WHEN 10 September- 8 March 2015

WHERE Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD, UK

WEB www.designmuseum.org

This annual exhibition, which celebrates new and emerging talent, features designers selected by a distinguished panel. The theme in 2014 is disruption – anything which interrupts established ways of thinking, diverges from traditional practices and proposes new, unexpected ideas…. Read more

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