Cancellations, postponements… at the start of the year, the holding of physical events is of course always linked to sanitary conditions, and the agendas are always combined with the conditional. That said, digital platforms, hybrid organizations, the organizers have been developing alternatives for several months to maintain highlights, and keep in contact with professionals. Update on upcoming events in 2021, an “agenda” that will be updated regularly. [mis à jour le 6 janvier]
Consumer Electronics Show ( CES)
“All-digital”: usually held in Las Vegas, CES 2021 will take place from January 6 to 9 only in virtual with live video. The event that announces innovations and trends in the tech market should multiply the announcements of prototypes and products ready to be marketed.
The Cologne fair is canceled this year and announces new physical dates from January 19 to 23, 2022 . To note, the show will communicate in February on the winners of the Pure talents competition , by the jury being held last October. Thus, 26 projects were selected, in the following categories: furniture, flooring, wallpapers and textiles, lighting, smart home, home accessories and kitchens. Remember that this international competition is aimed at designers who are still at university or who have just completed their training.
February 15-19 , the event that sets the tempo of fashion in France and internationally will be 100% digital : talk, online sourcing, trend analysis and product selection …
Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair
The physical edition of the Stockholm Fair is canceled : for this 2021 edition, from February 9 to 13, certain activities should possibly be maintained in the city, and online events are planned. The next physical edition of the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair will take place from February 8 to 12, 2022
Maison & Objet
After the September edition, the organizers have decided to cancel the beginning of the year edition, initially postponed to March. As an extension of the Digital Fair organized in September, they are however maintaining the 8 weeks of Digital Days, organized around the launches of new products on the MOM (Maison & Objet More) platform. From Wednesday to Friday, product scouting and dedicated market analyzes will be offered, in addition to showrooms, in connection with weekly themes (Unexpected Gift, Trendy Deco, Well at Work, crafts, Outdoor, green approach, Premium Design ). The September edition is scheduled from September 9 to 13 (in the wake of the Milan Motor Show), with a focus on the Work! programs.
Après avoir tergiversé, la grand-messe internationale du design n’aura pas lieu au printemps, mais est prévue pour l’automne, du 5 au 10 septembre. Pour fêter ces 60 ans, cet événement majeur comprendra également la tenue concomitante de Eurocuccina et Euroluce : toutes les catégories de produits seront donc présents en même temps.
Biennale internationale de design Saint-Etienne
Compared to its usual timing, the Saint-Etienne International Design Biennial should start later April 28, but continue during the summer until August 21 . It will have as a common thread the theme of Bifurcations . Alongside the city tour, 6 exhibitions are announced: “Domesticity” (Putting into perspective the major changes that characterize our ways of living and living in domestic spaces), “Automobile”, “African territories” (influential design social which makes the territories bifurcate), “Unfolding” (centered on changes in bodily objects), “Pedagogies”, “Production” (exhibition-experimentation proposed by designer Ernesto Oroza). Digital coverage is announced, with exclusive content, lives and series around the theme.
Exhibition dedicated to furniture and workspace layout, Workspace Expo has postponed its holding from May 25 to 27, 2021 in Paris Porte de Versailles.
France Design Week / Paris Design Week
Organized every year at the Chicago Mart since 1969, the NeoCon brings together the main manufacturers in the industry (furniture, fabrics, upholstery, etc.). The show postpones its session scheduled for June to the fall, from October 4 to 6 .