Design Ireland Pavilion at Maison & Objet and Shoppe Object – Call Out for Exhibitors

Posted 01.10.21

International Trade shows are back!

Trade shows in Europe and the US returned to physical formats in September. We have been speaking with organisers and exhibitors and the feedback from is positive. Buyers are attending and they are looking for new brands and new products.

The Design Ireland pavilion at International Trade Shows is suited to export-ready clients to develop selling opportunities with retailers and specifiers overseas. Being part of a group presentation at the trade fair is an easier way to access the market so as to provide you with a stepping stone to develop an international market presence.

So if you have experience exporting then now is the time to consider taking part.

DCCI will have Design Ireland pavilions at several trade shows during 2022.  The first two will be:

Maison & Objet – Paris, 20 to 24 January 2022
Shoppe Object – New York, 5 to 7 February 2022

Click here to apply

Closing date for completed applications is 5pm on Monday the 18th of Oct. 2022

Is being part of a Design Ireland pavilion right for your business?

The value of being part of a Design Ireland pavilion includes:

  • Having your own branded stand within the larger Design Ireland space
  • Benefiting from the market visibility and recognition of the Design Ireland brand
  • Showing with other like-minded Irish brands
  • DCCI assistance in preparing for the show and the market
  • DCCI support including stand hire, stand build, branding and freight – at a subsidised price

The selection process focuses on identifying brands that are a good fit for the type of buyers visiting each show – therefore increasing the potential for success.

Maison & Objet

Maison & Objet takes place in Paris twice a year and has a year round virtual sales platform called MOM.  It is a strong interiors and gift show that provides access to a wide range of international buyers from the US, the UK, Asia, Scandinavia, Germany, Russia and the Middle East as well as from France.

The show is visited by both retailers and gallery owners, and has a good percentage of architects, interior designers and specifiers.

The Design Ireland pavilion will be located in the Signature Today section of the show, which is the premium contemporary part of the show.

Shoppe Object

Shoppe Object takes place in New York in February and September each year, and has a year round virtual sales platform.  It is a curated, boutique show with approximately 450 exhibitors.

Buyers come from all over the US to attend, and they tend to be from lifestyle and design led stores, independents and small chains.  They value provenance and craftsmanship and are keen to discover unique brands and products for their customers.

All exhibitors must pass selection by the show – so in applying to DCCI, if selected you will be put forward for selection by the show organisers.


  • There are a limited number of stands available at each show. 
  • There will be a selection process by an independent panel of experts. 
  • In the case of Shoppe Object a longlist from this selection panel will be provided to the show organisers who will make the final selection
  • Selection will take place in October, and candidates will be informed of the outcome by the first week in November at the latest.

In order to be considered for participation you must meet the following Terms and Conditions:

  • You must be registered with DCCI
  • Products must be made in Ireland
  • You must have a proven export record or have completed exporting training and have a strong export strategy

Selectors will base their selection on the information provided in your application form, your web site and your social media platforms.

Applications will be scored on the following criteria:

  • Suitability to market (to the show and the markets the show reaches)
  • Export capacity and ability
  • Quality of product (based on how it is presented on-line)
  • Branding

Costs to consider

Stand size and cost will be discussed and agreed once an offer has been made. Costs include stand hire, stand build, branding and marketing, return freight, and pre-show preparation. 

Please be aware, participants must contribute to the cost of their stand. The individual costs are not yet finalised, but will likely to be between €1200 and €2500,  not including flights and accommodation.

If you feel either show is the right fit for your business click here to access the application form

Closing date is the 18th of October, 2021.

Other options

And if these shows are not a fit for your brand, then you can apply for the International Fair Fund to exhibit at a show that meets your specific needs.

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