January 15, 2013
As they hit the ground running at the beginning of the New Year, design professionals will be kept busy attending trade shows that cover every aspect of design and associated products, services and education. At home and abroad the extensive list of venues is impressive to say the least. This is how a dedicated member of the design industry stays on top of the newest and the best, bringing you up to the minute products.
Travel abroad to the Koelnmesse Fairgrounds located in Cologne, Germany between January 14th and 20th to take part in this international trade show that highlights innovative ideas in kitchen design and products. During the same time period, and at the same location, attend the international industry show that headlines all other design shows for the year – Imm Cologne. This is a great resource when seeking suppliers of accessories, flooring, furniture design, home textiles, wall treatments and other home furnishings. Additionally, it draws the best of the young and upcoming designers, all vying for recognition and enthusiastically competing for it. Thousands of exhibitors and visitors participate in this event every year.
Closer to home, for three days (January 28th – 31st) is the Surfaces 2013 floor covering industry’s event that takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada. Participants convene at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center where designers, distributors, homebuilders, installers and retailers find out what is new and exciting in floor treatments. Expect lots of education and product information as well as a place to network with fellow interior design and construction professionals.
Throughout the year interior design trade shows appear from coast to coast in the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe on a regular basis. Check back for information on upcoming events for your area of interest in our industry.