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A Ping-Pong Show with a difference on the 100% Boulevard

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You will no doubt have noticed ping-pong balls a’flying and competitive gasps coming from the central 100% Design Boulevard if you’ve visited the exhibition this weekend. So what’s all the fuss about? It’s just a ping-pong table?

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Chalkyvan from [re]design see them at 100% design from 11am Sunday 26th September

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[re]design are proud to present their new baby – Chalkyvan.

Chalkyvan is a VW campervan that has been lovingly rejuvenated and upgraded with sustainable materials and technologies, to use as a mobile chalkboard, event and exhibition space.

[26 Sept] The Forum, 100% Design 11-5
We close at the big daddy of design happenings, with a smorgasbord offering of interactive events and a gallery of Good and Gorgeous sustainable design as captured during the Festival.

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100% Design Seminars in association with the IDA Preview Saturday 25th September from 11am

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Image:Renée Labbe, vice president, global trends, Stylesight

An International Perspective

11:00 Mega Trends for Commercial Space 2011-12
This presentation provides a detailed projection of the design trends influencing interior decor of stylish establishments – such as hotels, bars, and restaurants – for 2011 and into early 2012. Focusing on key design directives such as colour, materials, patterns, hardlines, softlines, fixtures, and lighting, this presentation is not to be missed.
Renée Labbe, vice president, global trends, Stylesight

12:00 Finding new design talent – a global perspective
John will comment on why he believes it is essential for design and industry in this country to develop talent and what the threats are if we don’t do this. He will also illustrate some of Brintons’ process for finding and nurturing new talent, explain why this process was necessary and how it has been successful.
John W Bain, global design director, Brintons Commercial
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Wik&Walsøe Launch Their Brand new tableware at 100% design 2010

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Successful porcelain designers Wik&Walsøe, famed for their designs incorporating elf motifs, now return to London to launch their brand new tableware at 100% Design.

Lys tableware is inspired by Scandinavian nature, myths and supernatural phenomena, or more specifically; “a beautiful phenomenon that appears on cold winter day and nights: sun and moon reflections in the snow that creates a glittering look, which makes the snow-white scenery resemble a fairytale landscape sprinkled with magic dust,” explains designers Wik&Walsøe.
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Taiwan Pavilion @ 100% Design London:

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Theme:
“Qiyun—Eastern Essence—The Slow Living Movement of the New East”

Theme Concept:
Qiyun is an aesthetic principle unique to the East. It is composed of two Chinese characters: Qi is commonly know throughout the world as the life-force or vitality coursing through all things—Yun conveys a sense of internal harmony, similar to the rhyme or meter of poetry. Qiyun can be can be understood as the essence of a creation, perceptible only by a kind of sixth sense. “Qiyun—Eastern Essence” has been chosen as the theme for Taiwan’s Cultural and Creative Industries Pavilion as a gesture of moving away from the concept of past themes, such as “Eastern Trends” or “Chinese Trends,” which merely emphasized the elements of products’ exterior design. The concept behind “Qiyun—Eastern Essence” conveys a quality beyond appearance, taking traditional Eastern values such as “core humanitarianism,” “respecting Heaven and loving the Earth,” and “the harmonious cosmos,” concepts both primeval and with contemporary significance, having a unique spirit both humanistic and naturalistic at heart, and melding them with the products of modern life. This combination creates a kind of fresh lifestyle, characterized by the “slow living” movement of the “New East.”
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Woka at 100% design 2010

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The WOKA ball lights, first presented in NY at the ICFF in May will be presented at the 100% Design London and got selected to illuminate the central bar and restaurant area of the 100% Design show.
COLOUR CODE for the cords striking blue – neon pink – bright yellow – white
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Roca The Wave at 100% design 2010

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On stand G30, Roca will be presenting “THE WAVE”, a 15m kinetic light installation consisting of 40 motor controlled hanging rods with integrated LED lighting. The rods hang horizontally and are synchronized to move in a coordinated fashion like ripples and waves.

