Fairs & Exhibitions
The international home, design, décor and art exhibition road show continued this northern hemisphere winter with Maison & Objet in Paris and See You In Valencia. Upcoming shows include Maison & Objet (Asia) in Singapore (10-13 March 2015), Ideal Home Show in London (20 March-6 April) and Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan (14-19 April).
Positive Market Resurgence in Valencia
More than 1,000 exhibitors showcased their premium products and services during Spain’s pacesetting See You In Valencia exhibition in February. The exhibition brought together three distinctive fairs – Cevisama (ceramics, bathrooms and natural stone), Habitat (furniture, lighting, kitchens and home textiles) and Maderalia Selection (materials and solutions for interior design) – as well as a series of city-based exhibitions, tributes, showrooms, conferences, presentations and architecture tours.
Cevisama 2015 focused on innovative uses of ceramics materials, with the main theme of “synergies”; Hábitat Valencia highlighted a diverse and high-end range of both national and international trends; and Maderalia featured comprehensive specialist options for interiors.
Overall, exhibitors reported an enhanced sense of optimism among buyers, with an increased influx of foreign professionals (including from less traditional markets) and renewed interest from the national Spanish market.
Some of the main trends predominating at stands throughout the exhibition included vintage aesthetics, a return to nature, and a focus on tailored preferences when dealing with challenging projects.
Celestial hand-made porcelain pieces from Lladro on show in Valencia: www.lladro.com