Madrid Design Festival is an encounter that vindicates the value of design as a transformer of society.
An annual festival that during the month of February and March 2021 turns the capital of Spain into the great showcase of international design.
Madrid Design Festival celebrates the value of design and its transformative ability and offers an increased number of exhibitions and installations in line with the slogan ‘Redesign the World’.
Here the programme: https://www.lafabrica.com/madriddesignfestival/programa/page/2/
THESIGNSPEAKING IS MEDIA PARTNER OF MADRID DESIGN FESTIVAL
INDEX Saudi is Saudi Arabia’s leading interior design, fit-out and architecture event. The large-scale international trade show connects interior suppliers and manufacturers with interior designers, architects, project managers and procurement professionals based in the rapidly diversifying economy.
Following the success of the second edition, INDEX Saudi returns to Riyadh in February 2021 during a period of excitement, development and reform, in a region that is scheduled to spend $18bn+ on interior and fit-out in 2021.
DesignMarch, Iceland´s largest design festival organised by Iceland Design and Architecture, will take place from the 19th to the 23rd of May 2021.
Given the name, it has always been held in March but the unusual events of the year 2020 moved it to May. Over 80 exhibitions and 100 events were spread over the capital area were guest sought inspiration in difficult times and got to know the magic of design in various shapes and forms.
DesignMarch brings together participants and guests with progressive design and innovation. The festival heralds new and surprising approaches and is a vibrant platform for ideas, diverse perspectives and knowledge driving force that enriches and enhances society.
DesignMarch gives inspiration and enjoyment with the aim to share the exhibitions, participants and their content to a broader audience, both in Iceland and abroad, in collaboration with other stakeholders, such as Promote Iceland.
DesignMarch is a harbinger of optimism and creativity. The festival takes the opportunity to focus on design as a driving force for innovation, and demonstrate the important role of design, architecture and innovation in society, especially during this time of uncertainty the world is facing now.
Launched in 1990, INDEX Exhibition is the Middle East & North Africa’s largest gathering for the design community. INDEX Dubai is postponed to 31 May – 2nd June 2021.
This is the ultimate design show, connecting architects, interior designers, developers and procurement professionals with new brands, trend-setting start-ups and the biggest international names in the interior furnishings and fit-out scene across all industries.
INDEX will be a part of Middle East Design and Hospitality Week, which will be the biggest and most important celebration of all things Design and Hospitality.
Through 7 co-located events across 3 days, MEDHW will showcase the most important brands form the design and hospitality communities.
Visitors attending will not only come from the UAE, but will also include neighbouring GCC countries, India, Russia and East North Africa.
With over 50 years of show heritage, MEDHW will see 1000s more exhibitors, 50,000+ visitors. And more inspiration and creativity, innovation and networking opportunities than ever before, all in one place.
From 31st May to 2nd June 2021 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
WORKSPACE is where modern-day solutions for the built working environment are found, design concepts are discovered, and corporate wellness insights are discussed.
It is located in Dubai World Trade Centre.
The commercial hub of the Middle East connects Office, Facility and HR Managers, Project Directors, Purchasing and Procurement Managers, Interior Designers and Commercial Architects with thousands of international and local suppliers/ manufacturers of workplace products, suppliers and services.
It remains as the singular platform where buyers can source modern technology and solutions. These will include smart-office furniture, corporate wellness solutions, biophilia, business services, co-working facilities, storage solutions, technology, design and fit-out concepts.
The event is dedicated to the full spectrum of commercial interiors, be it auditoriums, public seating, co-working/ shared spaces, biophilic design, outsourcing and team leadership consultancies.
TOWARDS A PHYTO-CENTRED DESIGN
An exhibition about the hidden potential of plants.
For centuries, our inherent alienation from nature has prevented us from truly understanding the potential of plants as more than simple materials or decorative objects.