At the rear of the stand will be a video booth with three different video projections separated by curved walls. The videos will be controlled by sensory movement so as visitors enter the booths the respective themed movie will start to play.
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100% Design Seminars in association with the IDA Preview Friday 24th September from 11am

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Designing for retail and the workplace

11:00 Selfridges Keynote: Creating the Best Department Store in the World

This keynote will explore the roles creativity, innovation and design play in wowing customers and ensuring this centenary-old brand, built on the most extraordinary heritage, is the most relevant and exciting department store today Linda Hewson, Head of Creative Direction and Simone McEwan, Concept Design Manager, Selfridges

11:30 Design as the differentiator – achieving retail interiors that foster customer engagement, build brands and deliver excellent customer experience. A fantastic panel including both client and designer perspectives. This session will provide first hand insight into diverse retail design projects, which in different ways are successfully engaging and inspiring customers as well as reinforcing each brand’s identity

Matthew Valentine, Writer, Retail Focus Magazine, Andrea Moore, Marketing Director, Levi Strauss UK and Ireland, Sean McCorry, Head of European Store Development, Timberland, Jeff Kindleysides, Founder, Checkland Kindleysides, Helen Sachdev, Director Branch Environment, Barclays, Philip Handford, Creative Director, Campaign Design
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FEATURE-FOCUSSED part 2

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As the Creative Directors for 100% Design, we have for the second year opened the doors to inspiring features and installations that will populate the central boulevard. Here is something to whet the appetite, a few features we look forward to seeing next month.
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TEN PLAN at 100% Design, London, 2010

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London Design Festival,
TEN return for the fifth year and will be showing a collection of objects with a DIY ethos alongside corresponding plans for the public to download and make themselves. TEN PLAN will be located at #5 on the Feature Boulevard at 100% Design, Earls Court from 23rd – 26th September.
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rare to exhibit debut furniture ranges at Tramshed, London Design Festival 2010 23 – 26 September 2010

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Architecture practice and design studio rare are pleased to present their debut furniture ranges Twig and Edward alongside their digitally crafted and textured wall panels at the Tramshed event, part of the 2010 London Design Festival. A showcase of the very best in high-end authentic design in the former Shoreditch tram power station, Tramshed is a free event running from 23 to 26 September 2010.
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LDF @ Great Western Studios from 20th – 26th September 2010 at Great Western Studios

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Great Western Studios will celebrate the opening of their new canal-side building with an exhibition of work by some of the UK’s most talented designers. The exhibition also marks the launch of their wider ongoing cultural programme.

This September, Great Western Studios takes part in the London Design Festival for the first time – presenting the work of fifteen designers and design collectives throughout its recently opened new home. The exhibition includes work by Ana Thompson & Tom Higgs, Creative [SIN]ergy, Edward Cotterill, Emilie Voirin, Gareth Neal, Jody Leach, Joe Earley, Martha Freud, Mike Moran, Naomi McIntosh, Tamasine Osher and Ulrika Jarl and Venice 2132, and will include the various design disciplines from furniture to jewellery and ceramics to lighting, as well as looking into the wider subject of city-wide design and architecture.
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GO SEE: Matilda Design at The gallery in Redchurch Street

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MATILDA Exhibition:
13 of Australias best designers launch in the UK as part of London Design Festival 2010 cloth * Dinosaur Designs * F!nk * ilias: wallpaper & textiles * Volker Haug * Husque * Trent Jansen * Korban Flaubert *Alexander Lotersztain * Luxxbox * Marc Pascal * Brian Steendyk * Street & Garden / Surya Graf
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Go See: Tramshed Event from Wednesday 22nd September 2010

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The Tramshed, part of London Design Festival, has announced the 25 exclusive international design brands exhibiting at this bold new venue. Initiated by De La Espada’s founding director Luis de Oliveira, and delivered by respected design-event experts Deborah Spencer and Alice Breed, this striking post-industrial venue will showcase the very best in high-end authentic design. Brands showing include Benchmark, Studioilse, Scin, Autoban, Another Country, Bocci, Decode, Michael Sodeau, Dezeen Watch Store, RVW, Matthew Hilton and Kvadrat.
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Video: Thomas-Heatherwick SPUN

The Thomas Heatherwick Installation at the South Bank to launch London Design Festival 2010
Website:www.londondesignfestival.com/

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