Interiors - Testimonials

"We've had a fantastic event again this year. It's been extremely busy and we've been able to bring our designers to the forefront giving colour advice. We've also been able to bring our trends to life with our different roomsets as well as being able to provide people with the practical colour advice they might need through testers and advice on colours for their different rooms. Overall another fantastic year for us!"

Jenny Hall, Dulux

"The show has been good, we've had a great response. The footfall seemed busier than in previous years and being a British company, the response to our products has gone down extremely well. People love the new colours that we've launched and hopefully it will bring in lots of business!"


"The UK market has strongly evolved in recent years towards are more contemporary way of living. We have successfully exhibited for two years, due to the success of the exhibition we are delighted to have increased the size of our stand to showcase additional lines. This exhibition is a well awaited event by consumers."

Mireille Baumgart, Boconcept

"The presentation of Grand Designs Live moved the concept of furniture exhibitions into a whole new dimension – the other shows have a lot of catching up to do! Grand Designs cleverly transformed the vast ExCeL space into an exciting buzzy environment; at times it felt like the whole of London was there." Ligne Roset "Grand Designs Live was without doubt the most spectacular show I have witnessed in this industry in the last two decades. The sense of drama created by the layout and the innovative approach taken by the organisers, Media 10, ensured that it exceeded all expectations within the market place."

Kevin Murphy, ExCeL London

"The interiors area at Grand Designs Live provides a rare opportunity to showcase our latest products whilst surrounded by similar like-minded manufacturers or specialist retailers all with a passion for quality, individuality and design." Peter Friend, Hulsta "The show has been a great success and we will be back next year. The quality of visitors has been fantastic and we are confident we have generated strong leads for the year ahead."

Sally Chamley, Director, Black Orchid Interiors Ltd

"This is the second year at Grand Designs Live and the lighting feature this year has been a vast improvement we have had so many positive responses from consumers – everyone loving the idea of seeing the products in situ, so the rooms set idea has been perfect as visitors can put our products in to context rather than just seeing an image. We have had people coming in with ideas and plans, looking for a little more inspiration. It has been a great nine days."

Ashley Smith, Marketing Director, Philips Consumer Lighting

"If your business needs to reach quality end users who are either planning or currently working on a new build or refurbishment, then Grand Designs is the show for you." Pamela Bonsall, Director, Blueridge Flooring "Grand Designs is a superbly run show. We have always had full professional support from the organisers whose understanding of, and practical help with, the logistical challenges we face as a business based on the Isle of Skye has made the Birmingham and London shows the premier events in our exhibition programme."

Clive Hartwell, Director, Skyeskyns Ltd

"Grand Designs has become an essential annual show for Myakka. We have achieved a reliable and strong response from every show to date from both existing and new Myakka customers. In terms of customer acquisition and brand profile, Grand Designs is a must… new orders flow in for months after as a result of this show!"

Georgie Hopkins, Myakka Ltd

"Grand Designs Live helps us to generate a high level of quality enquiries and sales every year. It's always a good opportunity to meet customers and display some of the best products we have to offer" Sharron Robey, Director, Robeys "Never been to a show like this! We've taken more orders each day than other shows we went to which is absolutely phenomenal."

Marcus Jones, Director, Wall Aquarium

"At 20th Century Collectables we sell bot vintage 1960s/1970s Italian chandeliers plus our own contemporary lighting designs and Grand Designs has proved to be the perfect event for us. Direct contact with the many thousands of homebuilders and renovators who attend the show has enabled us to grow our business and make many worthwhile contacts. Sales at both the Grand Designs shows at ExCeL and the NEC have been phenomenal for us and the 'follow-on' enquiries just keep on coming."

Jan Southgate, Owner, 20th Century Collectables