Seen at Tradeshows

The newest products on display at trade shows around the country and the world.

NY Design Week

NY Design Week ­  July 2012
Although New York City doesn’t yet have a massive citywide design festival comparable to those in Milan and London, this year’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) at the Jacob K. Javits Center made up for it with a solid showing of new and returning exhibitors. 

ICFF - September 2008
ICFF - 2007
ICFF - 2006
ICFF - 2004

Milan Salone del Mobile

Milan Salone del Mobile ­  June 2012
During Milan’s annual Salone del Mobile, the city truly becomes the world capital of design—from the main event at the Rho Pero fairgrounds, to off-site exhibits at the Triennale Design Museum and the Museum of Science and Technology, to the streets of neighborhoods like Via Tortona and Ventura Lambrate. We present a few of our finds over three days at the show, from a textured, architectural glass line to a modern (plastic) take on the classic Windsor chair.

  Milan Salone del Mobile ­  April 2011
 50 Years of Salone del Mobile: Poster Design ­  2011
 Milan Salone del Mobile ­  2010
 Milan Furniture Fair ­  2009
Milan Furniture Fair ­  2008
Patrick Jouin Interview ­  2007
Milan Furniture Fair ­  2007
Milan Furniture Fair ­  2006
Milan Furniture Fair ­  2005
Milan Furniture Fair ­  2004

Cersaie Review

Cersaie Review ­ 2012
The 30th edition of the Cersaie tile exhibition, held in Bologna last fall, featured the latest designs of bold geometries and colors with a focus on the sustainable technologies.

Cersaie Review­  2011
Cersaie Review­  2010
Cersaie Review­  2009
Cersaie Review­  2008
Cersaie Review­  2007
Cersaie Review­  2004

Cologne • International Furniture Fair

Cologne • International Furniture Fair ­ April 2010
Getting 2010 off to a promising start for design afficionados, imm cologne welcomed 100,000 visitors to its halls this past January. Over one thousand exhibitors from 50 countries put the latest furniture and lighting trends on display. The next imm cologne will take place January 18-23, 2011. 

Cologne Furniture Fair ­ 2007
Cologne Furniture Fair ­ 2006
Cologne Furniture Fair­ 2004


NeoCon ­ August 2012
June marked the 44th edition of NeoCon, North America's largest design expo and conference for commercial interiors. Nearly 41,000 interior designers, architects, and trade professionals walked through more than 1 million square feet of exhibition space in Chicago's Merchandise Mart to check out the latest products and resources for corporate, hospitality, health-care, retail, government, institutional, and residential interiors. Here we present a few highlights, including a new concept for using video in the office and a conference table with a split personality.

NeoCon - 2009
NeoCon - 2008
NeoCon - 2007
NeoCon - 2006
IIDEX/NeoCon - 2005
NeoCon - 2004


Euroluce ­ August 2009
Our roundup of new lighting products from Milan’s Euroluce show includes web only extras you won’t see in print.

Euroluce ­  2007


KBIS ­ July 2009
Big-brand no-shows may have tempered the buzz of this year’s Kitchen & Bath Industries Show, but the prevailing mood was surprisingly upbeat. Many manufacturers played it safe by expanding existing lines or reengineering them to improve water and energy efficiency, while others embraced superficiality: new finishes, textured surface treatments, and an emphasis on flush installations.

KBIS ­  2008

Chicago - Coverings

Chicago - Coverings ­ June 2009
This year’s Coverings began with bleak news, as the Tile Council of North America reported that 2008 sales totaled only 2.1 billion square feet of surfaces, a 21.5 percent — and $2.4 billion — decline from 2006 highs. Responding to the recessionary climate, exhibitors embraced conservatism. Tile makers showed off restrained patterns and color palettes or banked on enduring trends, like sustainability. 

Stockholm Furniture Fair

Stockholm Furniture Fair ­ April 2009
Scandinavian design, known for its clean lines and economic use of materials, also draws heavily upon craft techniques and a sense of individuality. All these strands were on show at the Stockholm Furniture Fair, where colorful, multifunctional products had their day in the wintertime sun.

Stockholm Furniture Fair - 2007


IBS ­ April 2009
Although this year’s International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas drew a third fewer attendees than last year’s, the show still saw the introduction of a range of innovative products as the industry tries to make itself more environmentally friendly.

IBS - 2008

Design Miami Design Miami ­ March
A day prior to the preview of Design Miami, America learned it had endured a yearlong recession. But the news didn’t faze the design-art showcase’s 23 participating galleries. VIPs crowded Design Miami’s vernissage, and in interviews several dealers were optimistic that buyers would respond well to the upscale limited editions on display. Perhaps the greatest signal of such confidence: their championing as many fresh-faced designers as bankable stars. In a similarly hopeful vein, a number of Design Miami satellite events launched all-new businesses.

