The exclusive show dedicated to Spanish and international design is set to take place within the framework of the upcoming edition of Hábitat, from 19th to 22nd September.

A jury comprised of journalist Teresa Herrero, designers Xavi Calvo and Alberto Martínez and business owner and designer Jacobo Ventura will select the participants from amongst the various new designers, consultancies, manufacturers and galleries applying.

Valencia, 9th May 2023.- Feria Habitat Valencia has called for applications for a fresh edition of the Salón nude, the special exhibition in which young international designers, the interiors trade (producers and distributors) and society in general come together. The show provides an environment in which to discover trends and explore the innovations emerging from the world of interiors, through the eyes of the new creators. This 19th edition of the show is being staged within the upcoming edition of Hábitat, from 19th to 22nd September.

Applications to take part are open to students, emerging international designers and creatives and schools of design on the one hand, and to new manufacturers and galleries submitting designs compatible with the spirit of the Show and the terms and conditions that apply, on the other. As a way in to the interiors industry, the show features the full scope of objects and furnishings: furniture, lighting, home textiles, kitchens, bathrooms and ceramic coverings.

Deadlines and submission of designs

Applications must register their entries by 1st June via the website,, after which the designs should be submitted by post between 1st and 8th June, to arrive at the Feria Valencia office by no later than 14th June. The relevant graphic material relating to each design must be submitted along with the design itself.

Selection Committee

The work submitted will be evaluated subsequently by a Selection Committee formed of a panel of experts in the field of design, who will be tasked with assessing the quality and innovation of the designs submitted.

This time, the panel will comprise specialist design journalist Teresa Herrero; designer and current director of the Fundació del Disseny de la Comunitat Valenciana, Xavi Calvo; fellow designer and owner of Colección Alexandra, Jacobo Ventura; and the designer, founder and creative director of Venture Experience, Alberto Martínez. Founder and creator of Salón nude, María Fontes,will becoordinating the Committee.

Once the selection has been made, the final list will be published of the participants in an exhibition that has over the years become a veritable hothouse for Spanish design. Numerous acclaimed designers have exhibited at Salón nude since its inception, including: Héctor Serrano, Alberto Martínez, Miguel Herranz, José Manuel Ferrero, Odosdesign, Culdesac, Stone Design, Javier Herrero, Luis Eslava, Isaac Piñeiro, EnBlanc, La Mamba – Omelette and Dutch desiger Marre Moerel.

Slated to take place from 19th to 22nd September, the fair has confirmed that its highest hopes have already been met and that it is set to maintain the positive progress achieved by the last edition which together with the kitchen and textile sectors, occupied eight of Feria Valencia’s halls.

Hábitat has rolled out an intensive sales drive over the last few months, visiting the manufacturing clusters in Girona, Barcelona, the Basque Country, Lucena, Mancha Real, Yecla, La Sènia, Seville and Portugal, amongst other places and signing up numerous international companies. 

Valencia, 22nd March 2023.- Great outlook for Feria Hábitat 2023. The next edition of the ‘made in Spain’ interiors event par excellence will be taking place from 19th to 22nd September and will be at least as successful as the last edition.

What this means is that with six months still to go until opening day, Hábitat has already sold 90% of the exhibition space set aside for this upcoming edition. According to the event’s sales team, this success is down to both the large number of exhibitors from last time – more than 87% – returning and to new exhibitors coming on board, some of which are taking very large stands.

It should be remembered that the last edition, in September 2022, was the biggest Hábitat of the last ten years, taking up eight of the halls at Feria Valencia alongside the home textiles and kitchen furniture and equipment fairs.

This year, textile industry event Home Textiles Premium by Textilhogar is again being staged alongside Hábitat, whilst Espacio Cocina SICI, which is biennial, will be back in 2024, allowing Hábitat to cater for any additional demand for exhibition space this year.

Intense sales drive

All of the above reflects the results of an intense sales drive undertaken by Hábitat’s commercial team in recent months that involved visits to the industry’s main manufacturing clusters. The team visited and met manufacturers in a number of areas including La Sènia, Girona, Barcelona, the Basque Country, Yecla, Mancha Real, Seville and Lucena, where an agreement was signed off recently to renew the group participation of local Andalusian companies in the Valencia fair. 

International companies keen to exhibit.

The various sales meetings also led to a considerable number of international manufacturers signing up to exhibit – companies that are very interested in the Spanish market and are characterised by being market leaders in their respective sectors. These companies are from Italy, France, Holland and Portugal and in 2023 more will be exhibiting at Hábitat than ever before.

