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Our Top Event Picks for July 2016

As Europe prepares for the summer holidays, the event schedule slows tight down. Nonetheless, look out for the fantastic New Designers Parts I and II, the intriguing Liverpool Biennal, Browns Art Weekend, the Manchester Furniture Show and a plethora of superb exhibitions including engineering in The V&A and sculpture in London and Paris. Details below. Architecture and building It’s an incredibly quiet month for architectural events, though the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale (to 27 November)… Read more

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Our Top Event Picks for June 2016

Some big events dominate the calendar this month. 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. Great excitement will also surround the opening of Hertzog… Read more

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Our Top Event Picks for May 2016

May is a good month for design in Europe, and the UK in particular, with London Craft Week, Clerkenwell Design Week and Chelsea Flower Show all proving that design, whether inside, outside or conceptual, is alive and well in the UK. Look out too for PhotoLondon and Art16. And don’t miss the always inspiring DesignMonat Graz in Germany. Architects and aficionados will be making their way to Venice for the launch of the 15th Venice… Read more

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Our Top Event Picks for April 2016

If you only do one this month… get to Milan. Not only is it the 21st International Exhibition of the Triennale di Milano, it’s also the Milan Design Fair. As usual it offers five days of the very best design, furniture and interiors in the world, surrounding the Salon Mobile Internazionale and its satellite events. Add MIART just days before, and Milan retains its creative dominance over springtime fairs in Europe. Look out too for… Read more

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Our Top Event Picks for March 2016

Spring has sprung – albeit slowly – and there are a number of top events making use of the increased hours of light and dappling of spring flowers. In Frankfurt the eighth biennale of lighting culture, Luminale 2016, features wonderful installations across the city. Head north to DesignMarch in Reykjavik (10-13 March), Iceland’s biggest design festival – four days of talks, walks, open studios, workshops and more. TEFAF in Maastricht (11-20 March) is one of… Read more

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Our Top Event Picks for February 2016

We’re going all Nordic this month with the top tier event Stockholm Design Week and its attendant trade fairs Stockholm Furniture Fair and Northern Light Fair. Staying in Northern Europe, make sure you pop over to the FutureEverything Festival, a two-day conference on design and making in the UK, and the major contemporary art events Art Rotterdam Week and ARCOmadrid. Architecture and building VSK 2016 (2-5 February) is the Netherlands’ most important trade show for the… Read more

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Our Top Event Picks for January 2016

Welcome, dear readers, to 2016 – we wish you a happy, prosperous and well-designed year! Architecture and building The building year starts with one of Europe’s biggest construction fairs, the vast Swissbau (12-16 January) in Basel, Switzerland. More than 100,000 visitors interested in building meet up with some 1,100 exhibitors from the sectors of building shells, building services engineering, building site equipment, interior finishing, plus concept and planning. It is followed by Deubaukom in Essen,… Read more

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Our Top Event Picks for December

Christmas is a quiet time for architectural, art, design and interior shows, with only a handful of antiques fairs, furniture trade event Espirit Meuble in Paris and Lucerne’s design festival, Design Schenken to mention. So we can’t resist throwing in a guide to our favourite Christmas markets (in the arts section below). And do take in a few fabulous exhibitions in London and Paris. It only remains for all the team at Arkitexture to wish… Read more

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Our Top Event Picks for November

After the excitements of design and art weeks in the last couple of months, November is a more staid affair, though if you’re looking to refresh the look of your home before Christmas then some of the year’s biggest interiors shows will be your destination, including Heim + Handwerk and the Brussels Furniture Fair. There are numerous art and antique shows – look out in particular for the city-wide Asian Art in London, Feriarte in… Read more

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Our Top Event Picks for October

If September was all about design, then October is art. The twin juggernauts of Frieze and FIAC take over London and Paris respectively, complemented by fairs like Frieze Masters, PAD and Arts and Design Elysées plus the Affordable Art Fair in London and Amsterdam. For design fans, Germany’s Designer’s Open and Austria’s Blickfang with design weeks in Eindhoven and Istanbul should hit the spot. And don’t miss superb new gallery openings Newport Street Gallery and… Read more

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Our Top Event Picks for September

Welcome back from your holidays dear readers, and here at Arkitexture we do hope you’re ready for the start of the design season. A quick recap of the delights on offer: September brings Paris Design Week, MAISON&OBJET, London Design Festival, Decorex, 100% Design, DesignJunction and FOCUS/15, plus Habitare in Finland. Look out too for Brussels Design September, Vienna Design Week, Belgrade Design Week and biennials in Göteburg, Lyon and Istanbul. For your viewing pleasure check… Read more

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Our Top Event Picks for August

What a quiet month August is in Europe. While everyone is taking their summer holidays, the events schedule slows to a crawl, in preparation for the artistic onslaught of September and October. There are still things worth seeing and doing, particularly art exhibitions and biennals, so read on. Architecture and building  If you are heading to Italy for some R&R, don’t forget to visit the Expo Milano (to 31 October). This giant, non-commercial exhibition, featuring… Read more

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