For George Orwell nothing heralded spring quite like the re-appearance of toads, emerging from their subterranean hibernation and setting off, once again, on life’s great cycle.

Our toads are the flurry of new design and architecture exhibitions which open globally every March, as the international museum and gallery community awake from their winter slumber.

Our highlights for March 2017, featuring new exhibitions in Bielefeld, Helsinki, Weil am Rhein, Utrecht and Paris

5 New Design Exhibitions for March 2017

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Culticycle by Green Tractor Farm through Farm Hack Tools (Photo: By Farm Hack)

Slowly but surely September is becoming Europe’s summer. Whereas July and August increasingly fail to produce anything even vaguely “summery”,

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Design European Championship 2016 Final - Starting line-up Portugal

After four weeks of competition at venues throughout France the 2016 Design EM prepares to bid adieu, au revoir and

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Pleasureground am Bad from Hermann Fürst von Pückler-Muskau's book, Andeutungen über Landschaftsgärtnerei 1834 (Courtesy of the Bundeskunsthalle Bonn)

Whereas April showers tend to make you wet, grumpy and late, May showers are much more agreeable – or more

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Henry van de Velde not only helped define Art Nouveau, he was also party to Art Nouveau’s christening; even if

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Grand Parc, Bâtiment G, Bordeaux, After.. Architects: Frédéric Druot, Anne Lacaton & Jean-Philippe Vassal, Paris (Photo: © Philippe Ruault, Courtesy of architekturgalerie am weißenhof)

“This is a job of work whose goal is precision, delicacy, amiability and attentiveness: being attentive to people, uses, buildings,

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Le Centre Pompidou, Paris (Photo Maureen, via commons.wikimedia.org)

In 1969 the then French President Georges Pompidou announced his desire that Paris should posses a large museum dedicated to

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Le Corbusier Le Modulor 1950 (Photo, © Centre Pompidou / Dist. RMN-GP/ Ph. Migeat © FLC, ADAGP, Paris 2015 Courtesy of Centre Pompidou, Paris)

On days when his sketches didn’t meet with his own, self-critical, approval, the Swiss architect and urban planner Le Corbusier

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D'Days Paris 2015

From June 1st until June 7th the 15th D’Days Paris will be staged under the theme “Experience” Which is hopefully

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kyle bean mobile evolution

“Who’s the more foolish, the fool or the fool who follows him?” asks Obi-Wan Kenobi, more or less rhetorically, in

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Only Wood Galerie kreo Paris

Until December 20th the Paris dépendance of Galerie kreo is presenting an exhibition dedicated to the vivacious variety of contemporary

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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Villa Tugendhat Brno

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers” exclaims Anne Shirley in Lucy Maud Montgomery’s 1908 novel

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Unsichtbare Dinge Typisch chinesisch Typisch deutsch at the Museum für Völkerkunde Hamburg Germany erledigt

Mayday! Mayday! Don’t panic. It’s just a public holiday. You’ll survive. Barbecue something…… And afterwards, when everyone else is back

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Exposition internationale des Arts Décoratifs et industriels modernes Paris 1925

“What is the Paris Exposition?”, asked Roger Gilman in the September 1925 edition of The Art Bulletin, “It is a

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Man Machine by Konstantin Grcic at Galerie Kreo Paris Lounge Chair

By way of unwinding ahead of his forthcoming solo exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum, German designer Konstantin Grcic is

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The evenings are getting longer and the rain is a little warmer: Spring is unquestionably approaching. And with the rising

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