This week, from 20-23 September, the burgeoning district of West Kensington becomes the epitome of inspiration with 100% Design, the UK’s largest and most iconic design trade show returning to Olympia London.
One more year, 100% Design will bring leading national and international design heavyweights, many of whom will be launching new product at the show. The show will provide expert industry insight and unrivalled business experience for architects, interior designers and other design and construction specialists, as well as seminars, talks and networking opportunities for the more than 27,000 professional attendees from the influential design community.
This edition’s theme, Elements, aspires to influence visitors to consider everything from the fundamentals of design to the component parts that make up a product, the materials used to the stories and processes of development. The theme is therefore reflected across installations, features, talks programs and show design, which this year will present products split into five distinct sections: Interiors, Workplace, Kitchens & Bathrooms, Design & Build and Emerging Brands.
With over 600 exhibitors launching hundreds of new products, here is our selection of companies and designers to watch out for in this years’ show:
Addicted to Patterns – Created by Justyna Medon professional printmaker and surface designer and Mani Swiatek designer and photographer, this Bristol based design studio specializes in bespoke hand screen printed - artisan collections of wallpapers and textiles, that combine craftsmanship with art and delivering the best quality and complex design services.
Grace & Thorn – Founded by Nik Southern in 2011. Grace & Thorn plays with unique combinations of textures and patterns, drawing on the worlds of nature, art and fashion rather than traditional designs, so helping people see flowers and plants in a new and different way.
Lindsay Taylor - Embroiderer, upholsterer, cushion designer and self-declared exceedingly British artist, will be bringing an exquisite range of products and one-off art pieces created utilizing her brilliant and beautiful designs.
Madcap Cottage - North Carolina-based design firm by John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon and their shared passion for prints and pattern, will be presenting among others, their The Madcap Cottage fabric line with Robert Allen @Home, their just-launched Madcap wallpaper collection with York Wallcoverings and their latest book “Prints Charming” (Abrams).
The Loving Chair Company - TLC is a family run business started by three generations of creative women, that specializes in furniture design using stylish and colorful couture fabrics and high-quality materials. TLC aims to make distant furniture dreams a bold and beautiful reality, from manufacturing in their own Porto based factory to the delivery at your home.
Wednesday, 20 September – Saturday, 23 September 2017 at Olympia London (Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX)
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