The events listed give designers the opportunity to tap into the latest designs and products to hit the industry.  IDnews regularly reviews the dates and times of the shows, if you have a show you would like added to our calendar of events, please email 

19 – 23 January
Maison Et Objet
Keep on top of evolving consumer trends, inspiring experiences, and brand offers, with the show that takes you into three major sections, including two new spaces dedicated to textiles. MAISON is interior decoration. OBJET is concept and retail, while the third section INFLUENCES encompasses luxury, design and architecture. Cultivate the synergy of the M&O EXPERIENCE.

23 – 28 January

Decorative Antiques and textiles fair
Battersea Park, London
The Decorative Fair is known for its unparalleled variety of painted and decorated antiques.

 30 January – 1 February
Ricoh Arena, Coventry

The ESSENTIAL exhibition for designers, specifiers and architects involved in water leisure projects.  Featuring well over a hundred exhibitors, including manufacturers and suppliers from both home and abroad, SPATEX 2018 is the UK’s largest showcase of new products and innovation. Registration is FREE.

6 – 8 February
Surface Design Show
Business Design Centre
Islington, London

Walls, floors, ceilings and partitions are presented in this professional surface concept environment. The Surface Design Show focuses solely on cutting edge and innovative materials.

9 – 13 February
Messe Frankfurt Exhibition Centre,

Ambiente is a consumer goods fair with a focus on dining, giving and living, providing a source point for designers looking to accent their designs with the final flourishes.

17 – 22 April
Salone Del Mobile Milano
Milan, Italy

Salone was initially devised to promote the Italian furniture industry and has gone from strength to strength and is now recognised as one of the most prestigious international events in the world of furniture design and production.


17 – 22 April
Decorative Antiques and textiles fair
Battersea Park, London

The Decorative Fair is known for its unparalleled variety of painted and decorated antiques.


5 – 13 May
Grand Designs Live
ExCel, London

Grand Designs Live returns to London’s ExCeL. Running for nine days, the show offered visitors a unique opportunity to see all the latest trends for the home as well as many products never seen before. Based on the Channel 4 TV series, and presented by design guru Kevin McCloud.


22 – 24 May
Clerkenwell Design Week

Clerkenwell Design Week turns London into a hive of activity with showrooms galore and pop up stores displaying the very best of design talent.


28 June – 4 July
Masterpiece 2017

Masterpiece London, the leading International cross-collecting fair for art, antiques and design, has become a must-attend event at the heart of the capital’s busy summer art and auction season.


27 June – 7 July
New Designers
Part One: 27 – 30 June
Part Two: 4 – 7 July
Business Design Centre, London

Design graduates reveal their remarkable talent across a range of design disciplines including textiles and home accessories. Taking place over two weeks, with eight distinct design zones and two prestigious Awards Evenings, New Designers is the UK’s most important graduate design exhibition, full of innovation and fresh thinking.


7 – 11 September
Maison et Objet

MAISON&OBJET Paris is the major crossroad for all design and lifestyle professionals in search for inspiration, excellence and innovation.


12 – 17 September
LAPADA, Art and Antiques Fair
Berkeley Square, London

The LAPADA Fair offers an unmissable opportunity to source and buy some of the world’s most coveted works of art, antiques, design and decorative arts.

 16 – 19 September
Decorex International
Syon Park

Decorex International 2018 will present an unrivalled, diverse collection of products from emerging and established brands across the interior design world.


20 – 23 September
Kings Cross, London

This vibrant destination is a creative district and an international business hub for design in central London.


20 – 23 September
London Design Fair
(TENT London and Super Brands London)
Old Truman Brewery

Independent designers, established brands, international country pavilions, and galleries come together. Over 25,000 influential designers, press and design-savvy public attend to see and specify the very latest furniture, lighting and textiles from around the world.

1 – 7 October
PAD London
Berkeley Square

PAD 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.


 4 – 7 October
Frieze London
Regent’s Park,

Frieze London features more than 160 of the world’s leading galleries. View and buy art from over 1,000 of today’s leading artists, and experience the fair’s critically acclaimed Frieze Projects and Talks programmes.

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