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October’s can’t-miss events

Autumn festivities are in full swing this October. From High Point Market to Field + Supply’s fall edition, there’s no shortage of activities. Read on for BOH’s monthly calendar highlights, including conferences, trade shows and design discussions.

Design Social Pop-Up
Darien, Connecticut | October 3
The Design Social Pop-Up, created in 2019 to connect interior designers with boutique trade brands, is heading to Darien, Connecticut. The pop-up will feature more than 30 independent brands alongside programming moderated by BOH editor in chief Kaitlin Petersen and Veranda executive editor Ellen McGauley. For more information, click here.

Dialogues on Design With Nina Campbell
New York | October 3
The New York School of Interior Design’s Dialogues on Design discussions—moderated by The Business of Home Podcast host Dennis Scully—returned to in-person programming this year. This month, the series features a conversation with British design icon Nina Campbell. For more information, click here.

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair
London | October 3–8
The Decorative Fair, which opens three times a year, features English and European antiques, original 20th century designs and a variety of artwork from more than 135 specialist dealers. Taking place at Evolution London, the fall fair will include Tribal Art London, which is a new show of antiques, focused on original tribal and ethnographic art and artifacts. The event will offer packing, delivery and export services on-site and online shopping for those unable to attend in person. For more information, click here.

DFA Luxury Design Summit
New York | October 4
For its inaugural summit, the DFA tapped industry leaders for a one day event to answer questions about big issues impacting businesses today. Speakers include Chairish co-founder and president Anna Brockway, trend expert Patti Carpenter, and Jeremy Jankowski, a strategic partner lead at Pinterest. For more information, click here.

Making a Statement: How Two Designers Go Bold
New York | October 5
Ann Sacks’s new showroom and slab gallery in Long Island City is hosting a designer discussion with Cara Woodhouse and Sara Story, moderated by The Business of Home Podcast host Dennis Scully. For more information, click here.

Seattle Design Center’s 50th Anniversary Gala
Seattle | October 6
The Seattle Design Center celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. In recognition of five decades of design, the SDC is hosting a gala and unveiling the NW Design Awards, which will honor outstanding achievements in the design community. For more information, click here.

Field + Supply Fall Mrkt
Kingston, New York | October 6–8
Field + Supply’s biannual makers fair returns to the Hudson Valley this year. At Hutton Brickyards on the Hudson River waterfront, visitors are encouraged to settle in for the weekend-long event by checking out the location’s private cabins, open-air restaurant and various on-site activations, including a pop-up by Design Social. The fair’s shopping component will feature more than 150 vendors offering hand-made goods from a range of categories, including home furnishings and decor, apparel, jewelry and accessories. For more information, click here.

San Francisco Fall Show
San Francisco | October 12–15
The San Francisco Fall Show returns for its 41st anniversary at the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture’s Festival Pavilion. The event will feature more than 40 dealers from around the world, offering a range of fine and decorative arts across all styles and periods, including paintings, furniture, ceramics, jewelry and rugs. Hosted by designer Suzanne Tucker and honorary chair Lauren Santo Domingo—artistic director of the home collection for Tiffany & Co.—the show’s speakers this year will include Nina Campbell, Newell Turner, Michelle Nussbaumer, Miguel Flores-Vianna, Noz Nozawa, Michael Diaz-Griffith, William Li and Alfredo Paredes. For more information, click here.

High Point Market
High Point, North Carolina | October 13–18
High Point Market returns this season with a plethora of in-person programming that explores the best business practices and products in the home furnishings industry today. The event kicks off on October 13 and will be followed by five days of festivities that include the biannual Style Spotters Live panel at High Point Theatre. Visitors can also tune in to this year’s keynote series, which will include a conversation with author Jessica Bantom about incorporating identity into design and cultural shifts affecting customers, and a discussion with Queer Eye host Bobby Berk about the intersection of design and mental health and his new book, Right at Home. For a curated list of new products, designer-focused programming and can’t-miss parties to visit at Market, be on the lookout for BOH’s forthcoming Designer’s Guide to High Point Market, which is released online in mid-October and available in newsprint at kiosks and in showrooms throughout High Point. For more information, click here.

International Society of Furniture Designers Pinnacle Awards
High Point, North Carolina | October 16
The ISFD Pinnacle Awards, the top industry honor for retail furniture designers, will celebrate its 27th anniversary this year at The Loft at Congdon Yards. Finalists will be announced in mid-September and tickets will go on sale the same day; winners will be celebrated at the award ceremony, which also features a keynote address by BOH editor in chief Kaitlin Petersen. For more information, click here.

October’s can’t-miss events
L’hôtel de Maisons in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the site of Design/Miami ParisFabrice Gousset

Design Miami/Paris
Paris | October 17–22
Design Miami, a global forum for collectible design, announced its first Paris show as the sister fair to Art Basel. The inaugural Design Miami/Paris fair will take place at L’hôtel de Maisons in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, featuring historic and contemporary furniture, lighting and objects from 27 galleries, while tracing the history of collectible design from the early 20th century to the present day. For more information, click here.

October’s can’t-miss events
Nashville Design WeekDaniel Meigs

Nashville Design Week
Nashville | October 30–November 3
Nashville Design Week celebrates its sixth anniversary with a week of panel discussions, workshops, presentations and networking events across the city. The fair will focus on topics like repurposing furniture, the life cycle of design and how to create a space that stands the test of time. For more information, click here.

For more events, check out the BOH calendar here.

Homepage image: Field + Supply Fall Market | Courtesy of Field + Supply

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