We're gearing up for an incredibly busy September in the design world, with Helsinki Design Week, Paris Design Week and the London Design Festival just some of the treats on offer.
August 30-September 2
This international consumer fair features a mixture of home décor trends for spring 2015 and personal gifts for this year.
Helsinki Design Week
Helsinki is a design hotspot and the city's main industry event is the largest design festival in the Nordic countries. This year's festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with the theme "Taking the leap."
Paris Design Week
The City of Light becomes the capital of design for eight dazzling days with Paris Design Week. Things actually kick off on September 5 with the internationally renowned design fair Maison&Objet (maison-objet.com/en/paris), while across the city showrooms are converted into workshops, seminar spaces and cocktail destinations.
Brussels Design September
Belgian and international designers descend on Brussels for almost a whole month of cultural and commercial events from conferences to workshops.
London Design Festival
The UK capital gets in on the action with the annual London Design Festival, a city-wide fusion of events, exhibitions, open showrooms and specially commissioned installations.
Bratislava Design Week
From London we're heading east to the Slovakian capital where the focus is on young local designers and up-and-coming talent.