Ideal Home Show Scotland celebrates 70th anniversary

Despite major design developments since the show first came to the Kelvin Hall, Glasgow in 1947, it still offers something for everyone and a great day out. Over the weekend some 45,000 visitors are expected through the doors from first-time buyers to home improvers, gardeners and upgraders. 

To mark the anniversary, Scotland’s leading homes event collaborated with exhibitor BoConcept, the Danish interior specialists, to celebrate the best of old and new, making the most of the exhibitor’s sleek, minimalist designs, in stark contrast to the post-war styles from the late 1940s.

Seventy years ago people did not have access to the technology which now features heavily in day-to-day home life, from robot vacuum cleaners and dishwashers to voice-activated personal assistants and app controlled lighting and heating. In 1947 the products at the show included the revolutionary microwave oven and colour TV.

Brand new for 2017, the Show will host the Eat and Drink Festival celebrating the best of Scottish food and drink produce following its successful launch in London’s Olympia in March.  The new foodie festival is a feast for the senses with artisan producers, chefs and food vendors enabling visitors to sample the latest flavours and food trends. 

Rob Nathan, Group Marketing Director at Media 10 said: “It’s an honour to be celebrating the Show’s 70th birthday. While much has changed since the 1947 Kelvin Hall exhibition, the show’s values have remained the same with an aspirational yet attainable appeal.

“The Ideal Home Show Scotland has grown to become the biggest and best show of its kind in Scotland. This year’s there’s a bonus as our new format gives visitors two shows for the price of one with the very best of homes and food and drink all under one roof.”

This year’s Ideal Home Show will feature the latest in interior design and technology with over 400 different exhibitors showcasing furniture and home improvements, to kitchenware and gardens.

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