VERDI shares five unmissable international fairs to be at the forefront of the art, interior design and fashion scene

Just as VERDI has shared five renowned fairs in which it has participated, it does not want to fail to report on another five of great relevance for fans of textile fibers and fashion. 

To broaden our perspective and publicize innovative bets from different countries. Thus, we will take a tour in light of the most cosmopolitan cities such as Milan, New York, Toronto, London and Stockholm, which are the host cities of some of the most interesting interior design and design fairs, which we believe can keep us at the forefront current and future trends in these areas.  

we start with Milan, located in northern Italy and becoming the world capital of fashion and design. In it, in the complex Milan fair, in the midst of spring flowers, one of the most recognized design fairs in the world is organized, which takes place for 5 days once a year: The Milan International Furniture Fair. This space, which in Spanish translates The Milan International Furniture Show and with 59 years of history, it is recognized as the main reference of the trends that characterize the interior design and furniture industry. There, the most innovative proposals are presented by emerging artists who exhibit furniture, decorative pieces and lighting for the home. The fair currently welcomes more than 2,500 companies and around 3 million visitors from different parts of the world, who can enjoy exhibitions with different approaches such as: Euroluce, which presents innovative lighting proposals; Eurocucina that exposes technologies for kitchens; International bathroom showroom, which lists the trends for bathrooms and finally; S. Project which is a space dedicated especially to interior design. The Salone, then, is one of the inevitable on our list to be at the forefront every year. 

Following our tour and passing through the largest and most multicultural city in the United States, we found the Architectural Digest Design Show, a fair that is organized annually between Piers 92 and 94 in Manhattan, New York. These docks host for four days in March, around 400 New York exhibitors of furniture, accessories, art, kitchen, lighting. This fair attracts a very diverse sector of the design community, including amateurs, professionals and owners, reaching up to 40,000 visitors. Without a doubt, this space is essential for those who find pleasure in luxury design. Everything that is lived there is condensed in the content offered by the different articles of the magazine AD -hostess of the fair-, which by the year 2020 celebrated its first centenary. To explore the website of this magazine is to find the ideal content on new ways of understanding spaces, the different perspectives of design and the most relevant luxury design found in the world. Architectural Digest Design Show. 

Moving north, to the shores of Lake Ontario, we find the IDS - Interior Design Show. For almost a whole month in the financial center of Canada: Toronto. This show is constituted as the main exhibition of Canada in terms of avant-garde products and furniture; being in turn one of the most important design fairs in North America in which a meeting between notable leaders of design and architecture from around the world originates. IDS It has been organized since 1999 and since then it has received design professionals, interior design enthusiasts and different media, reaching seven hundred thousand visitors. The objective of this space is to connect brands and companies through a powerful platform with access to a varied content of seminars and exhibitions on furniture, decoration and lighting. Having become a motor for the interior design and design industry, since 2012, this fair began to be organized in the city of Vancouver, with the idea of filling the existing gap in the interior design market on the west coast of Canada. Thus, this fair manages to bring together the best of international and local design, taking into account that Vancouver is one of the strongest real estate and construction markets in North America.

We return to Europe to visit the city of the famous Big Ben: London. In the creative heart of the city, during autumn, the annual London Design Fair, a 4-day event spanning 13 pavilions in the Old Truman Brewery and welcomed around 30,000 visitors in 2019. This event manages to create an inspiring environment for brands, independent designers and fans where they can find the latest in original furniture, lighting, materials and installations from around the world. Thus, this fair brings together creatives and experts from more than 40 countries, where materials, innovative methods, different patterns and trends offer a space of inspiration and broad perspective to those who attend. This turns this space into a window to observe the best of global design, since the selection of its 550 exhibitors is based on the quality and originality of each proposal. 

Finally we arrived at the Scandinavian peninsula to stay in the capital of Sweden: Stockholm. There, since 1951, the annual Stockholm furniture and light fair, a fair that seeks to position Scandinavian design internationally, since 80% of its 700 exhibitors are from Scandinavian countries. This space, organized for 5 days in February, brings together visitors from more than 100 countries to introduce them to the latest trends and the best of Scandinavian design in furniture and lighting for both public and domestic environments. This fair allows the relationship in a fluid way and provides an innovative platform called Greenhouse where designers and design schools can exhibit their prototypes, in order to support and publicize the future of design. In addition, during the same week the Stockholm Design Week, where more than 400 events related to design are held; therefore, for those interested in the Scandinavian perspective of design and interior design, this week in Sweden is a must. 

In this way we have finished our journey through five cities that, through their perspectives on design and art, offer us an infinite variety of proposals and trends condensed in innovative spaces of great international relevance.