Museum of Modern Art, also known as MoMA, New York.

Exhibitions art the museum have covered everything from 50 years of Helvetica to Contemporary Dutch Design.

Cooper Hewitt, New York.

Another NY must-see, the Cooper-Hewitt is dedicated to historical and Contemporary Design. It is also home to The National Design Awards.

Design Exchange, Toronto

The Exchange has formerly dedicated an exhibition to French shoe designer Christian Louboutin,

Gallery of Australian Design

GAD showcases promising graduates in architecture, graphic design, industrial design and focuses on home-grown talent.

Museu de Arte Moderna, Sao Paulo

Modelled on MoMA, NY, the museum was built in 1948. The collections focus on Brazilian artists from the mid-20th Century onwards. It also boasts a fantastic library.

The Design Musuem, London

In a converted banana warehouse, the museum has a global reputation for its inspiring collections.

Vitra Design Museum

The museum is houses in a breathtaking Frank Gehry designed building. It was opened days before the fall of the Berlin Wall.

ArtScience Museum, Singapore

Opened in 2011, the building was designed by Moshe Safdie and is shaped like a lotus flower