100% Design draws to a close

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As 100% Design enters its final hour, it has been an incredible show full of exciting features and stimulating discussions. Innovative products have been launched for the first time to the UK market, and traders have forged important contacts and extended networks. Interior designers have been inspired and bloggers have enjoyed spreading the word about everything going on. Hearing from our incredible headliners was of course a highlight, as was experiencing the features through the lofty Olympia, responding to the lovely late September sunshine.

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100% Design hosted a series of very topical talks on Brexit, one particularly passionate talk was chaired by Show Director Will Knight and featured a stellar panel consisting of Louise Jury of the Creative Industries Federation,Marcus Fairs, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Dezeen, Ben Evans, Director of the London Design Festival and designer Paul Priestman, Chairman of PriestmanGoode. Dezeen recently released their Brexit Design Manifesto which has been gaining momentum.

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We look forward to next year’s edition of 100% Design which will return to Olympia London 20-23 September 2017.

Written by guest editor Bethany Marett on-site at 100% Design.

Opening day highlights at 100% Design

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The 22nd edition of 100% Design has opened with a bang and Olympia is rocking as trade professionals and press flood through the doors. Award-winning architect Asif Khan opened the show alongside Director of the Design Museum Deyan Sudjic and Show Director Will Knight, standing atop the vibrant Design Path sponsored by Hakwood.

After the press tour, we were treated to an engaging and insightful talk by Asif Khan, speaking at the Auditorium sponsored by LG Display and designed by Miska Miller Lovegrove. Khan spoke with the British Council’s Sarah Mann about some highlights from his career so far, upcoming work for the new Design Museum and his commission for the Museum for London with Stanton Williams. Collaboration was the buzz word and the interesting tensions and sometimes surprising results which come about when working in partnership with another creative individual.

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The Talks with 100% Design programme continued upstairs in the Forum sponsored by RIBA Appointments, which kicked off with a talk on brand-building and is hosting talks with more of a focus on professional development.

Another feature drawing in the visitors is the new OLED Light artwork created by Ron Arad with LG Display. His brand new work, Envelopes, can be seen on their stand alongside examples of this innovative lighting possessing very unique qualities. Ron Arad is speaking tomorrow at 1:45pm in the Auditorium where you can be sure to gain a deeper insight into the creation and thought process behind this exciting new collaboration.

100% Design runs 21-24 September and there’s still time to register in advance here.

Written by guest editor Bethany Marett on-site at 100% Design.

Arper’s Bloggers Lounge

100% Design is open and LDF is in full swing.  The show has worked with stunning Italian furniture brand Arper to curate the Arper’s blogging lounge for exhausted freelancers who never have a base from which to write from! #ArperBloggersLounge, #Arper, #100design, #LDF16

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Doshi Levien present Pilotis

When we heard that Doshi Levien were presenting their new curtain collection for Kvadrat and that the breakfast would have food served by none other than our fave culinary tricksters Blanch and Shock we got very excited.

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Asif Khan opens 10% Design

We are big fans of Asif Khan- we’ve had our eye on him for years but his work at the 2012 London Olympics with then partner Pernilla Ohrstedt made his name a little bit more commonplace. Now his name is associated with the Museum of London and the new Guggenheim in Helsinki…..well there’s no stopping him.

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100% Workplace

With more and more people working from home as well as companies investing in their workspace to allow their workforce to enjoy coming into the offie, we take a look at some of the best workplace exhibitors at this years 100% Design.

Haworth Openest feather

We really like the Openest6 range by Studio Urquiola for Haworth. The range comprises of a curved sofa, stool and table set. All with a distinctive flowing shape and a neutral palette.

Mark product

Mark Product have always been a firm favourite of ours with their stackable, brightly coloured stools and 3 legged chairs. The wide range of standard options coupled with the company’s willingness to work on bespoke solutions has made them a popular choice amongst architects and designers.

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We are big fans of the Sagal Groups gorgeous and simple furniture range- we would have this in our house let alone our office.  The cylindrical base that has been copied across the Pod range is a particular design favourite with us and marks the range out as a one that will become iconic.

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The Dove and Renown range from Triumph is simple and timeless- with an obvious Scandi influence that we really like.

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A collaboration between Coalesse and Michael Young, the LessThanFive Chair supports a variety of users while weighing less than 5 pounds, thanks to its carbon fibre design.

To register for free to 100% Design, click here.

 

LDF 2016 Projects

You won’t be able to miss a lot of these on-street installations, but it’s always good to have a bit of an idea as to where they are going to pop up. Here are some of our top installations this LDF.

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by Lassen launches Amfie tableware collection

by Lassen our one of favourite brands and we always like to see what they get up to around Maison & Objet time. Below we show the  exclusive new collection Amfie, which is a first ever move into tableware from by Lassen.

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Ikea opens Dining Club

So we all know about the different supper clubs that go on across London and the UK; each one trying to out smart the next one- weirder places, hard to find, month long waiting lists….you know the score.

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Lasvit at Luxury Made

Later this month, Czech brand LASVIT will be exhibiting glassware collections at Luxury Made, central London’s new contemporary decorative interiors show with pieces from collections by the Campana Brothers, Jan Kaplicky, Arik Levy, Maxim Velcovsky and Patricia Urquiola.

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Luxury Made with Maddux Creative

Not long until Luxury made at Olmypia’s grand Pillar Hall. We asked the creative designers behind the show a few questions. Get inspired by their answers below as well as some great renders of what the stunning interior space will look like. To read more about the pair, click here.

