Coolest design events in Europe

By Sergio González | 10:16

The Parise of Shadows at London Design Festival

You, me, we all love a good design, and even more if we can share it with other fellow design enthusiasts so don’t miss the biggest design fairs and shows in Europe and the many advantages NH Hoteles offers for your designer’s time to be the best.

In the world of planned obsolescence, vintage will always mean cool and unique, so it shouldn’t come to our surprise that vintage design fairs are among the most popular ones in the Old Continent. 

Les Puces du Design is the last yet most known antique furniture and vintage objects in Paris, created in 1999. Empire style is all the rage outside France borders but in the fashion capital of the world, the after-war design is the thing. 

The 29th edition of Les Puces du Design has just closed, and then again it’s been a huge success. This is the only design fair in Europe from objects between the 50s and the 2000s, with great avant-garde pieces and a true democratic value (access is public and free) that doesn’t prevent it from gathering the most demanding experts and shoppers. It’s the event design in France -the vintage fashion collections are an absolute must visit- and it’s also the perfect place to get yourself one of those pieces that light up a room just by being there. 

Whether you are just a design aficionado or an expert in the matter looking to make some business, NH Hoteles makes it really easy and comfortable for you to move around Europe. Just attending for one day? Take advantage of Park, Sleep & Fly, the best option for business travelers in a hurry who like to get straight to the point. Need to discuss the purchase of some items with a colleague? As always, free wi-fi in your room will come just so handy. 

The Netherlands has always been one of the most cosmopolitan spots in the world, and when it comes to design they like keeping it international. The last weekend of October (24th to 27th), Amsterdam will become the best place to dance your eyes around the greatest tribal art from all over the world. Tribal Art Fair Amsterdam is all about handmade jewelry, masks and textiles from Oceania, South-Asia or America, assessed by experts from these regions, so only the best items are displayed and ready to be bought.

TAF Amsterdam is a great design event for dealers and collectors to meet. Where? ‘De Duif’ church by beautiful Prinsengratch Canal, the same where to visit Anne Frank’s house or Northern Market (Noordermarkt). One of the coolest areas of Amsterdam you shouldn’t miss. Get around and take advantage of any of the three hotels we boast there: NH City Center Amsterdam, NH Carlton Amsterdam and NH Amsterdam Center; all with the features you already love about NH Hoteles world.


No review about the best design events in Europe can pretend to skip the ever-trendy London. From the city that offered the most interesting fashion and music trends of the 20th century, The London Design Festival is the yearly event you absolutely can’t miss. One of the longest in the world -it runs for 9 days- everything takes places, from Glittering Events to design lectures or the latest creations of Chinese industrial design.

The London Design Festival ended in September but should you know, booking one year in advance is pretty advisable, and you can still see the best designs, as chosen by both audience and experts, like the Endless Stairs at Tate Modern or the 28820 chandelier by Omer Arbel. If you are a designer, you still have time to run for the London Design Festival Competition until October 31st. Good luck!

Photo credit: London Design Festival

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  • posted by lyon | 14 October 2013, 18:05,

    Very nice event at The Parise of Shadows at London Design Festival. Thanks for this post Courtney !


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