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BE OPEN AWARDS to be awarded at 100%Design

BE OPEN is a creative think tank, a global initiative to foster creativity and innovation through a system of conferences, talks, competitions, exhibitions, master classes, cultural and art events. BE OPEN arrives in London for the 2012 Design Festival with a whole series of activities ranging from talks, to showcases of emerging designers, as well as being the co-producers of the landmark installation in Trafalgar Square, the BE OPEN Sound Portal.

With their focus on designers of the future, the BE OPEN AWARDS – the initiative to support young creatives – will show a shortlist of 40 works submitted by international students at 100% Design.
The shortlist has been selected from over 300 entries from 47 countries and their work will be shown on the BE OPEN stand IP101.
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Material Lab to launch its own pop-up gallery at 100% Design


Material Lab will be exhibiting at 100% Design this week , showcasing the latest innovative surfaces and materials.

They will be teaming up with Coba Europe, Formica Group, Johnson Tiles, Karndean Designflooring, modulyss and Tektura – turning their exhibition space into an unusual pop-up gallery of new products and trends using recycled crates and stands to mirror the look and feel of a real gallery.

When you are at 100% Design make sure to find them and get involved in their Instagram campaign if you take photo’s via Instagram of their stand and Tag your picture with #100MatLab they’ll display them during the event. They’ll also be a ‘What’s in the Crate?’ photo booth where you can have your picture taken with friends.

100% Design (19-22 September) come find us at stand E360 in Earls Court, London.

Enjoy a free beer at Deadgood at 100%Design

‘EXTL’ by design studio David Irwin.

You can enjoy a friendly Beer from The Brooklyn Brewery while looking at all the great products from Deadgood at 100% Design this week.

Plus see some great products:
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Still Time to register for 100% Design

The new, visually engaging 46 metre tunnel leading to the central bar at the heart of the show brings to life inspiring connections using LED videotape technology.

Make sure to register for 100% Design this weekend there have already been over 50,000 registrations for the revamped, redesigned reinvigorated 100%Design 2012 but everyone is welcome to come so make sure to register and don’t miss out on.

Great exhibitors from the four area’s 100% interiors, 100% Office ,
100% Kitchens & Bathrooms and 100% Eco Design & Build.
Plus International Pavilions and Emerging Brands

Two Great Seminar programmes 100%Seminars beautifully designed by Paul Cocksedge and featuring; Stephen Haggarthy, Marcus fairs, Yves Behar, Nick Bolton, Ed Vaizey, Michael Young, Chris Sanderson, Nik Roope and many many more and Eco Design and Build Seminar from Velux
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100%Design Party featuring Peter Hook Thursday 20th September 2012

Set to be the music event of LDF Peter Hook (Co- Founder New Order/Joy Division) takes over the decks at The Central Bar at 100% Design Earls Court 2 this Thursday 20th September 2012. Expect load guitars and fast beats and plenty of drink.

There is still time to register for 100% Design HERE and you can find out about more highlights on the 100%Design website.

100% Design collaborate with Design Guild Mark for British Design Excellence

100% Design is collaborating with The Furniture Makers Company to promote British Design Excellence through the Design Guild Mark.

The Design Guild Mark, introduced by The Furniture Makers Company in 2008, recognises and rewards excellence in the British design of furniture in volume production. In this fifth year there were a very high number of applications and the design of most of them was exceptional.

This year seven of the twenty seven awarded products have been selected for display at the exhibition:

• David Chipperfield – ‘Piana Alessichair’ for KI DGM 49
• Sebastian Conran Associates – ‘Aerofoil’ Desk & Bureau for John Lewis DGM 52
• David Fox – ‘The Magic Stool’ for Boss Design DGM 58
• Marc Krusin – ‘Krusin Chair Collection’ for Knoll International DGM 66
• Simon Pengelly – ‘Theo Chair and Range’ for Chorus Furniture DGM 70
• David Young – ‘Animate Writing Desk’ for Young & Norgate DGM 73
• Zoeftig Design Studio – ‘inFINITE Seating System’ for Zoeftig DGM 74
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Arts Thread @ LDF : he importance of an online portfolio as part of your creative career 15th September 2012

Arts Thread Session: The importance of an online portfolio as part of your creative careers, aimed at 18+ 14.00 – 17.00 Seminar Room 1, Sackler Centre
The importance of an online portfolio as part of your creative careers, lead by ARTS THREAD industry experts. A talk followed by a Q&A and portfolio surgery. This will include starter technical information on images and text, how to link your portfolio to other sites and social media. Free, drop in


NEW : 19 Greek Street six-floors of awesome craft & design.

