The Best Trade Shows to Visit As a Design Lover

If you are a design lover, you have heard of and/or attended interior design trade shows, right? But do you know what are the best trade shows to visit, with the best exhibitions and latest trends? We made a selection of the trade shows you must attend, so you don’t miss the best of this industry!

Whether you are an architect, interior designer, or a design enthusiast hungry for inspiration, attending design trade shows is highly inspirational. It helps to build professional relationships, discover the latest trends and updates, gain insights, and, best of all, you get to travel all over the world!

Keep reading and discover the must-attend events that bring together the brightest minds, the most cutting-edge products, and the innovative ideas that redefine how we experience our surroundings.

Maison & Objet

Located in Paris, Maison & Objet is known for being one of the most important European trade shows when it comes to design, home decor, art, and lifestyle sectors. It hosts several brands along four inspiring days full of knowledge and ideas!

Maison & Objet is the go-to trade show if you love to learn more about trends, advancements (especially in technology), business development, and merchandising, as these subjects are discussed during conferences with impacting people of the industry. It allows you to understand how the market is changing and how we can fulfill the needs of those who are looking for us.

It usually happens in September and January at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre and more than 2,300 exhibitors and 1,000 journalists wouldn’t miss this trade show for the world! Including Domkapa! How about you?

Domkapa at Maison & Objet 2023
Domkapa at Salone Del Mobile Milano 2023

Salone Del Mobile

Salone Del Mobile was founded in Milan in 1961 as a vehicle to promote Italian furniture brands but the range of exhibitors expanded quite quickly because of its success. It is held every year in April and it showcases several brands, from materials to furniture.

In this trade show, you can find the best trends, luxury fittings, international furniture from every style and a large variety of products showcased by Italian’s top designers and brands.

It is also an event where you can get to know more about interior design and architecture concerns since it also showcases meetings and conferences with influential people in the industry! Salone Del Mobile is home to meeting lounges and specific areas designed for students. Amazing, right?

Domkapa doesn’t miss this event, for sure!


ICFF (also known as The International Contemporary Furniture Fair) is an event that takes place in the Javits Center, New York, that showcases contemporary furnishing design focused on an original and sustainable approach.

It is the place for international conversation, presenting a wide range of furnishing products from 400 emerging design brands for the residential, contract and hospitality fields to more than 10 000 professionals in the design and architecture industries.

Attendees will also have opportunities to find inspiration through ICFF + WantedDesign Manhattan Talks, a focused lineup of panel sessions, keynote presentations, and intimate conversations led by the most iconic names in the industry.

You won’t regret visiting one of the best trade shows in New York when it comes to contemporary furniture solutions!

Domkapa at ICFF 2023
Domkapa at Decorex 2022


Decorex was established in 1978 and is now the best destination to bring brands closer to their customers, hosting interesting events that you might don’t want to miss. At Decorex, you have the chance to meet new brands, new suppliers, check out their quality and materials, share insights and, above all, learn.

It is a place to discover the best interior design trends and inspirations around the world and there are always new insights and perspectives to be learnt in its conferences.

For 45 years it has been one of Europe’s leading interior design events and it is held at Olympia London in October for a celebration of design in all its forms. You can count to see Domkapa in this trade show, for sure!

Portugal Home Week

Portugal has stood out, not only for its amazing gastronomy and wonderful weather but also for its talent and quality in furniture design. It has also been hosting many prestigious events such as the inspiring international trade show: Portugal Home Week. It is definitely worth a visit!

Located in the heart of Porto, known for its hospitality, panoramas and history, Portugal Home Week hosts some of the best Portuguese brands and it is dedicated to demonstrating the excellence of the national production and the complementarity of the cluster’s offer.

Portugal Home Week is a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate the excellence of national production and the reaffirmation of what we have the best for the design industry. Porto is known for tradition, know-how and quality and you surely don’t want to miss the next edition!

Domkapa at Portugal Home Week 2023

We hope this selection of some of the best design trade shows helps you choose which one will you attend next. These events are a great place to network with others in the industry, find out the latest updates and trends, and discover exciting new products and services.

At Domkapa, we love to participate and showcase our amazing products at these trade shows. If you are planning to attend them, don’t forget to visit us!


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