The most interesting interior design trades in 2018 attract plenty of enthusiasts and people professionally associated with the topic. Before I started writing this article, I was not aware of the amount of interior design events happens every month. I tried to pick up for you the most popular ones, hope you will enjoy this article.
1. GRAND DESIGNS LIVE – MAY 5-13 LONDON
The event was inspired by Grand Design program broadcast in Channel, hosted by interior design guru Kevin McCloud. Here you can find the latest interior design trends, as well as innovative solutions divided into 6 different categories: (Builds, Gardens, Interiors, Kitchen & Bathrooms, Technology, Design Arcade). Over 500 exhibitors will take part in this particular event.
2. NYCXDESIGN – MAY 11-23 NEW YORK
This one is a kind of cooperation platform, where participants have the opportunity not only to keep abreast of interior design novelties, but also everything that is associated with the world of design. We have a choice of various types of exhibitions, installations and new products presentations. The event is not exclusively focused on interior design, but also on architecture, education, fashion and the latest DIY trends.
3. ARCHITECT@WORK – MAY 16-17 COPENHAGEN
These fairs are regularly appearing in different, selected cities of the world. They gather the best representatives of architecture and whole design world. The main idea of the event is development and innovation, the qualifying process for exhibitors is very strict. You can not present the same solution twice. In addition, all products presented must be signed with the designer’s name.
4. 16TH BIENNALE ARCHITETTURA – MAY 26 – NOVEMBER 25 VENICE
One of the most important events related to the architecture of the second half of 2018. The theme of this year’s edition is Freespace. Biennale is also a discussion platform where the main challenges and problems related to architecture in the contemporary world are discussed.
5. INTERIOR LIFESTYLE TOKYO – MAY 30 – JUNE 1 TOKYO
The largest Japanese interior design event, which presents the latest home decor and gifts products.Not only architects and interior decorators meet here, but also hoteliers and shop owners. This event is held in two dates, the second edition of this year is planned for November 14-16.
6. BARCELONA DESIGN WEEK– JUNE 5-14 BARCELONA
During the weekly meeting, participants will not only be able to see exhibitions of the latest trends, but also take part in networking meetings, debates and presentations.
7. HELSINKI DESIGN WEEK– SEPTEMBER 6-16 HELSINKI
Scandinavian style enthusiasts can’t be missing here. This is the largest interior design event in Northern Europe. It has interdisciplinary character, starting from interior decoration through architecture and fashion. Last year over 161,000 visitors came here.
8. PARIS DESIGN WEEK– SEPTEMBER 6-9 PARIS
This event has a very holistic approach to design. The event was divided into 8 themes:
art and design, food, fashion, recycling, japonistics, projects, Savoir-Faire, design icons. Over 200 exhibitors will take part in this year’s edition. It is definitely worth going here.
9. 100% DESIGN – SEPTEMBER 19-22 LONDON
Right after the iSaloni in Milan, it is the largest such prestigious venture in Europe. This design festival sets trends and is an irreplaceable platform for promotion. We will find here not only interior design exhibitions, but also presentations of new materials, installations and innovative solutions.
10. INDEX – SEPTEMBER 26-29 DUBAI
This is the largest furniture and interior design trade organized in the Middle East. After the success of the March edition, which was attended by over 800 exhibitors, it was decided to repeat the event in September. Here, we can expect a large dose of inspiration associated with the furnishing of offices and usable spaces. You can get the exact fair plan here.
11. VIENNA DESIGN WEEK– SEPTEMBER 28 – OCTOBER 7 VIENNA
The largest this type of event in Austria. During the festival, the city turns into one large exhibition. The event is attended by various institutions, museums and stores presenting their special program for this occasion
12. VENICE DESIGN WEEK– OCTOBER 6-14 VENICE
Participants of this event will be able to admire the city’s charms in a perfectly arranged design exhibition. Here in Vienna also public institutions are involved in the festival. Wonderful exhibitions attract thousands of enthusiasts every year.
12. DUTCH DESIGN WEEK– OCTOBER 20-28 EINDHOVEN
Divided into 9 different categories this is the most important design event in the Netherlands. Here, everyone interested in topic will find something interesting. The subject area is quite extensive, we can expect presentations related to interior decoration, graphic design and fashion. Over 2,500 exhibitors will participate in this year’s edition.
13. WORLD ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL – NOVEMBER 28-30 AMSTERDAM
An architectural feast is probably the best word for this event .All the best architects are coming here for presenting their works to the great jury. For the desired award ( Architecture ‘Oscars’) about 500 studios will compete this year.
As you can see, a lot is happening. Fortunately many of them take place in Europe. I am curious which of them, in your opinion,are the most interesting ones. Let me know in the comment below:)