The coronavirus pandemic has crossed many plans this year, primarily related to arranging mass events, including trade fairs. The organizers of Warsaw Home & Contract and Warsaw Build faced the challenge of preparing this year's edition under new conditions. Hence the idea to change the date on which the fair will be held, although the event will have the familiar formula so far.
The Warsaw Home fair is the most important interior design event in this part of Europe, strengthening its position with each successive edition. The organizer keeps a close eye on the situation, so as to ensure safe conditions for both exhibitors and visitors, as well as the greatest possible benefits in the business context. As a result, the event originally scheduled for September 30 to October 3 has been moved to November 26-29, 2020.
Warsaw Home & Contract
Warsaw Home & Contract is the largest interiors fair in this part of Europe and a great celebration of design, boldly competing with similar events in Milan or Paris. The best proof of this is provided by the figures for the last edition: 74,489 thousand visitors over the four days of the fair, 665 exhibitors and 120,000 m² of exhibition space. The impressive booths surprised even the organizers themselves.
Warsaw Home & Contract is visited by special guests every year
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Warsaw Home & Contract 2019 was also complemented by side events. A novelty was the IDEAS exhibition under the patronage of Kasia Ptak herself, the originator of the fair. Twenty-four creators had the opportunity to present their ideas and establish business relationships. The first edition of Warsaw Design Week was also held, which involved the entire Warsaw metropolitan area.
Warsaw Home & Contract is visited by special guests every year. Worth mentioning are such figures as Karim Rashid, Tom Dixon, Stefan Diez, Luca Nichetto, Christophe Pillet, Marcus Fairs of dezeen.com, MatteoCibic, Matti Klenell, Cate & Nelson studio, Richard Hutten, Jaime Beriestain, Daniel Svahn, deFORM studio and David Trubridge.
This year, as in the previous edition, the Warsaw Home & Contract fair will be combined with Warsaw Build. Initially, the plan was to hold these events separately, and Warsaw Build itself was to focus on architecture and finishing materials. However, as things stand, participants will be able to move freely between the two zones.
Warsaw Home & Contract fair will be combined with Warsaw Build
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In addition, the fair organizers listened to the voices of exhibitors from the bathroom, finishing and installation sectors, who were keen to present their products also in an interior context. Finishing materials are closely linked to interior design trends. This is particularly evident in the bathroom industry. In addition, the joint event is a combination of two promotional budgets, which is important when it comes to promotional effectiveness.