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DESIGN AGENDA: Get Ready for the World’s Best Design Events in January 2018 — From Frankfurt to Rho, get yourself ready to attend the best design events worldwide.

No matter what your professional background, when it comes to being always one step ahead on the hottest trends, one of the best ways to achieve this goal is to keep a close watch on the best events worldwide. And with regard to Design, there are many events that happen around the world and you should take note already on your agenda for the next year.

Therefore, Daily Design News presents a super list of design conferences, tradeshows, exhibitions and festivals you should be looking forward to in January 2018. CHECK THEM OUT!

PLEASE NOTE: This article is under construction, so there’s still a lot of information to be included.
If you know any design event that isn’t included on this list yet,
please let a comment below and let us know more about it.


Jan 6 through Dec 30, 2018

Start the workday with a shot of inspiration through this community-led breakfast series featuring local artists and visiting geniuses. This year, 158 cities—from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Vilnius, Lithuania—are convening Creative Morning events. Every 90-minute session (typically from 8:30–10 am) spotlights one speaker and includes a breakfast spread.


Frankfurt am Main
January 09-12, 2018

Heimtextil is the biggest international trade fair for home and contract textiles, and will next be held in Frankfurt am Main from 9 to 12 January 2018. The first trade fair of the year for its sector, it is a climate and trend barometer for the new business year.

Exploration: Heimtextil’s 2017-18 Trend Theme


January 11 through February 22, 2018

International graphic design rendez-vous in Paris, Graphic Design Festival Paris is an entirely free event dedicated to graphic design: a program for professionals, students, young graphic designers and the general public. It aims to be a meeting place for the discipline’s actors and a platform for discovering innovations and practices.


January 14-16, 2018

At Top Drawer, you will find the products that will make your store stand out from the rest. Bringing together an inspirational showcase of thousands of carefully selected British and international suppliers and designer-makers, this is London’s largest design-led gift trade event.


January 15-21, 2018

Every two years, Living Interiors at imm Cologne puts the spotlight on everything that turns the home into a special place: bathrooms, flooring, wallcoverings, and lighting in connection with home textiles. LivingInteriors sets impulses for holistic interior and furnishing concepts and offers national and international companies from these key areas to showcase perfectly staged worlds of home design. Therewith, the event sets incentives for both trade visitors and end consumers.


January 15-21, 2018

At the imm Cologne, suppliers and decision-makers from the sector’s major markets around the world will be setting the course for successful future business.

Overview of the latest imm cologne edition.


January 15-21, 2018

Passagen is an exhibition event focusing on current trends in design – particularly interior design. The exhibitors are international manufacturers, furniture stores, initiatives, galleries, showrooms, networks, design offices, institutes, and universities.


January 15-21, 2018

The Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO) is an annual city-wide platform for the exhibition and engagement of independent design in Toronto, showcasing unexpected prototypes, immersive installations, and unique programming.


January 18-21, 2018

The Interior Design Show is Canada’s design fair. Since the doors first opened in 1999, IDS has been visited by over 700,000 design professionals, design-savvy consumers, and media; it has served as a design industry hub providing a unique and unrivaled business opportunity for thousands of design-driven businesses.


January 19-23, 2018

Craftspersons and art producers. Rare pieces, unique traditional and contemporary objects, as well as exceptional know-how, come together in this dedicated area named Craft. Creation, handmade work and the precision of artisanal production are presented as an added value.


Paris, France
January 19-23, 2018

This semi-annual interior trade fair is a mecca for fans of European furniture and product design. Maison et Objet is the major event for professionals working in the art of living in all its rich and varied expressions. The lifestyle show brings together a 360°product offering. Decoration, design, furniture, accessories, textiles, fragrances, the world of children, tableware… The styles coexist in a multifaceted way, throughout the inventive show design which enlivens the spaces.

Comfort Zone was the main theme of the Maison et Objet 2017 September edition.


January 19-23, 2018

With ever-growing innovations and experiments, discover new design concepts in the Now! Design à Vivre section. Materials are transformed, subverted, combined, “eco-friendly” to create beautiful objects as well as bold and functional furniture.


January 19-23, 2018

Scenes d’Interieur: when the most beautiful names in décor come together for a high-end event featuring unique pieces and truly exceptional objects.


Munich, Germany
January 21-22, 2018

Networking is a big part of this jam-packed conference organized by the German media company Herbert Burda. Over 150 speakers and 1000 attendees will touch base at #DLD18. For the 14th time, ‘Europe’s hottest conference’ brings together the most influential opinion-makers, industry leaders, start-ups and digital giants in Munich.


Rho (MI)
January 25-28, 2018

HOMI is the business opportunity for the lifestyle sector, Fiera Milano’s big project dedicated to people and lifestyles. A new idea of a trade show that revolves completely around the individual. It explores people’s needs, spaces, and habits and brings these things together in one “home.” Its satellites describe their visions of the latest trends in the home and lifestyle sector thus making any visit to the exhibition an enriching, satisfying experience.

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