Interior Design Events 2018

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The UK’s best interior design events in 2018! You shouldn’t hesitate to put these on your schedule now. From Scotland to London, be ready to attend the best interior design events nationwide this year.

Whether you are a professional designer or just an enthusiast in this field, in one thing we will all agree: 2018 is going to be an incredible year! Especially when it comes to design events, which is — and always will be — a great way to search for creative inspiration beyond our comfort zone. No matter if you’re a veteran on this subject or a beginner conference goer, these events can be a great opportunity for challenge yourself to step outside your usual creative circuit and head to a new destination to learn skills, encounter new ideas and meet people.

That’s why we’re presenting the following event list, containing all sort of interior design events all put together (in chronological order) on a super helpful calendar, anticipating the biggest events already dated for this year. Check them out below!

interior design events january 2018

TOP DRAWER

London
January 14-16, 2018

Top Drawer is the place to find top quality, new and innovative trades, materials and products. As this is a trade-only event, it attracts a wide range of buyers and suppliers from across the country and design world. Taking place on the 14th-16th January 2018. The perfect platform for the UK and international lifestyle brands to present new ranges. The show has designated sections for Home, Craft, Gifts, and Fashion Accessories.

interior design events top drawer 2018

SCOTLAND’S TRADE FAIR

Glasgow
January 21-23, 2018

Scotland Trade Fair is a 2-day event being held from 21st to 23rd September 2018 at the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre (SECC) in Glasgow, Scotland. Many local and national suppliers will be amongst the 160 companies exhibiting including suppliers of Homewares, Textiles, Jewellery, Accessories, Scottish Products, Beauty and Bath Products, Stationery and Giftware. It is one of the last buying opportunities to source both new products and meet new suppliers.

interior design events Scotland's trade fair 2018

JANUARY FURNITURE SHOW

Birmingham
January 21-24, 2018

The January Furniture Show is a furniture event targeting both national and international retailers, wholesalers and interior designers. It is known for having the most comprehensive category mix. Where the widest choice of exhibitors means more ideas and more products than you’ll find anywhere else in the UK. You’ll get an in-depth view of what’s available in the furniture and furnishings industry today, and keep an eye on the trends for tomorrow.

interior design events january furniture show 2018

ARCHITECT@WORK

London
January 24-25, 2018

The Architect @ Work events take place in many countries across Europe, all specially tailored for architects, interior architects and designers. All exhibitors go through a selection process to ensure the high-quality displays that visitors have come to expect of the venue. Each show is laid out to ensure maximum contact between suppliers and creatives, with visitors being led automatically along a single route through the exhibition.

interior design events architect@work 2018
interior design events february 2018

SPRING FAIR

Birmingham
February 4-8, 2018

Imagine a place when you can find all of the homewares, gifts and ideas you need to inspire and delight your customers, at the best buying time of the year. Spring Fair is that place, as the UK’s No.1 trade show for gift and home products. Encompassing 14 show sectors, Spring Fair showcases the best products, launches and inspiration that over 2,500 UK and international exhibitors have to offer.

interior design events spring fair 2018

SURFACE DESIGN SHOW

London
February 6-8, 2018

Surface Design Show is the place where people immerse themselves in the latest materials for the built environment, gain new insights and network with like-minded designers and specifiers. Revealing the latest innovations in surface design, over 175 UK and international suppliers will showcase their materials at the Show. It is an event for Architects, Interior Designers and Specifiers looking for innovative surface solutions for the built environment

interior design events surface design show 2018
interior design events march 2018

K&B DESIGN

London/Birmingham
March 4-7, 2018

This is the UK’s largest gathering of the world’s best kitchen, bedroom and bathroom brands, and the established industry gathering. K+B design London is a new and alternative event for the forward-thinkers in kitchen and bathroom design. Co-located with Ecobuild from 4-7 March 2018, k+b design London offers a unique buying experience for an 8,000 strong design-conscious buying audience from across the built environment.

