2016 Design Trade Shows / Fairs, Exhibitions | Industrial Design, Furniture, Consumer Goods

2016 Design Trade Shows

Trade Shows Country Dates
Oratec Germany Oct 25-29
IAA Cars Germany Sep 22-29
100% Design UK Sep 21-24
Decorex International UK Sep 18-21
Furniture China China Sep 8-11
Tendence Germany Aug 27-30
Decorex Joburg South Africa Aug 5-9
LuxeHome Shanghai China Aug 4-6
Decor + Design Australia Jul 21-24
Furnitex Australia Jul 8-10
Design Tokyo Japan Jul 6-8
Natal Show Brazil Jul 3-6
Dwell on Design USA Jun 24-26
Interior Lifestyle Tokyo Japan Jun 1-13
Int. Contemporary Furniture Fair USA May 14-17
Luxe Pack New York USA May 11-12
Maison&Objet Americas USA May 10-13
Decorex Cape Town South Africa Apr 29-2
Manila FAME Philippines Apr 21-24
High Point Market USA Apr 16-20
Luxe Pack Shanghai China Apr 13-14
Salone Internazionale del Mobile Italy Apr 12-17
Aircraft Interiors Expo Germany Apr 5-7
Decorex Durban South Africa Mar 18-21
Keramika Indonesia Mar 17-20
Design Shanghai China Mar 9-12
Maison&Objet Asia Singapore Mar 8-11
Ecobuild UK Mar 8-10
Malaysian International Furniture Fair Malaysia Mar 1-5
Design Indaba Conference South Africa Feb 17-19
Ambiente Germany Feb 12-16
Christmasworld Germany Jan 30-3
Maison&Objet France Jan 22-26
Formex Sweden Jan 20-23
Northmodern Denmark Jan 13-15

2015 Design Trade Shows

Trade Shows Country Dates
Japantex Japan Nov 18-20
Batimat France Nov 2-6
Hong Kong International Lighting Fair China Oct 27-30
Oratec Germany Oct 25-29
Luxe Pack Monaco Monaco Oct 21-23
100% Design UK Sep 23-26
Composites Europe Germany Sep 22-24
Decorex International UK Sep 20-23
IAA Cars Germany Sep 17-27
Interior Lifestyle China China Sep 17-19
100% Design UK Sep 23-26
Furniture China China Sep 9-12
Maison&Objet France Sep 4-8
Tendence Germany Aug 29-1
Ecostyle Germany Aug 29-1
Formex Sweden Aug 19-22
NY Now USA Aug 15-19
Decorex Joburg South Africa Aug 6-10
LuxeHome Shanghai China Aug 6-8
Decor + Design Australia Jul 16-19
Furnitex Australia Jul 9-12
Design Tokyo Japan Jul 8-10
Interior Lifestyle Tokyo Japan Jun 10-12
Natal Show Brazil May 30-2
Dwell on Design USA May 29-31
May Design Series UK May 17-19
International Contemporary Furniture Fair USA May 16-19
Luxe Pack New York USA May 13-14
Maison&Objet Americas USA May 12-15
Decorex Cape Town South Africa Apr 24-27
High Point Market USA Apr 18-23
Luxe Pack Shanghai China Apr 15-16
Salone Internazionale del Mobile Italy Apr 14-19
Aircraft Interiors Expo Germany Apr 14-16
Design Shanghai China Mar 27-30
Keramika Indonesia Mar 19-22
Decorex Durban South Africa Mar 19-22
Maison&Objet Asia Singapore Mar 10-13
Malaysian International Furniture Fair Malaysia Mar 3-7
Design Indaba Expo South Africa Feb 20-1
Ambiente Germany Feb 13-17
Decor + Design Australia Feb 4-6
Christmasworld Germany Jan 30-3
Maison&Objet France Jan 23-27
Northmodern Denmark Jan 18-20



Sustainable design

Sustainable design (also called environmental design, environmentally sustainable design, environmentally conscious design, etc.) is the philosophy of designing physical objects, the built environment, and services to comply with the principles of social, economic, and ecological sustainability.

The intention of sustainable design is to “eliminate negative environmental impact completely through skillful, sensitive design”. Manifestations of sustainable design require no non-renewable resources, impact the environment minimally, and connect people with the natural environment.

Beyond the “elimination of negative environmental impact”, sustainable design must create projects that are meaningful innovations that can shift behaviour. A dynamic balance between economy and society, intended to generate long-term relationships between user and object/service and finally to be respectful and mindful of the environmental and social differences.