100% Design is returning to Olympia, London for its 24th edition of the largest design trade show in the UK for architects and designers to discover the latest trends and talents during London Design Festival. Don’t expect a run-of-the-mill trade show because this year comes with a bevy of new changes, projects and highlights.
The show starts on September 19th, 2018 and runs through the 22nd. Register to attend here.
At 100% Forward, a new segment in the show curated by Barbara Chandler (design editor of Homes & Property at the London Evening Standard), established designers who have launched their careers at 100% Design will highlight eight UK designers who they believe are about to take off. The industries these new talents hail from include furniture, lighting, printed/woven textiles, ceramics, origami and illuminated wallpaper.
Curated by Max Fraser (100% Design’s Content Editor), 100% Futures will focus on innovative design that will change the future of city living under the theme “designing for cities.” We’re excited to see more of this exhibition as it’ll cover a range of topics including travel, technology, signage and typography, well-being, public spaces, and sustainability, all centered around improving urban living around the world.
Architects and builders will want to pen down 100% Build London into their itineraries. This event will feature the new news coming out of the construction and architectural industry, including the latest construction materials, glazing technology, integrated automation technology, and more.
Talks with 100% Design will be returning with a program of innovative and forward-thinking talks, including a few that have already piqued our interest like “When oops happens,” “The Future of Home Tech,” and “Wellness Trends in the Workplace with Gensler.”
The newly formed West Kensington Design District is the place to be this year for all the must-see events and curated programs during London Design Festival. Check out the cool new interactive map to help you navigate through this design hub!
Of course, in addition to the new 100% Build London, don’t miss out on the rest of core exhibitions, 100% Interiors, 100% Kitchens, Bathrooms & Bedrooms, and Emerging Brands, to check out the latest collections from powerhouse brands and up-and-coming designers.
At the show, you can watch Benchmark’s hand-assembly process for creating timeless furniture live every day. Established & Sons, arguably one the best in British design, will showcase new furniture + lighting like the Casette sofa designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, the Barbican chaise by Konstantin Grcic, and the Light Light by Dimitri Bähler.
A newcomer to 100% Design is One Plus Eleven whose collection blurs the line between art and furniture. Other brands to watch include Casa Botelho, Rubn, B Sweden, Graypants by Pad Home, Antonio Lupi, Odddot, Taamaa, Tuuci, Lyon Beton, Frama, Pintark, Adventures in Furniture and Madheke.
Those interested in sustainability and contemporary living will want to stop by Riko x Philippe Stark and Tesla. In collaboration with Slovenian engineering and manufacturing brand Riko, Philippe Stark will be presenting a prefab house that will change your preconceptions about prefab homes. Tesla will be focusing on the Powerwall, a device that stores energy during the day when you least need it for when you need it most, minimizing reliance on other forms of energy.
If you’re finding yourself running low on energy, head on over to the Arper Social Hub to connect, recharge and learn more about the show’s programs and events.
As you can already tell, there’s a lot on the agenda for this year’s show! Don’t get overwhelmed by last minute decisions – register today so you can plan ahead to explore everything 100% Design has to offer.
For more information, visit 100percentdesign.co.uk. See you there!