With hundreds of interior design fairs, conferences and trade shows taking place around the world every year, it can be hard to choose which to attend, and hard to know which will make the biggest impact on the community. To make your planning a little easier, here are eight of the events that we’re most looking forward to in the coming year. So, mark your calendars and get ready to be inspired.
Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair – February 6-10
Scandinavian design is hotter than ever and the Stockholm Furniture Fair is the ultimate destination to tap into the latest from furniture brands like Swedese, Offecct and Alexander Lervik. Special guest Ilse Crawford – known for several high-profile projects in Stockholm, including the Grand Hôtel’s three restaurants and collaborations with Vitra– is creating an inviting lounge in the main entrance hall for this year’s show.
National Home Show – March 9-18, Toronto
The National Home Show offers Canada’s largest selection of products and expertise in home décor, renovation and gardening. In the sprawling Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place, you’ll find a range of exhibitors and companies offering advice, solutions and discounts to help you or your clients make their dream home a reality. This show constantly brings out the best architecture and home design firms, construction and renovation contractors, home décor and lighting experts, appliance dealers, landscapers and gardeners, eco-solutions, real estate agents and more.
Art Basel – March 29-31, Hong Kong; June 14-17, Basel; Dec 6-9, Miami
The renowned Art Basel is an annual international art fair with three shows staged in Basel, Switzerland, Miami Beach and Hong Kong. Each show is organized into sectors that showcase contemporary artworks by established and newly emerging artists. The centerpiece of the fair, the Basel show brings the international art world together, with 291 of the globe’s leading galleries showing the work of over 4,000 artists. Choose your city or make it a perfect three-for-three.
Milan Design Week – April 17-22
Not a trade fair per se, Milan Design Week was born spontaneously in the early eighties by companies operating in the furniture and industrial design industry, and it instantly attracted the best of the best. To this day, the individual promoters who organize the event come together to create an inspired, collective experience that coincides with the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. Caesarstone is proud to be taking part in the festivities once again, introducing our collaboration with Snarkitecture to European audiences.
Salone del Mobile – April 17-22, Milan
The annual Milan Furniture Fair is the largest trade show of its kind in the world. The exhibition showcases the latest in furniture and design from around the globe, and is considered a leading venue for the display of new furniture products, lighting and other home furnishings. It’s the perfect complement to your Milan Design Week trip.
ICFF High End Luxury Furniture Fair – May 20-23, New York; December 4-6, South Florida
Every year, ICFF attracts those in pursuit of the latest design trends and features a packed schedule of exhibits and programs. For this year’s 30th annual ICFF NYC show, the four-day fair will showcase the evolution of the international platform for luxury design, playing host to more than 36,000 interior designers, architects, retailers, representatives, distributors, facility managers, developers, manufacturers, store designers and visual merchandisers. On the final day, the ICFF opens its doors to the general public.
Interior Design Show – September 20-23, Vancouver
Now in its 14th year, IDS Vancouver brings together the newest and most innovative international and Canadian design, and that’s why Caesarstone is proud to take part in the annual event. With three and half days of inspirational exhibits, influential speakers and leading products, IDS Vancouver is not just a fair. It’s the Pacific platform for all things design – and an immersive experience that’s not to be missed.
Vancouver Fall Home Show – October 18-21
Another west coast standout and one of the largest home shows in British Columbia, this show features the very best landscaping companies, remodeling contractors, interior design companies and more. Billed as the show for every home, it will also feature appearances from celebrities and experts from the world of interior design and television.
Highlights from IDS Toronto
Didn’t make it to the Interior Design Show in Toronto? Visit our Facebook page to see Caesarstone’s innovative exhibit in collaboration with New York-based firm Snarkitecture.