A great plethora of design events, conferences and trade shows take place around the world every year. As a result, it sometimes seems hard to choose which one to attend. To help you out, we’ve compiled a definitive guide of the Best Design Events To Look Forward In 2020. 



Light + Building | 27. 09 – 02. 10 | Frankfurt

Light + Building design event

At design event Light + Building the industry presents every two years the latest products for the fields of lighting, electrical engineering as well as home and building automation. It is the industry hotspot for architects, planners, electrical installers, retailers and the real estate sector from all over the world.


AD Home Design Show | 25-28 | NYC

The show draws approximately 40,000 design aficionados to interact with incredible design displays from more than 400 brands. From furniture, accessories, lighting, and art to kitchen, bath, and building projects, the show offers thousands of products to source and shop—both from independent makers and established manufacturers.

Milan Design Week | 16-21 | Milan

It’s one of the world’s most important design events. premiering the latest trends for the forthcoming year and heralding a tidal wave of design events, exhibitions, and presentations. Many important brands located in the design districts introduce their new collections and host special events with live music and entertainment for a totally unmissable extravaganza.

Milan Design Week

High Point Market | 12 – 14 | North Carolina 

The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 75,000 people to High Point, North Carolina, every six months. In the design event, you can meet with serious retail home furnishings buyers, interior designers, architects, and a lot more who are in the home furnishings industry.

High Point Market event


Art Basel | Basel

Basel fair brings the international artworld together. The show presents over 250 leading galleries and more than 4,000 artists from five continents. Many high-quality exhibitions take place concurrently in and around Basel, creating a region-wide art week.

Art Basel design event

Paris Design Week | 3-12 | Paris

Paris Design Week

Presents 300 participants that all proudly promote first-rate design in Paris. The design event brings together the talents and forces of retailers, galleries, showrooms, hotels, and restaurants for eight days to share their experience in design and creation with the public.

Design Miami/ | 15 – 20 | Miami

Design Miami event

The global design forum brings together the most influential collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics from around the world in celebration of design culture and commerce.

AD Interieurs (During Paris Design Week)

AD Interieurs design event

Presenting 10 best talents of a private home, commercial projects or product designers. The minimal, classic, baroque or sometimes even conceptual designers will represent today’s style in their interiors.

Cannes Yachting Festival | 8-13 | Cannes

Cannes Yachting Festival

Surrounded by elegance and luxury the Yachting Festival show takes place every September in Canes. fFrom1977 is the most popular design event in-water boating in Europe.

London Design Festival | 12-20 | London

London Design Festival

Design event welcoming a record-breaking 600,000 individual visitors from over 75 countries. Their concept is to create an annual design event that would promote the city’s creativity, drawing in the country’s greatest thinkers, practitioners, retailers, and educators to deliver an unmissable celebration of design.

Monaco Yacht Show | 23-26 | Monaco

Monaco Yacht Show

Each year, the MYS curates the exhibition of 125+ extraordinary one-off superyachts built by the world’s most respected shipyards and welcomes leaders from the yachting industry.


PAD London | 5-11 | London

PAD London design event

London’s leading fair for 20th Century art, design and decorative arts. prominent international galleries from major cities across Europe, North America and Asia come together to offer an exceptional panorama of the most coveted and iconic works available on the market today.

Fort Lauderdale Boat Show | 28-1 Nov | Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 

The greatest boat show on the Seven Seas. the show exhibits a vast array of the industry’s latest boats and yachts of all sizes, worldwide debuts, plus a medley of marine products and accessories to enhance the nautical lifestyle.


The Salon Art + Design NY | 19-23 | NYC

The Salon Art + Design NY

Presenting the world’s best design – vintage, modern and contemporary – enhanced by blue-chip 20th century and contemporary art. Moreover, Salon will feature 56 leading art and design galleries (from 14 different countries), spotlighting the trends of collectible design.


Art Basel Miami | 3-6 | Miami

Art Basel Miami design event

American show with leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia show significant work from masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well as the new generation of emerging stars.

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