Furniture Exhibitions:

Top-10 Exhibitions and Fairs in 2023

The new season of exhibitions is here and furniture manufacturers are already preparing to take part in the main events of 2023. What are they going to bring this year?

As a product 3D rendering company, we help furniture brands with CGI for catalogs and collaterals. That’s why we also follow the major trade shows in the industry. To keep you informed, we have compiled a list of top-10 world exhibitions worth visiting in 2023. But first, check out the tips on how to prepare for a trade show in order to succeed at the event you choose.

#1. International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF)

A Collage of Various Products and a Logo of ICFF Furniture Exhibition

Website: https://icff.com/

When: May 21-23, 2023

Where: New York, USA

International Contemporary Furniture Fair is the top exhibition of residential and commercial interiors in North America. In addition to home and contract furniture, ICFF brings together manufacturers of lighting, decor, textile, wall coverings, carpets, and flooring. 

This year, the New York fair unites 36 top furniture manufacturers and retailers, emerging designers, and A-listers at the Javits Center, NYC. To connect participants, ICFF planned various furniture exhibitions and activities — ICFF Works, an ICFF Studio competition for professionals, and an ICFF Schools showcase for students.

#2. Salone del Mobile. Milano

A Collage of Furniture Design Items and Halls at Salone del Mobile Exhibition

Website: https://www.salonemilano.it/en

When: April 18-23, 2023

Where: Milan, Italy

Salone del Mobile is one of the most popular European furniture exhibitions that has been held in Milan for more than 60 years. Salone del Mobile connects 7 shows under one roof. Those are Euroluce, EuroCucina, S. Project, International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition, Workplace 3.0, International Bathroom Exhibition, SaloneSatellite, and Salone Internazionale del Mobile. Accordingly, these sections are dedicated to lighting, kitchen furniture, interior materials, office furnishings, bathrooms, and furniture pieces from young designers and top brands.

The  Salone Internazionale del Mobile is the main furniture showcase of the whole exhibition. Traditionally, it is split into 3 style categories — Classic for traditional furniture, Design for modern furniture and innovations, and xLux for luxury furnishings.

#3. LightFair 

A Logo of a LightFair Furniture and Lighting Exhibition

Website: https://www.lightfair.com/new-york-2023

When: May 23-25, 2023 — Tradeshow, May 21-25, 2023 — Conference

Where: New York, USA

LightFair is a commercial and architectural lighting exhibition that will be staged in New York. LightFair is co-owned and managed by the International Association of Lighting Designers and the Illuminating Engineering Society. They expect more than 550 lighting companies and 25 000 professionals in 2023. 

LightFair is the perfect place to showcase products and concepts, make new connections, and learn from the industry’s top experts. According to organizers, education is a big part of this exhibition’s program as they dedicate 4 days from May 21 to May 25 to various conferences. Registration opens in February 2023.

#4.  Boston Design Week

Many People at Furniture and Design Exhibition in Boston During Design Week

Website: https://www.bostondesignweek.com/ 

When: April 25 – May 7, 2023

Where: Boston, USA

Boston Design Week is one of the largest furniture exhibitions in the USA, and registration is open until February 11. Boston Design Week hosts not only furniture makers but all players in the industry — architects, builders, interior and product designers, as well as manufacturers of kitchen equipment, lighting, textiles, etc.

This year, Boston Design Week will open a Special Focus Section for Landscape Design and Outdoor Life on the eve of the spring-summer season of 2023. Besides, they announced several events on sustainability, recycling, architecture, design and social impact, and more.

#5. Maison&Objet

A Maison&Objet Pavilion and Visitors of the Furniture Exhibition

Website: https://www.maison-objet.com/en/paris 

When: 19 – 23 January, 2023

Where: Paris, France

Maison&Objet in Paris is a legendary European design exhibition, combined with Paris Design Week to immerse you in the world of design even more. This year, Maison&Objet will host many events, conferences, and talks, including The Retail Lab, The Designer of the Year, and The Rising Talent Awards.

