Read on for our advice on which of the multitude of Design Exhibitions to head to this Spring…..
When it comes to searching for fresh, original and innovative ideas for us Interior Designers, Design Trade Shows, Art Fairs and Design Exhibitions are an un-rivalled source of inspiration! The first quarter of a new year always heralds a new calendar jam-packed with important Design events for us to attend. Having already experienced the delights of Top Drawer 2018 and the fantastic January Furniture Show, we’ve compiled a selection of our favourite of the upcoming Spring shows for you to keep an eye out for: –
London Design Week 2018
Sunday 4th March 2018
Design Centre Chelsea Harbour – Lots Road, London, SW10 0XE
The Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is the home of one of the unmissable Design Exhibitions – London Design Week 2018. Spanning 6 days from the 4th March, this Design Exhibition is a ‘must-attend’ for Designers of all levels. Hence, anyone who is looking to keep ahead of the up-coming design trends needs to be there!
Claire German, managing director, says ‘Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour has become known for its strong curated events. London Design Week 2018 also promises a magical combination of design encounters and ways to connect with 600+ leading international brands, unseen anywhere else, all contributing to the many elements which will make this an unmissable week.’
There is courtesy transport and entrance is free.
Battersea Spring – Affordable Art Fair
8 – 11 March 2018
Battersea Evolution, London SW11 4NJ
The Affordable Art Fair is also back in Battersea, bringing us another selection of affordable, contemporary art to fawn over! Works are priced at a maximum of £5,000. Therefore, this makes buying art a far less exclusive affair than it previously has been. Furthermore, helpful tips for buying art are listed on the website.
5 – 8 March
The famous Interiors & Tableware Show will showcase the latest design products and services. These include contract furniture, tableware, outdoor furniture, lighting and also flooring. If you are a Interior Desiigner who provides a turn-key service, then attending Hotelympia for this show is especially relevant! Each year it attracts senior buyers including: Interior Designers, Architects, Owners and Proprietors. Therefore, be sure to get there for a sneaky peak at all the latest products!
14 – 20 March
Duke of York Square, King’s Road, London
Founded in 1918, BADA (The British Antique Dealers’ Association) is the leading trade association for the fine art, design and antiques community. The Bada Fair brings fine art, design and antiques from 100 of the UK’s leading dealers to the heart of London’s most exclusive shopping district! Attendees will also be able to explore over 5000 objects of exceptional quality. Therefore, if you are hunting for that special piece for a client, you have an especially good chance of finding it here!
Whether you’re a seasoned Interior Designer or you’re just breaking into the industry, Design Exhibitions are a tremendous opportunity to discover new suppliers, new ideas, to learn new skills and to meet industry peers.
At Metier Rendezvous, we recognise the ever-growing pressure on Interior Designers in the current economic climate. We also provide pro-active peer support for all our members.
Collectively, we share business ideas, tips and collaborate on projects together.
We run regular industry related workshops and hold 6 Brunch events per year at the beautiful Aubaine Mayfair. Consequently, this gives us the much-needed opportunity to share our experiences (the good and the bad alike!) face to face.
Did you know that Metier Members also have access to daily instant peer support via our private ‘Slack’ team messaging network?
Consequently, when it comes to being ‘stuck’ on any number of Interior Design issues, help is never far away when you’re part of the Metier Rendezvous network!
If you are interested in becoming part of our friendly community of Interior Designers and wish to gain access to our enormous Supplier Database, please do get in touch to apply for membership!