What to look forward to in 2017 (posted 6th January 2017)

Welcome back! We know it’s cold and that it’s been very hard to get out of bed this week. So we’ve put together a list of shows taking place in 2017 that we think are interesting. There’s a little something for everyone and hopefully something for you to look forward to!

What to look forward to in 2017

15 - 17 January Top Drawer Olympia, London                     
18 - 22 January London Art Fair Business Design Centre, London                 
20 - 24 January Maison & Objet Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, Paris (We're sending a team of designers to explore and discover)            

5 - 9 February Spring Fair NEC, Birmingham                      

7 - 9 February Surface Design Show Business Design Centre, London               

7 - 9 March Eco Build Excel, London                                        
16 - 24 March London Design Festival Various, London                 
24 March - 9 April Ideal Home Show Olympia, London
27th March kbb review Retail & Design Conference Hilton Metropole, Birmingham 

4 - 9 April Salone del Mobile Milan Fairgrounds, Milan     (We're sending a team of designers to explore and discover)      
29 April - 7 May Grand Designs Live Excel, London        

10 - 11 May Resi Conference The Grosvenor House, London                 
23 - 25 May Clerkenwell Design Week Various in Clerkenwell, London                 
23 - 27 May Chelsea RHS Flower Show Chelsea, London          

28 June - 1 July New Designers (P1) Business Design Centre, London        

4 - 9 July RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show Hampton Court Palace, London                 
5 - 9 July New Designers (P2) Business Design Centre, London          

2 - 10 September Paris Design Week Various, Paris                      
16 - 24 September The London Design Festival Various, London                 
17 - 20 September Decorex International Syon Park, London                 
20 - 23 September 100% Design Olympia, London                 
21 - 24 September London Design Fair Old Truman Brewery, London (Includes Tent London and Super Brands London)  

17 - 18 October Independent Hotel Show Olympia, London            

Date TBC Lux Live Excel, London                 
21 - 22 November Sleep Business Design Centre, London      

And just because it's Friday and we've survived the longest shortest week, here are a few extra exhibitions that our designers really like the look of!          

9 February - 29 May David Hockney Tate Britain, London
This is the world's most extensive retrospective of Hockneys work.  SIX (!!) decades of amazing innovation in one place with a room that’s been left aside for his current work. - Sharon Maskell, Lead Designer  
What to look forward to in 2017

24 May - 15 October California The Design Museum, London 
In its great new location: 224 - 238 Kensington High Street, W8 6AG this exhibition looks at “Designed in California” is the new “Made in Italy”    
What to look forward to in 2017            

22 June - 24 September BP Portrait Award National Portrait Gallery, London
Representing the very best in contemporary portrait painting "the variety of styles of artists is astonishing from hyperreal to experimental and expressionist works." - Sarah Picot, Interior Designer
What to look forward to in 2017

23 - 25 June 48 Stunden Neukölln Various, Berlin   
"I want to go back to my old neighbourhood in Berlin for this huge art festival where all the galleries and homes are opened up to the public for 48 hours. From home studios to galleries all the talent is on display. Some artists even drive around the streets projecting onto the buildings their films / art projects, it's basically a big party! - Prudence Forde, Interior Designer  
What to look forward to in 2017

Have a great weekend and a great start to 2017!