Seven architecture and design events in January from Dezeen Events Guide

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DesignTO, Maison&Objet CES and Top Drawer Spring/Summer are among the architecture and design events featured in Dezeen Events Guide this month.

Other events taking place in January include design trade shows Ambiente, CES, IDS Toronto and IMM Cologne.

CES takes place every year in Las Vegas, USA

9 to 12 January 2024, USA

CES is an annual technology-led trade show that takes place in Las Vegas and showcases over 4,000 exhibitors, including Google, L’Oréal, Sony, LG and Mercedes-Benz.

The exhibition presents products from various sectors such as robotics, entertainment, education, vehicles and sports.

The four-day event also hosts a series of talks exploring topics of adapting to consumer needs, artificial intelligence (AI) and sustainable and accessible design.

The event takes place across 12 venues, including the ARIA, Wynn and Venetian hotels, as well as the Las Vegas Convention Centre.

Top Drawer hosts more than 600 brands from across the world

Top Drawer S/S
14 to 16 January 2024, UK

Located at Olympia London, the 2024 spring/summer edition of Top Drawer presents a programme of events, including the trade show’s exhibition, an awards ceremony, talks, a business hub and networking opportunities.

The event displays products from nine categories: Craft, Fashion, Food Emporium, Gift, Greetings and Stationery, Home, Launchpad, Play and Wellbeing.

More than 600 brands are taking part in the three-day exhibition, which is expected to see more than 10,000 retailers attend.

IMM Cologne
14 to 18 January 2024, Germany

Trade show IMM Cologne runs across five days in January with an exhibition, talks and presentation programme, networking events and competitions.

The fair arranges its products in three themes: Pure, Home and Sleep. While Home and Sleep present interiors for the house and bedroom, Pure explores premium design.

The event takes place at Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany.

IDS Toronto
18 to 21 January, Canada

The Interior Design Show (IDS) Toronto returns in 2024, hosting an opening party, exhibition and keynotes on topics such as artistic approaches to design, climate change and cultural design.

The event includes six feature exhibitions: LIV Design Studio, Future Neighbourhood, The District, Prototype, Studio North, and Modern Prefab.

As part of the programme, IDS presents the Dezeen Trade Day on the opening day, with two talks moderated by Dezeen US editor Ben Dreith.

The event takes place in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Building.

Munna Design are exhibiting at Maison&Objet 2024

18 to 22 January 2024, France

Maison&Objet celebrates its 30th anniversary by hosting its 2024 winter edition at the Paris Nord Villepinte convention centre in Paris.

The event displays designs from over 2,000 exhibitors – 600 of which are new to the showcase – and features products from the craft, furniture, accessories, fragrance, textiles, wellbeing, office interiors and fashion sectors.

The following edition of Maison&Objet takes place between 5 and 9 September, during Paris Design Week 2024.

Toronto-based Elsewhere Collective created an installation for DesignTO 2023


19 to 28 January 2024, Canada

Comprising of talks, workshops, exhibitions, installations, dinners, parties and tours, Toronto festival DesignTO’s online and in-person events address themes of biodiversity, creativity and the dynamic between nature and the human-made.

2024 marks the 14th edition of the festival, which explores a variety of disciplines, such as craft, fashion, graphic design, architecture, art, interiors, urban planning, and industrial design.

26 to 30 January 2024, Germany

Five-day trade show Ambiente takes place at at Messe Frankfurt and focuses on four key categories: Dining, Living, Giving and Working.

This year the event spotlights trends in art, interiors and design for the upcoming year. Ambiente also hosts Future of Work for workplace designs, Ethical Style Spots to highlight sustainable practices and Solutions to showcase innovations created with consumers in mind.

About Dezeen Events Guide

Dezeen Events Guide is our guide to the best architecture and design events taking place across the world each year. The guide is updated weekly and includes virtual events, conferences, trade fairs, major exhibitions and design weeks.

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