Dezeen Guide: design events are taking place in Bangkok, São Paulo and Melbourne (pictured) this month, along with five other exhibitions and festivals listed for August.
Designs of the Year
London, UK – until 25 August 2014
London's Design Museum exhibits exemplary projects from the past year, which are all nominated for the title of Design of the Year. See Dezeen's coverage of Designs of the Year 2014 »
Venice Architecture Biennale
Venice, Italy – until 23 November 2014
Rem Koolhaas curates this year's biennale on the theme of Fundamentals, charting the emergence of "a single modern language" in global architecture. See Dezeen's coverage of Venice Architecture Biennale 2014 »
Domaine de Boisbuchet
Boisbuchet, France – until 13 September 2014
Workshops lead by top designers are held throughout the summer in the grounds of a historic chateau in rural France.
Diseño República Dominicana
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic – until 23 August 2014
Projects from Dominican Republic design institutions are exhibited for six weeks at the Centro de Diseño Industrial, where a conference and lectures also take place.
CU (Creativities Unfold)
Bangkok, Thailand – 1-31 August 2014
Annual symposium aiming to boost creative industry in Thailand through discussions and practical classes.
São Paulo Design Weekend
São Paulo, Brazil – 14-17 August 2014
A celebration of Latin American design composed of hundreds of independent events, from trade fairs to cocktail parties.
Melbourne, Australia – 22-23 August 2014
Studios in the city's design districts host conceptual installations, talks, workshops and demonstrations, linked by walking trails and shuttle buses.
Frankfurt, Germany – 30 August - 2 September 2014
Home products and gifts including jewellery and festive decorations are on show at this Frankfurt fair.
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