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.
100% Design, the UK’s longest standing annual design event, returns for its 24th edition this year and is delighted to announce a shake-up to traditional programming, demonstrating its renewed vision to be the unmissable show for design in London’s creative calendar. 100% Design will present new features, fresh design talents and emerging names alongside a roster of industry favourites, big name brands and innovators.
Taking place at Olympia, London from 19 – 22 September, this year 100% Design will present two new features, 100% Futures and 100% Forward, which will focus on emerging designers across innovation and furniture design respectively.
West Kensington Design District
This year will also see the launch of the new West Kensington Design District, a hub that is set to inspire design enthusiasts and become the must-visit district during the London Design Festival, with an engaging programme featuring design brands, globally recognised cultural institutions and unmissable events this September. The district will be brought to life by a stellar array of partners including the Design Museum, the world’s leading museum devoted to contemporary design. V&A Blythe House will offer a rare opportunity to participate in guided tours whilst Polish brand Zieta presents Plopp 4.0 at Arthill Gallery amongst many other partner events.
100% Futures is a new exhibition celebrating forward-thinking design from a selection of British and international talents who have chosen to set up their practices in London. Spearheaded by Max Fraser, 100% Futures will shine a light on some of the most exciting designs under the theme ‘Designing for London’ across travel, technology, well-being, public spaces and sustainability. Alongside this, 100% Futures will also share designs from other cities, looking at ideas around the future of city-living and the best of designing for urban centres across the world.
100% Forward, curated by journalist Barbara Chandler, will highlight eight emerging design talents across furniture, product, lighting and textile design. Each will be championed by an established designer who carved his or her career during the first decade of 100% Design. Simon Pengelly, who started his career in 1993 when he presented at 100% Design, has selected rising talent Daniel Schofield. In five short-years, Daniel has honed his reductive approach to materials, form and function to create celebrated lighting, furniture and table top products.
100% Design’s core exhibition covers Interiors, Kitchens, Bathrooms and Bedrooms, emerging brands and new for this year, 100% Build London, a dedicated show for the construction and architectural industries.
100% Build London
100% Build London launches as a response to demand from increasing numbers of visitors within the construction trade attending the show each year. Featuring the latest construction materials, innovative glazing technology, exterior surfaces and integrated automation technology; it is the only event to bring together construction, high-end architecture and interior design. 100% Build will also feature an extensive educational programme which includes a Talks Forum, CPD Hub and an area dedicated to Digital Construction including BIM. Further information on programming will be revealed in due course.