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Cruise Ship Interiors Expo Europe (CSIE) caters exclusively to the European cruise interior design industry.

Taking place 1 – 2 December at London’s ExCeL, the highly focused exhibition and conference provides a gateway for the cruise interiors supply chain to meet with Europe’s most esteemed cruise lines, designers, and shipyards. Discover the innovation and creativity from over 200 exhibiting design studios, outfitters, and interior suppliers. Source from the likes of  SMC Design, NIT Naval Interior Team, Kettal, YSA Design, Trimline, Cristallux and De Jorio Design International.

Cruise Conversation Live will feature an esteemed speaker panel as they discuss the industry key topics. With a unique focus on Europe’s luxury ocean, river, and expedition cruising, the two-day conference programme will leave attendees feeling inspired and ready to conquer their next project.

Enjoy a host of fantastic networking events like the Reunion Party and the CSI Awards, each providing unrivalled opportunities to connect with key decision-makers and build valuable new relationships within the industry.

Register for your complimentary pass HERE.


Cruise Ship Interiors Expo America (CSI) is where cruise design comes to life. The award-nominated event is the global platform for designers, architects, outfitters and interior suppliers working in the cruise industry.

Grown by 100% from its launch in 2019, the unique event is North America’s only cruise interiors focused show and attracts the industry’s biggest design firms, outfitters, shipyards and cruise line companies, providing unrivalled networking opportunities across the two days.

The event will host the entire cruise interiors supply chain under one roof, with over 350 exhibitors specialised in everything from interior design, architecture and outfitting, to fabrics, furniture and lighting. Meet with the industry’s most innovative companies such as Studio DADO, Trimline, Janus et Cie, Bolidt, SMC Design, De Jorio Design International, Tillberg Design of Sweden, Marine Interiors s.p.A and Chelsom. See the full exhibitor listing here.

Comprised of an exhibition, conference and networking events, CSI invites guests enjoy the innovation and creativity found on the show floor, gain knowledge and inspiration from the two-day industry leading conference, and expand your network within the cruise design community. Find out how you can take part here.

Workspace Show brings together the entire commercial interiors community to discover and discuss tomorrow’s workspaces. Featuring an exhibition, a strategic conference as well as numerous networking functions, Workspace Show offers attendees the chance to explore the latest products & innovations that have been developed on the back of the disruption caused by the pandemic.

British and international manufacturers of furniture, lighting, storage, surfaces, acoustics & hardware will display their new products to an audience of architects, designers, retailers, contractors, developers, dealers, facilities management and specifiers from corporates.

The conference will deliver strategic thought leadership from the key stakeholders in the Workspace industry such as Gensler, tp bennett, Perkins & Will, Unispace, Aecom, Areen Design.

Explore how you can take part by clicking here.

Meet and engage with the professional interior design industry 

The SBID Meet the Buyer is an interior design networking event curated to bring together world class Interior Designers, Architects and Specifiers with the most creative, advanced and design-led products from around the world. Inivting SBID’s extensive network of industry professionals, the esclusive one day annual event provides a dynamic and lucrative business environment carefully tailored to create, encourage and facilitate synergies that build key relationships within the interior design profession. Alongside dedicated, face-to-face meetings with interior designers and decision-makers, the event also features a series of topical industry-specific seminars to attend throughout the day.

SBID Members earn 10 x CPD Points for attending.

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Bringing the handmade carpet industry together at the start of the year, a time usually occupied by major trade and design fairs, COVER Connect will allow rug companies to present their latest collections and product ranges to remote attendees. Three distinct platforms will make up this major online event: TRADE: A virtual fair featuring the most coveted international rug brands showcasing their latest designs and prestigious collections. Discover new suppliers and conduct trade with confidence using convenient channels of communication. EVENTS: A space for virtual creative projects presented by Trade exhibitors including interviews, live sales and documentary films. TALKS: A virtual stage amplifying expert voices. Hear directly from some of the most successful and creative minds and authorities in the industry on outstanding projects and practices. Three themes will be addressed in seven panel discussions: Sustainability, Collaboration and Interior Design. 