“The response from the industry has been exceptional”, claims the fair’s director, Daniel Marco. “It was very important that, on the back of the huge success of the last edition, we maintain the positive trend generated by the city’s status as world design capital. And judging by the response we are getting from our exhibitors, the industry is once again confirming Feria Hábitat Valencia’s position as the great business platform for the industry and the gateway to internationalization and exports”, Marco notes.

Space allocation set to begin in May

Exhibitors will continue to be signed up during this month (March) and April so that stands can start to be configured and spaces can begin to be allocated in May. Hábitat 2023 will feature almost every sector and market segment related to furniture, lighting and décor, in a global overview of the latest trends in interior design, with the best Spanish and international providers specialised in design, décor, contemporary furniture, children’s furniture, bedding and upholstery, amongst others, exhibiting. Feria Hábitat Valencia is the foremost international event for Spain’s interiors sector, with a wide-ranging showcase of furniture, lighting, décor, upholstery and bedding. Every year, it brings more than 600 Spanish and international companies together, whilst the last edition welcomed over 48,000 trade visitors from a total of 70 countries. In 2023 it will be running alongside Home Textiles Premium by Textilhogar.

Feria Habitat Valencia Home Textil Premium Espacio Cocina

The event has consolidated its slot – the third week of September – in the international calendar of industry-specific trade fairs following sustained growth over recent editions.

Hábitat will again run alongside Home Textiles Premium by Textilhogar and is aiming, for 2023, to grow the number of high-level international exhibitors taking part.

Valencia, 1st December 2022.- Dates have now been announced for the next edition of Hábitat. The foremost fair for ‘made in Spain’ interiors, which in recent years has become established as the main international showcase for Spain’s interiors industry, is set to hold its next edition at Feria Valencia from 19th to 22nd September 2023.

Taking place in the third week of September again means that Hábitat retains its strong position as one of the key events on the global circuit of fairs for this industry. The dates are well suited to manufacturers’ and distributors’ commercial dynamics and also mean exhibitors and visitors can enjoy the mild autumn in the highly attractive city of Valencia.

Sustained, continued growth

As it looks ahead to the 2023 event, Feria Hábitat València is riding high, with the most recent edition having outperformed its most optimistic expectations and been qualified by many as “historic”, after 48,000 professionals visited and more than 600 companies exhibited. In this sense, each edition of the interiors fair has recorded growth in the region of 30% since the organisers decided in 2017 to move the fair back to September after running it alongside Cevisama and Fimma-Maderalia for a few years.

Hábitat taking place in 2022 whilst Valencia celebrates being World Design Capital has been a stimulus for the entire industry “which needs to push ahead at the next edition of the fair,” explains its director, Daniel Marco. “Feria Hábitat València 2023 will continue to contribute to our industry’s growth by offering a unique showcase where design and quality will again be what identify us”, Marco explains.

Hábitat’s director also points out that the Feria Valencia exhibition will be aiming to be “fully international” in 2023 on account of both its potential to be “a platform for our exhibitors to do business and drive exports through the network of international contacts they make at the fair” and “how appealing Hábitat is as a setting to high end international manufacturers”.

In this sense, Daniel Marco himself and a specialist Feria Hábitat Valencia team have had a number of meetings over the last few weeks with business representatives and manufacturers in France and Portugal specifically to prepare for the next edition of Hábitat.

Alongside Home Textiles Premium by Textilhogar again

The next edition of Hábitat takes place from 19th to 22nd September and will coincide once again with Home Textiles Premium by Textilhogar, a very select, quality showcase of the foremost suppliers of home textiles, upholstery and textiles for the contract sector. The synergies between this offering and that of Hábitat (furniture, upholstery, decorative items, sleep, lighting and garden furniture) will create a showcase that is sure to be highly attractive to international professionals, as evidenced at this year’s fair, which also featured the kitchen sector. The latter will not be part of the 2023 fair as it is only included every two years.

Feria Hábitat Valencia is the leading international showcase for Spain’s interiors industry, featuring an extensive range of furniture, lighting, decorative items, upholstery and sleep. Every year it hosts more than 600 Spanish and international companies and the most recent edition welcomed more than 48,000 visitors, all professionals, from 70 countries. In 2023 it will take place alongside  Home Textiles Premium by Textilhogar.

  • The three fairs taking place at the same time translated into the number of visiting professionals being 30% higher than expected, according to closing figures. 
  • Patricia Urquiola, born in Asturias but now based in Milan, put the final touch to Hábitat 2022, consolidating event as international point of reference for design.  

