Fashion events and trade fairs across the world work as display windows for manufacturers, suppliers, designers, and other stakeholders in the furniture business.
Some events focus solely on one thing, while some trade fairs try to include all corners of modern interior design in one big furniture festival. The latter are the places to be of you want to get inspired and create adjustable furniture using electric actuator systems.
Here is a couple of trending examples.
NeoCon is the world’s leading platform and one of the most important furniture events of the year for the commercial design industry. It takes place every year in Chicago, Illinois, at the venue ‘TheMART’ – the largest privately held commercial building in the USA.
The trade fair is the annual gathering place for the manufacturers, dealers, architects, designers, end-users, design organisations and media involved with commercial design.
It is a three-day event, showcasing innovative products and services from both leading companies as well as emerging talent. An extensive educational program of keynote presentations and CEU sessions offer world-class expertise and insight about today’s most relevant topics as well as the future of commercial design.
More than 40,000 guests visited the 1,000+ companies at the 2019 NeoCon.
Since 1951 the Stockholm Furniture & Light event has been the largest hub for Scandinavian design in the world. In 2019, more than 40,000 guests from more than 60 countries visited this event in Stockholm.
At the 5-day event more than 700 exhibitors present the latest innovations in Scandinavian interior design and lighting and help visitors from 100 countries catch up with new developments in trends, materials, technology and sustainability.
If you love Scandinavian design, want to meet the industry and need new inspiration – This is the place to be!
This is probably the fastest growing furniture and design event in Europe. In just a few years the Warsaw Home & Contract fair has attracted more than 650 exhibitioners and almost 75,000 visitors from around the world.
For four days in November, designers, architects, manufacturers, , hotel owners, restaurant managers, and even real estate developers and other public space owners, meet to discuss everything from furniture design and interior decor to textile development. Some also take part in the many lectures, workshops, and consultations running alongside the exhibition.
Warsaw Home is known for its many young entrepreneurs and start-ups.
Four days every year in September, some 500 manufacturers, suppliers, and designers meet in Poznan, Poland, to discuss everything from raw materials and upholstery to furniture production and interior design.
Furnica is an international trade fair for stakeholders in furniture production, making this event as much about materials and technology as it is about design.
If you are a furniture professional, interested in wood working, decoration, lighting, or home and office designs you should definitely pay the Poznan Congress Center a visit in September.
This highly informative, effective, and very inspirational trade show is all about public spaces, offices, and workspaces in general. It focuses on commercial design and contract interiors, and it is the leading trade show in this sector in Finland.
ID Helsinki is a combination of exhibition stands, two day’s programme, and the signature Afternoon Party, where everyone working in the industry is invited and offered food, drinks and a cool DJ.
The event itself includes a number if speeches, offering information, thoughts, and new inspiration to those working within contract interiors industry as well as to their customers.
Furniture, furnishing accessories, offices, lighting, kitchens, appliances, bathrooms, and home décor – all-in-on in Milano in April. The Salone del Mobile is a marketplace of several trade fair events in one, attracting more than 3,700 companies and 370,000 visitors from a total of 188 countries every year.
Launched in Milan in 1961 Salone was a vehicle for promoting Italian exports of furnishing and accessories. Today it is the global benchmark event for the furnishing and design sector.
One of the sub-events embraced by this event packages, is the SaloneSatellite. It is the launchpad for young designers and a point of reference for companies on the look-out for new talents.
This biennial furniture event is the place to be if you are in the office interior or working furniture business. ORGATEC is five days in Cologne with focus on office furniture, lighting, flooring, facility planning, IT and telecommunication and other service tools for corporate offices – including AV tech.
In short, ORGATEC is the world’s leading trade fair for Office and Facility. But it is more than just a showcase of furniture. It is a highly issue-focused seminar that seeks to help equip the entire business for the challenges of modern working environments. It is a creative think tank.
In 2018 more than 63,000 visitors from 142 countries took part in the event.