The London Design Festival was conceived by Sir John Sorrell and Ben Evans. Building on London's existing design activity, their concept was to create an annual event that would promote the city's creativity, drawing in the country's greatest thinkers, practitioners, retailers and educators to a deliver an unmissable celebration of design.
23 - 26 September 2015
This September, 100% Design, the UK's largest design trade show celebrates its 21st edition in a brand new home, Olympia London. Staged in the dramatic Grand and West Halls, the show will take place across two levels and benefit from natural light, enhanced facilities and five distinct sections including Interiors, Design & Build, Kitchens & Bathrooms, Workplace and Emerging Brands.
Based upon the central theme 'Design in Colour', 100% Design 2015 has collaborated closely with trend forecasters WGSN among many others to bring to life the visual and sensual experience of using colour across interiors and the build environment. This is supported by specially commissioned and thought-provoking editorial features, world-leading seminars and live content, alongside over 400 exhibitors.
The top colour trends for 2016 will thread throughout the show as a means to demonstrate the importance of colour and to navigate the show. To complement this, the award-winning 100% Design website fully embraces colour, providing an opportunity to search exhibitor products in each of the selected colours.
20 - 23 September 2015
Returning to the prestigious location of Syon Park, Decorex International opens alongside the 2015 London Design Festival. This year Decorex explores the future of luxury through a series of interactive feature installations and focused seminar discourse.
Leading applied arts and design critic, Corinne Julius, curates the eagerly anticipated sequel to Future Heritage, an exciting feature of people to commission and the names to collect in contemporary British craft and design. Renowned designer, Russell Sage, will be creating the highly anticipated Champagne Bar this year and The New Craftsmen - luxury handmade craft from over 75 British makers - will be designing the VIP lounge in association with House & Garden. Throughout the four days, visitors will be the first to see new collections from more than 400 design brands and experience inspirational and enlightening talks as part of the popular seminar programme. A pop-up food market will offer visitors the chance to indulge in luxury street food from some of London's rising stars, while the on-site restaurant will provide fine dining with views of historic Syon Park.
24 - 27 September 2015
designjunction is delighted to announce that this year's London flagship show will be held at two stunning new locations for the London Design Festival 2015. Renowned for taking on challenging industrial spaces across the globe, designjunction2015 will see the transformation of the spectacular, character-filled former Central Saint Martin's college and nearby Victoria House.
In a move which will result in a major collaborative show for London, the former Central Saint Martin's College building will house designjunction's leading trade- focused brands and live content, whilst across the road, Victoria House will present the show's largest ever retail offering of premium high-end design brands.
designjunction2015 will host more than 180 cutting-edge design brands, over 50 design-led pop-up shops, the largest ever edition of lightjunction, a stellar seminar programme, interactive flash factories and a wealth of culinary delights - all spread across two historic venues.
20 - 25 September 2015
At Focus/15 connect, converse, create. A comprehensive collective of over 500 leading international brands runs the gamut from classic contemporary to cutting- edge.The dynamic programme brings together creative minds for an exciting exchange of ideas and collection launches. Global names share their expertise
at 'Conversations in Design' sessions while 'Access All Areas' sees tremendous growth with over 100 events bringing new insights at workshops, talks and forums. Add to this specially commissioned installations and pop-ups, it is the perfect mix of style, innovation and directional design.
24 - 27 September 2015
Tent & Super Brands, London have rapidly become the host fairs for national pavilions during the Festival, with 450 exhibitors from 29 countries. Some pavilions will be themed around a design discipline such as the Czech Republic's 2014 Glass Mania by Umprum academy, or will be a cross-disciplinary selection by producers such as Fulgen for 100% Norway 2015. Other confirmed Pavilions will include the spectacular and updated Consistency & Change in Korean Craft exhibition, Swedish Design Pavilion & Cafe in Super Brands (curated and designed by Cate & Nelson with brands including Offecct, Bla Station etc.) and The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland exhibition celebrating Irish Design 2015. Taste Taiwan celebrates World Design Capital 2016 with a dining experience, the Italian Trade Commission will present 250sqm of Italian brands, KADK NOW! (Danish selection as seen in Milan), Finland presents Finnish Form for the first time alongside the Australian Furniture Association (curated by Tent London) and returning with a new line-up is Hand Made Japan.
New brands showing in Super Brands will include Neo Craft from Germany and Yask from Switzerland. Visitors will also be able to enjoy a colour experience by Dulux and a talks programme that will reflect the country pavilions line-up.
For the first time, Tent will present a feature area called "Techable Home" for tech enabled design for the home. Techable Home will be paired with a Tech Meets Design talks programme at Second Home - London's newest Tech community space on Hanbury Street, E1.