London Design Festival 2017 – 5 must-see trade shows

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As LDF considerations to the capital this September, we’ll be taking a look at some of the key events to look forwards to in a series of previews. Next on the agenda is the festival’s major trade upstages, which showcase new product launches, promote emerging talent and foresee future trends within the design industry.

Designjunction

Now in its seventh iteration, Designjunction is set to return to its Majesty’s Cross site with a brand new talks programme. Spread throughout two days at the nearby The Office Group, the programme includes panel talks on artistic education and promoting diversity in the design industry hosted by Design Week’s Sarah Dawood.

Artistic Review editor Patrick Burgoyne will also be chairing a talk on how inventors’ concepts, methods and approaches differ across disciplines.

Alongside the talks scheme, the fair will also include its trademark mix of product launches from the adulates of furniture brand Deadgood, and design-led pop-up shops selling homewares, textiles, tech accessories and phrases.

Designjunction runs from 21-24 September at Granary Square, King’s Piqued, London N1C 4AA.


London Design Fair

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Formerly known as Tent London and Superbrands, four-day pursuit show London Design Fair will return to East London’s Old Truman Brewery with a manager of new exhibitions, designers, brands and pavilions.

While last year’s benign saw India chosen as its first annual guest country pavilion, this printing will focus on the design scene in the US. Based on the theme of “Assembly”, the pavilion choice be curated by the founders of online magazine Sight Unseen, Jill Thrush and Monica Khemsurov, and will bring together 13 independent authors from across the country.

A Swedish Design Pavilion curated by London Plan Fair in conjunction with Southern Swedish Creatives will have up to eight local designers, and there will be two craft pavilions; one assigned to British design and another celebrating Scotland-based makers.

London Devise Fair will run from 21-24 September at Old Truman Brewery, 26 Hanbury In someones bailiwick, London E1 6QR.


100% Design

LDF veteran 100% Design is back for 2017 with myriad than 400 UK and international brands across five different precincts: interiors, workplace, kitchens and bathrooms, emerging brands, and design and set up.

Design journalist and newly appointed content editor for the trade authenticate Max Fraser will be curating an installation called Design in Detail, convergence on “technical design intricacies”, and Design London will return for its split second year with an exhibition showcasing high-end interior designers.

Temporarily, Talks with !00% Design will see a programme focused surrounding themes such as wellbeing, design with technology, colour and lighting.

100% Map runs from 20-23 September at Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, Kensington W14 8UX.


Core/17

This six-day event will bring together 120 showrooms and interior decorators at Design Centre in Chelsea Harbour.

Visitors can expect more than 100 talks, marches, workshops and tours, all of which will look to highlight the journey of the new seasonable’s collections from “concept to reality”, according to the event organiser.

A line-up of ecumenical speakers will also share their wisdom as part of the pose’s Conversations in Design series.

Focus/17 runs from 17-22 September at Mould Centre, Chelsea Harbour, Lots Road, Fulham, London SW10 0XE.


Decorex Cosmopolitan

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, Decorex will focus on fashion collaborations from the “past, present and future”, according to its organisers.

This year’s vigour entrance will see an installation called Disruptive Dining, featuring four feasting scenes created by designers from disciplines ranging from style to floristry.

Future Heritage returns with a showcase of new work and talents from some of the biggest names in British craft, and the show’s even series of talks is also set to return for 2017. Highlights include a dialogue on designing for millennials with Afroditi Krassa.

Decorex International series from 17-20 September at Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex TW8 8JF.

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