25 Beautiful Trade Show Stands That Inspired and Delivered

Some of the most eye catching trade show stands with elegant design that intrigue your clients and increase engagement!

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Creating trade show stands can be a really competitive business, as they’re a golden opportunity to make your brand, er, stand out amongst your rivals and show why yours is the best. It’s definitely worth spending some time working on an outstanding display of your own (sorry, we couldn’t resist a second one).

With that in mind, we curated a selection of some stands that have taken the expression “You only get one chance to make a first impression” to heart. Yes, they’re that good.

A feast for the eyes of technology, colours and design — enjoy! 

Eye catching trade show stands: The best selection

#1 ‘Building for the 2000-Watt Society: The State of Affairs’ 

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This exhibition won the Best of Show at the European Design Awards. The title translates to “Building for the 200-Watt Society: The State of Affairs” and talks about sustainable architecture.

#2 ASLA 2011 – Tradeshow Exhibit

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Doesn’t this exhibit by Tammy Goldsworthy for the ASLA 2011 trade show just invite you in with its playful concept? It’s professional while still maintaining a sense of whimsy.

#3 Dish Network

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Wouldn’t you be curious what all those kangaroos are about? There are also lots of screens that look like they’d be a lot of fun to play with.

#4 Nintendo

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The lights at this booth for Nintendo at the 2012 edition of the E3 conference definitely drew in more than a few curious people.

#5 Ansorg

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This angular display is for a lighting company, and potential customers get the impression just from look at this stand that they’re stylish.

#6 Trion: Defiance

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Wouldn’t you want to go inside this stand for a new video game at the Gadget Show Live?

#7 German Federal Chamber Architects

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We’d definitely trust these architects to design something cool just based on this stand!

#8 BlueAnt

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Lighting and sleek design match BlueAnt’s wireless products perfectly.

#9 BlueTrek

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This blue and black stand at the CeBit trade show in Hanover, Germany, invites potential clients in to take a look.

#10 Columbia Sportswear Company

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This stand was created by Rainier for the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market to launch their new Omni-Heat clothing brand based around the concept of a fabric ceiling.

#11 Moodlight

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While this stand is quite small, it still catches customers’ eyes and has plenty of places that invite them to sit down and take some time to learn about the brand.

#12 Ceramics of Italy 

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Two architects were inspired by Italy to create a custom pavilion covered entirely in Italian tile — with an appropriately stylish look, too.

#13 Growth-Point 

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This stand was rolled out at three conferences in 2012, and was designed by the firm The New Black.

#14 WhiteWave Café 

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As part of the WhiteWave Foods brand, this pop-up café was set up at Expo West’s 2013 edition to show off their plant-based foods and drinks.

#15 Philips 

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You know tech brand Philips is all about the latest technology with this impressive display.

#16 Glocal Design Magazine 

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It almost goes without saying that if you’re a design magazine, your trade show booth should have a fantastic design!

#17 HAY

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This booth for the Stockholm Furniture Fair was created for a brand that mixes architecture and fashion — just like this design.

#18  The Housing Corporation 

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Originally created for the Thames Gateway Forum, this stand was re-used various times for the housing company that wanted to emphasise their design, quality and eco-friendly aspects of their brand.

#19 Louis Poulson

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Not only does this stand look really cool, but it also does an amazing job of showing off the client’s product — lighting solutions.

#20 AT&T 

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Clean lines, bright colours and lots of digital displays — this stand for AT&T ticks all the boxes for a solid tech company booth.

#21 Kurgo 

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Doesn’t this stand at the Global Pet Expo just make you want to take off and go camping somewhere beautiful with your dog?

#22 Prolicht 

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Created for a Frankfurt trade show, this angular display highlights what makes Prolicht’s lighting so appealing for customers.

#23 SP Products

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This playful stand at the Expo Papelería in Argentina in 2013 just brings out your inner child.

#24 Motorola 

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The swooping design of this Motorola stand just screams high-tech.

#25 Metal Gear Rising 

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Part of a larger display for Konami’s video games at the E3 Trade Show, this stand by Skybound Design invites you in to the world of the game for a sneak preview.

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