The year 2017 is almost over and we would like to give you a preview of the interior design trade fairs in 2018. We reported on major interesting interior fairs such as Imm Cologne, ICFF NYC, Maison & Objet in Paris and Salone del Mobile in Milan or the London Design Festival. But even smaller trade fairs such as Tendence or trade fairs such as Heimtextil in Frankfurt have shown tendencies in the industry.
In 2018, some of these fairs will be on the agenda again. Right at the top of the list is the Light+Building in Frankfurt, but this time we want to give space in our research to various other trend fairs such as a Nordstil or the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair. In this list you will find all important interior design fairs in 2018, but also some smaller consumer goods fairs, where often young labels with their ideas are present. This article will be continuously updated throughout the year to link our latest research to the respective interior fairs.
Among the many interior design fairs in 2018, we will focus on 12 of these events.
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Heimtextil in Frankfurt, Germany from Jan 09 – 12, 2018
Heimtextil is the largest and most important international trade fair for home and contract textiles. The main focus of the fair lies on interior textiles, interior design and interior trends. More than 2,900 exhibitors from almost 70 countries present their products to international trade visitors. The Heimtextil Frankfurt fair event is accompanied by top-class special shows such as the “Theme park” and workshops that address both visitors and exhibitors in a targeted manner. In 2018, the guiding theme is “The future is urban”.
Domotex in Hanover, Germany from Jan 12 – 15, 2018
Domotex is the world fair for carpets and flooring. More than 1,400 exhibitors from almost 60 countries present their latest developments in flooring at the fair, show impressive furnishing trends with new materials as well as color and pattern creations and inform about the comprehensive range of the industry. With the guiding theme “Unique Youniverse” for 2018, Domotex will focus on the individualization trend of flooring.
Imm Cologne in Cologne, Germany from Jan 15 – 21, 2018
The Imm Cologne is a popular international furniture fair and for many experts in the industry a trend barometer in terms of interior. With more than 1,300 exhibitors, including international design stars and creative newcomers from 50 countries, the Imm Cologne exhibition shows the trends of the coming year. A comprehensive furniture and furnishing program and innovative design ideas lead through the entire interior design world. “Light” is the TOP subject at the upcoming event and will also be presented in the special area “Das Haus“, which this time was created by the Czech designer Lucie Koldova.
Maison & Objet in Paris, France from Jan 19 – 23 and Sept 07 – 11, 2018
The Maison & Objet offers an extensive collection of the best design pieces: from pillows, vases to accessories and furniture. The “Paris Design Week” is taking place at the same time as the Maison & Objet, which should be enough to amaze the 100,000 visitors outside the fairground. The guiding theme in January 2018 is “Showroom”, a theme chosen by the Maison & Objet Observatory and one that speaks volumes about the consumption revolution in the home furnishing industry.
Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair in Stockholm, Sweden from Feb 06 – 10, 2018
The Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair is Sweden’s largest trade fair event for interior design and offers the latest innovations in interior design and lighting. In an informative and inspiring way, new products, materials and up-to-date knowledge of innovative environmental solutions are presented there. More than 40,000 people from over 60 countries visited the fair in 2017. The same week Stockholm Design Week takes place that hosts more than 100 high-profile design events in various locations across the city.
Light+Building in Frankfurt, Germany from Mar 18 – 23, 2018
The Light+Building trade fair in Frankfurt is the world’s leading trade fair for lighting and building technology and one of our favorites among the interior design trade fairs in 2018. More than 2,500 exhibitors will be exhibiting at the Light+Building fair on an area of around 250,000 square meters. The latest innovations for lighting, electrical engineering, home and building automation, as well as software for the construction industry will be shown there. The offer also includes design lamps in various styles, technical lamps and lamps in all variations and for all applications.
Salone del Mobile Milano in Milan, Italy from Apr 17 – 22, 2018
The Salone del Mobile is the largest furniture show of its kind in the world. With around 2,000 exhibitors, an exhibition space of over 270,000 square meters and thousands of new products shown at the event, the Salone del Mobile is the benchmark trade show on the international stage over 372,000 visitors from 165 countries. Every year, the most renowned design companies meet here to present their new designs.
ICFF in New York City, USA from May 20 – 23, 2018
The ICFF, North America’s Platform for Luxury & Global Design, will be celebrating its 30th edition at the Jacob K. Javits Center on May 20-23, 2018. On approximately 15,300 square meters of the Javits Center with more than 700 international exhibitors, the latest in contemporary furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, garden furniture and much more is presented. This remarkable set of exhibitors creates an unparalleled opportunity to see a broad yet focused selection of original designs under one roof.
Tendence in Frankfurt, Germany from Jul 30 – Jul 03, 2018
The main focus of Tendence lies in furnishing, living, tableware and decorating. But also the segments jewelry, giftware and fashion accessories are dedicated to some areas of the fair. Tendence appeals to trade visitors from all over the world and offers a large selection in the middle and upper price segment of the retail and wholesale trade. The fair has become established in the German retail trade as an indicator fair for future color and shape trends in the respective sectors.
Habitare in Helsinki, Finland from Sept 12 – 16, 2018
The Habitare is the largest furniture, design and interior decoration event in Finland. Habitare focuses on the ideas and work of young designers, thereby creating space for discussion. In 2017 there were over 56,000 visitors at the fair in Helsinki. The main theme of 2018 will be called “Roots”, which sounds promising to us and why this event is new to our list of TOP interior design fairs in 2018.
London Design Festival in London, UK from Sept 16 – 24, 2018
The London Design Festival is an annual event that takes place to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world. The London Design Festival is broken down into the five well-known events: 100% Design, Decorex, designjunction2018, Focus/18 and the London Design Fair, for which hundreds of international exhibitors from all interior sectors register to present their variety of new designs. That’s making this event so interesting to us and why it’s one of our favorite interior design fairs in 2018.
Habitat in Feria Valencia, Spain from Sept 19 – 22, 2018
The Habitat is the big international meeting for interior design, architecture and design. The main focus of this event is on professionals working in the fields of interior design, architecture, decoration and design, as well as all those involved in ceramics, furniture, lighting, home textiles, machinery and components for the wood industry. In 2017, the fair attracted more than 119,000 visitors from 155 countries. More than 200 events were held between exhibitions, showrooms, lectures and conferences. We are curious what will be on offer at Habitat 2018.