It's a busy month for art and design, so we've compiled an event guide for the discerning Designer Furniture, design and art lover. But let's not forget that may is also the month for international Mother's Day...

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11 May International Mother’s Day – Nations across the globe, including the US, Canada and Brazil will be celebrating Mother’s Day. Stumped for gift ideas? Shop our Luxury Gifts section.


11 – 14 May Pulse 2014, a design led shopping event at Earl’s Court will provide a one-stop shop for stunning new products across home, gift, fashion and accessories. With 500 established and up and coming brands exhibiting, Pulse offers the opportunity to get the ‘First Peek’ of never before seen products and future trends.


13 May MoMa Party in the Garden

The Museum of Modern Art’s Party in the Garden is a benefit event, which this year will honor Daniel Craig, Steve McQueen, and Maja Oeri in recognition of their continued support of MoMA. Book a table for dinner, or a ticket to the after party to attend one of New York’s most prestigious benefit events.


13 – 14 May Collision

A new two-day tech event, the Collision conference promises to bring together 1,000 tech industry leaders and a curated group of early stage start-ups in Las Vegas. The Longest Stay is proud to be one of the 150 specially selected early stage stat-ups.


14-25 May Cannes Film Festival

The Festival de Cannes will once again draw attention to and raise the profile of films with the aim of contributing towards the development of cinema, boosting the film industry worldwide and celebrating cinema at an international level.


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15 – 18 May Art Basel Hong Kong

The event for art collectors, artists, dealers, curators, critics and art lovers. Art Basel in Hong Kong assumes a significant role in the international artworld, providing a portal to the region's artists. The new show gives galleries from around the world a platform in Asia to demonstrate the way they work with artists, and bring their highest quality work to Hong Kong.


17 – 20 May International Contemporary Furniture Fair ICFF

North America’s premier showcase for contemporary design. Discover the latest trends in contemporary furniture and get a glimpse of what’s to come. Explore the vast exhibitions and enjoy fun and fascinating programs, especially curated for design experts and enthusiasts.


18 – 20 May  May Design Series

The UK's definitive international furnishings fair, featuring a plethora of brands and products ranging from furniture to lighting and accessories. May Design Series is held at Excel London.


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20 – 22 May Clerkenwell Design Week

The UK’s leading independent design festival, Clerkenwell Design Week is back, boasting over 60 showrooms, a wealth of creative businesses and more architects per square mile than anywhere else on the planet, CDW takes advantage of this creative hub every May for 3 days.


20 – 24 May Chelsea Flower Show

The event, one of the hottest tickets in town, showcases and celebrates the very best in gardening, with stunning show gardens, world class horticultural displays and fantastic shopping opportunities.