Eifion Griffiths

With so much that can go wrong, we've always found exhibiting with BEDG a remarkably painless and hassle free way to cope with overseas trade shows. Their organisation is superb and thanks to Karine, Pamela and the rest of the team for all their hard work on our behalf.

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January 2013

Maison&Objet January 2013

2013-01-18 - 2013-01-22

Maison et Objet
Follow the Trend

Follow the Trend -
British Creativity as Global Trendsetter

The twice annual event ‘Maison&Objet’ at the Parc d’Expositions in Villepinte near Charles de Gaulle is one of the most important and successful European events for all sectors relating to interior design including furniture, home furnishings, lighting, tableware and high end gifts as well as consultancy services.

In the home furnishings market the percentages account for 70% accessories and 30 to 35% furniture. More than 5 million different products from 300 000 different brands are usually presented at any edition of the trade fair.

There are about €100 million worth of sales exclusive of tax done on a business-tobusiness level at each event. As this includes the export business generated during the five-days of the fair, these sales do not necessarily reflect only the French but the international markets reached via Paris as well.

"Maison&Objet is France’s most important trade event for home furnishings, interiors, retailing as well as residential and contract commissions."

Maison&Objet attracts the most important international target audiences with a very strong emphasis on the big national chains and the smaller but very high-end buyers from the French speaking countries of Europe, who do not normally attend either the German or Italian fairs.

For the design-led British SMEs (small and medium sized companies, design studios and design professionals) in the Creative Industries, the participation at Maison&Objet also accesses the very important potential client audiences of French architects, interior designers, specifiers and manufacturers interested in commissioning bespoke products for individual contracts or consultancy services.

For British SMEs in classic tableware, home furnishings, home textiles, giftware and jewellery Maison&Objet is the key fair in continental Europe.

The BEDG first attended Maison et Objet in September 2005, when the BEDG became the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) Accredited Trade Organiser (ATO) for the September event. As per 2006 the BEDG has also been acting ATO for the January edition.

The British European Design Group Contingent will be in Hall 8, B99 - D100

Supported by:
UK Trade & Investment

Venue

Parc des Expositions
Paris-Nord
93420 Villepinte, France
www.maison-objet.com
@MaisonObjet

IMM 2013

2013-01-14 - 2013-01-20

BEDG at IMM 2013

Good products and good ideas make for good business. imm cologne 2013 will help you select the right products to present to your customers - because this is where the heart of the furnishing world is beating.

The first furnishing show of the year will present the trends with which you can do good business in the following months. The major brands and trend-setters from all over the world are looking forward to presenting their new products and concepts to you personally.

It will also mark the second time that the international kitchen event LivingKitchen will be held. It will be presented along with imm cologne and will serve as the perfect place to obtain information about kitchens and cooking as lifestyle topics.

Togehter, imm cologne and LivingKitchen will present 1,200 companies from 50 countries. The British European Design Group will be in Hall 3.1, stand B084.

The indications are good that imm cologne will be once again a highlight for the furniture and interior design sector.

Venue

International Cologne Furnishing Show
Messeplatz 1
50679 Cologne, Germany
www.imm-cologne.com
Twitter: @imm_cologne

Participants

1892, All Lovely Stuff, Blodwin, Charlene Mullen, Dafi Reiss Doran, Eleanor Pritchard, Flux Stoke-on-Trent, Gina Pierce, Headsprung, JIB, Melin Tregwynt, Merlin Glass, Miranda Watkins, Moraq MacPherson, Penney Sueme, Pierre Ospina, Race Davies, Vitamin – A life less ordinary