Excitement is building around the reopening of the London Design Festival (18-26 of September), the most important event for the the British and international community of design. Among the news, Design London, at its debut in North Greenwich, taking place from 22-25 September, marking a new phase for what was formerly known as 100% Design.
The trade destination will be housed in Magazine London, a brand new venue on the Greenwich Peninsula overlooking Canary Wharf. A platform for those looking to network and source the latest and most innovative furniture, lighting and design pieces.
“Greenwich Peninsula is one of London’s most fascinating and rapidly expanding neighbourhoods with a new Design District fuelled by creativity so we felt it was the best location for Design London”, says Jedd Barry, Marketing Manager of Design London. “The district is peppered with public exhibitions and contemporary art installations and we’re excited to add to that with our cutting-edge content. We’ll be showcasing originality, diversity and innovation, and particularly look forward to celebrating the U.K. as one of the most important places for specification internationally”.
Great waiting for the British-Nigerian artist Yinka Ilori, headline speaker and chief collaborator, he will open the talks programme on day one of the show and welcome guests through a kaleidoscopic tunnel of colour inviting the public to take a seat in his joyfully designed auditorium ‘Transparency in shades of colour’.
Led by renowned industry influencers and thought leaders, Discussions at Design London will address the most pressing topics to encourage debate. Other speakers include Henry Holland, Eley Kishimoto and Pearson Lloyd.
Among the exhibitors, international brands include Artifort, Van Rossum, Ethimo, Penta, Artemide, Ideal Standard, Cameron Design House, Empty State. There will also be a pavilion of over 10 Scandi names curated by Lifestyle & Design Cluster in conjunction with the Danish Embassy.
The [d]arc room will host a series of lighting talks led by experts, including exhibitors as Delta Light, John Cullen Lighting, Mesh, Nichia and Thorlux.
Visitors to Design London can also expect to see work from award-winning London based design studio Haberdashery London.
A place to go, for design and food & drink: a series of street food vendors and pop-up bars by Campari will transform Design London into an unmissable pit stop.