London trade show 100% Design comes to Olympia from September 21 to 24, part of a line-up of design events in London this month
From lighting to furniture and flooring, the UK’s largest design trade show, 100% Design, is returning, packed with ideas suitable for bars, pubs, restaurants and clubs. Taking place at Olympia in London from September 21 to 24, it brings together products and inspiration from leading national and international exhibitors and brands. Now in its 22nd year, it attracts over 26,000 people a year, part of the wider London Design Festival.
This year’s theme is “experience”, which will be explored across the show through specially commissioned installations, immersive experiences and sensory experiments. The programme of Talks with 100% Design will this year be curated by the Design Museum, presented in a specially-commissioned auditorium designed by Miska Miller-Lovegrove. A separate talks programme focusing on professional development will take place in the Forum.
New features for 2016 include a cinema area, showcasing products, designers and studios, and LuxuryMade – a new show dedicated to contemporary decorative interiors. Alongside sections dedicated to workplaces, kitchens and bathrooms, leading brands will be presenting everything from furniture and lighting to fabrics and accessories within the Interiors section. This will include Design London, next to the Central Bar, featuring no more than 15 brands that demonstrate the best in design manufacturing.
For bar interiors, look out for lighting specialists such as Industville, Delightfull, Mullan Lighting and Original BTC, leather specialist Andrew Muirhead & Son, and furniture and lighting supplier Andy Thornton. Dimplex will present its Opti-myst fires with 3D electric flame and smoke effect that are ideal for stylish bars.
Another section will be Emerging Brands, 100% Design’s platform committed to uncovering the best and freshest ideas from tomorrow’s new talent. The largest section will be Design & Build, featuring architectural lighting through to flooring. Hakwood will showcase its high-end wood flooring alongside launching its new easy-to-install wooden wall tiles.
Desso, a specialist in high-quality carpet tiles and broadloom, is debuting at 100% Design to unveil a new collection. Solus Ceramics will be exhibiting its latest trend-setting tile ranges, including its new Patchwork and Metropolitan ranges. See page 59 for more on this.
Register for free at www.100percentdesign.co.uk, or tickets are £15 on the door.
London Design Festival
100% Design is part of the London Design Festival which runs from September 17 to 25, with a programme of over 400 events and exhibitions staged by hundreds of partner organisations in “design districts” around the capital. They range from Timorous Beasties wallcoverings and Moooi furnishings to Lee Broom’s cutting-edge lighting while Ace Hotel London in Shoreditch will be filled with specially commissioned products from London-based European designers.
The CitizenM hotel on Bankside has collaborated with the nearby Shakespeare’s Globe to create a secret garden in its atrium as part of its annual series of garden installations for the Festival. The installation, called “Speak Low if You Speak Love” after a line from Much Ado About Nothing, will be at the hotel from September 17 to October 15.
Details at www.londondesignfestival.com.