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TOP SUMMER EVENTS

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Since it's summer, there's also a fair chance that you want to go on a vacation. But that does not mean you can't mix work with leisure.

Design conventions, fairs, exhibitions and all sorts of other such events are organized all around the world, and this means that while you take some time off work, you can call it research, and not feel like you are slacking off.

Today, we'll be showing you a list of some of the best events that are taking place this summer, so you will not have to waste your precious time looking for a place to spend your vacation.

1. ARTEK AND THE AALTOS - April 22 - Sept 25 at Bard Graduate Center NYC

ARTEK AND THE AALTOS: Creating a Modern World is the first exhibition in the US to examine ARTEK. Approximately 200 works will be featured, many nerver seen before.

ARTEK AND THE AALTOS: Creating a Modern World is the first exhibition in the US to examine ARTEK. Approximately 200 works will be featured, many nerver seen before.

2. THE ARCELORMITTAL ORBIT SLIDE - Jun 24 - Dec 31, London

The belgian artist Carsten Höller has designed this new addition to the Olympic Park's sculpture-cum-attraction. Opening this Summer, it promises to be the world's longest and tallest slide.

The belgian artist Carsten Höller has designed this new addition to the Olympic Park's sculpture-cum-attraction. Opening this Summer, it promises to be the world's longest and tallest slide.

3. DIALOGUES: PHOTOGRAPHS BY HÉLÈNE BINET - Jun 03 - Oct 26 at Bauhaus Archiv, Berlin

Architecture photographer  Hélène Binet has spent 25 years traveling around the world to capture architectural masterpieces. Her camera has recorded the works of such internationally know architects as John Hejduk, Ludwig Leo, Le Cobusier, Peter Zumthor and Zaha Hadid.

Architecture photographer  Hélène Binet has spent 25 years traveling around the world to capture architectural masterpieces. Her camera has recorded the works of such internationally know architects as John Hejduk, Ludwig Leo, Le Cobusier, Peter Zumthor and Zaha Hadid.

4. LONDON DESIGN BIENNALE - 07 to 27 Sept at Somerset House, London

Thirty five nations from six continents are presenting newly monumental installations and commissioned works exploring the theme Utopia by Design in the first London Design Biennale.

Thirty five nations from six continents are presenting newly monumental installations and commissioned works exploring the theme Utopia by Design in the first London Design Biennale.

5. MAISON & OBJET PARIS - 2 to 6 Sept at Parc d'Expositions, Paris

Maison & Objet exhibition is a must-do trade-fair-rendez-vous for business professionals in the lifestyle industry!

Maison & Objet exhibition is a must-do trade-fair-rendez-vous for business professionals in the lifestyle industry!