As part of our September round up, here are five top events in the design industry, all happening in London. Follow our events page to keep up to date.
Date: 12th September 2018
The AJ Retrofit Awards, brought to you by The Architects’ Journal, recognise and celebrate design, engineering and construction excellence that prolongs and improves the life of the built environment. With £500 billion likely to be spent over the next three decades on upgrading existing housing, commercial and industrial buildings, retrofits will play a significant part of the future of the construction industry. Surround yourself with architecture’s most creative and talented leaders and innovators by booking a table today
Date: 15th September 2018 – 20th January 2019
“From The Shard in London to the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the buildings of Renzo Piano have enriched cities across the globe.
We reveal the vision and invention behind his pioneering work, showing how architecture can touch the human spirit.”
This illuminating exhibition follows Piano’s career, from the influence of his Genoese heritage and his rise to acclaim alongside friend and collaborator Richard Rogers, to current projects still in the making. Focusing on 16 key buildings, it explores how the Renzo Piano Building Workshop designs buildings “piece by piece”, making deft use of form, material and engineering to achieve a precise and yet poetic elegance.
Date: 16th – 19th September 2018
Decorex has established itself as Europe’s leading interior design event, offering the finest furniture, lighting, textiles, craft and accessories from emerging and established names alike. The centrepiece of London Design Festival, Decorex provides an unparalleled opportunity for interior design professionals to discover exquisite creations from more than 400 international exhibitors.
Over four days at Syon Park, the finest concepts and products from a hand-picked collection of designers are expertly curated. A series of thought leadership sessions aim to inspire, inform and ignite debate, and there’s ample opportunity to connect with truly inspirational people.
Date: 15th – 23rd September 2018
London Design Festival was conceived by Sir John Sorrell and Ben Evans in 2003. Building on London’s existing design activity, their concept was to create an annual event that would promote the city’s creativity, drawing in the country’s greatest thinkers, practitioners, retailers and educators to a deliver an unmissable celebration of design.
5. 100% Design
Date: 19th – 22nd September 2018
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.