Celebrating the new look 100% Design

The 24th edition of 100% Design saw more than 400 exhibitors with world class brands and the biggest names in design, covering lighting, interiors, surfaces, hardware, kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms and more. Exhibitors included a variety of brands from the UK and internationally, across each of the show areas. Leading brands Established & Sons and Missana exhibited at the show for the first time. This year also saw iconic British design brand Benchmark and award-winning Dare Studio return to the show.

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The bench that helps mothers breastfeed in public

The product, known as Heer, offers privacy and calm in public spaces to feed a baby including a seat that rotates and gently rocks to help calm babies.

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100% Design 2018

The 24th edition of 100% Design concluded last week and made its mark as the stand out show during this year’s London Design Festival. With more new features, the strongest line-up of brands, vibrant installations, an unbeatable talks programme and the best concentration of emerging talent around it really was one to remember.

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100% Build London

100% Build London is the only dedicated resourcing show for the construction and architectural industries during London Design Festival and showcases the latest construction materials, innovative glazing technology, exterior surfaces, integrated automation technology, architectural hardware and more.

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Where cutting-edge products meet the latest design trends

As the leading showcase of furniture, lighting and interior products from across the globe,  100% Interiors features a comprehensive collection of some of the best specialist furniture makers and manufacturers internationally.

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100% Design announces heavyweight brands and exhibitors already confirmed

Block by Missana

100% Design announces heavyweight brands and exhibitors already confirmed for September 2018 show
New roster includes Benchmark, Established & Sons, Missana and Dare Studio among others

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Thomas Heatherwick to open Talks with 100% Design

100% Design is known for its industry-leading talks programme, with agenda-setting keynotes from industry heavyweights, trends analysis, speculation about the future of design and professional masterclasses for those working right across the architectural, construction and design sectors.

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Summer lighting with VITA Copenhagen

Summer is FINALLY here, so it’s time to think about home entertaining. The Kitchen/dining area are the centre point of any home, so why not create a stylish table setting with the new lighting from VITA copenhagen to create that perfect summer atmosphere within your home.

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LEGO brings fantastical moments to life

Ogilvy & mather, has devised two fantastical campaigns for LEGO, using the plastic bricks to bring some incredible moments to life. using 3D illustration and some wild imagination, at the centre of each is LEGO’s ultimate purpose to inspire and develop children to think creatively.

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6 Rooms inspired by tech Giants!

This ones for the tech wiz and social media addict. House removal company Compare My Move have designed 6 rooms impaired by some of the biggest tech brands in the world. They have taken inspiration from product styles, brand colours palettes, company ethos and the interior of their head offices.

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100% Design 2018

100% Design announces shake-up to core programming with new exhibitions 100% Futures and 100% Forward, a renewed focus on emerging designers, the best interiors and future innovations for living through design. All within the newly formed West Kensington Design District

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Nordic Pavilion

Huge cell-like balloons inflate and deflate according to atmospheric conditions at Venice Architecture Biennale!

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DEDAR

For Summer 2018, Dedar looks back on its prestigious 42 year history, creating five new designs inspired by the past. Ensuring that no detail is overlooked, both the front and underside of the fabrics have been meticulously perfected by Dedar, giving the collection an added dimension.

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Luxury Penthouse

The Italian architectural studio Vudafieri-Saverino Partners renews its collaboration with the five-star luxury Rosa Alpina Hotel SPA, is in the centre of San Cassiano in Alta Badia (1537 metres above sea level) in the heart of the Dolomites, which is now enriched by a new, 160 sqm Penthouse, whose interior design project bears the name of the Vudafieri-Saverino Partners Milanese studio.

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#CDW2018 Highlights

One of our most anticipated weeks of the year… Clerkenwell Design Week saw some breathtaking installations, innovative products, latest trends and an atmosphere like no-other!

‘A Piece of Sky’

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The perfect gift for summer?

