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See You in Valencia 2016 open its doors and takes root as international event in interior design, architecture and industrial design

Feria Valencia brings together 1.665 exhibiting companies after growing by 19 % in the joint hosting of CevisamaEspacio Cocina, Feria Hábitat Valencia and FIMMA – Maderalia. The initiative includes about one hundred parallel activities, 183.000 sq.m. of exhibition surface and 14 busy halls.

Feria Valencia will host from tomorrow 1 to 5 February a new edition of See You In Valencia.  For the third consecutive year, the Fair will bring together leading shows belonging to related sectors in one main international event in interior design, architecture and industrial design that is now taking root.  The event will also include a comprehensive avant-garde cultural program, both in the Feria Valencia facilities and in the city of Valencia.

Cevisama (ceramic tiles, bathroom, kitchen and natural stone), Feria Hábitat Valencia (furniture, lighting and decoration), FIMMA  (furniture and woodworking machinery) and Maderalia (components for the furniture and woodworking industry) add up important synergies in an event that collects the proposals of 1.665 exhibiting companies, representing a 18,9% growth in the participation figure.  Their total surface has gone from  160.000 sq.m. in the first edition -2014-, to the 183.000 sq.m. used in the present edition, resulting in a 14,3% increase.

The offering of “See you in Valencia” is addressed to and conceived for professionals in the sector of ceramic tiles, lighting, machinery and the components for the industry of woodwork in general and specially for the professionals related to the sectors of interior design, architecture, decoration and design.  We are talking about specifiers, decorators, interior designers, architects, looking for global solutions in the world of decoration and interior design.  In fact, more than 25% of the visitors to these shows fit this profile.

The Feria Valencia objective is to reach 110.000 professional visitors.  The pre-registration data gathered by the organization, as well as the hotel occupancy data, lead us to think that this figure can even be surpassed.

More than one hundred events and activities

In addition, ‘See you in Valencia’ encompasses an avant-garde program of activities in which the city of Valencia has an outstanding role.  This program includes exhibitions, tributes, showrooms, conferences, lectures, architectural routes around the city and other events, among which the exhibition ‘Art al Vent’ in the Centre Cultural La Nau from the University of Valencia.  The events organized by the fair, those promoted by its exhibitors, the program of the Valencia Disseny Week, promoted by the Asociación de Diseñadores de la Comunidad Valenciana (ADCV) (Professional Association of Designer of the Valencia Region), all together, add up to more than one hundred parallel activities that make Valencia the global capital city of interior design and industrial design.

Prime among those activities, is a new edition of the exhibition “Trans-hitos”, held under the general motto of  “Armonías” (Harmonies) displaying again the new ceramic usages. They have also convened competitions in ceramic design and bathroom design by Cevisama Lab and the prestigious awards Alfa de Oro, marking this year its 40th edition, as well as the cycle of conferences of the Foro de Arquitectura y Diseño (Architecture and Design Forum), with top-notch lecturers in this field: Joan Rojeski Studio, Francesc Rifé and the architectural studio O´Donnell+Toumey are the big names of the event.

Another remarkable initiative of Habitat in this edition will be the exhibition –for the first time in Europe- of the 48 works selected by the 8th CIDI Latin American Biennial of Interior Design, Design and Landscaping, in an action brought to us by ANIEME and the “Mueble de España” brand in cooperation with the Consejo Iberoamericano de Diseñadores de Interiores (Latin American Council of Interior Designers).

In this context, the fair will also receive the visit from a delegation of Mexican specifiers and professionals, who will also participate in business meetings and in the conference forum Ágora NUDE, the cultural and brainstorming space that has scheduled a comprehensive program of conferences, with the participation of designers Manolo Baño and Curro Claret, Ximo Roca, emerging Czech designer Lucie Koldova or Italian designer Andrea Lupi.   The Habitat space will also host the exhibition by creative designer Quico Torres using Krion material and the ‘Iterativa’ exhibition, celebrating the 100 th anniversary of the ‘Escola d’Art i Superior de Ceràmica de Manises’.

A series of Round Tables will take place, addressing relevant thematic issues such as new trends in kitchen furniture, new materials and building solutions and a space for the latest trends called ‘Espacio Syntesis’ featuring the latest products and developments of the FIMMA – Maderalia exhibitors. In the same way, a Foro de Rehabilitación y Reforma de Edificios (Building Refurbishment and Renovation Forum) or different cookingshows with the participation of leading chefs such as Martín Berasategui or TV star chef Pepe Rodríguez stand out.

Source: Feria Valencia

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