If your New Years resolution includes more travel, then consider planing your next holiday around an Interior Design Exhibition. These shows provide great creative inspiration, showcase new products and highlight interior trends. Many include great seminar programs enabling us to learn more, stay current and think out the box.
With so many events to choose from it can be mind boggling, here is a shortlist of interior design expos in South Africa and other wonderful cities around the world.
IMM Cologne – January 15 -21
“The first interiors show of the year 2018 present the trends which will be shaping the furniture and interior sector.”
Maison Objet Paris – January 19th- 23rd
“Maison & Objet is the international authority for home decor, interior design, architecture and lifestyle culture and trends through its shows, events and its digital platform.” Two shows are held a year, one in Feb and the other in September.
Homemakers Expo Johannesburg – February 22 – 25
The show brings together a comprehensive product scope: home improvement, design, interior finishing, furniture, textiles, bathrooms and kitchens. Expos also in Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria.
Design Indaba – Emerging Creative’s 2018 – Cape Town February 20th-24th
Design Indaba presents an exhibition that showcases the talents of local rising design stars.
Stockholm Design Week– February 5 – 11
The worlds largest meeting place for Scandinavian Design
Decorex Durban – March 21 – 25
South Africa’s premier decor, design and lifestyle exhibition taking place in 3 cities: Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg. The first show in Durban is the smallest, followed by Cape Town in April and the flagship show in Johannesburg in August.
Index Dubai – March 26 – 29
The largest business platform for the interior Design and Architectural community. In line with the theme for 2018 ‘An exploration of self-expression,” visitors will be taken on a journey of how “the self” can truly come to life through design.
Salone Del Mobile – Milan – April 17-22
The international reference point for the furnishing and design sector.
Decorex Cape Town – April 27 – May 1
Design Joburg – featuring Rooms on View – Johannesburg – May 25-27
Showcasing the very best that the local decor and design trade has to offer.
NYCxDesign – New York – May 11-23
Celebrates the world of design with events taking place across the cities 5 boroughs.
NeoCon – Chicago – June 11 -13
Celebrating 50 Years. North Americas most important Design Exhibition and conference for commercial interiors. Focused on being at the forefront of changing commercial design and business trends.
Decor + Design – Melbourne – July 19 -22
Australia’s No. 1 interiors trade event.
House & Garden Show – Durban – July 30 – June 8
Decorex Joburg – Johannesburg – August 8- 12
100% Design South Africa – Johannesburg – August 8-12
Homemakers Expo – Cape Town – 30 August – 2 September.
Maison Objet Paris – September 7-11
Paris Design week – September 8th – 16th
Decorex – London – September 16 – 19
London Design Fair– September – 20-23
100% Design London – September 19-22
Design Junction London – September 20 – 23
Saloni Worldwide Moscow – October 11-14
These exhibitions are on my radar and are just some of the many around the world, please let me know if there are any others you highly recommend.
Have an inspirational week.