I think we all know someone who needs this! Mixing design and wine with Kaelo’s integrated wine cooler that keeps your wine perfectly chilled once you’ve opened the bottle. Kaelo is easily designed into nearly any surface and offers a fun, effortless and beautiful way to serve and enjoy wine.

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Moroso – Fresh from Milan launches in the redesigned London showroom

Moroso’s London showroom redesign will be revealed this week during Clerkenwell Design Week, 22-24 May 2018. Plus CDW Talk with Patrizia Moroso & Bethan Ryder, Editor, Wallpaper* Online and Designer Workshop.

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LightArt Brings Sculptural Elements Collection to the UK

LightArt are excited to launch their signature collection, The Elements, in Europe. The collection, initially conceived in the owners’ kitchen and inspired by their sculptural roots in work with glass artist Dale Chihuly, seeks to redefine feature lighting through the lens of handmade organic forms.

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Affordable luxury: beautiful artisan rugs for every budget

With the tide turning away from mass-produced and throwaway goods, we’re rediscovering the beauty and value in artisan pieces – with carpets and rugs being a case in point. From hand-knotted Persian pieces and hand-woven Turkish kilims to more affordable hand-tufted and hand-finished designs, every artisan rug tells a unique story in a way that a machine-made rug simply never can. But if you think a handmade rug is beyond your budget, think again.

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A piece of Sky at #CDW2018

Sky-Frame will present A Piece of Sky, an installation designed by award-winning Swiss architect and designer Stephan Huerlemann, during Clerkenwell Design Week 2018 (22-24 May 2018). This thought-provoking installation aims to bring out positive feelings amongst visitors by telling a story that transports them for a few seconds away from their hectic daily lives, so that they can think and even dream; and most importantly put a smile on their face. 

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HARU

H A R U stuck – on design – will be launching in the UK at Clerkenwell Design Week, an exciting new concept from Japan, a radical and easy way to bring colour to interiors. You can find them in Design Fields in the up-and-coming design event Clerkenwell Design Week (22-24 May).

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Historical Promiscuities

The exhibition displayed a selection of ceramics by the British young designer that reinterpret history and architecture through shapes, colours and pop atmospheres.

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The best of Milan

As always, Milan Design Fair, presents a wealth of design inspiration – here are just a some of our highlights from the week…

COS × PHILLIP K. SMITH III’s OPEN SKY

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ScaleRule

For the third consecutive year, Scale Rule will be giving St. James’ Churchyard a new focal point by realising a pavilion design conceived by GCSE students from around London. This year’s winning concept responded to the theme of sustainability by proposing a sensitive metaphor: layers representing past, present and future will create a kaleidoscopic oculus, inviting visitors to take a moment to direct their eyes up and become more aware of key natural elements around them.

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The Diner

The Diner by David Rockwell + Surface with 2×4 brings together acclaimed designers and brands to reimagine the iconic American dining experience for Salone del Mobile 2018 to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

Surface presents The Diner by David Rockwell in collaboration with 2×4. Image by Michele de Candia.

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Hot & Wet

For years we’ve been restricted with bathroom lighting design, but thanks to Tom Dixon, it won’t be a problem anymore! Transforming our bathrooms where lighting not only looks great, but must perform exceptionally well in the face of steamy hot and wet conditions.

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Lagom Bath x Norm Architects

Minimalistic designs are taking over the design world, Norm Architects have designed a series of minimal furniture for Lagom Bath’s first collection. Lagom Bath tasked the studio with creating a series of light and flexible items and units suitable for small homes and apartments.

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An organised office, an organised mind

With a record high of 58% of employees in the UK being offered flexible working, it’s more important than ever to have a functional work space at home. The right storage solutions combined with the agile working hours means that not only is your time flexible, but also your potential office space.

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PLUCK

Launched in 2016, London-based Pluck design and manufacture modern kitchen furniture that offers a fresh approach to kitchen furniture. The designs avoid gadgets, fads and fuss, instead clean lines, colour and an accessible aesthetic are key.

