From top shows in Toronto, Singapore and Dubai to the ones in Milan, Archello presents a unique selection of high profile events in the architecture and design industry worth attending in 2016.
# Interior Design Show Toronto
January 18 – 24, 2016
Toronto, Canada During one three-day weekend each January, the Interior Design Show shapes the industry for the year to come – in North America and beyond. The 18th edition of Canada’s design fair celebrates leading brands, innovative speakers and rising local talents. Look for spotlights on Canadian-made products and small-batch designers, as well as Nichetto Studio’s never-before-seen exploration of urban dwellings and International Guest of Honour Wanda Jelmini’s Missoni retrospective.
# Toronto Offsite Design Festival
January 18 – 24, 2016
Toronto, CanadaThe Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO) is an annual city-wide platform for the exhibition and engagement of independent design in Toronto, showcasing unexpected prototypes, immersive installations, and unique programming, January 18-24, 2016. TO DO is an annual festival that celebrates the unique diversity of Canada’s energetic design scene. TO DO provides exposure for the country’s most promising designers and introduces the public to the practice of design with events featuring great thinkers, practitioners and educators. The not-for-profit festival attracts the international community to Toronto for one design-filled week of discovery every January.
18 -24 January
Cologne, Germany The imm cologne isn’t just the very first interior design show of the year, it’s the first choice for renowned international exhibitors and decision-making professional visitors from all over the world as well. The imm cologne showcases inspiring interior design ideas for trendsetters and provides markets with new impetus. And the major innovation drivers, market leaders and brands will be there.
January 27 & 29
Rotterdam, the Netherlands Material Xperience, the yearly materials event for architects and other creative professionals, will take place from Wednesday, January 27th to Friday, January 29th, 2016. The theme of this upcoming edition will be ‘The Future is Here.’
‘The Future is Here’ will be presented in three themes: New Techniques, New Materials and New Energy Sources. Digital technology is a true evolution in the fields of design, manufacturing, distribution, maintenance and recycling. 3D printing, CNC milling, robotized folding/stacking/weaving and new building techniques offer exciting opportunities for a new language of form, materialization and ornament. Another development is the circular economy, where renewable resources and the recycling of plastics and minerals play a major role. There is also considerable development in the area of low-energy materials from microorganisms such as fungi, bacteria and algae, along with various residual materials coming from the agriculture and forestry industries. In addition, the latest innovations from the fields of energy generation and conservation will be presented. In short, there will be plenty to experience, discover, discuss, share and find in this edition of Material Xperience!
# Surface Design Show
February 9 – 11, 2016
London, UK Surface Design Show is the place to find new and innovative surface solutions, materials and products. The show features the latest materials and products from over 130 exhibitors. The show gives you the unique opportunity to meet buyers working on both commercial and residential projects who are actively trying to source new, cutting edge and inspiring materials for their live projects.
February 15 – 17, 2016
Muscat, Oman Oman’s continuous development in the construction and the real estate sector, has witnessed the launch of numerous commercial, residential & tourism projects, thus creating a demand for interior & outdoor design, décor & furnishings. IDF Oman has created and extended a perfect platform for visitors to network with exhibitors showcasing advanced solutions and innovative products and services. The exhibition focuses on accessories, art, bathroom, building material, décor, furniture and furnishings, interior design, kitchen, lightings, luxury lifestyle, surfaces & finishes, textiles and carpets, commercial interiors and fit out, outdoor design & build, renovation, vastu & fengshui to compliment the on-going construction of major infrastructure projects in the Sultanate, making the exhibition a ‘One Stop Solution’. The key objective of the event is to create a platform to showcase products and services, to meet the growing demand, by bringing together all leading companies in the industry.
# Maison et Objet Asia
March 8 – 11, 2016
Singapore MAISON&OBJET ASIA chose Singapore, a strategic hub for the Asean region, to provide uncommon visibility for companies wishing to access the exclusive territories of New Luxury. The city-state itself is the gateway to the future of the upscale art of living. It is an exceptional showcase and a growth driver for companies wishing to benefit from the tremendous opportunities offered by the ebullience of Asian economies. The new annual trade event MAISON&OBJET ASIA provides effective solutions to customers in search of excellence and uniqueness. Some 272 European and Asian exhibitors inaugurated the Singapore with a high-level event, showcased across 6 000 m². The high-level talks at the Interior Design and Lifestyle Summit and its exceptional speakers thrilled over 3,500 participants.
The offer mesmerized ultra-qualified visitors. Within the prestigious Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center, from March 10 to 13, 2014, the first session demonstrated the relevance and effectiveness of MAISON&OBJET’s strategy of international expansion. With a flow of nearly 14,000 local and international visitors, including buyers and specifiers, MAISON&OBJET ASIA as a trade platform has risen to its promise.
# Feicon Batimat
April 12 – 16, 2016
Sao Paulo, Brazil FEICON BATIMAT is a benchmark event in Latin America’s civil construction industry. The ideal meeting for major brands to generate business with their main resellers and distributors to introduce launches, products and new technologies. In parallel with the event, the FEICON BATIMAT CONFERENCE will take place, promoting seminars for major organizations and reference companies, in addition to gathering internationally and nationally renowned professionals for technical talks, lectures, debate panels and case studies.