interior design events k+b design 2018

ECOBUILD

London
March 6-8, 2018

Ecobuild is the biggest event in the world for sustainable design, construction and the built environment. The 2018 event will be designed around you and will bring to life the things you tell us are most important to the future of our industry: the latest technology; the freshest thinking; and the most innovative materials to keep you at the forefront of the built environment.

interior design events ecobuild 2018

IDEAL HOME SHOW

London
March 17- April 2, 2018

From kitchens and bathrooms to bedrooms and basements, fixtures and fittings to fine food, gardens and the latest in home renovation, to fashion beauty and gifts, you’ll find it all under one roof at this award-winning show.  The Ideal Home Show attracts over 31,000 visitors with over 300 exhibitors. The giant show brings together hundreds of exhibitors across categories, from decorations, and food and drink, to furniture, and home improvements.

interior design events ideal home show 2018

HOMEBUILDING & RENOVATING SHOW

Birmingham
March 22-25, 2018

Whether you’re mid-way through a project or don’t know where to start, the Homebuilding & Renovating Show is brimming with bright ideas. Discover the latest products, or seek an architect’s opinion. From small plots to big builds, the Homebuilding & Renovating Show is the place to pick up tools and tips from the brightest and best in the business. Look out for on-trend technologies right through to traditionally hand-crafted materials – and meet the people behind them.

interior design events homebuilding and renovating show 2018
interior design events may 2018

GRAND DESIGNS LIVE

London
May 5-13, 2018

Grand Designs Live is based on the hugely successful Channel 4 TV series and is presented by design guru Kevin McCloud. Launched in London in 2004, and in Birmingham, in 2005 the show has won multiple industry awards has been hailed ‘the UK’s most successful exhibition launch in the last decade’. Grand Designs Live promises explore this year’s trends and preview unseen products from around 500 exhibiting companies.

interior design events grand designs live 2018

PULSE HOME

London
May 13-15, 2018

Breaking the boundaries of design and innovation, Pulse is the UK’s ultimate boutique trade event for inspiring new gifts, modern living and fashion accessories. Working with the most forward-thinking trend experts so that you can shop the next-season trends at the summer’s largest design-led retail event. The very best collection of emerging talent, unseen products, expert retail and trend insight all year round.

interior design events pulse home 2018

CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK

London
May 22-24, 2018

Clerkenwell is home to more creative businesses and architects per square mile than anywhere else on the planet, making it truly one of the most important design hubs in the world. To celebrate this rich and diverse community, CDW has created a showcase of leading the UK and international brands and companies presented in a series of showroom events, pop-up exhibitions and special installations that take place across the area.

interior design events clerkenwell design week 2018
interior design events june 2018

HOMEBUILDING & RENOVATING SHOW

Glasgow
June 16-17, 2018

Whether you’re mid-way through a project or don’t know where to start, the Homebuilding & Renovating Show is brimming with bright ideas. Discover the latest products, or seek an architect’s opinion. From small plots to big builds, the Homebuilding & Renovating Show is the place to pick up tools and tips from the brightest and best in the business. Look out for on-trend technologies right through to traditionally hand-crafted materials – and meet the people behind them.

interior design events homebuilding and renovating show 2018

THE HOUSE & GARDEN FESTIVAL

London
June 20-24, 2018

The House & Garden Festival brings together four leading lifestyle events, The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia, HOUSE, Spirit of Summer and GROW London and presents an eclectic collection of products ranging from antiquity to contemporary. Bursting with ideas and packed with inspiration and professional advice. Free talks and workshops from leading antiques, interior, garden and lifestyle experts plus loads of inspiration to take home.

interior design events house and garden festival 2018

HOMEBUILDING & RENOVATING SHOW

Surrey
June 30- July 1, 2018

Whether you’re mid-way through a project or don’t know where to start, the Homebuilding & Renovating Show is brimming with bright ideas. Discover the latest products, or seek an architect’s opinion. From small plots to big builds, the Homebuilding & Renovating Show is the place to pick up tools and tips from the brightest and best in the business. Look out for on-trend technologies right through to traditionally hand-crafted materials – and meet the people behind them.

