100% Design is the largest trade show in the UK for architects and designers and the cornerstone event of London Design Festival. This year, the show is returning for its 23rd edition in Olympia London from September 20-23. There’s a lot to see and do, as the show is covering five distinct sections: Interiors, Workplace, Kitchens & Bathrooms, Design & Build, and Emerging Brands. If you’re not registered yet, get a ticket here!
Every year, there’s also a theme that gets reflected across the show’s installations, features, talk programs, and show design. This year’s theme is “Elements,” which will cover overarching themes like fundamentals of design to the nitty gritty like the nuts and bolts of a product.
Emerging Brands will spotlight the freshest ideas from new, up-and-coming talents. Fun fact: the platform has been the launchpad for leading designers such as Ella Doran, Tom Dixon, and Barber Osgerby! This year exhibitors include Odddot, Thirty Line Design, Mash.T Design Studio, Citradi, and Mairi Helena.
The Workplace section is not one to be missed if you’re fascinated with how design affects productivity, creativity, and the experience of the workplace itself. Design in the workplace is growing globally so you’ll see innovative advances in desks, seating, acoustic panels, storage systems, lighting, and flooring from brands like Alki and Okamura. Swedish designers Lintex will be showcasing their writable surfaces for the first time to a UK market. The Arper Bloggers Lounge will also return for the second year to host informal discussions regarding workplace design.
Interiors will cover everything from furniture and lighting to fabrics and accessories from brands all over the world. You’ll see mid-century modern and art-deco inspired designs from brands like Mambo Unlimited, Due, and Mullan Lighting, as well as new collections in upholstery, furniture and lighting by Bow and Arrow, Andy Thornton Ltd, and Wooklikes. It’s no surprise that Pad Home, Designheure, Jetclass, and Turnstyle Designs will also be there – they’ve exhibited at every 100% Design since its inception!
Expect to see new advances in the realm of Kitchens and Bathrooms, a space that’s growing due to the demand of the hospitality and interior design trades. Eco-friendly and materials that demonstrate harmony with nature is a trending theme, so you’ll see Esthec Terrace’s sustainable terrace system at the show. You’ll also find new collections in ceramics and tiles from brands like Apicer and Concrete LCDA.
Design & Build is the largest of the five sections and will feature a materials showcase, surface innovations, technology and home automation. Exhibitors include Grestec Tiles, Sky-Frame, Domus Faces, and Ermetika srl, with Timbertherm exhibiting for the first time with its wooden floor heating.
Excited? We definitely are! Be sure to register so you can experience it all. Register here.
For more information, visit 100percentdesign.co.uk. See you there!