# Salone del Mobile
April 12 – 17, 2016
Milan, Italy The Salone del Mobile is the global benchmark for the Home Furnishing Sector. An invaluable tool for the industry as well as an ongoing, quite extraordinary promotional vehicle. The Salone made its first appearance in 1961, designed to promote Italian furniture and furnishing accessories on the export market, and it has continued to do so impeccably, ensuring that the quality of Italian furniture is known to all four corners of the earth, and continues so to do, with half of all its visitors coming from around the world. After the success of the 2015 edition – attended by 310,840 visitors – the Salone Internazionale del Mobile is reconfirmed as the acknowledged exclusive showcase for the latest in furnishing, with a vast range of top quality products in every conceivable style.
The next edition will be held from 12 to 17 April 2016.
# Ventura Lambrate
April 14 – 19, 2016
Milan, Italy Ventura Lambrate 2016 will take place from 12th to 16th April during the Milan Design week. Six editions on and still going strong.
May 14 – 17, 2016
New York, USA ICFF features what’s best and what’s next in contemporary design, luxury interiors and high end furniture. Extraordinary styles by top international furniture brands and emerging new talent highlight unique furnishings, seating, wall covering, carpeting, accessories, lighting, kitchen, bath, outdoor furniture and more.
The North American platform for International design, ICFF takes over the Jacob K. Javits Center May 14-17, 2016, to present you with an array of exclusive custom international furniture, unique materials, high end kitchen and bath designs, novel concepts in residential, commercial and hospitality space lighting, luxury stone and wood custom flooring to apply to your next design challenge.
Architects, interior designers and developers will find singular designs and custom concepts perfect for residential, hospitality or commercial projects. Designers of better retail environments will discover materials, wall coverings, accessories and lighting that will combine to deliver that sought after high end effect.
June 15 – 17, 2016
Chicago, USA NeoCon is the largest commercial interiors show in North America, taking place at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago since 1969. NeoCon today remains the premier platform for connecting, learning and doing business in the industry. The three-day event attracts nearly 50,000 design professionals and showcases more than 700 leading companies. With over 1 million square feet of exhibition space, the show launches thousands of new products and covers a spectrum of vertical markets including Workplace, Healthcare, Hospitality, Retail, Environmental, Government and Education. The exhibition is complemented by first-class educational programming featuring over 100 accredited seminars, association forums, keynote presentations and special events.
# Media Architecture Biennale
02 – 04 June, 2016
Sydney, Australia In 2016 the International Media Architecture Biennale (MAB’16) will take place in Sydney Australia at the brand new cultural precinct The Concourse, designed by multi-award-winning Australian architects fjmt. MAB’16 is presented in conjunction with Vivid Sydney and the International Conference on Designing Interactive Systems DIS 16 at QUT in Brisbane.
September 22 – 26, 2016
London, UK designjunction2015 welcomed a record breaking 26,000 visitors through the doors over 5 days during the London Design Festival. With more than 180 cutting-edge brands and shops, a host of striking installations, 10 mouth-watering eateries and flash factories across two Central London locations, designjunction2015 was the most ambitious, challenging and successful edition to date. Join designjunction2016 during 22- 26 September, 2016 in London to experience amazing design.
# Kortrijk Biennale
October 14 – 23, 2016 Kortrijk, Belgium The preparations for the 25th Silver edition of the international Biennale INTERIEUR 2016 are in full swing. Join Kortrijk Biennale in October 2016.
# UK Construction week
October 18 – 20, 2016
Birmingham, UKBringing together nine shows under one roof, UK Construction Week is the biggest construction trade event the UK has seen in years. Taking place at the Birmingham NEC from 18 – 20 October 2016 the event unites over 1,000 exhibitors with an audience of over 55,000 visitors. The show is organised by Media 10, the UK’s biggest design and build event company, and celebrated its very first edition in 2015.
October 25 – 29, 2016
Cologne, Germany How do we live and work today? What will our working environment look like in the future? What kind of environment do we need to fully unleash our creativity and tap our potential? As the industry’s leading international trade fair for modern working environments, ORGATEC presents the whole world of work. And that means it encompasses everything which contributes to the perfect interplay between work environment, work processes and working culture and actually makes creative ideas for the future possible.
You can look forward to new perspectives, inspiring concepts and market-leading solutions relating to all aspects of work.
Singapore In a truly unique format, keynote talks from the industry’s leading lights sit alongside crit presentations and judging of over 350 WAF award finalists, live judging and discussion. Learn more about the WAF delegate packages available to you. More than 2,200 architects from 60 countries attend WAF each year.
November 2 – 6, 2016
Paris, France In only 5 days, maximise your sales effectiveness in Batimat!
BATIMAT is the international show in the building industry. All the decision makers meet the contractors to choose their partners and find products/services for the buildings of today and tomorrow.
# IIDEX Canada
December 2 – 3, 2016
Canada IIDEXCanada is Canada’s National Design + Architecture Exposition & Conference and is proudly co-presented by IDC, Interior Designers of Canada and RAIC, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. The annual show focuses on all areas of design including workplace, healthcare, hospitality, retail, residential, education, architecture, landscape architecture, lighting and sustainability, wellness and accessibility.