1. How do you define luxury interiors?
Luxury is a word that is used often today, but with little thought about its actual meaning. We believe what is regarded as luxury is changing. For Maddux Creative, contemporary luxury interiors embody the following principles; original and bespoke solutions, craftsmanship, sustainability and attention to detail.

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2. What do you think is important about London’s contribution to luxury interiors?
London’s position as a global financial capital, and the wealth that this brings, ensures there is a large market for luxury interiors here.
But perhaps London’s greater wealth may lie in its position as a truly “world” city. The diverse mix of residents and transients, a large part of the clientele of the luxury interiors sector, makes for a wide-ranging, exciting and often unexpected combination of aesthetic elements and styles.

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3. What trends are you currently spotting?
There has been a move of late towards “decoration”, which can be seen in an increasing use of colour and unique textures, a proliferation of patterns in all scales (and on all planes), and more frequent application of detailing such as trimming and embroidery. Contradictorily, there is also a trend for pure geometrical forms, clean lines and bold materiality. Our unique historical perspective, with the accessibility of vast quantities of imagery (pinterest, instagram) and information (blogs), means that these trends, and many more, can exist simultaneously! Welcome to the post-trend world!

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4. Maddux Creative have shaped the look and feel behind LuxuryMade. Could you tell us what has inspired the design?
Essentially we approached the project as we would a residential interior. The Pillar Halls is a listed building with no shortage of extraordinary features, so we had to respect them. Both the spaces are distinctly coloured, so to create a harmonious environment, we worked with the colours already existing within the spaces to create a palette that was then distributed across all of the designed elements down to the stands themselves. For our elements, such as the bars, we took clues from the existing architectural features, such as the arches, and repeated them in a stylized form to bring in some sharpness and edge.

Scott Maddux and Jo leGleud are founding partners of internationally renowned Maddux Creative, creators of the design behind LuxuryMade.

Mauro Lipparini for Casa International

We love a good chair and so do Casa International. They’ve commissioned new seating pieces  by Italian architect/designer Mauro Lipparini to add to his already strong collection.

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Agordo

The subtle colour and the 1950’s influence of the Agordo, made from Italian leather, would suit a range of interiors, but we think is such a stand alone beauty, that you could have one as a statement piece. We feel it’s expensive just by looking at it, so one is probably all we could get anyway.

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The Cassola chair has a unique look that derives from a metal understructure, linking backrest and seat. The framework is covered in a soft grey fabric that would suit a spread in Elle Decoration.
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Asolo

We are particularly enamoured by the Asolo chair, we think it’s something to do with how perfect the legs are and the simplicity of the leather.

For more information click here.

Design Museum News

LDF is coming up for sure, but it’s November that the community are also eyeing up with excitement as that’s when the Design Museum opens its doors to its new South Kensington residence.

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Before they open the building, there are hosting a number of different events- appearing at 100% Design, prosecco at the shop and curated tours.

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As part of London Design Festival, the Design Museum Shop will host Six Vases, a window installation by Bethan Laura Wood for Bitossi Ceramiche. These new vases will be available to buy from the shop.

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Adopt an object- The museum has been fundraising for six years to realise its ambition of creating the world’s leading museum devoted to architecture and design and  need your help in the final fundraising push. To raise money you can adopt one of 12 iconic objects. Easier than a pet.

For more information on all things Design Museum, click here.

Talks at 100% Design

The talks programme at 100% Design is always world class. We’ve picked out some of the must-sees across the show.

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2016’s programme has been curated by the Design Museum as part of their ‘on loan’ campaign, bringing the museum out in to the world and the design community. Focusing on quality and depth, the talks will feature agenda-setting discussions exploring trends in contemporary practice and the future of design, as well as giving a glimpse of what to expect from the new museum when it opens in Kensington on 24 November 2016.

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Ron Arad is set to headline 100% Design this year as part of a programme curated by the Design Museum. The designer, architect and artist will take to the stage on the Auditorium to discuss his career and work, where experience has brought him and the future projects he is most excited about. When: 1.45pm, Thursday 22 September

afroditi krassa

Award-winning interior designer Afroditi Krassa talks about what experience has taught her about hospitality design, and where she hopes to go next.  When: 4.30pm, Thursday 22nd September.

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Architect Asif Khan will open 100% Design, followed by a talk on some of his recent and upcoming projects. When: 11.00am, Wednesday 21 September

Make sure to register to attend here.

100% Kitchens and Bathrooms

Looking to be inspired? Check out the below for the K&B coverage at 100% Design this September.

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With more than 100 design awards, KALDEWEI is one of the most acclaimed bathroom manufacturers in the world. They will be bringing their newest ranges to the show floor to get you excited about sleek bathroom design.

antonilupi

Antoniolupi is a Tuscan company that has been around for more than 60 years. We love this very swanky sink. not quite sure how it would work on a practical level but still……

arredo

We are always dreaming about massive, new, big kitchens. Mainly kitchens that would never fit into our house. Italian brand Arredo3 are keeping us inspired and a little sad….because the kitchen in the picture is bigger than our whole flat.

kast concrtete

We love anything concrete based and so naturally this sink by Kast has caught our eye. It comes with a variety of coloured taps and add ons but this copper one is best we think!

naber

German brand Naber have got the tiny, modular kitchen down to a tee and the module “Concept Kitchen”, which has already been awarded design awards. Nice and a bit more our size.

Register here for free.

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