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Casa Botelho Returns to 100% Design

Casa Botelho will be returning to 100% Design this year in a bigger and more impactful way. Due to the show’s success and positive reception from 2017 visitors, the London-based, luxury emporium will once again take to Olympia London this September. Situated next to the main central bar, Casa Botelho’s 35 square metre stand will be filled with sumptuous textures, sensual tones and stunning furniture. In addition to its stand, Casa Botelho has also been asked to bring its bold and glamorous style to the VIP/Press Room at 100% Design 2018.

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Decode

Carbon Copy is a family of aluminium lights designed by John Tree that play with the bright reflective qualities of anodising. The surface finish offers a range of metallic hues, from bright primaries to subtler silvers that are brought to life when illuminated.

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Perception at The W London

Hakwood flooring adds edgy glamour to the city’s newest bar and lounge

Overlooking the hustle and bustle of the streets of Soho, The Perception at W London has been designed to give the capital a bold new hangout that brings together the many faces of modern London. It is a hub of social activity for discerning travellers and in-the-know Londoners alike.

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Kids Paradise

Roll Up, Roll Up, the Eggnogg Colour-in Caravan is Coming to Town! Now, where was this creative dream during my childhood?

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#YourToteCounts

Set across three days, 22-24 May 2018, Clerkenwell Design Week returns for its ninth edition, hosting the best in design from the UK and beyond, and featuring a wide range of talent from the area from young entrepreneurial start-ups to well established design practices. Each year, Clerkenwell Design Week displays new projects and commissioned installations located within high profile spaces across Clerkenwell.

 

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Rejected Landmarks

Some landmarks are instantly recognisable and have become part of a city’s identity – others, however, could have turned out remarkably different…

Below are some of the most notable transformations including Paris’ stunning Arc de Triomphe as a giant elephant and the Lincoln Memorial featuring an impressive pyramid.

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Mother’s Day Treat

Mother’s Day is one of the most important days of the year and it is a time to show your mum your love and appreciation, to fill the house with flowers and to treat her to a truly special occasion.

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Birth, death and a mid-life crisis

Alex Chinneck is known for his outdoor installations. But, that all changed when he revealed his latest project at The German Museum of Kirchheim Unter Teck. The installation known as ‘Birth, death and a midlife crisis’ where he tied a knot in a 450-year-old column, has been added to some of his most captivating works.

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At Home Havens

Whether you’re looking to create a garden summer house, party pad, family annex or creative retreat, Shepherd’s Huts have become the go-to choice for quirky living space amongst homeowners.

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Danish Dream

Contemporary Danish furniture brand, BoConcept introduces its comprehensive range of rugs, ceramics, cushions, artwork, throws and more stunning final touches for every room and we can’t get enough of it!

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The Modern and Minimal Cluster House

THE GJØVIK HOUSE

An hour north of Oslo, located on a majestic hill-side facing the Norwegian woods and Mjøsa lake, lies the Gjøvik house; a modern and minimal cluster house created by Norm Architects.

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Set The Mood

However you start or end your day, the odds are that you use your bedroom for more than just sleeping. While cosy, dark bedrooms provide the perfect spot to catch up on your favourite boxset or getting your eight hours, too little light can be detrimental to your eyes.

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Chinese New Year: The Year of The Dog

2018 is the Chinese Year of the Dog, which falls every twelve years. The traditional belief is that the animal you’re represented by can tell you a lot about your personality. Usually the celebrations are an explosion of light and sound – involving bell ringing, lighting firecrackers, and watching traditional lion dances.

So, as the four legged trend starts to soar, there isn’t a better time to get your paws on the best home accessories and gifts inspired by our favourite canine companions.

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STATEMENT CEILINGS: ROOMS THAT POP

Things are looking up for homeowners wanting to apply one of 2018’s hottest interior trends. The interiors experts at www.iwantwallpaper.co.uk have a fantastic range of wallpapers, perfect for creating your very own STATEMENT CEILING.

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