Valencia, 27th September 2022.- The most optimistic forecasts are exceeded.  Feria Hábitat ValènciaHome Textiles Premium by Textilhogar and Espacio Cocina SICI have run alongside each other for four days it is looking like more than 48,000 professionals have attended the three fairs since they opened last Tuesday. The figure represents a 30% increase over the figures for the last editions of each of the fairs, which took place separately in 2019, and vindicates the investment in creating a large-format fair with huge power to attract an audience from across the industries involved.

Equally, the figures ratify the sense running through the aisles at Feria Valencia almost as soon as the events started that turnout was considerably greater than expected. Solid proof was that hotel occupancy in the city of Valencia was extremely high throughout that week. According to industry sources, the hotels close to Feria Valencia were 92% full for the week and attribute 40 to 50 of that occupation rate to the fairs taking place.

Feria Hábitat Valencia director Daniel Marco has said he is “deeply satisfied” with the results of this edition, especially “by Feria Valencia’s ability to coordinate an event that all sectors joined up to, creating a huge fair with huge power to attract visitors.”  Also, Marcos says, “we have been the perfect showcase and the high point of Valencia’s celebrations as World Design Capital. But beyond that, we have generated business for our industry and the different sales channels, through both distributors and the contract sector”.

Juan Luis Salvador, president of the Espacio Cocina SICI fair and of the kitchen furniture association, AMC, has claimed for his part that he is “very satisfied” with his sector’s move to run at the same time as Hábitat in particular. “We expanded the scope of our visitor profile, so the opportunities for our exhibitors to do business multiplied accordingly”, explains Salvador, underscoring that the fair is a “magnificent showcase” for showing “the latest trends in the field of kitchens and how our homes are changing, revolving around the kitchen”.

In the meantime, Home Textiles Premium by Textilhogar, having returned to Valencia, has closed its doors with the nigh on 250 brands that took part expressing a high degree of satisfaction with this edition of the fair. According to its director, Máximo Solaz, the most frequently made comment was about a “very satisfactory” fair “because we’ve done a lot a business”. He also highlighted the significant number of buyers who visited the event and, especially, the “quality” of these visitors, both Spanish and international. Solaz made the point that the main Spanish multiple retailers visited, whilst buyers and specifiers from 44 countries boosted the fair’s international profile.

Patricia Urquiola delivers finishing touch

One of the most notable features of today was the presence of Asturian designer, now based in Milan, Patricia Urquiola, who presented the Ory collection for Andreu World. Urquiola is considered to be one of the most influential international designers of recent decades and her presence in Valencia along with other stars of design such as Phillipe StarckMónica Armani and Jaime Hayón, firmly placed the Feria Valencia events, in the context of the Street World Design Festival as a point of reference in the field of design. 

Trends in Interiors heading towards sustainability, health and digitalization

The Cuaderno de Tendencias del Hábitat 22/23 (Review of Trends in Interiors 22/23) was presented today as one of the events taking place within the Hábitat, Textilhogar and Espacio Cocina SICI fairs. Compiled by the Observatorio de Tendencias del Hábitat (Observatory for Trends in Interiors), the paper reviews trends that are demonstrating a commitment to health and sustainability, the search for digital solutions, the importance of multi-channel routes to market and the refurbishment of domestic and public spaces. The Trends in Interiors 2022-2023 revealed were:

  • Emotional Luxury: where the luxury end of the market presents its audience with products that reflect a new perception more closely aligned with the values of sustainability and efficiency. 
  • Nostalgia:creatingreminders of happy times amid the current convulsion, through retro style items and replicas of design classics; resurgence of a more vintage style in interiors.
  • All Comfort: re-assesses an approach that is more holistic and geared to restoring health; the relationship between wellbeing and the environment is gaining traction and healthy interiors are being promoted.
  • Nature Boost: the idea is to attempt to emulate garden spaces in interior spaces by using plants, furniture, objects and products all made from natural materials.
  • Living Spaces: outdoor living and social contact are highly valued. Projects with a communal focus. 
  • Optimistic Expression: linked to the pleasure of feeling good and enjoying leisure time, with eye-catching products laden with personality where colour is key. 
  • Experimental:  keeps demonstrating a creative spirit with technology as a channel that is an ally for experimentation. 

ECSICI2022 Prizes

Espacio Cocina SICI, for its part, also held an award ceremony: for the first edition of business awards it is giving to companies exhibiting. In the business values category, manufacturer Mobalco was recognised, whilst the winners of the stand & corporate image and the product innovation categories were manufacturers Antalia and Saitra respectively.

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