2016 Design Calendar


I’ve opened up my new 2016 planner with its fresh elastic and untouched flags, clips and post its inside the pocket and I’m getting ready for a whole year’s round of exciting design destinations. I know that you don’t want to be left out of the loop; so mark your agenda with my picks for 2016 and decide which ones you can’t miss!  I edit the world so you don’t have to- so watch your inbox for my show trend tidbits and hot new finds from the design capitals around the world.

 Heimtextil – January 12 to January 15 2016

World’s largest International show for home and contract textiles and industry’s. It kicks off the  first round of design shows highlighting the latest innovations and consumer trends .

Location: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH

Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1

60327 Frankfurt a. M.

website: www.heimtextil.messefrankfurt.com

Home – from January 17 to January 19 2016

Since its launch in January 2012, Home has changed the exhibiting landscape for design-led homewares and interior accessories, attracting key brands, doubling in size and significantly growing visitor numbers.

Location – London Olympia, co-located alongside Top Drawer.

Website: www.home-london.net

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Top Drawer – from January 17 to January 19 2016

At Top Drawer, you will find the products that will make your store stand out from the rest. Bringing together an inspirational showcase of thousands of carefully selected British and international suppliers and designer-makers, Top Drawer is London’s largest design-led gift trade event.

Location – Olympia, London

website: www.topdrawer.co.uk

Via My Design Agenda


IMM Cologne – from January 18 to January 24 2016

At the imm cologne, suppliers and decision-makers from the sector’s major markets around the world will be setting the course for  new products and innovation.

Location – Messeplatz 1

50679 Cologne

website: www.imm-cologne.com

imm Cologne Living Interiors – Every two years, LivingInteriors at imm cologne puts the spotlight on everything that turns the home into a special place: bathrooms, flooring, wallcoverings, and lighting in connection with home textiles. LivingInteriors sets impulses for holistic interior and furnishing concepts and offers national and international companies from these key areas to showcase perfectly staged worlds of home design. Therewith, the event sets incentives for both trade visitors and end consumers.

website: www.livinginteriors-cologne.com


Interior Design Show – from January 21 to January 24 2016

The Interior Design Show is Canada’s premier showcase of new products, innovative designers and avant-garde concepts from North America and beyond. For one weekend each January, the city of Toronto is filled with industry superstars, cutting-edge emerging names, design-savvy consumers and top media outlets.

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

255 Front Street West


website: www.interiordesignshow.com

 Maison & Objet Paris – from January 22 to January 26 2016

The major trade show of lifestyle experience is celebrating its 20th anniversary

The key meeting place for professionals in the art of living brings together a 360° offer that is in line with the diverse needs of global markets. For 20 years this large lifestyle platform, at the crossroads of business and creativity, provides solutions that meet the needs of visitors from around the world.

Location: Parc des expositions – Paris Nord Villepinte

ZAC Paris Nord 2

93420 Paris

website: www.maison-objet.com

Segments include:

CRAFT – Craftspersons and art producers. Rare pieces, unique traditional and contemporary objects as well as exceptional know-how come together in this dedicated area. Creation, handmade work and the precision of artisanal production are presented as an added value.

Projects – A space for cutting-edge expertise. A meeting place, with a platform dedicated to technical and decorative interior design solutions. The must-have for producing innovative and creative projects.

Now! Design à Vivre –With ever-growing innovations, and experiments, discover new design concepts in the now! design à vivre section. Materials are transformed, subverted, combined to create beautiful objects as well as bold and functional furniture.

Scenes d’interieur v- The upscale gathering for the most beautiful signatures in decoration, a space for expression by exceptional creators mixing craftsmanship, art and design. Creativity at its finest.


Paris Deco Off  January 21-25, 2016

The dynamic off site textile show concurrent with M&O where editeurs will showcase their know-how of the interior décor and design professions.

Website www.paris-deco-off.com


Stockholm Furniture Fair & Northern Light Fair – from February 09 to February 13 2016

Stockholm Furniture Fair is the largest meeting place for Scandinavian furniture and lighting design.