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The LiFE Gallery by ViDERE Aquariums is a one-week exhibition showcasing an art gallery of nature aquariums and natural art, all curated to inspire ideas about how we can incorporate nature into our business and commercial spaces.

Sponsored by Interface and in association with Allemuir, the event will take place at The Senator Group Showroom in Birmingham from Monday 9 March – Friday 14 March. Kicking off the official opening of the gallery with a tour by ViDERE Founder, Akil Gordon-Beckford followed by a CPD Table Talk “Brand from Biophilia” at 6pm on the 9 March. This will be a presentation covering the link between nature, interiors and human wellbeing, as well as an overview of the Workplace Stress Study he and his team carried out in 2019.

Throughout the week there will be workshops, events, and talks as well as live stream interviews introducing you to the amazing world of Aquariums, Human-Centred Design and BIOPHILIA.

“Incorporating nature into our physical environment creates the social context for happier and healthier people, positively contributing to the community and culture that they are a part of.” –  Akil Gordon-Beckford, Curator

The event is free to attend. To register for tickets, click here.

Already preparing for the month ahead? March may be the month for you. Discover the latest on the business environment and export opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean, learn about the link between nature, interiors and human wellbeing, or look to the future of design with international trade shows as Munich Design Week draws the focus on how good design drives sustainability: ecological, economical and social.

Upcoming Events:

Innovation Design

3rd March

Innovation & Design in the Built Environment – London, United Kingdom

Discover how Innovation and Design reshape the Apulian Built Environment. The Italian Chamber of Commerce will present 10 cutting edge companies from Puglia. Apulia, the heel of the Italian boot, is a land where tradition, history and culture mingles with knowledge, a crossroads for business trade between Europe and the Orient, at the heart of the Mediterranean. With its roots steeped in ancient Mycenaean Greeks, Apulia is a region that has always been capable of transforming the challenges of sustainability into opportunities for innovation, whilst maintaining its heritage. The event offers a dynamic and lucrative business environment designed carefully to develop, promote and facilitate synergies that establish key relationships.

Click here for details

Malaysian Int

6th – 9th March

Malaysian International Furniture Fair – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The biggest furniture trade show in Southeast Asia, the Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) introduced a fresher perspective on design with a brand new look and concept called ‘Design Connects People’ since 2018 for greater business opportunities, renewed locational advantage, and innovative solutions in furniture and creative spaces. Every March, quality exhibitors and buyers from all over the world converge on this global stage. MIFF’s commitment to professionalism, innovation and dynamism is backed by a dedicated team of bright individuals; it is no wonder MIFF is always a sought-after destination and the ideal business platform for trade professionals.

Munich Creative Business Week

7th – 15th March

Munich Creative Business Week – Munich, Germany

Munich Creative Business Week (MCBW) 2020 co-operates for the first time with the INTERNET WORLD EXPO (10-11 March) with a focus on the connection of design and digital commerce. The Munich Design Week underlines its conceptual and content orientation with changing thematic focal points along the major social trends with debates on climate change and the energy transition under the theme “Sustain by Design”, because good design drives sustainability: ecological, economical and social. A particular focus is on the topics of the future of innovation, cities, fashion, work, communication and digitisation.

Videre Aqauriums

9th – 14th March

LiFE Gallery by ViDERE Aquariums – Birmingham, United Kingdom

The LiFE Gallery by ViDERE Aquariums is a one-week exhibition showcasing an art gallery of nature aquariums and natural art, all curated to inspire ideas about how we can incorporate nature into our business and commercial spaces. The official opening of the gallery at 6pm on the 9 March will include a tour by ViDERE Founder, Akil Gordon-Beckford followed by a CPD Table Talk “Brand from Biophilia”. This will be a presentation covering the link between nature, interiors, and human wellbeing as well as an overview of theWorkplace Stress Study’ he and his team carried out in 2019. Throughout the week there will be workshops, events, and talks as well as live stream interviews introducing you to the amazing world of Aquariums, Human-Centred Design and BIOPHILIA.