interior design events homebuilding and renovating show 2018
interior design events july 2018

SOLEX

Birmingham
July 10-12, 2018

Solex (The Summer Outdoor Living Exhibition) is the Trade Show organised by LOFA for LOFA members and held in July. It is an annual 3-day event attracting national and international retail/contract Purchasing Directors and Managers. This unique event brings together all the leading manufacturers of garden products – furniture, barbecues, gazebos, parasols, outdoor lighting and play equipment.

interior design events solex 2018

THE MANCHESTER FURNITURE SHOW

Manchester
July 15-17, 2018

The Manchester Furniture Show is renowned as the most relaxed, friendly and easy to visit furniture and interiors show in the UK. Midpoint has a great reputation and exhibitors of high quality. The amalgamation of the two shows represents a unique mid-season opportunity for furniture buyers. So, if you are a retail or contract buyer, an interior designer, a specifier or procurement officer, then Manchester is the place to be in summer.

interior design events manchester furniture show 2018
interior design events september 2018

AUTUMN FAIR

Birmingham
September 2-5, 2018

Trend-led, fresh, inspirational, the Autumn Fair is one of this season’s number one wholesale gift and home trade events. It showcases amazing brands, new products, retail insight and bucket-loads of inspiration! Also, it’s a place to find all the homeware gifts and ideas that you’ll need to inspire and delight your customers. Offering the seasons largest collection of gift and home products at a crucial point in the buying year (just before Christmas).

interior design events autumn fair 2018

LONDON DESIGN BIENNALE

London
September 4-23, 2018

The 2018 London Design Biennale will be devoted to the theme, Emotional States. National entries will explore how design affects every aspect of our lives – the way we live and how we live – and influences our very being, emotions, and experiences. Visitors will enjoy engaging and interactive installations, innovations, artworks and proposed design solutions – all in an immersive, inspiring and entertaining tour of the world.

interior design events 2018 London Design Biennale 2018

TOP DRAWER

London
September 9-11, 2018

At Top Drawer, you will find the products that will make your store stand out from the rest. Bringing together an inspirational showcase of thousands of carefully selected British and international suppliers and designer-makers, Top Drawer is London’s largest design-led gift trade event. It is the leading retail trade event for creative lifestyle buyers, showcasing a curated edit of 1500 brands to top international retailers.

interior design events top drawer 2018

LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL

London
September 15-23, 2018

The London Design Festival is an annual event, held to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world, and as the gateway to the international creative community. Now in its sixteenth year, the Festival will be returning to venues and institutions across the city between the 15-23 September 2018. During the festival, hundreds of large-scale installations, exhibitions, and events pop up in many unique spaces across London, from world-famous museums to small local studios.

interior design events 2018 London Design Festival 2018

SCOTLAND’S TRADE FAIR

Glasgow
September 16-17, 2018

Scotland Trade Fair is a 2-day event being held from 16th to 17th September 2018 at the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre (SECC) in Glasgow, Scotland. Many local and national suppliers will be amongst the 160 companies exhibiting including suppliers of Homewares, Textiles, Jewellery, Accessories, Scottish Products, Beauty and Bath Products, Stationery and Giftware. It is one of the last buying opportunities to source both new products and meet new suppliers.

interior design events Scotland's trade fair 2018

THE FLOORING SHOW

Harrogate
September 16-18, 2018

The Flooring Show, the industry’s flagship national event will celebrate its 55th edition in 2018 and continues to be the best-loved and biggest event on the industry’s calendar. It is a carpet and floor coverings fair at Harrogate International Centre. This event showcases products like carpets, flooring, home furnishing, home textile, & much more. Bringing together all areas of the industry, including the retail and contract sectors.

interior design events the flooring show 2018

DECOREX INTERNATIONAL

London
September 16-19, 2018

Feast yourself on design, inspiration, and motivation. Decorex is a 4-day event being held from 16th September to the 19th September 2018 at the Syon Park in London. This event showcases products for launching into the interior design world and is the focus for an increasing number of specialist international exhibitors. Synonymous with luxury, and is internationally renowned for being one of the best events to discover the most coveted products from an unrivalled collection.

