In terms of the annual design events calendar it looks like 2022 might be more of the same, after two years of cancellations and postponements. It is not easy keeping ahead of what events are still happening with Covid-19 figures still rising in Europe and the US, so here is our guide to what to look out for over the next few months.
Atlanta Market (11-18 January)
More than 8,000 brands exhibit at the Gift, Décor and Lifestyle Market. Loloi (pictured below) have relocated to a new showroom to increase visibility while offering a better flow and overall experience for visitors. Principal Cyrus Loloi said, ‘Each space offers a simplified and relaxed atmosphere to browse and shop our rugs, pillows and wall art, including collections from all of our major brand partners.’
Normally held in January the event has been postponed until later in 2022. Future dates to be confirmed.
COVER Curates (mid-January onwards)
Our online event starting next week and continuing throughout January, will bring a selection of new rug highlights to your attention without you having to travel. The COVER website will be home to a series of in-depth articles revealing the latest releases from 16 premier rug brands. COVER Curates will continue through 2022, keeping our viewers abreast of new collections as they debut.
Las Vegas Market (23-27 January)
For many in the US, Las Vegas Market will be the first live show of 2022, setting up businesses and buyers for the year ahead. The big US brands such as Safavieh and Nourison will be in attendance, offering the full range of qualities and constructions. The collaborative Polly Collection from the Chris Loves Julia x Loloi line will take centre stage at Loloi, while Harounian Rugs International’s performance lines will be of interest to many. Other noteworthy exhibitors include Kalaty, Kaleen and KAS. The Las Vegas Market 2022 Design Icon has been announced as Kathryn M. Ireland, interior and textile designer, who with her eye for pattern and texture will be an exciting addition. International buyers that fancy a trip to see the best of West Coast style can take advantage of a number of incentives.
The Rug Show (16-18 February)
The Rug Show will return on 16-18 February 2022 at the Meadowlands Convention Center in Secaucus, NJ. So far exhibitors include Art Resources, Jaipur Living, Rug & Kilim, Creative Touch, Wool & Silk, Anadol and Andkhuy.
Maison et Objet and Deco Off Paris (24-28 March)
Maison has moved from its usual January slot to 24-28 March 2022 and the Autumn edition is set for 8-12 September. Deco Off has been moved to late March/early April with dates to be confirmed.
DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR (25-27 May)
Due to the Beijing Winter Olympics, the 24th edition of DACF will take place at the NECC in Shanghai, later than its usual March spot on 25-27 May 2022.
Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair (6-9 September)
In line with most other European events, the dates of this show, which normally takes place at the start of February, are now 6-9 September 2022.
COVER Connect New York (11-13 September)
After the success of last year’s show, CCNY returns to New York City in 2022, this time at The Metropolitan Pavilion. The first exhibitors have just been announced: Anadol, Creative Matters, French Accents, Samad, Sumaq Alpaca and Tamarian. More top rug brands will be announced in the coming weeks.
imm Cologne (16-21 January 2023)
The relaunch of another German January event in Germany has been postponed until 2023 with dates now planned for 16-21 January 2023.
The 2022 show was due to happen on 11-15 February but has been cancelled. It looks like the next edition will be in 2023.