Habitat Valencia, increasingly international

Valencia is celebrating its recent designation as Design Capital of the World with the biggest edition of Feria Hábitat Valencia of recent years. International exhibitors n increase of the 53%

Courtesy of Feria Hábitat Valencia
Courtesy of Feria Hábitat Valencia

Nobody will want to miss Feria Hábitat Valencia 2019. Not even the World Design Organization which, having just a few days ago designated Valencia the Design Capital of the World 2022 is joining the best Feria Hábitat Valencia of recent years. The fair runs from 17th to 20th this month and will be the first major event that the Mediterranean city has celebrated winning an accolade that no other Spanish city has ever been awarded.

It is in the context of this exciting news that Hábitat will be opening its doors on Tuesday. The furniture, décor and lighting event will be showcasing products from 503 international companies and brands, a 21% increase on last year’s number. Habitat has also grown exponentially in terms of the amount of space dedicated to the exhibits which, at 65,000m2, is 45% up on last year.

What this means for the fair as a whole is that it will be occupying the four halls on Feria Valencia’s Level 2, plus two full halls on the Benimàmet venue’s Level 3. As a result of this expansion there will be twice as many design and cutting edge exhibitors and a 35% bigger offering from modern and upholstered furniture and bedroom furniture suppliers.

The Fair is also representing more areas of Spain and more foreign countries this year. Of the total number of companies and brands taking part, 36% are based in the ComunitatValenciana (28% more than last year), whilst 40% are from the rest of the country (12% up on 2019). There is also a significantly higher percentage of foreign manufacturers and brands than last year. These are high-level operators from Belgium, China,the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

The fair will be showing a good number of innovations, new collections and solutions for interiors and home furnishings. These include the latest creations by international figures such as Patricia UrquiolaChristophePilletJasper MorrisonMarcel WandersJaime HayónGabriel TeixidóFrancesc RiféXimo RocaMario Ruiz and the eternalVicent Martínez.

Among the companies taking part in the event: Magis, Nardi, Instabilelab, Expormim, Antoniolupi, Talenti, Olivari, Cattelan Italia, Point, Andreu World, Lapalma e Vondom.