interior design events decorex 2018

THE BED SHOW

Telford
September 18-19, 2018

The Bed Show, organised by the National Bed Federation (NBF), will return for a ninth year and take place from 18-19 September 2018, at the Telford International Centre. Offering its unique mix of both British and Irish bed manufacturers and component suppliers, the show remains the place to be for buyers and commercial specifiers who return year-after-year looking for the latest products and developments in the UK bed market.

interior design events the bed show 2018

100% DESIGN LONDON

London
September 19-22, 2018

100% Design is officially the UK’s largest design trade event with over 27,000 visitors including architects, interior designers, retailers and designers. The award-winning show is divided into four key industry sectors; Interiors, Workplace, Kitchens & Bathrooms and Design & Build. As the outstanding meeting place for business and design, 100% design is a vast showcase for more than 400 architects, product designers, and interiors specialists.

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LONDON DESIGN FAIR

London
September 20-23, 2018

London Design Fair: Tent London & Super Brands London – The largest collection of international exhibitions, designers, brands, country pavilions and galleries in one destination during the London Design Festival. Located in the creative heart of East London, the London Design Fair is a four-day industry event that brings together 500 exhibitors from 28 countries, including designers, brands, country pavilions, features and exhibitions in one destination.

interior design events London design fair 2018

DESIGNJUNCTION

London
September 20-23, 2018

Design Junction presents more than 200 of the world’s most iconic design brands to the world’s leading design professionals. It is a junction connecting the industry – a place to meet, do business and be inspired. Launched in 2011 by a team of industry experts, designjunction connects the world’s most renowned design brands with some of the world’s leading architects, interior designers, specifiers and buyers.

interior design events design junction 2018

HOMEBUILDING & RENOVATING SHOW

London
September 21-23, 2018

Whether you’re mid-way through a project or don’t know where to start, the Homebuilding & Renovating Show is brimming with bright ideas. Discover the latest products, or seek an architect’s opinion. From small plots to big builds, the Homebuilding & Renovating Show is the place to pick up tools and tips from the brightest and best in the business. Look out for on-trend technologies right through to traditionally hand-crafted materials – and meet the people behind them.

interior design events homebuilding and renovating show 2018
interior design events october 2018

GRAND DESIGNS LIVE

Birmingham
October 10-14, 2018

Grand Designs Live is based on the hugely successful Channel 4 TV series and is presented by design guru Kevin McCloud. Launched in London in 2004, and in Birmingham, in 2005 the show has won multiple industry awards has been hailed ‘the UK’s most successful exhibition launch in the last decade’. Grand Designs Live promises explore this year’s trends and preview unseen products from around 500 exhibiting companies.

interior design events grand designs live 2018

PAD LONDON

London
October 17-18, 2018

Inspiring a unique spirit of collecting, PAD London epitomises how modern art, photography, design, decorative and tribal arts interact to reveal astonishing combinations and create the most individual and staggering interiors. Prominent international galleries from major cities across Europe, North America and Asia come together to offer an exceptional panorama of the most coveted and iconic works available on the market today. PAD is a place to discover and acquire pieces of museum quality with a distinct history.

interior design events pad london 2018

HOMEBUILDING & RENOVATING SHOW

Edinburgh
October 20-21, 2018

Whether you’re mid-way through a project or don’t know where to start, the Homebuilding & Renovating Show is brimming with bright ideas. Discover the latest products, or seek an architect’s opinion. From small plots to big builds, the Homebuilding & Renovating Show is the place to pick up tools and tips from the brightest and best in the business. Look out for on-trend technologies right through to traditionally hand-crafted materials – and meet the people behind them.

interior design events homebuilding and renovating show 2018

THOUGHTS?

With these upcoming Interior Design shows & events, if you’re a business, designer, supplier etc. It is best to know and research which events will be best for yourself or your company to thrive and grow from.

For more information on what the Ideal Home Show and Decorex are about, find our previous posts below.

Which Interior Design event sounds like one that you’d attend?

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