May Design Series - About Us

MDS 2015

London ExCeL 
17 - 19 May 2015

The UK's definitive
international interiors event


May Design Series is the UK's definitive international interiors show and is running between 17-19 May 2015 at ExCeL London. This is the third edition of the May Design Series which launched in May 2013.

We are a trade only design and furniture exhibition, with over 400 edited trade suppliers featuring in the 2014 edition of the show, and over 700 in 2015.

UBM May Design SeriesThe May Design Series is organised by UBM. UBM is the world’s largest furniture show organiser and second-largest pure play event organiser. We organise tradeshows and other live ‘in person’ events which enable communities to do business. Our events are a key marketing tool for companies to source new leads, reinforce existing business relationships and bring the market up-to-date with their latest products and services.

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Our shows and publications are some of the most established in the design community...


Decorex International

Decorex International defines design; a uniquely British experience, internationally renowned for being the paramount event to discover the very best in luxury design. With a rich heritage of 37 years, Decorex provides a unique platform for launching into the most coveted end of the interior design world, and is the focus for an increasing number of specialist international exhibitors.



With the UK’s best hotel suppliers, a sought-after international collective plus exhibitors exclusive to Sleep who you won’t meet at any other UK show, visit to fulfil all your hotel sourcing needs. The event presents an edited collection of stunning hotel furniture, bathrooms, fabrics, surfaces, wallcoverings, flooring, lighting, technology plus much more.

kbb Birmingham

kbb Birmingham

The UK’s largest, most exciting gathering of the world’s best kitchen, bedroom and bathroom brands. The show is an unrivalled platform for architects, interior designers, retailers, contractors, plumbers and developers to network, source and specify the latest kitchen, bedroom and bathroom products.



The sustainable design, construction and energy marketplace for new build, refurb, commercial and domestic buildings. 89% of visitors claim that Ecobuild is a great show and one not to miss! It brings you a mix of suppliers that offer thousands of new and innovative products and services as well as offering a programme set to inspire, educate and solve your every day challenges.

Furniture China

Furniture China

With 2,500 exhibitors and 80,000 visitors, Furniture China is the biggest exhibition in Shanghai and the biggest furniture exhibition in the world. Not only does the show have the exhibitors to make it a quality lifestyle exhibition, but it also has a number of interactive features including the China Furniture Design Awards, Designers’ Morning Tea and Designers’ Night.


Malaysian International Furniture Fair

Being the No. 1 furniture fair in Southeast Asia, and consistently ranked amongst the top 10 worldwide, the Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) has spearheaded the furniture trade scene for years.


Building magazine

For the past 170 years, Building has been an
information pioneer for the construction industry,
bringing unrivalled intelligence to the market through
journalistic coverage, news, analysis and data.


BD magazine

Architecture news from the architects. Since its launch in 1970, BD has always gone against the grain, its hard news edge and irreverence shining through its pages as it consistently set the agenda, held the profession to account and had its say to influence those who matter.

Barbour ABI

Barbour ABI

Founded in the 1930's, Barbour ABI has over 80 years experience in gathering, processing and delivering insight and intelligence on the built environment. Their construction database helps identify industry trends and potential new customers.


2014 show partners:

  • A1 Lighting
  • A1 Retail
  • acid
  • Archilovers
  • Archiproducts
  • Architect's Choice
  • Architonic
  • bd
  • biid
  • bira
  • BITA
  • BKU
  • Blueprint
  • BMA
  • Boutique Hotelier
  • Bridge for Design
  • Building
  • Cabinet Maker
  • Cover
  • darc
  • DE
  • Decorum
  • Design Buy Build
  • design curial
  • DesignBoom
  • Designer Kitchen and Bathroom
  • Designers' Data
  • Ekbb
  • Elle Decoration
  • Eutopia Kitchen and Bathroom
  • FIRA
  • Furniture News
  • Hospitality Interiors
  • In Design Mag
  • Interior Design Today
  • Interiors Monthly
  • K & B Network
  • kbb daily
  • Kbsa
  • Kitchen and Bathroom News
  • Lighting
  • Livingetc
  • Mondo Arc
  • New Designers 2014
  • NTG
  • OfWeek
  • Refurb
  • SBID
  • The Art of Design
  • The Furnishing Report


Sun 17 May - 10.00 - 18.00
Mon 18 May - 10.00 - 20.00
Tue 19 May - 10.00 - 17.00

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