5 of the Best Interior Design Trade Shows and Festivals
If you’re updating your home or hunting for the next top designer, the first place you should begin the search is at the world’s leading interior design trade shows. Enormous design Meccas, these events are the best place to find the hottest new home accessories, high end furnishings, and luxury designs before they even reach retailers. In this article, discover five of the world’s most exciting interior design trade shows and festivals from London, Paris, Miami and more.
Decorex International, London
Decorex International (16–19 September 2018) is London’s premier luxury interior design destination. Internationally famous for being one of the best events to discover the most coveted new home furnishing and accessories, Decorex’s curators handpick a selection of over four hundred exhibitors. Furthermore, Decorex International takes place during London’s citywide design festival. Therefore, if you’re planning a trip to the UK’s capital, there will be a cornucopia of events and exhibitions to take in alongside a visit to Decorex’s Syon Park marquee.
Maison et Objet, Paris
From the chicest city in the world, Paris’s Maison et Objet (7–11 September 2018) is widely considered to be the most important interior design event of the year. Every year hoards of interior design aficionados flock to Paris to discover new trends for the year ahead, from established design houses and promising newcomers alike. With over a thousand exhibitors, Maison et Objet cleverly categorize their exhibitors by interest.
Therefore, if you’re particularly interested in French designers, you can gear your visit around Maison et Objet’s ‘My Furniture is French’ itinerary. However, if you want to attend this exclusive event, you’ll need to pull some strings – Maison et Objet only invites the most esteemed trade professionals.
Salone del Mobile, Milan
Milan Design Week is one of the largest interior design trade shows in the world. The epicenter of this enormous event is the Salone del Mobile (17–22 April 2018) design fair, which was founded in 1961 to showcase excellence in Italian furniture. Now, over three hundred thousand people gather in Milan every year to see what’s fresh and new in fine Italian design. Surrounded by an array of exciting satellite events and glamorous parties, Salone del Mobile is a must for any interior design enthusiast looking for a springtime getaway.
Madrid Design Festival, Madrid
Madrid Design Festival occurs annually every February, transforming Spain’s capital into a premier destination for design. Encompassing numerous different design disciplines, from furnishings to graphic design, from architecture to home accessories, there is something for every interest at the festival. Furthermore, the event takes place alongside Madrid Fashion Week and the ARCO International Contemporary Art Fair, so there’s plenty to see and do besides take in some of the world’s most cutting-edge design.
Design Miami/, Miami
Design Miami/ (5–9 December 2018) is fast becoming one of the globe’s most important forums for design since the event’s inception in 2005. Bringing together some of the most important and influential designers, curators, critics and collectors from around the world, this newer design fair is quickly gaining an international reputation. Recently, the fair has expanded to Basel, gaining a host of chic new European exhibitors and clients.
Interior Design Trade Shows: The Best of the Rest
There are several interior design trade shows all over the world which you can explore to find the hottest new furnishings, accessories and interior design ideas. In fact, there are so many, it’s unlikely you’ll have to travel too far. For some further inspiration, below is a list of a few more favorites to browse:
- ICFF, New York
- Modernism Week, Palm Springs
- Decor + Design, Melbourne
- Design Shanghai, Shanghai
- Formex, Stockholm