In recent years, however, new scientific discoveries and philosophical approaches have reframed our relationship with them, questioning the dualism human/nature so much rooted in Western thinking. Echoing the belief of American ecologist Ian Baldwin that “we should try to think like plants”, designers, scientists and engineers, started to look into plants’ structures and behaviours adopting them as allies to develop solutions for current and upcoming environmental and social issues.
Plant Fever proposes to look at the future of design from this new vegetal perspective, moving from a human-centred to a phyto-centred design. Spanning from products and fashion items to material research, open-source devices and emerging technologies, a selection of approx. 50 exhibits – representing the work of creatives from more than 20 countries – will investigate notions such as plant blindness, eco-feminism, forestry, biomimicry and upcycling, but also post-colonialism and cultural landscapes.
Conceived as a militant exposition, Plant Fever will not fear to take a stand, ask critical questions and call for new radical perspectives, involving the public in a positive, inspiring and constructive conversation.
Parallel to the physical space of the museum, the discourse of the exhibition will be further developed through an accompanying web platform, as well as a dedicated conference & workshop programme.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its unprecedented impact worldwide, Art Basel has decided to postpone its June fair. The next edition of Art Basel in Basel will take place from June 17 to June 20, 2021, with preview days on June 15 and June 16, 2021.
The decision to cancel the show was made after thorough consultation with many Art Basel gallerists, collectors, partners, as well as external experts. The primary considerations were the fundamental health and safety risks related to the pandemic, the financial risks for exhibitors and partners, the ongoing impediments to international travel, and the fact that the regulatory environment around large-scale events has yet to be finalized by the Swiss Federal Council.
Marc Spiegler, Global Director, Art Basel said: ‘We are acutely aware that our galleries are facing unprecedented challenges and economic difficulties, and we had fervently hoped to support the art market’s recovery with a successful fair in September. Unfortunately, the uncertainties that we face remain too high. The best way forward for our Basel show is, therefore, to focus on delivering a fair of the same exceptional international quality that the art world expects from us next June, as we continue to support our galleries by further developing our digital platforms and by delivering our upcoming shows in Miami Beach and Hong Kong.’
The Online Viewing Rooms for Art Basel in Basel’s exhibitors will be live from June 19 to June 26, 2020, with preview days from June 17 to June 19, 2020.
HOMI, the Lifestyle Trade Fair rescheduled for September 2021 at fieramilanocity and MiCo together with the Salone del Mobile.
The event will strengthen HOMI’s position as a European platform for quality design and innovation, with a comprehensive yet carefully curated, quality‐focused selection of products spanning decorations, tableware, kitchenware, textiles, fragrances, gifts and a festivity area. Known for anticipating trends and keeping a close eye on market developments, the show will host historic, consolidated brands alongside new designers. In line with the demands of an increasingly specific sector, HOMI brings together a wide range of products, giving equal billing to the artisan and the innovative, the Italian and the international. It’s a combination that has turned the exhibition into a leading event in this constantly evolving industry. The range is extensive and well‐structured, while the new layout of the event ensures that the exhibition is as user‐friendly as possible. No longer is HOMI simply set out based on goods type: it now reflects new distribution practices, basing itself around three visitor routes designed to meet the needs of industry professionals and deliver a diversified consumer experience.
The first route is HOME Retail Inspiration, which has a special focus on the target audience of specialist stores, large retail groups and online stores. If offers up a highly varied, versatile product offering, which in itself is split into the Fragrance Inspiration and Textile Inspiration areas, both of which feature a wealth of products to discover.
HOME Boutique&Design, meanwhile, gives a platform to quality manufacturing and is targeted at department stores and innovative concept stores, as well as interior designers, architects and industry operators looking for original, innovative products. Its Creazioni Italiane area will be entirely dedicated to Italian craftsmanship and design, while World Designers will bring together the best, most innovative and most unique work from international designers.
The third route ‐ HOME International Delivery ‐ is aimed at the multi‐product distribution and international import and export markets. It will showcase a huge range of products at different price points to appeal to retail operators sensitive to competitiveness needs in terms of margins and product mix. It offers a range of innovative products and plenty of inspiration across all of its sub‐sections, not least the accessory and stationery areas.
