Our 2019 Design Fair Calendar

Firstly let us wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year 2019. As you know the end of the year is always the busiest time of the year for us, completing and installing chalets in time for the handovers pre christmas week.

This week as we begin a new year in our studio, we wanted to share our round up of design fairs and events that will be on our radar to visit if we can…

IMM Cologne 14th – 20th January 2019

The first interiors show of the year present the trends that will be shaping the furniture and interiors sector. At IMM cologne, you’lll find a unique variety of interior design ideas for every room, every style and every requirement, from the basics all the way to designer items and luxury furnishings.

Buy your tickets here.

Maison et Objet, Paris 18th – 22nd January 2019

A show we try to never miss. The January fair is a little smaller in scale but with much of the same content as it’s September fair. Maison et Objet is considered the leading fair of the year. Halls are organised by styles and product categories. The celebrated Designer of the Year is Sebastian Herkner who continues to collaborate with Moroso, Dedon, Thonet, Lintello to name a few. This past decade has seen him collect over thirty awards in recognition of his innovative yet traditional work.

Stockholm Design Week 4th – 10th February 2019

We’ve been and Stockholm’s Design Week is just fabulous. Together with Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, Stockholm Design Week has established itself as the most important week of the year for Scandinavian Design since its launch in 2002. The week is held annually in February and is a meeting point for buyers, architects, designers, press and influencers from all over the World. It is for anyone interested in what’s new in Scandinavian Design.

Nomad St Moritz 7th – 11th February 2019

A travelling event for collectable design, Nomad brings together a selection of the World’s leading galleries in incredible architectural locations.

St Moritz is one of the most famous winter holiday destinations in the world, a designated UNESCO site, and is virtually a trademark, synonymous worldwide with style, elegance and class.

Design Indaba, Cape Town 27th February – 1st March 2019

You may remember Nicky had a wonderful week in Cape Town last year, her visit to a new site project was perfectly timed with the Design Imbada 2018. Known as the highlight of the creative calendar in Cape Town, the event has evolved into so much more than a conference. More than a talk shop, it’s an immersive experience that includes a series of design talks by creative industry heavyweights, music, performance and theatre, product launches, dance, and surprise appearances by creative industry leaders. Alice Rawsthorn and John Pawson are this years leading speakers.

Design Shanghai, 6th – 9th March 2019

Asia’s premier design event. Constantly breaking new ground, the event has set a precedent in China’s ever-growing design community. Showcasing the best design brands and galleries from across the globe, Design Shanghai provides a unique and exciting platform to network and establish long-term business relations with Asia’s top architects, interior designers, property developers, retailers and private buyers.

Milan Design Week / Salone del Mobile 9th – 14th April 2019

The Salone was founded in 1961 as a vehicle for promoting Italian furniture and furnishings exports and soon became the most keenly awaited event in the world of furniture. Now into its 58th edition, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile is gearing up again to be the focus of international attention. It’s a beast of a show, and ideally you want 3 or 4 days in the city to take full advantage of what there is to explore.

A showcase that has always mixed business with culture, shaping the history of design and furnishing yesterday, today and tomorrow. A global platform for truly top-notch products with the emphasis on innovation. The Salone is split into three style categories: Classic: Tradition in the Future, which draws on the values of tradition, craftsmanship and skill in the art of making furniture and objects in the classic style; Design, products that speak of functionality, innovation and boast a great sense of style and xLux, the section devoted to timeless luxury re-read in a contemporary key.

ICFF, New York 19th – 22nd May 2019

Another fabulous week long event in NYC that we loved visiting a few years back. ICFF is just the tip of the iceberg in Manhattan during New York’s Design Week. ICFF is North America’s International platform for luxury design that attracts over 38,000 architects, interior designers and designers with over 900 exhibitors from all points of the globe. It used to be a fab point of reference to find the younger designers that were yet to get recognition here in Europe.

London Design Week – 10th – 15th March 2019

Not to be confused with London Design Festival which falls in September, our concentration for LDW sends us to the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour. DCCH is one of the world’s premier destinations for design and decoration excellence. Home to 120 showrooms and over 600 of the world’s most prestigious luxury brands, it is the largest of its kind in Europe. A week of presentations, seminars, launches and cocktail parties!

Clerkenwell Design Week, London 21st – 23rd May 2019

Clerkenwell is home to more creative businesses and architects per square mile than anywhere else on the planet. CDW has created a showcase of leading UK and international brands and companies presented in a series of showroom events, exhibitions and special installations that take place across the area. It’s the perfect event for commercially minded interior designers.

Design Miami, Basel (Art Basel) 11th – 16th June 2019

One of the most important and influential design fairs in Europe. Positioned opposite the main site for Art Basel, Design Miami is a global forum for design. Talks, awards, and incredible presentations of the world’s most famous pieces of furniture, design and objet for sale. This show will take your breath away if you’re a sucker for collectable design.

Paris Design Week (Part 2) 5th – 14th September 2019

Round two of Maison et Objet, it seems like all of Paris’ design scene take part in this 2nd design week with showrooms, galleries and hotels throwing open their doors to present collections by French designers and local artisans.

London Design Festival and 100% Design, London 14th – 22nd September 2019

100% Design is the largest and longest running design trade for industry professionals in the UK. First launched in 1994, 100% Design is the commercial cornerstone event of the London Design Festival, the show takes place at Olympia London. Visitors include architects, designers, specifiers, retailers, and developers.

London Design Festival presents London in the most wonderfully creative light. We particularly love the way the organisers have created ‘Design Districts’. These are a key component of the Festival makeup with each Design District constituting a cluster of events within a short walking distance of each other, enabling visitors to navigate the 400 events and geography of the city. Bankside, Brompton Quarter, Clerkenwell, Marylebone, Mayfair, Victoria, Shoreditch and West Kensington. We also love their collaboration with the V&A Museum which becomes filled with installations and presentations.

Decorex, London 6th – 9th October 2019

We love to visit Decorex, for the past four years it has been based at Syon Park but this year it will be returning to the heart of West Kensington. I’m sure with much relief to time-poor busy designers who struggled to get their head around it’s new location those few years ago! With over 400 international exhibitors, the show’s exhibitors span furniture, lighting, craft, textiles and accessories, and represent some of the world’s most distinguished names in interior design. It’s a great sized exhibition that it easy to take in, we love it’s concentration on craft based British design.

So there you have it, our round up for 2019. We’ll be reviewing the shows we visit so bookmark our blog to stay in the loop!

Nicky’s World January 2019