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Design, furniture, decoration. 2018 will be a year full of events for all of us interior design professionals. To make order in my head I looked for the most important events of the year in Europe and I thought about sharing my research here on the blog.
The trade fairs are a unique opportunity to understand trends and discover the news coming from independent companies and designers: they are an opportunity for updating and also a chance to meet new people and realities.
Here is my calendar:
Heimtextil is the largest international trade fair specialized in textiles for home decoration and contract. From bed linen to coverings for furniture, passing from table accessories:allyoucantexture paradise.
Colonia, 15-21 january 2018
Imm cologne is the first fair of the year dedicated to interior design: Paris and Cologne are competing for the revelation of the 2018 trends. This year I decided to visit them both and then I can give my personal opinion.
If Imm Cologne is the interior decoration fair, the Parisian fair is recognized for its wide range of products: furniture, textiles, fragrances, children’s furniture, clothing and accessories for the person.
I’ve already talked about it here e here.
Milano, 26-29 january 2018
The new Macef, Homi is the fair dedicated to the home and lifestyles: it is the only must visit in Italy for those who have a concept store or a gift shop, but in recent years has lost a little ‘cloth, leaving at Maison & Objet, the scepter of the leading fair with a 360 ° offer.
I hope I can go and change my mind.
Francoforte, 9-13 february 2018
Ambiente is the leading international trade fair dedicated to consumer goods. Dining, Giving and Living (Dining, Donating and Living) are the three sectors that make up the fair: from the table setting to kitchen accessories through the world of jewelry, gift ideas and interior design in general.
Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair
The Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair is the largest fair in Northern Europe, leader in Scandinavian design.
Salone del Mobile e Milano Design Week
The Salone del Mobile in Milan is the Italian pride of design: considered by most the INTERNATIONAL EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED, it is actually the most important furniture and design fair in the world. During the third week of April the city comes alive with events distributed on the various Fuorisalone circuits and for 6 days in Milan you can breathe the creative ferment of these years.
All my articles on Salone and Fuorisalone 2017 can be found here.
Clerkenwell Design Week
I was at Clerkenwell Design Week last year and I recommend it mainly to contract designers.
Maison&Objet e Paris Design Week
Parigi, 7-12 settembre 2018
Second annual edition of Maison & Objet: the format is the same as in January. The collections change, and the city changes, which in September hosts the Paris Design Week, an event full of events and exhibitions of the highest quality.
Helsinki, 12-16 settembre 2018
Habitare is the largest interior decoration and design event in Finland and attracts more than 55,000 visitors each year. The product categories presented at Habitare are: materials and finishes, furniture and accessories, bathrooms and saunas.
Habitat is the most important furniture fair in Spain and is proposed as a container for new ideas and trends in the fields of furniture, lighting and textiles.
100% Design e London Design Festival.
Londra, 19-22 settembre 2018
100% Design is the fair dedicated to design and furniture for the home. The fair is organized in 5 sections: Interiors, Workplace, Emerging Brands, Design & Build and Kitchens, Bedrooms & Batrooms. Next to the fair is the London Design Week which is often full of ideas and stimuli, especially in the field of independent design.
Cersaie, the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings, offers all the latest news in the ceramic and bathroom furniture sectors.
I have been working at Cersaie for two years and I can say that it is one of the most interesting and informative fairs for an interior design professional.
Dutch Design Week
Eindhoven, 21-29 ottobre 2018
Last of the year, for 9 days DDW promotes Dutch design by presenting the processes, experiments and ideas, responses and solutions created by 2500 national and international designers in an industrial location of great impact.
I would say that you have entered enough, but if I forgot something leaves a comment and I will be happy to expand the list!