At Cubicles Office Environments, we keep up with the goings on at big industry events like NeoCon. But the US is only a tiny slice of the whole office furniture picture. There are tradeshows all over the world devoted to office space design, furnishings, ergonomics, and technology. We’ve already touched on the ORGATEC show in Germany. Here’s a list of some of the other big expos coming up in 2013.
Clerkenwell Design Week. This is, as the website says, a fab event (sponsored by Jaguar) featuring a wealth of designers of office furniture and much more. The pictures are worth a thousand words, so click through and gape!
The OfficeExpo fair in Turkey. This is probably one of the fastest growing expos with 100% growth from 2010 to 2011. Elimination of visa requirements for entry from 60 different countries makes this the hot spot for Middle Eastern buyers.
The Office Exhibition and INDEX. This is being hailed as a super-show at the gorgeous Dubai World Trade Center. It’s the first time the two events have been hosted together and the result is expected to be a design extravaganza that will blow your mind.
The Stockholm Furniture Fair. This is actually another collaborative event, blending furniture design with lighting design from the Northern Light Fair. The clean Scandinavian lines of the furnishings and poignant illumination combine to create a splendidly whimsical effect.
I Saloni 2013. This event is set in Milan, so it’s like Fashion Week for furniture. French designer Jean Nouvel will be doing a special installation that explores ‘offices for living’ in a way that represents a, “rejection of cloned, enclosed and repetitive spaces.” We’re guessing this guy isn’t a big fan of cubicles…
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