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Mark your calendars! This list of 2016 Furniture Trade Shows covers a variety of categories in the home furnishings industry, with a few specialty shows. This guide will surely help you to plan your agenda according to your brand’s product line and light that creative spark you’ve been needing!
Miami, FL, March 18-21, September 2-6
The Home Design and Remodeling Shows have a long-standing history in Florida for bringing the industry together with interested consumers of home improvements, interior design and remodeling.”The Home Show is the only marketing I do because the shows deliver the ideal high-end clients that I want to work with.” -Amelia Rozas Amelia Rozas Design, Inc.
High Point, North Carolina April 16-20
Referred to as “Market” by those in the know. The Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 75,000 people to High Point every six months. Serious retail home furnishings buyers can be found in High Point.
Founding editor of Rue Magazine says, “If you have yet to visit Market, you haven’t fully experienced the wonderful world of home design until you do!”
Brooklyn, NYC, May 6-8
This expo was founded by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce in 2003 in order to showcase a cross section of design, architecture and art. Each year both emerging and established brands display their creative products in exhibits, pop-up lounges, installations, and hands-on demos.
Javits Center, NYC May 14-17
The ICFF is the premier showcase for the best contemporary design trending now and what to expect next in the industry. More than 33,000 interior designers, architects, retailers, representative, distributors, facility managers, developers, manufacturers, store designers, and visual merchandisers attend this conference every year to survey the world’s finest, most innovative, and original avant-garde home products all in one place.
Dallas, TX, June 22-28
This Market happens bi-annually and is the premier trade show in Dallas to source best-selling home decor. The Market is one of the largest in the country and features a wide range of home manufacturers. There is even a special section of the tradeshow, the “American Made Show,” which features home and gift products from artisans who make their products in the US.
Tupelo, Mississippi, August 18-21
Tupelo Furniture Market is going to be an important event, and is known as one of the strongest order writing markets in the country. It will be inviting more than 30,000 visitors, and over 600 exhibitors from different corners of the world.
“Tupelo Furniture Market is the only furniture market that knows me by name. You can’t get this personal touch at any other furniture market in the world.” -Shane Spiller, Spiller Furniture Stores, Tuscaloosa, AL
Pier 94, NYC August 20-24
NY Now hosts an industry leading market 2,800 exhibiting companies showcasing the very best lines across the home, lifestyle and gift spectrum. Companies ranging from ABC to Dwell Magazine will be attending the show this August.
Atlanta, GA August 24-27
If you do business in the home furnishing design and manufacturing industry, then IWF 2014 is the show for you. IWF is considered as one of the best the best meeting places in the material processing and design industry in America.
Atlanta, GA September 21-23
This highly popular show features a huge collection of home furnishing products, and rugs, and home accessories. Special sections for kids and bridal dresses are also set up at the event.