All You Need to Know about the London Design Festival 2018 – London is viewed as the Capital of design and around September, the city hosts numerous events and exhibitions that seek to promote creativity and innovation.
The London Design Festival brings together the greatest minds in the country, from designers to retailers as well as opinion leaders and educators. This year, the festival will take place from 15-23 September 2018 and visitors can expect to see a wide variety of exhibitions throughout numerous venues and institutions in London.
This imperative design festival is both a cultural and a commercial event. The programme ranges from a wide variety of features, installations and talks, plus it also acts as an opportunity to visit the best landmarks of the city. Now, Design-Build Ideas will highlight a few of them, including:
- Design Events and Exhibitions
- Design Districts
- Parties and Gatherings
- Luxury Hotels
Best Design Events to Attend:
Decorex is internationally renowned for being one of the best platforms to find the most coveting concepts and products regarding interior design, which are developed by emerging and well-established talents. This year’s edition will take precedence from 16-19 September in Syon Park.
In this event, you can expect to see luxury brands like Covet House (H47), Boca do Lobo and RugsSociety (H45), Luxxu and Pullcast(H42), Casamance (C24), Lasvit (H33), Nicholas Haslam (B37), THG Paris (Booth C37) as well as Santorus, a unique brand dedicated to fashion and interior design, especially in cushion, fabrics and wallpapers. The brand will also be present at 100% Design.
Considered one of the best destinations in the beloved London Design Festival, 100% Design is actually the largest and longest-running design trade event for industry professionals in the UK. From 12-19 September, this will become the best place to find the most appealing interior design trends, inspirations as well as emerging talents.
This year, the event has introduced brand-new features, including the affluent area of West Kensington Design District, 100% Features that celebrates forward-thinking design, 100% Forward that honours emerging talents in sectors like lighting, textiles, furniture and product design, 100% Build London, which is a show dedicating for the construction and architectural industry, Design Best Sale Shop, among many other attractive exhibitions. You can expect to hear from some of the world’s best designers and architects in the show’s talks, including Marcel Wanders, Kelly Hoppen, Thomas Heatherwick, Philippe Starck, John Hitchcox, Jade Jagger, Mark Davison and Steve Leung.
100% Design also grants the opportunity for one to meet some of the best luxury design brands in the world, including DelightFull and Essential Home (Booth L421), Antoniolupi (L330), Tuuci (Booth L257), Vincent Sheppard (Booth L360), and countless others.
In 2018, designjunction has found a new location in the cultural hub of the South Bank. The event will take place from 20-23 September and will encompass a combination of global furniture, lighting, accessory, material and technology brands, who have the opportunity to meet, do business and be inspired by one another. The event hosts numerous pop-up shops, installations, and interactive features, making Designjunction one of the most exclusive and prestigious events in London and worldwide.
The London Design Fair takes place in the creative heart of East London. The new edition will occur from 20-23 September and will bring together 550 exhibitors from 36 countries. Here one can find the latest trends in furniture, lighting, textiles, materials as well as the most astonishing conceptual installations from the world’s best minds. Within this fair, there’s also plenty of events including Tent London an event dedicated to contemporary art.
Located in the Chelsea Harbour Design Centre, Focus is recognized as a primary destination for creative excellence. Each year, the event gathers thousands of makers and thinkers from the industries of interior design, architecture and fashion. Colour will be one of the main aesthetics for the upcoming edition.
For its 30th anniversary, the prestigious art fair will celebrate modern British art from the last 100 years. The event will count with the presence of over 50 leading dealers as well as plenty of peculiar exhibitions taking place at the Saatchi Gallery, from 20-23 September.