5 Design Fairs You Should Visit This January!

If you are tired of scouring the internet for a list of the latest fairs in the design world, we’ve got you covered! Here’s a list of fairs for the month of January, and where they happen, when they happen and what they’re all about.

1. IMM Cologne


Where: Koelnmesse exhibition center in Cologne, Germany

When: 13 to 19 January 2020

What: This leading furniture fair takes place once a year in Cologne. The fair is accompanied by exhibitions, trend events, and roundtables that lead the way in innovation in the furniture trend market. Exhibitors can see how the final customers will react to their products with market tests.

IMM Cologne also has an important event called Living Interiors, which is going to be organized at KoelnmesseGmbH from 15 January 2020 to 21 January. Living Interiors forays into categories like architecture, designing, furnishings, and décor.


2. Formex Stockholm


Where: Stockholm, Sweden

When: 14 to 17 January 2020

What: This bi-annual trade fair puts Nordic design at the forefront. It showcases the latest trends and products in the areas related to gifts, home furnishings, and furniture. The exhibition will also be accompanied by various seminars on design and sustainability.


3. Maison and Objet


Where: Paris, France

When: 17 to 21 January 2020

What: This bi-annual Parisian trade fair attracts the best of international talent in the fields of decoration, design, and lifestyle. The fair also honors upcoming designers with an award that lets them display their work in the center of the exhibition.


4. IMOB – Istanbul Furniture Fair


Where: Istanbul, Turkey

When: 22 to 27 January 2020

What: This expo, started in 2005, annually displays modern trends in home furnishings, interior designs, and global furniture trends. Last year the fair saw more than 1 Lakh visitors, with at least 30,000 international visitors.


5. Architect@Work London

Architect@Work 2019 logo

Where: Old Truman Brewery, London, UK

When: 29 to 30 January 2020

What: This unique exhibition has a unique layout created by C4 – Creative Fo(u)r to ensure that there is optimal contact between exhibitors and visitors. Visitors are automatically led along a route that winds its way through small, uniform modules. This year’s edition has the theme of sensory design, and designs which show how architecture and the environment converge.


P.S. If you can’t attend these fairs, just follow them on social media! For consolidated updates on the scoop of these fairs, watch Arcedior’s Instagram and Facebook page!

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