The area will focus on the traditional festive periods and other big occasions, with Christmas decorations and nativity sets taking centre stage. The decision to set special dates and create a special area for the Festivity section is designed to boost synergy within the sector and accommodate the need for exhibitors and buyers alike. The event will also include a packed programme of workshops, talks and meetings, offering trade visitors an overview of market trends, ideas and suggestions to help them grow their business.
|SALONE DEL MOBILE.MILANO POSTPONED UNTIL 2021|
The 2020 edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano has been suspended. The event will now take place from 5th to 10th September 2021. The decision to postpone was made by the Board of the Salone del Mobile.Milano in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that is spreading to almost every country in the world. The situation that led to the original change of date from April to June, announced on 25th February, has fundamentally changed. Although we were determined to keep to the June date, to allow the annual event to take place as planned, the present, unprecedented circumstances and medium-term uncertainties now mean that this year’s Salone can no longer go ahead.
The 2021 edition, which will celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the Salone, will be a special event for the entire sector. For the first time ever, all the biennial exhibitions will be held in conjunction with the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition, Workplace3.0, S.Project and SaloneSatellite. This means that EuroCucina, FTK (Technology For the Kitchen) and the International Bathroom Exhibition will also take place next year, along with Euroluce, which was already scheduled for 2021.
This single, great sector-wide trade fair will represent a fresh opportunity to pull together to revitalise our businesses, the entire supply chain that works in synergy with the Salone, and Milan.
With the persistence of the Covid-19 pandemic that continues to prevent us from planning events smoothly, and with the results of the latest surveys carried out among exhibitors and visitors, Maison&Objet has decided not to hold the first session of the fair in 2021, initially scheduled for the end of March.
The next session of Maison&Objet Paris will therefore take place from the 9th to the 13th of September 2021, in conjunction with Paris Design Week.
This year, international buyers, specifiers, and members of the press will be able to attend both Milan and Paris and fully take advantage of these two major events in the fields of design, décor and lifestyle.
In September 2021, Maison&Objet Paris will enhance its programming with a focus on the Work! and Projects sectors. Work! is highly anticipated, with innovations for workspaces and the office, a field that has experienced major shifts in terms of design over the past few months. At a time when living spaces are continually redefining themselves, specifiers and interior designers will also discover Projects, an exclusive offer of materials and creative technical solutions for optimising hospitality, commercial, and residential spaces. The teams at Maison&Objet are working hard to offer a new experience, using digital tools that allow attendees to optimally prepare for their visit to the show, and keep it going over time, based on what they’ve learned from the digital events recently organised on MOM (Maison&Objet and More).
The 8 thematic Digital Days will be held every week from 27th January through 19th March 2021, every Wednesday through Friday. About Maison&Objet For 25 years now, Maison&Objet, organised by SAFI (a subsidiary of Ateliers d’Art de France and Reed Expositions France), has led and united the international design, home décor and lifestyle community.
The trademark of Maison&Objet is its unique ability to generate connections, boost business both during fairs and through its digital platform, but also its unique talent in highlighting the trends that drive the world of home décor. Revealing talents, offering opportunities and inspiration online and offline, and stimulating the growth of companies: such is the mission of Maison&Objet. Through two yearly fairs reserved for professionals, Maison&Objet Paris – and Paris Design Week, a public event in September that gathers all the creative energies of designers and brands altogether in the City of Lights, Maison&Objet is the essential platform for companies and designers who want to thrive in the home décor industry. Maison&Objet and More, or MOM, helps buyers and brands continue their conversations year-round, launch collections, and forge connections beyond physical meetings. New products and news on the latest design trends, launched weekly, energize the market continuously. On maison-objet.com, you can re-watch the talks that were given at the show, get inspired with Behind-the-Scenes exclusives, and stay up to date with the latest industry trends. On social media, conversations are enriched daily by an active community of 1M followers on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Xing, and WeChat.