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100% Design opens today

Opening today , 100% Design has some of the biggest and best design brands in the world exhibiting. We check out the interiors offering.

Adventures in Furniture

Adventures in Furniture

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Register now for 100% Design

It’s here people. LDF is upon us and so is LDF’s biggest trade (and consumer) show 100% Design.  Here we highlight some ‘not to be missed’ features, talks and brands.

Mek by Atlas Concorde

Mek by Atlas Concorde

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Hacienda | Andrew Martin

Introducing Hacienda, the latest collection of fabrics and wallpapers from global design brand, Andrew Martin. Bright fuchsias, oranges, blues and sandy, muted tones bounce off each other bringing vibrant, Mexican art and culture straight into the home. This will brighten up your winter months.

Hacienda

Brompton chair

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London Design Medal Winners Announced for #LDF17

Every year, London Design Festival presents the London Design Medals; paying special tribute to designers who are making, or have made, a significant difference to our lives through their innovation, originality and imagination. We are very pleased to see women at the top of their fields being recognised.

Es Devlin

Es Devlin

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100% Design announces speaker programme

100% Design have announced their speaker programme for the 4 days at Olympia and it’s blooming good. Top picks are Lee Broom, Ross Lovegrove and Naomi Cleaver. Previous speakers have included Yves Be?har, Ilse Crawford, Asif Khan, Philippe Starck, Ron Arad, Barber Osgerby, Lyndon Neri, Jaime Hayon, Patricia Urquiola, Richard Rogers, Ineke Hans and more.

Lee Broom

Lee Broom

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Tessellating Triangle range from Jennifer Newman

Fanfare please! Here we introduce the latest product from Clerkenwell-based Jennifer Newman, the Triangle Table and Stools.

Triangle stools and table

Triangle stools and table

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Kitchens, Bedrooms and Bathrooms at 100% Design

One of the biggest and best sections of 100% Design is the kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms area. You can peruse all of the latest offerings to finish those trickier parts of your home, get inspiration for any future projects you may have and see what brands from all over the world have to offer. With the show coming up in 3 weeks, we have highlighted some of the top brands in the KBB area we think you should look out for.

Smeg

Smeg

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Nature Morte at the Guildhall Art Gallery

Nature Morte, a new exhibition at the Guildhall Art Gallery, seeks to illustrate how leading artists of the 21st century have reinvigorated still life, a genre previously synonymous with the 16th and 17th centuries. Each artist reflects on what still life means to them.

Alexander James

Alexander James

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News from 100% Design Emerging Brands

Not long now people. Get registered for 100% Design, the key show to be seen at during LDF and also a great place to spot some emerging talent. We outline some of our top picks and best bits in their Emerging Brands section.

Mairi Helena

Mairi Helena

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100% Design announces theme of Elements

100% Design, the largest design trade show in the UK and the commercial cornerstone of London Design Festival, has announced a programme of specially commissioned installations at Olympia London all falling under the theme of ‘Elements’. Designs across the show  include an immersive entrance feature curated by design writer Max Fraser to a pivotal central bar designed by Sally Hogarth and additional  surprising features across the five distinct show sections.

Elements entrance- Max Fraser

Elements entrance- Max Fraser

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John Makepeace and Parnham College

September 2017 is a momentous time for John Makepeace, marking 40 years since he founded Parnham College – the institution that inspired a generation of designers and furniture makers, influencing the world of contemporary design. Parnham College  was ahead of the game, encouraging students  to learn practical skills and processes among designers across all disciplines. In celebration of his work,  the Design Museum are hosting a talk entitled Parnham and the Matter of Making.

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Two Itinerant Quilters

This summer, two artists will travel to locations in the UK and approach passers-by with the proposition of cutting a diamond-shaped piece of fabric from the clothes they are wearing. People’s responses to this polite enquiry will determine the outcome of a new project which aims to explore the personal histories of people and their clothes and to connect people from all over the world via the things they wear.

Quilters

Photo by Phoebe Mussman

Two Itinerant Quilters is a new project created by artists Joanna Wright and Lenka Clayton, who will be in residence at Ceredigion Museum in Wales on 4 and 5 August and Helson Museum in Cornwall on 11 and 12 August. The project takes its inspiration from the long-lost profession of the 18th century travelling quilters who would stay with families in order to create patchwork quilts from old clothing, rags and sacks found at each home.

Quilters

Photo by Phoebe Mussman

This story goes with the above shirt:‘There is a river race in Missouri for kayaks and canoes called the Missouri River 340. The race starts in Kansas City and ends in St. Charles, Missouri. You paddle 340 miles across the state on the Missouri River. It takes about 2 1?2 days, for some it takes longer. The shirt I brought is the shirt worn by the first all women’s voyageur canoe team ‘Ladies and Clark’. I was a member of that team. We placed 26th out of 340 vessels. Our age range was 62 yrs old…to 30 years old… One team member found out that she was pregnant the week before the race. She kept her commitment to our team and finished the race strong. The river adventure with its beauty and perils changed our lives and reminded us that women are strong competitors, and caring competitors, as we looked after each other along our journey.’

Quilters

Photo by Phoebe Mussman

As well as donating a piece of fabric, each participant contributes a story, remark or comment linked to the clothing, with the collection of stories growing online as the physical quilt expands. The aim is to connect people via those stories and their garments but also to create the possibility of people, sporting clothes with a very visible and distinctive contrasting patch, bumping into each other on the street.

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LDF at the V&A

Not long now kids. Next month in fact.  When the streets of London get taken over with all sorts of design and art, everyone gets blisters from trying vainly to see everything in the guide and we all suffer from vile hangovers. It sounds horrible? What is it? London Design festival of course! The V&A is still the official hub and here we outline just a few things going on in the museum.

Flynn Talbot Reflection Room

Flynn Talbot Reflection Room

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Lasvit and the Tour de France

Lasvit have once more created the Trophy for Tour de France Winner. The award was designed by Peter Olah, a designer from the ŠKODA AUTO team, a long-term official sponsor of the race. Winners of all four jerseys receive a trophy created from a single piece of hand-blown crystal.

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100% Design – Home office inspiration

100% Design is back this September and it houses the UK”s only dedicated workspace exhibition. We are always on instagram and pinterest dreaming about our ideal home office. If you are too, we’ve picked some our top exhibitors to get all heart-eyed about and take inspiration from at 100% Design.

Alki

Landa by Alki

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