May Design Series, as its name indicates will be held on May at London ExCel. This exhibition and conference are focused in the business of design source from 5 show sectors which showcase the latest products from furniture, lighting, KBB, décor and DX. The organizers discover us all the novelties for the next edition and give us the main reasons to assist to this trending event.

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The novelties of the next edition

2015 will see the first full-scale edition of UBM’s comprehensive interiors event, May Design Series, take place at London’s ExCeL from 17-19 May. Carefully ‘Curated for Business’, the show will welcome 500 brands from across the world to the UK’s most commercially focused trade exhibition. May Design Series will also be home to a programme of exclusive content themed around design and commerciality, including:

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  • The Conversation Series, presenting a different high profile keynote speaker each day

  • Award winning writer Katie Treggiden, author of Confessions of a Design Geek and founder of Fiera Magazine, will curate an edited selection of the newest talent on the design scene from shows in Stockholm, Frankfurt and Copenhagen

  • In an exciting new partnership with Bucks New University, DX will host a collection of students’ work that has been influenced, inspired by or designed in collaboration with live industry projects

  • Brand new for 2015, May Design Series will be partnering with CEDIA (the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association) to create a brand new audio visual and home automation area

  • Birmingham City University have again teamed up with Global Color Research™ and digital wall covering brand Tektura to explore 2015/16 trend predictions from Mix Publications

May Design Show At Excel London

3 reasons to visit May Design Series

  1. In light of our discovery that only 18% of consumers prioritise buying British, our exhibition is going to be the most internationally focused interiors show on the UK circuit. Welcoming exhibitors from over twenty-five countries, May Design Series’ truly unique offering is that it’s the only event to boast an evenly allocated British and international floor plan with 50% of exhibitors coming from overseas – many of whom do not exhibit at any other UK shows, and our visitors are unlikely to have seen before.

  2. This internationally-focused exhibition is perfectly positioned at the finale of the European show cycle to present shop-ready collections. By showcasing an edited selection of mid-to-high end products, we will be providing our visitors with the chance to capture the business of the nations’ top earners who want to see these products for themselves before agreeing to purchase.

  3. A number of design-led features will also run parallel to the exhibitor offering including: New Design Britain, an awards programme for new talent; a high level complimentary conference and seminar programme outlining inspiring advice dedicated to business growth and industry trends; and Designer Makers, introducing forty of the UK’s top craftsmen showcasing bespoke product designs and unique one-offs.

May Design Series In London

Some participation results from the last edition

  • London is home to 1/5 of the world’s top architectural firms, as well as 40,000 retailers.

  • Ranking 7th in the world for furniture consumption, 11th in production and 4th in imports* – furniture means big business in the UK.

  • With 72% of our visitor base classified as retail and contract market professionals, we connect buyers and specifiers with leading suppliers in the design capital London.

  • Our UK portfolio of interiors/furniture events connect 2,560 exhibitors with 106,916 visitors.

  • Our international portfolio of furniture events connect 5,360 exhibitors with 236,296 visitors.

  • UBM UK interiors portfolio has a social media following of more than 50,000.

May Design Series