Dezeen Guide: April sees the design world descend on Milan for the city's annual festival of exhibitions, installations and parties. We also have five more events in our update this month.
Designs of the Year
London, UK - until 25 August
London's Design Museum exhibits exemplary projects from the past year, which are all nominated for the title of Design of the Year.
Light + Building
Frankfurt, Germany - until 4 April
The world's largest trade fair for lighting and construction showcases products aimed at reducing energy consumption in the home.
Manchester, UK - until 1 April
Speakers including Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg and James Bridle will speculate on the future of design and making during this two-day conference.
Melbourne International Design Week
Melbourne, Australia - 1-6 April 2014
Created to highlight the best design in Australia, this series of events includes a cross-discipline conference, business presentations and educational programmes.
Milan design week
Milan, Italy - 8-13 April 2014
Hinged around the Salone Internazionale del Mobile fair, events all over Italy's design capital form the design world's premier occasion.
Design Month Graz
Graz, Austria - 30 April - 1 June
Architecture and design exhibitions and workshops pop-up all over Graz for this city-wide festival that lasts a whole month.
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