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Press kit - Press release - May Design Series returns to London for 2015 - UBM EMEA Built Environment

May Design Series returns to London for 2015

London, United Kingdom

UBM EMEA Built Environment

Introducing the most commercially-focused buying opportunity in the UK calendar 

London, United Kingdom, 2015-02-03 -

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 exhibitors from across the world to the UK’s most commercially focused trade exhibition.

The show floor will be split evenly between British and international exhibitors, and the full exhibitor list is now available at www.maydesignseries.com.

Confirmed for the show are Leicht, RAK Ceramics, Branco Sobre Branco, Tomasella, Metallux and many others.

May Design Series will also be home to a programme of exclusive content themed around design and commerciality, including:

  • The New Design Britain Awards feature at the entrance to the show, displaying the work of 30 finalists across six categories: Interior Design, Architecture, Furniture, Fabrics, Surfaces and Accessories, with the winners revealed live on Monday 18th May. A selection of New Design Britain alumni will also be exhibiting as part of the feature


  • The Conversation Series will present a different high profile keynote speaker on each day

  • 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, with names including Savant Europe, Habitech and Face to Face Digital already confirmed

  • The Designers With Light conference in association with mondo*arc and darc is set to return, allowing visitors to enjoy a unique networking platform and exceptional programme looking at creativity, inspirational projects and exciting interactions of light


  • 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


  • The show will welcome 40 of the UK's top Designer Makers, showcasing bespoke product designs ready to buy or commission in a comprehensive Gallery

  • Discover a world of beautiful textiles at the Fabric Pavilion, from the most luxurious to multipurpose materials

  • 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


  • 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


Register for free at www.maydesignseries.com to attend the UK’s definitive international interiors event.


For press inquiries contact:

Emma Cole

E: emma.cole@ubm.com
T: 0207 921 8055




About May Design Series


May Design Series brings together five distinct districts: Furniture, Lighting, DX,  kbb and Décor into one commercially focused event taking place from the 17-19 May at the ExCeL London. May Design Series is dedicated to retail, interior design, architectural and property communities and is perfectly positioned at the finale of the international show cycle to present shop-ready collections.  May Design Series showcases new products, the latest trends and provides unrivalled networking opportunities. Follow us @maydesignseries for live news and updates or visit www.maydesignseries.com for more information.


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About UBM EMEA Built Environment


May Design Series is organised by UBM (UK) Limited. As a business area of UBM, UBM EMEA Built Environment serves the interiors, construction and commercial property communities and has a proven track record of delivering high-quality exhibitions, products and services for its customers. Leading brands include Decorex International, Ecobuild, kbb Birmingham, Barbour ABI, Building and Building Design.

UBM EMEA connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands and expand their markets.   Through premier brands such as MD&M, CPhI, IFSEC, TFM&A, Cruise Shipping Miami, the Concrete Show and many others, UBM EMEA exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, websites and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors.


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