Click here for details


9th – 13th March

Latin America and the Caribbean UK Roadshow 2020 – United Kingdom

Want to get the latest on the business environment and export opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean (LatAC)? Are you an experienced exporter thinking of expanding to a region full of vibrant and lucrative markets? The Department for International Trade (DIT) is delighted to invite you to join the 2020 edition of our LatAC Roadshow. Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for LatAC Jo Crellin and eight DIT country directors will be updating UK companies on the latest opportunities in these exciting markets. The Roadshow will be visiting Manchester, Birmingham, London, Bristol, Cardiff and Belfast.

Click here to register your interest

Bringing Outdoors

26th March

SBID Regional Event: Bringing the Outdoors In – Scotland, United Kingdom

Garden Designer, Lynn Hill calls for joined up thinking, blending indoor and outdoor spaces to create a seamless transition between the two. With an opportunity to gain insight and inspiration, interior designers are invited to join for an interactive evening, enjoy a cocktail or two and get creative with some paint techniques whilst Lynn shares her practical ideas to bring unity in the design of home and garden.

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This week’s instalment of the #SBIDinspire interior design series features the first photography exhibit for famed Toronto photographer, Elie Kimbembe who became personal photographer to The Weeknd, Travis Scott, Banks and Selena Gomez. Stacklab collaborated closely with Elie on the design of the ‘Solo’ exhibition which combined themes such as discovery and immersion, creating a sense of intimacy and interpersonal connection. The main gallery features a series of vaulted chambers, made up of a regular arrangement of diffusely lit fabric wells.

Sector: Public Space Design


Project: #Solo

Public Space Design
Public Space Design

What was the client’s brief? 

We collaborated closely with acclaimed photographer, Elie Kimbembe on the design of his first solo exhibition. A social media icon, Elie was interested in creating a new gallery ‘type’ that offered a contemplative and interactive art viewing experience for the digital art consumer (in contrast to the ephemeral and solitary way his art is typically consumed). #Solo combined themes like discovery and immersion with intimacy and interpersonal connection.

What inspired the interior design of the project? 

The main gallery featured a series of eight vaulted chambers, made up of a regular arrangement of fifteen diffusely lit elastane wells. Harnessing Einstein’s theories on the curvature of space, each ‘well’ appeared to have been stretched from the top-down, emitting a deluge of ultrasonic mist across the luminous floor plane. Contrasted against the gravity of the conic piers, Sixteen of Elie’s photographs hung, back-to-back, in the quiet, vaporous space between them.

The bold, tectonic wells, each measuring 13 feet in diameter, framed and illuminated Elie’s photographs while obstructing others outside of the viewer’s direct sight line. This served a dual purpose of compelling the viewer to circulate the exhibit and created moments of intimacy between themselves, the art, and other observers.

In addition to carrying diffuse light throughout the exhibition space, the ultrasonic mist served two key, performative roles. Firstly, the mist elevated the visible ground plane to further frame the photographs within the vaults. Mostly, however, it precipitated a slow and calming pace to the circulation of viewers within the space. We designed this temporal aspect of the exhibition to answer one of the artist’s primary objectives – “to give people a chance to really interact with the work, and each other”.

Public Space Design
Public Space Design

What was the toughest hurdle your team overcame during the project?

The toughest hurdle was time. The quality of the effect we created was significantly improved on thorough iterative prototyping over a very short period. #Solo was fabricated in less than 30 days. On-site installation took a group of six two days, including calibrating the mist medium to the space. Take down took 12 hours, as will re-installation for subsequent uses.

Public Space Design
Public Space Design

What was your team’s highlight of the project?

Achieving specific cost targets, addressing the nuances of the artist’s brief, and (specifically with respect to mist) referencing our project sponsor, Up Cannabis’s signature medium- vapor – as a gateway to creativity were our key highlights of the project.

Questions answered by Jeffrey Forrest, Founder of STACKLAB

If you missed last week’s Project of the Week featuring a kitchen design inspired by clean and minimal styles from Scandinavia, click here to see more.

We hope you feel inspired by this week’s Public Space design! Let us know what inspired you #SBIDinspire



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