Over the last ten years, the DesignPopUp team have loved bringing the architecture and design communities across the UK and Ireland together.
From 2024, the DPU team will be concentrating on what we love most: bringing people and businesses together, with a primary focus on our home base in Scotland, and occasional events beyond.
Dedicated to bringing the A&D community together
Product Showcase: #DesignPopUp
Hosted in magnificent, restored period buildings, our two-day DPU exhibitions are essentially bespoke, beautifully-curated pop-up showrooms. We offer an innovative platform for the architecture and design community to explore the latest products for the specification market in a welcoming, synergistic environment.
DPU exhibitions celebrate the future of design with a rich programme of talks, product demos, CPDs, and panel discussions. And don’t forget our famous Parmesan and Prosecco networking parties!
Growing out of our successful Virtual Panels series, our DPU Educational events will bring together experts – from across our industry and beyond – to talk about up-to-the-minute issues and trends.
Since 2020, we’ve produced a series of compelling online and in person panel discussions covering a huge range of themes with relevance to the architecture and design communities: hospitality and workplace culture, education and healthcare, housing, biophilia and wellness, trends and techniques. Our Virtual Panels have been run in collaboration with some of the biggest organisations in the UK and Ireland’s specification industry, including Sheppard Robson, BDP, Henry J Lyons, Michael Lairds Architects and Collective Architecture.
DPU Social is a series of bespoke and curated events focusing on building and strengthening relationships.
Whether you need to entertain a new or favourite customer, or you want to reward your team for their hard work, we’ll make sure everyone has a night to remember.
This is what we do best – from chic parties on boats to hilarious mini golf tournaments, Our events are bespoke, personal, unique and memorable. Take advantage of our expertise and networks, and earn some kudos from your most important business relationships.
“#DesignPopUp provides the opportunity to learn about the latest products from innovative brands and to network with the wider design community.
Beautifully put together, with an array of exciting talks and workshops, it is the A&D event that brings showrooms to cities and is one of the most talked about social events of the year. Whether you are an exhibitor or an attendee, you do not want to miss it!”