Opening on 13th September 2012, 19 Greek Street will be London’s hub for craft, excellence and social responsibility in design. Established by Marc Péridis, Designer and Creative Director of the design studio Montage, this six-floor Victorian townhouse will be a centre for distinctive design storytelling bringing together handpicked pieces from international design studios, as well as housing the UK outpost of ESPASSO, the much acclaimed US specialists in modernist and contemporary Brazilian design.

Fueled by an innate sense of curiosity and exploration, Péridis’ extensive travels through the world’s design hubs of New York, Miami, Sao Paulo, Berlin, Milan, have set the tone for the space. Its inaugural collection will showcase works by an international stable of established design talents alongside emerging newcomers.
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Arts Thread @ LDF : Showing at LDF and want to enhance your profile through blogging and social media September 14th 2012

Showing at LDF and want to enhance your profile through blogging and social media?
14.00 – 17.00 Digital Studio, Sackler Centre
Showing at LDF and want to enhance your profile through blogging and social media? ARTS THREAD’s team of journalists will give a talk and workshop to teach you how to use a WordPress blog, best use of facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. A selection of posts will be automatically transferred to the London Design Festival blog. Free, drop in

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London Design Festival. Design Exquis: The story unfolds…






Design Exquis Venue: The Hoxton Hotel, 81 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3HU
Date: 14 September – 14 October 2012 Private View: 17 September 2012

Five days to go before the opening. All the objects being finished, Design Exquis has now revealed the identities of its featured designers. The exhibition will make its UK début at the Hoxton Hotel in Shoreditch during the London Design Festival.

Design Exquis’ innovative concept is based on the ‘Cadavre Exquis’ (Exquisite Corpse) technique, whose British equivalents are ‘Chinese Whispers’ and ‘Consequences’. Using this idea, Design Exquis has created its own game. The rules are as follows:

An object is chosen for its design qualities.
A designer is invited to react to it by producing a work.
This work is, in turn, answered to by a second designer.
The process is repeated.

None of the designers but the first one know what the first object is.
None of the designers know who the others are.
The only information they receive is the last object created.

The exhibition narrative takes the viewer from metamorphosing furniture to bacteria detectors, through to calcified sandcastles and a kit which turns the concept of the souvenir on its head.
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Cool Stuff at 100% Design Number 2 The 100% Tunnel

Image: Shaw & Skerm

Another Cool Thing that everyone is going to experience at 100% Design will be the 45m-long entrance tunnel to the show which will deliver people straight into the heart of the show.
100% Design 19th – 22nd September 2012


Yuri Suzuki : London Underground circuit map radio.

Japanese designer Yuri Suzuki ‘london underground circuit maps’ project for the
2012 London Design Festival. Responding to ‘thrift’ as a theme, he explores communication systems in consumer electronics. A printed circuit board (PCB) is produced based upon Harry Beck’s iconic
London Underground Map . More Images and Info over at


Tom Dixon Flash Sale Save up to 80%


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Ahead of their London Design Festival re-design Tom Dixon Shop are running a one off 3 day Flash Sale at their shop and for the first time ever, their online store.

Recieve up to 80% off selected lighting, furniture and accessories from Thursday 6th – Saturday 8th September.


SERVOMUTO : Fine handmade Italian Lampshades showcase their UK Arrival at 100% Design


The ironic oversized photo of Miguel Figueroa has been split into 14 pieces creating a collage of 14 separate lampshades. The lampshades thus become an art installation in which the individual pieces work on their own or all together to generate an overall image.

SERVOMUTO, the Italian duo comprising Alessandro Poli and Francesca De Giorgi, will present a new collection of handmade lampshades at this year’s 100% Design (19-22 September). Available exclusively in the UK from Animali Domestici, the London-based 20th & 21st Century Italian furniture, lighting and arts objects showroom, this will be the first time UK audiences can discover the quirky craftsmanship of these unique pieces.

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Shared Appetite A joint exhibition of new design for food by Sebastian Bergne and Corin Mellor

Brought together by their mutual interest in designing for food preparation and consumption, this special exhibition of new products will explore Mellor and Bergne’s distinct but compatible design approaches.

14th-30th September 2012 Open Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 6pm Sunday 11am to 5pm
David Mellor 4 Sloane Square London, SW1W 8EE