Today we have a quick look at some of the world’s best design events and fairs. If one of them is near your city, be sure to hop by and take a look – you won’t regret!
Maison & Object Paris:
Created in 1995, Maison & Object is a major French trade fair for interior design. Held annually, it’s among the 3 most important European events for interior design … a huge collection of innovation and talent all in one place. It’s held in anuary between 23-27 and in September between 5-9 at the Parc des Expositions de Paris-Nord Villepinte.
The world’s leading designers, retailers and manufacturers of decoration, design, furniture, accessories, textiles, fragrances, the world of children, tableware, etc, are all present.
Check out more at: http://www.maison-objet.com/en/paris
100% design London
100% Design is officially the UK’s largest design trade event with over 27,000 visitors including architects, interior designers, retailers and designers. The event is held between the 17-20 September and is the biggest event during the London Design Festival. 100% Design is expected to attract over 30,000 visitors in 2014.
100% Design is a high-profile event with a global reach. In 2013 1,249 members of the press visited from the UK, Europe, and places as far-flung as the US, China, the Middle East, Australia and South Africa.
check out more at: http://www.100percentdesign.co.uk/
Between 16-19 May, every year for the last 27 years, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair is North America’s premier showcase for contemporary design. ICFF annually lures those in determined pursuit of design’s timely truths and latest trends to an encyclopedic exhibition of up-to-the-moment offerings, as well as a series of fascinating, fun, edifying programs, and a packed schedule of exhibits and features.
More than 600 exhibitors from all points of the globe will display contemporary furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, outdoor furniture, materials, wall coverings, accessories, textiles, and kitchen and bath for residential and commercial interiors. This remarkable throng of exhibitors creates an unparalleled opportunity to view a broad yet highly focused selection of the world’s finest, most innovative, and original avant-garde home and contract products side-by-side, under one roof.
The ICFF hosts representatives from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Scotland, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, U.S., United Kingdom, Venezuela.
Check out more at: http://www.icff.com/
Salone Internazionale del Mobile
The Salone del Mobile is the global benchmark for the Home Furnishing Sector. An invaluable tool for the industry as well as an ongoing, quite extraordinary promotional vehicle. The Salone made its first appearance in 1961, designed to promote Italian furniture and furnishing accessories on the export market, and it has continued to do so impeccably, ensuring that the quality of Italian furniture is known to all four corners of the earth, and continues so to do, with half of all its visitors coming from around the world.
After the success of the 2014 edition – attended by 311,781 trade operators – the Salone Internazionale del Mobile is reconfirmed as the acknowledged exclusive showcase for the latest in furnishing, with a vast range of top quality products in every conceivable style.
The next edition will be held on 14th-19th April 2015
Check out more at: http://www.cosmit.it/en/
Design Days Dubai
Design Days Dubai is the leading fair in the Middle East and South Asia dedicated to collectible and limited edition furniture and design objects. The fair presents design from leading international designers and galleries alongside up and coming design from across the world. The fair also presents a strong non-commercial programme consisting of education, workshops, installations and live performances.
Check out more at: http://www.designdaysdubai.ae