Our Interiors + Lifestyle team love this time of year.  January 2017 plays host to a number of highly regarded design shows, and they love nothing more than catching the trends early for the year ahead.  From Paris to Berlin, Birmingham to London, there is a show for everyone. The design industry contributes an 'incredible £8.8 million to the UK economy every hour', according to a Design Council report in 2015, which makes these shows invaluable to the natural evolution of the industry.

So what is on and where should you be?

9-13 January: Pars HOMEX 2017 - Mashad, Iran. From household appliances, kitchen accessories to home decorative items, this exhibition has everything you need in this sector under one roof. 

10-13 January: Heimtextil - Frankfurt, Germany. The perfect fair for finding emerging products and textiles.

10-15 January: ISMOB 2017 - Istanbul, Turkey. Showcasing the best of Turkish design. The event attracts an audience from Europe, the Middle East and Asia. 

15-17 January: Top Drawer - Olympia, London. The London hub of suppliers, designers and manufacturers. 

16-22 January: IMM Möbelmesse 2017 - Cologne, Germany. Presenting the trends in furniture and interiors that will shape the industry for this year and next.

19-22 January: IDS 2017 - Toronto, Canada. Bringing together the newest and most innovative Canadian and international designs.

20-24 January: Maison et Objet - Paris, France. International, Inspirational, Essential is the concept for this year's show. Expect a journey (lots of halls with products to view), and plenty of new product discovery.

22-25 January: January Furniture Show 2017 - Birmingham, UK. The biggest furniture trade event in the UK, withover 20,000 key attendees.

27-29 January: Berlin Design Show - Berlin, Germany. Showcasing design classics of the past 120 years. Including furniture, ceramics, fabrics and art.

29-31 January: Northpoint - Edinburgh, Scotland. The new furniture and interiors exhibition for the North of the UK, it covers upholstery, lighting and accessories.