London is calling… again! Get ready for the 25th edition of 100% Design!
In 2019, London will once again host the most important design trade event in the UK. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, from the 18th until the 25th of September, and following its unquestionable reputation as a stellar destination for the most prominent design trends and professionals, this year’s 100% Design will host a line-up of more than 400 exhibitors. Take a peek at what to expect.
First appearing in 1994, 100% Design is now celebrating 25 years of successful editions as the commercial cornerstone event of the London Design Festival. From the 18th until the 21st of September, London will be center stage for design professionals across the UK to meet and trade ideas or knowledge, as well as find the best solutions for their latest projects and inspire new designs, new trends.
With its unrivalled talks programme, striking installations and exhibitions, this year’s edition will be the largest gathering of designers and architects in the UK, providing a unique opportunity to meet with the industry’s leading professionals and emerging talents from all over the globe. If you are a design enthusiast, this is where you will need to be in September!
If you want to find out all the areas and features of 100% Design this year, then take a look below!
NEW: Detail London
A showcase of the latest contemporary soft furnishings and wall coverings by international design companies.
A curated exhibition of some of the best contemporary interior specialists for high-end interior designers and industry professionals.
NEW: Underground Volume II
Following the success of the first collaboration with Transport for London, Kirby Design will once again bring to life a curated selection of designs from the London Transport Museum’s archive, a collection of upholstery velvets which recreate original moquette designs historically used across the TfL network from the 1930s to present day.
Leading International Brands
With a star line-up of 400+ exhibitors showcasing the latest products across furniture, lighting, textiles, glazing, accessories, and more.
NEW: A Sense of Finland
New for this year, 100% Design will showcase ‘A Sense of Finland’ curated by Finnish/English designer Hanna Laikola, founder of HEMLO in collaboration with renowned Nordic brand Tapio Anttila Collection and Polar Life Haus, the long-established eco log house company.
A celebration of emerging talent selected by 100% Design at New Designers, with a further selection by Barbara Chandler, design editor of Homes & Property at the London Evening Standard.
NEW: The Design Lounge
The Design Lounge is a central feature of the show and includes a showcase of iconic Arper designs within an engaging setting, perfect to unwind, meet and network.
West Kensington Design District
The area will be returning for its second year at 100% Design with must-see events and exclusive content curated by partners from the likes of Kirby Design.
Talks with 100% Design
More than 50 talks with designers, architects, and specialists, to debate the most current trends. This year’s Auditorium will be a backdrop designed by Selencky Parsons addressing plastic consumption and waste.
NEW: Material Studio
New for 2019: 100% Design is excited to collaborate with Material Driven to create Material Studio, a showcase of 22 innovative materials with a number of them being shown in the UK for the first time.
As tradition demands, you can expect enticing live craftsmanship displays at this year’s edition. On stand C5B, discover intricate wood carving techniques in the flesh with Jack Badger. Plus, Benchmark return to the show with their skilled craftsmen manufacturing products live on stand B3.