For those who love design like us it’s important to have an exclusive guide to the biggest international exhibitions. Here we take you through the unmissable appointments of Spring 2016, also attended by many of our brands. So, all you’re left to do is get your calendar out and save the dates.
TOP DRAWER 17-19 January 2016 – Olympia, London
From 1984, Top Drawer is an important event for those passionate about design. Although relatively small compared to other major exhibitions, it still showcases a lot of high-quality and innovative products from all over the world, from interior decorations to fashion accessories and stationery.
The next edition will be organized in four distinct worlds: Home, Gift, Fashion and Handcraft, all sharing a great deal of details, originality and creativity.
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MAISON & OBJET 22-26 January 2016 – Nord Villepinte, Paris
The most important design exhibition in France and among the best known in Europe, Maison & Objet will open its doors again in a few days, splitting into three main areas: Maison section for interior design; Object section aimed at retailers and Luxury, Design and Furniture. A range of products at 360°, from decoration to furniture, fabrics, perfumes and items for children.
Thanks to the huge success achieved, the exhibition will also host two other international events: Maison & Objet Asia in Singapore (8-11 March 2016) and Maison & Objet Americas in Miami Beach (10-13 May 2016).
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FORMEX 20-23 January 2016 – Älvsjö, Stockholm
The biggest design exhibition of Northern Europe, with a large selection of high-quality products for interior design, fashion and food. A great space for young talents to introduce innovative ideas with new and original materials, a great source of inspiration for future design.
DESIGN MARCH 10-13 March 2016 – Iceland Design Centre, Reykavic
This is the most important design festival in Iceland, literally turning the capital into a large space for design. The exhibition gives particular exposure to local design complemented by international names, from fashion to architecture and food.
LONDON DESIGN WEEK 13-18 March 2016 – Chelsea Harbor Design Centre, London
An event with great international names and global talents who showcase the best collections to the public. An exhibition stimulating both designers and design enthusiasts. Throughout the week there will be meetings, lectures, interactive workshops and demonstrations with master designers who will share their knowledge of the field.
SALONE DEL MOBILE 12-17 April 2016 – Rho Fiera Milan
Last appointment for this Spring 2016, but definitely not least, is Salone del Mobile, a regular event for designers and not. It was founded in 1961 with the aim of promoting the home-furnishing industry worldwide, promoting the quality of Made in Italy worldwide. The exhibition will be divided into several sections: International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition, EuroCucina, International Bathroom Exhibition, EuroLuce, SaloneUfficio and SaloneSatellite. Do not forget the Fuori Salone 2016, which takes place on the same dates in the most central areas of Milan with events, shows and spaces dedicated to the design, an opportunity for shops to present the best pieces of their collections to the public. Milan is completely transformed during Salone del Mobile with special installations and events to entice people to get closer to design while being entertained by good wine and food, in the best of Milanese (and Italian) tradition.