What’s on in London This Weekend? Top Design Venues at London Design Festival 2017
Wondering what’s on in London this weekend? The epic London Design Festival 2017 that’s what! Now in its fifteenth year, the notorious design festival, which attracts an average of 3.3 million visitors from around the world, will begin this Saturday September 16th and run through next Sunday the 24th. Featuring hundreds of events across the city, over 500 partners, landmark projects and inspiring commissions at the Victoria & Albert Museum, the 9 day fair showcases London’s pivotal role in global design.
Here are our top picks for design venues to visit during the festival!
The cornerstone of the London Design Festival, 100% Design is the largest trade show for architects and designers in the UK. 100% Design 2017 is the 23rd edition of the event which will take place September 20-23 at the Olympia exhibition center. The show is divided into five sections – Interiors, Workplace, Kitchens & Bathrooms, Design & Build and Emerging Brands and boasts the most well attended and comprehensive seminar program in UK design.
Decorex 2017 and KOKET!
Returning to Syon Park to open London Design Festival and celebrate its 40th year, Decorex International 2017 begins Sunday September 17th and runs through Wednesday the 20th. Internationally renowned for being the destination where interior design professionals discover the finest and most coveted luxury furniture and decor from new, emerging and established talent, design inspiration and motivation awaits!
Be sure to stop by KOKET’s stunning exhibit at Stand H38 and toast with us to the future!
designjunction is London’s leading destination for cutting-edge interior design and culture. Held annually during the London Design Festival, designjunction presents a curated collection of more than 200 world-class international brands and smaller innovative design labels.
A world of design inspiration awaits at Focus/17! Held at the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, Focus/17 is a creative and commercial platform where visitors can engage with international connoisseurs shaping today’s luxury design narrative. Over the coarse of 6 days, beginning this Sunday the 17th and running through Friday the 22nd, 120 showrooms and 600+ leading international brands join forces to share ideas, passions and inspirations, and stimulate conversations between influencers, established makers, emerging innovators and luxury brands.
Villa Walala by Camille Walala
Camille Walala, dubbed as the “purveyor of positivity,” has created a stunning art installation called Villa Walala in London’s business district of Brodgate. A soft “building-block castle” made of vinyl, sealed PVC inners, and industrial-strength nylon, the fan-inflated fantasyland serves as a stress-reliever with its playful pops of color and stress balls.
2017 London Design Festival Projects at the V&A Museum
For the past 9 years the London Design Festival has partnered with the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance, the Victoria & Albert, to offer inspiring design programs throughout the festival. This year’s unique collaboration fills the museum with an extraordinary range of design installations large and small, intricate and majestic.
Transmission by Ross Lovegrove
Placed inside the museum’s Tapestry Room, the Transmission installation was created by Ross Lovegrove to interpret the two-dimensional tapestries on display into a single three-dimensional sculpture. Made of Alcantara (marketed as an alternative to animal-made textiles), the almost snake-like work uses gold and silver threads to capture natural light and define its undulating form.
Reflection Room by Flynn Talbot
Looking for a fully engaging experience? Visit the Reflection Room by Flynn Talbot located inside the V&A’s Prince Consort Gallery. Flynn Talbot uses his signature orange and blue lighting to illuminate the gallery’s 35-meter-space. Reminiscent of the 1980s film Tron, it makes use of black reflective panels to create the illusion of a larger room.
The Fashioning Space installation by Intoart brings together garments, textile hangings and furniture designed by artists including Ntiense Eno Amooquaye, Mawuena Kattah and Clifton Wright, in collaboration with designers Holly Fulton and James Lambert.
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