While exhibitors prepare for the fall show with their press kits and brand collateral items, they can follow Maison&Objet on the online platform MOM. Each week design professionals and fans can attend 3 free digital events on specific topics to keep up with design trends and learn something new from leading experts.

#6. January Furniture Show

January Furniture Show

Website: https://thefurnitureshows.com/

When: 22 – 25 January 2023

Where: Birmingham, UK

The January Furniture Show (JFS) is one of the most popular European furniture exhibitions for networking and expanding brands in the UK market. It has been running for over 32 years now and is a home for premium interiors. JFS is focused on home and office furniture, lighting, fabrics, upholstery, flooring, and interior accessories. 

In 2023, January Furniture Show will be held at NEC Birmingham and registration is already open. Therefore, furniture manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers can establish networking and effective collaborations right at the start of the year. 

#7. Downtown Design Fair

Downtown Design

Website: https://www.downtowndesign.com/

When: November 8-11, 2023

Where: Dubai, UAE

Downtown Design Fair in Dubai is the leading furniture exhibition in the Middle East, North Africa, and beyond. Naturally, it is focused on the regional market, including South Asia and Africa. However, one of the organizers’ priorities is to help establish partnerships between global companies and the Middle East market. 

Last year, Downtown Design presented a hybrid program with digital and onsite events during Dubai Design Week. So, hopefully, Downtown Design 2023 will be packed with various showcases, talks, and exciting furniture exhibitions.

#8. The Inspired Home

The Inspired Home Show

Website: https://www.theinspiredhomeshow.com/ 

When: March 4-7, 2023

Where: Chicago, USA

The Inspired Home is a Chicago trade show for home products and equipment. It brings together manufacturers and sellers of home decor, housewares, textiles, kitchen equipment, smart home systems, and so on. 

This year, The Inspired Home welcomes more than 2000 exhibitors from more than 130 countries from all over the world, which makes it a leading home+housewares show in the world. Therefore, ISH is one of the best exhibitions to discover new home products, display your goods, and learn about innovations and consumer trends in challenging 2023!

#9. Toronto Home Show

Toronto Home Show

Website: https://torontohomeshows.com/

When: March 10-19, 2023

Where: Toronto, Canada

Toronto Home Show is one of the biggest construction, interior design, and furniture exhibitions in the country. THS brings together a wide variety of builder developers, construction and home product manufacturers, retailers, importers, and suppliers under one roof.

The main target audience of the Toronto Home Show is not only Canada but the whole of Northern America. Traditionally, all the key furniture brands and retailers will be there — this year the THS will be hosting even more participants and visitors.

#10. Interior Design Show Vancouver

A Collage for an Interior and Furniture Exhibition in Vancouver

Website: https://vancouver.interiordesignshow.com/ 

When: September, 21-24 

Where: Vancouver, Canada

In 2023, Interior Design Show in Vancouver will welcome professionals and guests to their onsite and virtual events. As always, IDS connects individual designers, artists, furniture makers, and brands who can showcase their concepts and products and share experiences and knowledge. In addition to onsite installations and furniture exhibitions, IDS will provide digital talks, conferences, and virtual showrooms.

Moreover, Interior Design Show also launched their IDS° digital project. IDS° is supporting Canadian designers and sharing their products and stories on IDS platforms and social media, so go check it out!

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Fortunately, lots of furniture exhibitions and fairs are finally back in 2023. This means manufacturers and retailers will be able to present new collections and re-establish business processes. On top of that, they can set up networking and collaborations for the near future. So print your catalogs and press kits and start packing right now!

Let’s get you ready for furniture exhibitions! With our 3D rendering services, you will get eye-catching CG images for catalogs and any type of print collateral.

Irene Lewis

Content Writer

Irene is a content writer. She previously worked for interior and chess magazines. When not writing articles, Irene finds great pleasure in collecting Star Trek memorabilia, reading Medieval poetry and playing banjo.

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