THE CALENDAR SPRING/ SUM­MER 2017

Ready for the next six months? Here are the events that ev­ery in­te­ri­ors ad­dict needs in their diary

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JAN­UARY IMM, COLOGNE

Start the year off by head­ing to one of the old­est es­tab­lished fur­ni­ture fairs in the world ( 1), in Ger­many’s fourth largest city. Head to Hall 3.2 for ‘Pure Tex­tile’, which will dis­play lux­u­ri­ous and in­no­va­tive fab­rics from the new col­lec­tions, and ‘Pure Tal­ents’, the fair’s show­case of new de­sign­ers and in­te­ri­ors start-ups. 16–22 Jan­uary (open to pub­lic from 20 Jan­uary; imm-cologne.com).

MAI­SON & OB­JET, PARIS

Ev­ery­thing from the lat­est fur­ni­ture by big brands to table­ware and even taxi­dermy is on show at this Parisian trade fair. French tal­ent Pierre Charpin will take cen­tre stage as the event’s De­signer of the Year, with a special show­case of his work, in­clud­ing prod­ucts for Her­mès, Ligne Roset and Alessi. He will also present his ‘PC’ lamp ( 3): a seem­ingly sim­ple desk light with com­plex mech­a­nisms, pro­duced by Bri­tish de­signer Se­bas­tian Wrong’s Wrong.london la­bel. The Musée des Arts Dé­co­rat­ifs will also be ex­hibit­ing Charpin’s ‘Écran’ se­ries as part of its show ‘L’es­prit du Bauhaus’. 20–24 Jan­uary (mai­son-ob­jet.com).

FE­BRU­ARY COL­LECT, LONDON

This five-day event, or­gan­ised by the Crafts Coun­cil and held in the Saatchi Gallery on London’s King’s Road, is the lead­ing event for col­lec­tors of mu­seum-qual­ity craft pieces, from ce­ram­ics to glass­ware and tex­tiles. You’ll find the finest work by new de­sign­ers. Plus, this year, there’s a chance to see the lat­est ac­qui­si­tion to the Crafts Coun­cil’s Col­lec­tions, a pair of The Es­sex House Tapestries by Grayson Perry ( 4). 2–6 Fe­bru­ary (craftscoun­cil.org.uk).

DE­SIGN WEEK, STOCK­HOLM

Fans of Scan­di­na­vian de­sign should visit the Swedish cap­i­tal for this event. Gal­leries, show­rooms, stu­dios and cul­tural venues open their doors to host an ar­ray of events, ex­hi­bi­tions and par­ties. The De­sign Bar is the best place for a pit­stop – this year its in­te­rior is the work of stylish Swedes Note De­sign Stu­dio. Also, head to the Stock­holm Fur­ni­ture & Light Fair just out­side the city (open to the pub­lic on Fe­bru­ary 11), where you will see new work by hun­dreds of brands; Span­ish de­signer Jaime Hayón ( 2) is cre­at­ing an in­stal­la­tion for the en­trance hall. 6–12 Fe­bru­ary (stock­holmde­sign­week.com).

MARCH DE­SIGN WEEK, LONDON

This cel­e­bra­tion of the lat­est trends in in­te­ri­ors takes place ev­ery year at De­sign Cen­tre Chelsea Har­bour, home to 120 show­rooms and over 600 of the world’s most de­sir­able brands. As well as a chance to see new col­lec­tions up close and per­sonal, there will be work­shops and talks fea­tur­ing some of the de­sign scene’s most re­spected names. 12–17 March (open to the pub­lic 16–17 March; dcch.co.uk).

DE­SIGN MARCH, REYK­JAVIK

Housed in the Harpa build­ing ( 5), lo­cated on the har­bour in Ice­land’s cap­i­tal, this four-day de­sign show fea­tures ex­hi­bi­tions and talks, with past speak­ers in­clud­ing Bri­tish de­signer Jonathan Barn­brook, the man be­hind many of David Bowie’s al­bum cov­ers, and Bjarke In­gels, the Dan­ish ar­chi­tect de­sign­ing Google’s new head­quar­ters in London. 23–26 March (de­sign­march.is).

APRIL SALONE DEL MO­BILE, MI­LAN

The god­fa­ther of all de­sign weeks, since the 1960s the Salone del Mo­bile has been at the fore­front of de­sign and is the largest fair of its kind in the world. As well as big es­tab­lished in­te­ri­ors brands show­ing their new col­lec­tions, there’s also a chance to see ex­cit­ing tal­ents – don’t miss Salone Satel­lite, a huge space de­voted to the work of more than 650 de­sign­ers who are un­der 35. Talks, ex­hi­bi­tions, pop-ups and par­ties are dot­ted through­out the city ( 6). There is much to see, so plan ahead. 4–9 April (open to the pub­lic 8–9 April; sa­lone­mi­lano.it).

MAY NYC X DE­SIGN, NEW YORK

All five of New York’s bor­oughs join to­gether to show­case the lat­est in North Amer­i­can de­sign, with a se­ries of in­stal­la­tions, talks and open stu­dios touch­ing on top­ics such as ar­chi­tec­ture, fash­ion and graphic de­sign. Head to Man­hat­tan ( 7), where you’ll find the In­ter­na­tional Con­tem­po­rary Fur­ni­ture Fair (ICFF), Wanted De­sign, De­sign­junc­tion and Dwell on De­sign pre­sent­ing cre­atives from all over the US. 3–24 May (ny­cxde­sign.com).

LONDON CRAFT WEEK, LONDON

This cap­i­tal-wide cel­e­bra­tion of craft sees dis­plays of work by more than 200 ar­ti­sans, from ce­ram­i­cists and jew­ellers to tex­tile artists. Run­ning for its third year, this event is an op­por­tu­nity to visit hid­den work­shops and see lo­cal crafts­peo­ple in ac­tion. 3–7 May ( lon­don­craftweek.com).

CLERKENWELL DE­SIGN WEEK, LONDON

Also sched­uled for London in spring is London’s Clerkenwell week. It may be small, but there is plenty to see in this dis­trict. Each May, the cre­ative quar­ter’s stu­dios, show­rooms and de­sign­ers open their doors for a se­ries of in­trigu­ing in­dus­try dis­cus­sions. Visit the ‘Bri­tish Col­lec­tion’ ex­hi­bi­tion, lo­cated in St James’s Church ( 8), to see the lat­est fur­ni­ture and light­ing pieces by the best homegrown tal­ent. 23– 25 May (clerken­wellde­sign­week.com).

JULY DECOR + DE­SIGN, MEL­BOURNE

Hailed as Aus­tralia’s num­ber one in­te­ri­ors trade show, this is the place to see the best de­sign Down Un­der. Make sure you stop at the Bazaar and Wall St stand, a new ini­tia­tive that sup­ports in­de­pen­dent stu­dios. There’s also a sem­i­nar pro­gramme, so you can gain tips from lead­ing ex­perts in de­sign and ar­chi­tec­ture. The ex­hi­bi­tion cen­tre where the fair is held is at the heart of the city ( 9). 20–23 July (decorde­sign­show.com.au).

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