From sustainable living to future trendsetters, our interior design service experts have compiled a list of the most anticipated interior design shows coming to London this year.
The city of London will host a variety of trade shows in 2018, yet none grab our attention more than those relating to interior design. With major brands and huge industry names flocking from around the world to showcase their latest and greatest achievements, there are some truly unmissable events taking place this year. Our interior designer service experts reveal the five events we believe nobody should miss:
Surface Design Show, Business Design Centre
February 6 to February 9.
Described as “the UK’s most dynamic design show”, the Business Design Centre will host the Surface Design Show in February, 2018. Featuring 170 exhibitors and 45 presentations, the three-day event offers entrants a unique insight into the world of surface design. Installations of the show will explore all aspects of surface design, from building exteriors and interiors to furniture and homeware. Special events of the show include an opening-night debate, PechaKucha presentations and the Surface Design Awards ceremony of 2018.
Ecobuild, ExCeL London
March 6 to March 8.
The world’s biggest event for sustainable design and construction, EcoBuild arrives at the ExCeL London early this year. Attended by world-leading manufacturers, the show houses eight unique districts, each covering a specific variant of environmentally-friendly construction or design. Our interior designer service experts recommend visiting the districts of Timber, Concrete and FutureBuild for new-age furnishing inspiration. The event includes over 450 exhibitions, showcasing industry-leading innovations and technology, with well-known attendees such as Oliver Heath (Architectural and Interior Designer) Kirsten Henson (Sustainability Consultant) and Jonathan Hines (Managing Director of Architype) all taking part in talks.
The Ideal Home Show, Olympia London
March 17 to April 2.
The award-winning Ideal Home Show comes to the Olympia exhibition centre in London this March. A showcase of everything from kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms to fixtures, fittings and furnishings, the show attracts more than 31,000 visitors each year. An event specifically tailored to inspire home design, the Ideal Home Show is a must-see for all members of the interior design community. With 300 exhibitors, and previous celebrity guests such as Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and Julia Kendell, the show promises to take a deep-dive into innovative ideas and brand new concepts.
Pulse, Olympia London
May 13 to May 15.
With the official tagline “Where Trends Are Born”, boutique trade event Pulse will see the Olympia in London transformed into an impressive exhibition of contemporary style. Known for its forward-thinking take on fashion and modern living, the event houses 200 exhibits from both world-renowned brands and undiscovered talent. Featuring an intriguing marriage of modern design and up-and-coming concepts, the show is an unrivalled opportunity for interior designer services and personal enthusiasts alike to experience both the latest trends and future design movements.
Top Drawer, Olympia London
September 9 to September 11.
An unmissable event for interior designers and the Olympia’s third appearance on this list, Top Drawer comes to London in the autumn of 2018. The UK’s leading retail event for creatives and lifestyle buyers, the show includes displays from a breathtaking 1,500 brands and top international sellers. Inclusive of everything from classical concepts, to modern takes on fashion and homeware, the exhibition is a comprehensive platform that explores all areas of design.
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