Venetian Glass by Carlo Scarpa: The Venini Company
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
November 4 – March 2, 2014

This exhibition will present the results of a unique collaboration between influential Italian architect Carlo Scarpa and Venini Glassworks. Nearly 300 carefully selected works highlight the significant contribution that Scarpa made to the art of Venetian glass as an artistic consultant to the company from 1932 – 1947. Objects reflect dozens of Scarpa's styles, in-the-process pioneering techniques, silhouettes, and colors that thoroughly modernized the ancient tradition of glass blowing.

Designing Modern Women, 1890 - 1990
Museum of Modern Art, New York
October 5, 2013–October 1, 2014

This exhibition draws attention to the female architects and graphic, industrial and interior designers who advanced 20th century design. Highlights include the first display of a newly conserved kitchen by Charlotte Perriand with Le Corbusier along with furniture and designs by Lilly Reich, Eileen Gray, Eva Zeisel, Ray Eames, Lella Vignelli, and Denise Scott Brown. All work on display were curated with care from MoMA's personal collection.

Harry Bertoia Sculpture: 15 Years at Wright
Wright Auction House, New York
January 21 – February 15, 2014

Harry Bertoia Sculpture: 15 Years at Wright celebrates select works from the company's history of selling Bertoia at auction alongside works never before offered on the market. From Bush Forms, Welded Forms and Sonambients to experimental works, this comprehensive exhibition will highlight exceptional design from Bertoia’s extensive oeuvre.

Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things
Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA)
February 23 – May 11, 2014

Many ordinary objects have revolutionized the way we live.  Organized by Vitra, Hidden Heroes provides visitors with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge of everyday things that have changed lives with good design, including objects as small and innocuous at a light bulb or a zipper. The exhibition looks at innovation, production, evolution and inspiration with patent drawings, audio and film alongside the objects themselves.

Building Something (Beyond) Beautiful, Projects 2002-2013
Materials & Applications, Los Angeles
January 25 - April 13, 2014

From the cutting edge of smart materials, robotics, & computational design to the underutilized traditional materials of bamboo, felt, and pressure-formed plywood, a handful of the California's top young architects helped cement Materials & Applications as a hotbed for innovative ideas. The exhibition surveys the last 11 years of landscape and architecture experiments at M&A with models, prototypes, installation components and rare images.

In the Making
Design Museum, London
January 22 – May 4, 2014

Curated by designers Barber & Osgerby, this exhibition celebrates the beauty of the production process. A range of twenty objects, from a two-pound coin to a cricket bat, are shown mid-manufacture to highlight the unexpected quality they assume before their final form. The show gives a glimpse of the designers' ongoing dialogue with manufacturing that is so distinctive to their practice.

Marcel Wanders, Pinned Up at the Stedelijk, 25 Years of Design
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
February 1 - June 15, 2014

This exhibition is Marcel Wanders' biggest ever, covering 1,100 square meters of exhibition space. More than 400 objects, including original sketches, prototypes, experimental work and other special projects, explore the craftsmanship and innovation of his work and the stories they tell. Wanders' role as Art Director for brands like Mooi along with an intimate look at his more theatrical world also give visitors a unique view inside the creative mind of this outstanding Dutch designer.

Konstantin Grcic: Man Machine
Galerie Kreo, Paris
February 13 - May 17, 2014

Konstantin Grcic's fourth furniture collection for Galerie Kreo explores glass plates paired with black silicon, hinges, pumps and cranks. The collection includes tables, cabinets, bookshelves and chairs. It is considered unusual for its use of glass as a structural material. Drawing inspiration from sources such as Jeff Koons and the Light & Space movement, Man Machine should prove an intriguing introduction to Grcic's design before his major exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum in March.