Location: Stockholmsmässan

Mässvägen 1, Älvsjö

125 30 Stockholm

website: www.stockholmfurniturelightfair.se

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Light+Building – from March 13 to March 18 2016

Over 2,400 exhibitors take part in Light + Building at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre and almost one in two of the over 210,000 visitors comes from outside Germany. Every two years, the industry presents its latest innovations for the fields of lighting, electrical engineering, house and building automation and software for the construction industry at the world’s leading trade fair for architecture and technology. The main theme at Light + Building is energy efficiency.


Website: light-building.messefrankfurt.com


AD Show – from March 17 to March 20


AD Show is a hub for design inspirations do flow. There you can shop the latest furniture, accessories, lighting, art and kitchen, bath and building projects, everything for you design life! Get inspired!

Website: http://adhomedesignshow.com/


Isaloni Milano – from April 12 to April 17 2016

The Salone del Mobile is the global benchmark for the Home Furnishing Sector. An invaluable tool for the industry as well as an ongoing, quite extraordinary promotional vehicle. The Salone made its first appearance in 1961, designed to promote Italian furniture and furnishing accessories on the export market, and it has continued to do so impeccably, ensuring that the quality of Italian furniture is known to all four corners of the earth, and continues so to do, with half of all its visitors coming from around the world. The  exclusive showcase for the latest in furnishing, with a vast range of top quality products in every conceivable style.

Location: Milan Fairgrounds, Rho (Milan)

Entrance gates: Porta Est, Porta Sud, Porta Ovest

Website: http://salonemilano.it/it-it/


High Point Market – from April 16 to April 21


High Point Market is a market that happen in the United States and in the whole world. It brings together more than 75,000 people every six months. It involves retail home furnishings. This tradeshow happens two times in a year, the second edition is in October (15-20 October 2016).

Location: High Point, NC 27260

website: http://www.highpointmarket.org/


NYC x Design – May 2016

It’s a New York city celebration of design.

Location: New York City

website: http://nycxdesign.com/


Maison & Objet AMERICAS -from May 10 to May 13 2016


Miami offers a business platform in the heart of the Americas and their 954 million inhabitants. MAISON&OBJET AMERICAS aims to offer an annual event for the North and South American trade and visitors. It will bring together a selection of 300 brands representing the upscale spirit that was behind the success of MAISON&OBJET PARIS. As a newcomer it’s small, but very well-done; upscale and sophisticated exhibitor list.

Location: Miami Beach Convention Center

1901 Convention Center Dr

FL 33139 Miami Beach

website: www.maison-objet.com/en/americas


ICFF – from May 14 to May 17

North America’s premier showcase for contemporary design, the ICFF annually hosts a series of fascinating, fun, edifying programs, and a packed schedule of exhibits and features.

Location: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

655 W 34th Street

NY 10001 New York

website: www.icff.com


Maison et Objet – September 2016

Its the second edition of Maison et Objet. It happens in September each year and it is a little bit smaller then the January Maison et Objet Paris. The goal of this fair is to show the fall trends and new products. It gathers a lot of worldwide brands and it is one of the most important tradeshows. Don’t forget! It will happen in Paris – September 2016!

Location: Parc des expositions – Paris Nord Villepinte

ZAC Paris Nord 2

93420 Paris



Decorex – September 2016

September 18-21, 2016

Discover an edited selection of THE names to collect in British craft, delve into a world of craft juxtaposition with working features using traditional crafting methods.

For the 2016 edition of the show, Decorex will retain the extensive range of exhibitors, new product, atmosphere and luxurious design.

Website www.decorex.com

London Design Festival September 17-25, 2016

The London Design Festival is an annual event, held to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world and as the gateway to the international creative community.

Website www.londondesignfestival.com


BDNY – November 2016

Its a trade fair that gathers brands of the hospitality & leisure design industry. It’s a very specific tradeshow, but there we can assure that you will find what you need for a project for these areas.

Location: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

New York City

website: http://www.bdny.com/

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Design Miami – from December 1 to December 6 2016


Design Miami/ is the global forum for design. Each fair brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world.

Location: Miami

website: https://www.facebook.com/DesignMiami


 Art Basel Miami Beach – December 2016

Art Basel Miami Beach let’s you appreciated the American art. It is the way to see everything together in one place. From performances to paintings, it is an art world to explore!

Location: Miami Beach Convention Center

1901 Convention Center Drive

Miami Beach, USA

website: https://www.artbasel.com/miami-beach




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