CEDIA • Denver ­ January 2008
The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association’s most recent Expo in Denver was a showcase for flat-panel TVs and their accessories, environmental control products, new architectural loudspeaker designs, and home theater products.

CEDIA - 2008
CEDIA - 2007
CEDIA - 2006
CEDIA - 2005
CEDIA - 2004

London • 100% Design

London • 100% Design ­ January 2009
In these shaky financial times, straightforward goods and tried-and-true techniques are in vogue. At London’s 100% Design, this proclivity was seen in the accent on craftsmanship and preference for such honest materials as wood, metal, and leather.

100% Design - 2008
100% Design - 2007

Udine • Promosedia

Udine • Promosedia - November 2008

Dubbed the chair capital of the world, the northeastern Italian city of Udine hosted its 32nd International Chair Exhibition from September 13th through 16th showcasing the best the industry has to offer in terms of technology, innovative use of materials, and of course, design.

Promosedia ­  2006


Promosedia International Design Competition - November 2008

Since 1997 the Promosedia International Design Competition has celebrated designers under age 40 who devise innovative approaches “the wood chair.” This year’s six finalists gathered in northeastern Italian city of Udine, where their designs—crafted by the best prototype makers in the Chair District—were exhibited and judged by a jury of designers, journalists, and industry notables.

Orlando • Coverings

Orlando • Coverings - October 2008

The premier exhibition of tile and stone in the U.S., this year’s Coverings, held April 29 to May 2, showcased an innovative mix from the world’s top producers featuring larger formats, color-through bodies, digitally printed patterning, textural surfaces, recycled glass, and advanced glazing. 

Coverings ­  2007
Coverings ­  2006
Coverings ­  2005


Las Vegas • Lightfair ­ August 2008
Alternating between the East and West Coasts, LightFair International, North America’s annual lighting-industry event, this year found itself in Las Vegas showcasing a vast array of luminaires, daylighting products, and control devices. It returns to New York City from May 5 to 7, 2009.

Lightfair International­  2007

KBIS Chicago • KBIS ­ July 2008
This year's Kitchen & Bath Industry Show held in April experienced its largest turnout ever, with nearly 1,000 exhibitors and more than 45,000 attendees. The good news: Style and technology converged for a greener product offering that scored high marks in terms of both aesthetics and function.
Marmomacc Verona • Marmomacc ­ May 2008
The ancient and the high-tech met last October at Marmomacc, the 42nd International Exhibition of Stone Design and Technology in Verona, Italy, featuring innovative material applications alongside classic stones, some quarried since antiquity.

Valencia ­ March 2008
From September 24 to 29, 2007, Habitat Valencia Forward showed off products that were as lively and colorful as the Spanish port city that played host.

Valencia ­ 2007
Cevisama ­ 2006

CEDIA ­ January 2008
To see what’s cutting the edge of residential technology, the annual Custom Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) trade event is the place to be. This year’s show drew nearly 30,000 attendees to Denver to discover the latest news in home entertainment, lighting, automation, and networking.

CEDIA - 2007
CEDIA - 2006
CEDIA - 2005
CEDIA - 2004


Coverings ­ October 2007

Coverings ­  2006
Coverings ­  2005


Brooklyn Designs ­ July 2007
Standouts at the show, now in its fifth year, pushed the limits of traditional categories such as children’s furniture and wallpaper.

Brooklyn Designs ­ 2006
Las Vegas • Kitchen & Bath Industry Show ­ July 2007
Once largely national in scope, the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show has evolved into an influential international exposition. This May, a record-breaking 44,000 professionals filled three halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center to visit more than 1,000 exhibits representing the world’s top designers and manufacturers—including those from North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Bologna • Cersaie ­ March 2007
With more than 1,000 exhibitors in 2006, Cersaie showcased a dizzying array of tiles with trends toward historically sourced floral prints, kitschy patterns, and gleaming metallic finishes.

Cersaie Review­  2004

London • 100% Design ­ February 2007
While Milan’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile represents the pinnacle of furniture-fair style, the London event 100% Design is a reference point for pathbreaking ideas and homegrown talent.

CEDIA ­ January 2007
It started out as a trade show built largely around multi-room music systems and home theater, but the annual CEDIA Expo, sponsored by the Custom Electronics Design & Installation Association, has grown into the signature trade event for a wide swath of custom electronics.

CEDIA - 2006
CEDIA - 2005
CEDIA - 2004

SIDIM ­ September 2006
Last May, Montreal’s interior design show, SIDIM, displayed a range of local and international talent.

Eurocucina ­ July 2006
Just past the Salone del Mobile, at the end of a nearly mile-long walkway, the biennial Eurocucina kitchen exhibit held court at Milan’s new fairgrounds this past April.

Eurocucina ­ 2004

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