2019 100% design returns as a highlight of the london design festival

2019 100% design returns as a highlight of the london design festival

for 25 years now, the annual furniture trade fair 100% design has been an unmissable event in london’s creative calendar. the 2019 edition will once again encompass all things design from furniture to lighting through to textiles and accessories. the expected 27,000+ visitors of professionals, buyers and design enthusiasts will explore leading trends, upcoming creatives and topical issues from britain and beyond. events range from expert talks, forward-thinking showcases, curated installations, product debuts, and even a host of off-site exhibitions.


100% design 2019 runs from 18-21 september at olympia london. you can register for your tickets here.

colin wilkes at design fresh 2019
(main image: arjun assa at design fresh 2019)
all images courtesy of 100% design



although first initiating in the 2018 edition, design fresh returns as a highlight to the 2019 100% design. the exhibition celebrates emerging talent as selected from major UK design degree shows and by barbara chandler, design editor of homes & property at the london evening standard. thirty designers were chosen for their explorative ideas and original products. each one either challenges pressing issues facing the global today, from eco-aware concepts to innovative manufacturing processes, or as unique expressions of beauty.

desmond lim at design fresh 2019


underground volume II fabrics by kirky design



translating british heritage into the modern day, an original 1967 victoria line tube carriage will act as an immersive venue as part of the west kensignton design district. created by textile studio kirky design, the train’s interior will be upholstered in the underground volume II fabrics, which is a new collection of velvets and readymade cushions that recreate iconic moquette designs used for seating fabric across the underground. seven distinct designs with sophisticated geometries and trendy colors have been derived from the 1930s onward on network lines such as the metropolitan, bakerloo and piccadilly.

underground volume II fabrics by kirky design


tapio anttila collection as part of a sense of finland exhibition



voted as the happiest country in the world for a second year, guests will experience finland’s famed well-being in a unique pavilion at 100% design in london. a sense of finland lets visitors listen, see, touch and taste the happiness of the country. curated by designer hanna laikola, founder of HEMLO, the installation is created in collaboration with tapio anttila collection and polar life haus. they have specially built an eco-log house to display the best of finnish furniture, products and lighting, all focused on sustainability, well-being and healthy living environments.

timberwise as part of a sense of finland exhibition


exhibiting brand dare studio



as the main group of exhibitors, the show features a careful curation of international and local interior brands, including arper, benchmark, dare studio, boss design, antoniolupi, haberdashery, PP møbler, getama, and another country. new products with famed designers are expected to debut, such as the sage collection by david rockwell for benchmark, offering an unmissable chance to see brand new and classic collections up close.

benchmark’s new collection



last but not least, 100% design’s talks program has grown with more than 50 in-depth conversations and panels, with designers, architects and specialists discussing trends and current issues. curated by katie richardson, the four-day program explores the topics of climate change, sustainability, and how design can and is making a difference. highlights include keynotes from designer marcel wanders and architect david rockwell.

exhibiting brand antoniolupi



event info:


100% design

date: 18-21 september, 2019

venue: olympia london

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