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Design & Trade Shows To Look Out For

We love visiting design shows for inspiration and speaking to amazing businesses and experts of their craft. For us it is important for our designers to see what’s on trend this year and make sure our trend boards reflect what our customers are searching for and to keep up to date with styles and techniques.

We have listed below coming up shows that spark our interest that we think our Lighting buyers would love also. To exhibit at, look for products to stock, business tips or to browse.


Internet Retailing Expo

When: 21st – 22nd March 2018 Where: NEC Birmingham

Why: Great for those with online stores or looking to improve online marketing and retail. Features a variety of conferences and workshops to choose from.

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Internet Retail Expo


The Manchester Furniture Show

When: 15th-17th July 2018 Where: Manchester

Why: A friendly local to us furniture show, perfect for seeing the latest in upholstery and furnishing.

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Autumn Fair

When: 2nd – 5th September 2018 Where: NEC Birmingham

Why: Features over 1,300 exhibotors across a wide range of show sectors. Depending on what it is you are looking for/exhibiting Autumn Fair can be very useful '70% of visitors revealed Autumn Fair is crucial to their business success'.

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100% Design

When: 14th – 23rd September 2018 Where: Olympia London

Why: Largest & longest running design event broken up into 4 sections, Interiors, Workplace, Kitchen & Bathroom and Design & Build

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100 Design


Salone Del Mobile

When: 17th – 22nd April 2018 Where: Milan, Italy

Why: Our designers visited this show last year and said it was brimming with inspiration and fabulous companies. You will struggle to find a larger trade show of its kind.

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Salone Del Mobile


Maison Et Objet

When: 7th – 11nd September 2018 Where: Paris

Why: Leading home decor fair, perfect for keeping on top of evolving consumer trends. Maison Et Objet offers 3 major sections Maison, Objet and influences.

Masion: Interior decor

Objet: Concept and retail

Influences: Luxury, design & architecture.

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Top Drawer

When: 9th - 11th September 2018 Where: London

Why: Find products that will make your store stand out. Make sure you check out the business presentations, our designers loved these.

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Top Drawer


London Design Fair

When: 20th – 23rd September 2018 Where: Old Trumen Brewery, London

Why: A 4 day event attracting buyers, architects, interior designers, press, designers and the design-savvy to see the latest furniture, homeware, textiles, and materials.

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Know of any more shouldn’t be missed design events happening this year? Send us an email or a message on social media and we will add to the list!

P.S. Don’t forget your comfiest walking shoe!


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