A great plethora of design events, conferences and trade shows take place around the world every year. As a result, it sometimes seems hard to choose which one to attend. To help you out, we’ve compiled a definitive guide of the best design events for your calendar, in 2020.
Light + Building | 8 – 13 | Frankfurt
Light + Building is a unique design event for the key industries and it’s divided into 3 sections: lighting, electro-technology and home and building automation. The event is made for everyone who is professionally involved in designing, planning and operation of buildings, as well as design enthusiasts, architects, engineers, retail suppliers and investors.
AD Home Design Show | 19-22 | NYC
The world’s leading brands along with today’s top talent come together in a carefully curated presentation of design, offering inspired vignettes by respected brands, design seminars, culinary demonstrations, and special appearances.
Milan Design Week | 20-26 | Milan
Milan’s design week is the biggest annual get-together in the design calendar. The main design event is the Salone del Mobile furniture fair, but there are also design districts all over the city, as well as fashion weeks, exhibitions and other design gatherings.
High Point Market | 25-29 | North Carolina
The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 75,000 people to High Point, North Carolina, every six months. Serious retail home furnishings buyers, interior designers, architects, and others in the home furnishings industry can be found in High Point twice a year.
Baselworld | 30 – 5 May | Basel
ICFF | 17-20 | NYC
With a curated selection of nearly 600 exhibitors from 34 countries, consisting of both established and emerging brands, ICFF presents a selection of the globe’s finest and most creative design-driven furniture, lighting, textiles, seating, wall coverings, carpet and flooring, kitchen and bath and materials to leading architects, interior designers, developers and retailers.
Art Basel | 18-21 | Basel
The Basel edition of this global design event brings the international artworld together, with the world’s leading galleries showing the works of over 4,000 artists. A full program of artworld talks takes place each day. Exhibitions and events are also offered by cultural institutions in Basel and the surrounding area, creating an exciting, region-wide art week.
Paris Design Week | 3-12 | Paris
Paris Design Week encompasses 2020’s second instalment of out-of-town design event Maison & Objet, plus opens studios and design shows around the city centre, with work by students, graduates, and upcoming designers.
AD Interieurs (During Paris Design Week)
Each year, AD magazine presents the realizations of ten talents who incarnate major trends in decoration. Some design mostly private homes, others specialize in commercial projects, others are product designers. The minimal, classic, baroque or sometimes even conceptual designers invited by the editors represent today’s diversities in style.
Cannes Yachting Festival | 8-13 | Cannes
Since 1977, the Yachting Festival takes place every September in elegant, luxurious surroundings in the sparkling bay of Cannes. As the first show in the boating season, the Yachting Festival is Europe’s leading in-water boating event.
London Design Festival | 12-20 | London
London Design Festival takes place all over the UK capital. It includes installations at the V&A, as well as a series of design events, including Decorex, London Design Fair and 100% Design.
Monaco Yacht Show | 23-26 | Monaco
Set in the iconic Port Hercules in the principality of Monaco, the Monaco Yacht Show represents the pinnacle of luxury. Each year, the MYS curates the exhibition of 125+ extraordinary one-off superyachts built by the world’s most respected shipyards and welcomes leaders from the yachting industry.
PAD London | 5-11 | London
Inspiring a unique spirit of collecting, PAD epitomises how modern art, photography, design, decorative and tribal arts interact to reveal astonishing combinations and create the most individual and staggering interiors.
Fort Lauderdale Boat Show | 28-1 Nov | Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Every year, the show exhibits a vast array of the industry’s latest boats and yachts of all sizes, worldwide debuts, plus a medley of marine products and accessories to enhance the nautical lifestyle. From yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts, this show has something for everyone!
The Salon Art + Design NY | 19-23 | NYC
Presenting the world’s best design – vintage, modern and contemporary – enhanced by blue-chip 20th century and contemporary art, Salon will feature 56 leading art and design galleries (from 14 different countries), spotlighting the trends of collectable design.
Design Miami/ | 3-8 | Miami
Design Miami brings together gallerists, designers, curators and critics from all around the world to celebrate and promote collectable design.
Art Basel Miami | 3-6 | Miami
In its American show, leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia show significant work from masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well as the new generation of emerging stars.
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