Vancouver design week might be slowly ending, but May is still filled with many design events from all over the globe. Discover all about them here and why you should visit!
Design events of May you should keep an eye on!
Grand Design Live – London, United Kingdom
When: May 4-12, 2019
This award-winning home decor fair is open to professionals and the public alike, for many, it is the perfect opportunity to get the best advice from interior design experts and professionals in the field for your latest or future design project. There is even an opportunity to talk to Kevin McCloud, the designer’s TV show on which the fair was based. At the fair you will be able to also visit six different shows: The grand theatre, Ask an expert, Green finger campaign, National self-build week, Kevin’s green heroes and the actual exhibit. There is a lot to see and you certainly won’t want to miss this! Be fast and still get yourself some tickets!
Yecla Furniture Fair – Yecla, Spain
When: May 7-10, 2019
This year is the 58th edition of the Feria del Mueble Yecla which is the design event to be when it comes to wood, furniture and upholstery. It is the oldest furniture fair in Spain and this year they are commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus style. Yecla is the city to be when it comes to quality furniture for your home!
NYCxDESIGN – New York, United States
When: May 10-22, 2019
For thirteen days both national, international and locals can go and visit NYCxDESIGN. The 6th edition of the design event engages all five boroughs to introduce people to amazing designs, ways of production and all kinds of innovations. Exhibitors include design studios, schools, students, manufacturers and many more! With over 400 events there is a lot to see and not enough time to discover everything. But don’t worry we’ll cover everything!
As the oldest design festival in Poland, Lodz Design Festival is devoted to industrial and graphic design, architecture, craft, creation of services and interaction. The festival itself aspires to be the most opinion-forming design event in Europe by presenting important trends each year. This year the focus lies on slowing down and taking the time to realise what we actually want, what really gives us happiness. As for trends, we might see designers returning to crafts and creating products with minimal waste or selecting greener materials. For those interested in a more mindful design event, Lodz is the place to be for you!
Wanted Design – New York, United States
When: May 18-21, 2019
Taking place during NYCxDESIGN, Wanted Design uses its platform to promote design. You can attend their design event in Brooklyn at the industry city or in Manhattan at the Terminal stores. Besides the interactive exhibitions and showcases, you can also take part in seminars, design workshops and fairs. For an immersive experience during NYCxDESIGN, you need to be at Wanted Design!
ICFF – New York, United States
When: May 19-22, 2019
The ICFF or the International Contemporary Furniture Fair also takes place in the last days of NYCxDESIGN. It is the highlight of NYCxDESIGN and ends with an amazing award ceremony and gala dinner for charity. At ICFF itself you get to see amazing designs by national and international designers, students and schools and upcoming designers. It is the place to be during NYCxDESIGN.
This year Clerkenwell Design week celebrates its 10th edition and as a leading independent design festival, you will be able to take part in workshops, watch product launches and exhibits, join in activities and network with industry professionals. As a home to the most creative businesses and architects per square mile than anywhere else on the planet, Clerkenwell is the most important design hub. The Clerkenwell Design Week as such serves to showcase national and international brands and to connect people. Don’t miss it and order your tickets now!
Interzum Köln – Cologne, Germany
When: May 21-24, 2019
As the world’s leading trade fair for furniture production and interior design, Interzum Köln is the place where the most important businesses meet. From opinion leaders and decision makers to disseminators and trendsetter, they all come here to keep up with innovations and to try to establish new contacts. For those interested in doing business Cologne is a must visit design event!
Révélations – Paris, France
When May 23-26, 2019
Revelations in Paris, France is the international fine craft and creation design event. Their purpose is to cast a new gaze on design and to set the designers in the spotlight during the design event. They showcase the world’s finest crafts and contemporary creations and engage in dialogue. This year they showcase the work of 450 creators and over 30 countries with a special guest of honour, Luxembourg. As a visitor, you can take part in conferences, film screenings, workshops, exhibits, fine craft symposiums and an extra off-site program for those who want to prolong their experience.
Canadian Furniture Show – Ontario, Canada
When: May 24-26, 2019
As the only national furniture show and one of the biggest design events in Canada, the Canadian Furniture Show is worth a visit. Since 1972, The Canadian Furniture Show brings together industry professionals, manufacturers, retailers, designers, importers and suppliers from all over the world. They get to display their newest innovations and latest collections and for the latest edition, you can be sure to expect over 200 exhibitors. This design event is the place where buying decisions for the entire Canadian furniture market are made. As an industry professional you won’t want to miss this!