Interior Design Industry News & Events Update: April 2020 13th April 2020 | IN DESIGN EVENTS | BY SBID

Each year designers, architects and specifiers across the world flock to international trade shows as key industry events for fuelling the creative fire of the design community at large, establishing networks and setting the direction of interior design for the year ahead. While the world comes to an unprecedented standstill in response to the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, design events for 2020 continue to cancel or postpone operations while we adjust to a new lifestyle of social distancing, working from home and restricted outdoor access. It’s more important than ever for the industry to stay connected, up to date and inspired throughout these challenging times.

This month’s Industry & Events blog will outline key design event announcements and highlight some of the ways SBID will be responding to facilitate engagement and provide resources to help you keep learning, finding new inspirations, networking with other industry professionals and sourcing products for potential projects in the pipeline.

Key Design Event Updates for 2020:

Design Shanghai  |  12-15 March: This event has been postponed. New programming is planned for 26-29 May 2020.

Berlin Design Week  |  30 April-10 May: This event has been cancelled.

NYCxDESIGN  |  12-20 April: This event has been postponed. New programming is planned for October 2020.

Clerkenwell Design Week  |  19-21 May: This event has been postponed. New programming is planned for 14-16 July 2020.

Copenhagen Architecture Festival  |  23 April-3 May: This event has been postponed. Rescheduled dates are yet to be announced.

London Design Fair  |  17-20 September: This event has been postponed to 2021. Rescheduled dates are yet to be announced.

London Festival of Architecture  |  1-30 June: The public event has been postponed, with the launch of a new digital version, LFA Digital 2020 to take place online this June.

Salone del Mobile  | 21-24 April: This event has been postponed. New programming is planned for 13-18 April 2021.

NeoCon  |  8-10 June: This event has been cancelled. The next edition will run as planned for 14-16 June 2021.

SBID Resources:

Join SBID online from video conferences to webinars!

President of SBID and founder of Chicago-based design practice marquardt+, Tom Marquardt will be leading a m+ consulting team Zoomtable discussion where professionals across the design industry address the present and future state of design and business during the pandemic.

In the coming months, SBID will continue to shift it’s focus to driving communications online and keeping our community as connected as possible; inviting members to join in live talks and panel discussions, attend online networking events and gain knowledge through helpful webinars.

If you are interested in taking part in our programme of online events or would like to get involved with SBID in another way, get in touch!

Tune in to SBID’s new podcast series ‘SpeakEasy’

In partnership with Pierrus Agency, SBID launched the new SpeakEasy podcast series. Hosted by Grant Pierrus, we’ll be sharing insightful and thought-provoking conversations with leading design professionals across the field of interior design to uncover their unique perspectives on the industry, the key factors driving industry change, and what they intend to do about it!

The first episode in the series features a conversation with Dr Vanessa Brady OBE, founder of SBID, where she sheds light on how climate change impacts interior design.

An Accredited Product Directory with SBIDPro Access

The exclusive SBIDPro platform is a dedicated members area specifically for SBID design and trade professionals. Aimed specifically at bringing the industry together in a professional-only environment, the platform includes an extensive directory of the latest and most innovative products from our network of trusted Industry Partners – so you can explore the range of product categories from SBID Accredited suppliers and send enquiries all in one place. If you are an SBID Accedited Designer, you will be sent your secure login detail to access.

If you would like to become Accredited or find out more about membership, get in touch

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Cover Image: Courtesy Salone del Mobile.Milano. Credits: Diego Ravier