The new year is packed with events across the globe, some returning for the first time since the pandemic and others that are industry staples. From Paris to Frankfurt to Toronto, read on for BOH’s monthly calendar highlights, including conferences, trade shows and design discussions.
Dallas Total Home & Gift Market
Dallas | January 4–10
The annual Total Home & Gift Market connects retailers and manufacturers in home decor, gifts, gourmet, housewares, accessories and lighting. In addition to permanent showrooms like Feizy and Currey & Company, this year’s temporary exhibitors provide hundreds of additional unique resources across all product categories. Programming will include a discussion and book signing with California interior designer Amber Lewis, followed on January 6 by the 33rd annual Arts Awards Gala, which recognizes preeminent manufacturers, retailers, interior designers, product designers and sales representatives. For more information, click here.
Atlanta | January 10–16
The Atlanta Market features more than 8,000 brands across categories including seasonal, gourmet, tabletop, outdoor and more. The show will include an array of educational seminars, demos, industry networking events and parties. Keynote speakers include Atlanta-based interior designer Michel Smith Boyd and South Carolina–based designer Whitney McGregor, who will discuss emerging trends with Luxe Interiors + Design’s Southeast homes editor Kate Abney. For more information, click here.
Frankfurt, Germany | January 10–13
Heimtextil, presented by Messe Frankfurt in Germany, offers the latest in textile design through presentations, showcases, competitions, networking events and guided tours for various professional groups. The show brings industry brands together with mills and manufacturers of all kinds of products, from damasks to Turkish towels and mass-market sheet sets. One key highlight is the event’s cutting-edge trend pavilion; this year, the overarching theme of sustainability will be explored through a mix of talks, tours and curated exhibitions. For more information, click here.
Lightovation: Dallas International Lighting Show
Dallas | January 10–13
Lightovation features the latest trends and products in every lighting category, including outdoor, ceiling fans, lighting controls and smart lighting systems. Plus, Furniture Lighting & Decor editor in chief Diane Falvey will moderate a discussion with Dominion Lighting vice president Matthew Rowan about how to take sweeping design trends and adapt them for local merchandising displays. For more information, click here.
Paris Déco Off
Paris | January 18–22
Paris Déco Off, a fair for luxury textile houses, gathers designers and editors to experience more than 120 showrooms across the city, featuring fabrics, trimmings and wallcoverings. Free shuttles are available to bring attendees from showroom to showroom, including spaces from Farrow & Ball, Élitis, Fromental and more. For more information, click here.
Paris | January 19–23
Maison&Objet Paris features an updated pool of creative talent, including 700 new brands, more than 15 installations and three new spaces in the exhibition center. The theme of this year’s show is “Take Care!” and centers on four cornerstones: taking care of yourself, taking care of nature, taking care of others and taking care of our heritage and expertise. Visitors are encouraged to take their time and clear their heads in spaces such as the “What’s New?” trend zone curated by Parisian interior designer Elizabeth Leriche or the “Slow Hospitality” space by trendspotter François Delclaux. For more information, click here.
San Francisco | January 19–22
Hosted at San Francisco’s Fort Mason Center, the Fog fair brings together 45 leading international galleries along with 20th century and contemporary design dealers—from Berlin to London to Mexico City—for a variety of exhibitions and programming. Attendees can tune in to keynote speeches and panel discussions on topics such as Bay Area artistry, the role of designers in shaping the metaverse and NFTs as a new frontier for creativity. For more info, click here.
Interior Design Show Toronto
Toronto | January 19–22
IDS takes place in Toronto this January, launching its theme of “Moving Parts: Design for a Complex World,” which focuses on how contemporary designers are creating, sourcing, producing and distributing products in an ever-changing landscape. Visitors will see products incorporating sustainable materials and components, designs adapting to how humans want to live and interact, and pieces resulting from reinvented manufacturing. For more information, click here.
The Winter Show
New York | January 20–29
The Winter Show at New York’s Park Avenue Armory features many of the world’s top experts in the fine and decorative arts. With more than 60 exhibitors across four floors, attendees can browse works of art, antiques and design objects ranging from antiquities to contemporary pieces, with sales benefiting the East Side House Settlement. Special events include an opening night party to kick off the festivities, a young collectors’ night complete with a cocktail hour and DJ sets, and a connoisseur’s night featuring wine tastings and booth talks from art and antiques experts. For more info, click here.
The Decorative Fair
London | January 24–29
The Decorative Fair, which opens three times a year at Evolution London, features English and European antiques, original 20th century designs and a variety of artwork from more than 150 specialist dealers. The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair will also take place in the mezzanine, with 18 dealers in rugs and carpets, tribal weavings and a variety of antique textiles. For more information, click here.
Las Vegas Market
Las Vegas | January 29–February 2
Located on a state-of-the-art campus, Las Vegas Market provides thousands of cross-category furniture, gift and home decor resources for buyers, designers and exhibitors, with more than 300 exhibitors and 4,300 gift and home resources available on-site and online. Programming events will cover a range of topics including how real estate trends are influencing furniture design, the power of podcasting and how to enhance project photography. For more information, click here.
Kitchen & Bath Industry Show
Las Vegas | January 31–February 2
Held in conjunction with the National Kitchen & Bath Association at the Las Vegas Convention Center, KBIS showcases the latest industry products, trends and technologies through an interactive platform as well as in-person offerings. Attendees can expect new products from leading kitchen and bath brands, immersive booth experiences, product demonstrations, panel discussions and access to the International Builders’ Show floor. Programming will include a new series featuring activist and one of CNN’s Champions for Change Judaline Cassidy and trendspotting with NKBA’s senior vice president of marketing and digital Pam McNally. For more info, click here.
For more events, check out the BOH calendar here.
Homepage image: Dallas Total Home & Gift Market | Courtesy of Dallas Market Center