Reflecting 100% Design’s focus on quality and inspiration, this year’s theme is ‘Experience’, which will be explored across the show through specially-commissioned installations, immersive experiences and sensory experiments.
Talks with 100% Design will be curated by the Design Museum as part of its ‘on loan’ campaign, with activity out and about in Kensington until the museum opens on 24th November 2016. Focusing on quality and depth, the talks present thought leaders in the industry, deliver agenda-setting keynotes alongside panel discussions exploring trends in contemporary practice, as well as the future of design. The programme will be presented in a specially-commissioned auditorium, designed by Miska Miller-Lovegrove. A separate talks programme focusing on professional development will be presented in the Forum.
New for 2016, a cinema area will showcase products, designers and studios and will provide reflective, intellectual engagement with current and historical design agendas.
Making its debut at London Design Festival 2016 is LuxuryMade, a new show dedicated to contemporary decorative interiors.
Interiors presents leading international brands exhibiting everything from furniture and lighting, to fabrics and accessories.
New exhibitors for 2016 include German furniture specialist Axel Veit, which is presenting for the first time in the UK, veteran glass-maker B&S Glass Industries and lighting and furniture studio Industville. Other exhibitors include eccentric British Designer Mineheart, and lighting companies Designheure, Original BTC and Dowsing and Reynolds.
A new showcase within Interiors, Design London will take centre stage at the show, next to the central bar. Consisting of a carefully edited group of less than 15 brands, Design London will spotlight the very best in design manufacturing, with each company chosen to complement one another and as contributors to London’s reputation as design capital of the world.
100% Design’s Workplace section is the only one of its kind in the UK. Reflecting the growing appreciation for workplace design worldwide, the section presents the ways in which the world’s most innovative companies are using design thinking to improve the experience and productivity of the workplace.
New exhibitors for 2016 include commercial furniture brand Arper, which will host the 100% Design Digital Hub, and workplace acoustics expert Texaa. Other exhibitors in Workplace include Johanson, MARK Product, Nowy Styl Group, TopBrewer by Scanomat, Sagal Group, Futura Leathers and Framery.
Kitchens & Bathrooms This section brings together high-end manufacturers and exhibitors responding to the demand from the hospitality and interior design trade, demonstrating quality innovation across components, materials, equipment and effective use of space.
Exhibitors in Kitchens & Bathrooms include ceramics manufacturer Porcelanosa, bathroom fittings specialist CEADESIGN, bathroom design companies antoniolupi and Kaldewei, natural stone expert Antonio Luigi & C. and boat outfitter Timage.
Natural stone supplier Marmi Strada joins the show for the first time, while Armac Martin will premiere its 2017 collection of high-end brass cabinet fittings.
Emerging Brands is 100% Design’s dedicated platform committed to uncovering the best and freshest ideas from tomorrow’s new talent. Hedesign will celebrate one year in business at the show, introducing its lamp and coat rack collections to the UK market for the first time, while for rug and pillow designer RedNoir, 100% Design will be its European launch.