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100% Design 2019
 

 

In September 2018 The London Design Festival brings 400 events, colourful chairs and a fluorescent lion to the capital. We've listed the main events and previewed the must-see events on in London during the festival.

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The London Design Festival

Nine days of design events from small product launches to large scale, interactive installations.

 

Dates: 14th - 22nd September 2019

 

Celebrating London as the gateway to international design, the London Design Festival returns for a 17th year in 2019 with hundreds of events and exciting installations. Look out for landmark projects in the city and at the V&A. British designer Paul Cocksedge responds to the changing rhythm of the community with his large-scale installation, Please Be Seated, in Broadgate while designer Dan Tobin Smith and The Experience Machine present VOID, a multi-sensory spatial installation at Collins Theatre, Islington. The V&A will be the official Festival Hub for the 11th year running, playing host to a number of specially-commission installations and displays. Among these are Legacy, a display of 10 works by 10 different artists inspired by an object of personal or professional importance to them; Falling Sky by Matthew McCormick, a multi-story art installation featuring frost-like formations conspicuously positioned above onlookers; and Sacred Geometry by Rony Plesl, a unique glass installation that draws inspiration from fire and wood. As a citywide event, the festival features 10 official Design Districts and incorporates events such as 100% Design, designjunction and the London Design Fair.

 
 
 

Designjunction

70 premium boutiques and emerging design labels.

West Handyside Canopy, York Way, London, N1C 4UZ

Tube: King's Cross Station

 

Dates: 19th - 22nd September 2019

 

For its ninth year designjunction, a key part of the London Design Festival, moves to King's Cross - a key reason that the area has been named a Design District in the festival for the first time. The event offers a curated show of the best international furniture, lighting and design objects with three central exhibition spaces: Cubitt House, Lewis Cubitt Park and West Handyside Canopy. The King's Cross Light Tunnel will play host to the RADO Star Prize awards programme for the first time and the Everyman Cinema will offer a programme of talks curated by Grant Gibson. Other highlights include showcases by leading international names such as Icons of Denmark, LSA International and PAD Home as well as 70 premium boutiques and emerging design labels showcasing everything from accessories to technology and glassware to stationery.

 
 
 

London Design Festival: Kings Cross Design District

Exhibitions and activities centred on Coal Drops Yard include a disco facade by Martino Gamper.

Coal Drops Yard, Kings Cross Goods Yard, London, N1C

Tube: King's Cross Station

 

Dates: 14th - 22nd September 2019

 

For the first time, King's Cross becomes a design district at the London Design Festival with exhibitions and activities centred on Coal Drops Yard. As well as special exhibitions, events, workshops and performances, Coal Drops Yard hosts a commissioned landmark project by Martino Gamper, a playful installation which mimics the exterior of a disco facade. The temporary gateway is inspired by a Potemkin village in the Italian Alps and creates a striking foil to the old industrial brickwork buildings and Heatherwick Studio's curvaceous architecture. If you're in the area to visit major design fair, designjunction, allow time to visit shops and businesses putting on special events. These include STORE Store, Tom Dixon, Granby Workshop, Maya Magal, Tracey Neuls shoes as well as Wolf & Badger clothing and lifestyle store. Fashion designer Roksanda Ilincic has teamed up with Gasholders, a new development of high end apartments, to present her first interiors project inside a penthouse suite while a graduate exhibition at Central Saint Martins showcases projects themed around more sustainable futures.

 
 
 

London Design Fair

550 exhibitors from 36 countries in the heart of East London.

The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL

Tube: Aldgate East Station

 

Dates: 19th - 22nd September 2019

 

Launched in 2016, when it replaced Tent London and Super Brands London, the London Design Fair is one of three big fairs timed to coincide with The London Design Festival. Taking over a whole floor of the Old Truman Brewery the three-day industry event brings together 550 brands from 36 countries, including independent designers, established brands, international country pavilions, features and exhibitions. This year see a host of new additions including The Bathroom Gallery in partnership with ELLE Decoration, Crossovers: a collectible design journey and the Milk Stand, a pop-up shop from design blog Design Milk where you can meet a curated group of designers, learn more about their products and processes, and shop for a one-of-a-kind design accessory from the fair.

 
 
 

100% Design

Olympia Exhibition Centre, Hammersmith Road, Earls Court, London, W14 8UX

Tube: Kensington (Olympia) Station

 

Dates: 18th - 21st September 2019

 

An original 1967 Victoria Line tube carriage, Camille Walala and a multi-sensory Finnish House are all highlights at this year's 100% Design, the commercial cornerstone event of The London Design Festival. It's a vast showcase for more than 400 architects, product designers and interiors specialists. Dividing the Olympia exhibition centre into areas for the workplace, interiors, emerging brands and for those working in the construction and architectural industries, the fair hosts product launches for decorative lighting, furniture and fittings as well as providing a platform for newcomers. Industry experts share their wisdom at 'Talks with 100% Design' which include colour expert Karen Haller and Marianne Shelford from Dulux, New London Architecture and 100 Years of the Bauhaus Movement by Icon Magazine. Predominantly a trade show, doors are open to the public on the final day.

 
 
 
 
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