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100% Design Report

We sent our trend reporter, Kathryn Ernest to the influential UK trade show 100% Design (24-27 September 2009), to track down the hottest UK design talent in furniture, ceramics and textiles. We’ve edited our finds into key trends, rounding up events within the London Design Festival from Designers Block and Tent to 100% Design itself. Enjoy!
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London Design Festival Preview

London Design Festival

100% Design

Earls Court, SW5

September 24-27, tickets £20

100% Design, contemporary interior design products

100% Detail, latest architecture designs

100% Futures, up-and-coming-talent

100% Materials, up-to-the-minute materials


Focus 09

Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, SW10

Septetmber 27-30, admission free

Over 120 brands launching their new products including: Wall covering, floor covering, home accessories, kitchenware and outdoor living.


Cockpit Arts

Newburgh Street, W1

September 22-27, admission free

SORT, Society Of Revisionist Typographers will be demonstrate how to make books, cards, stationary and many other products using antique presses at their pop-up studio. 


Tent London

Truman Brewery, E1

September 24-27, tickets £10

Launched three years ago, the exhibition is already becoming a vital part of London Design Festival.  Tent London consists of a collection of shows, competitions and installations. It is split into five categories covering art and architecture, vintage and contemporary design by emerging and established designers, dealers, retailers, manufacturers and brands from around the world. 



Royal Hospital, SW3

September 27-30, tickets £20

An inspiring design fair featuring: Fabric and wall coverings, traditional and bespoke furniture, floor coverings, home accessories and lighting.


Visit: Rough Luxe

1 Birkenhead Street, WC1

Rabih Hage’s King’s Cross hotel combines antique furniture with contemporary design and bespoke pieces, creating a beautiful effect. Luxurious without the bling.


Shop: Craft Central

33-35 St John Square, EC1

September 21, admission free

Craft Central are a non-profit organisation supporting craftspeople. For one day only they will hold a sale of interior products at discount prices to mark the London Design Festival.


Shop: Unto This Last

230 Brick Lane

This store resembles a carpenter’s workshop with its delicious woody smell. All products are made in the back of the store using traditional manufacturing techniques.


Shop: Kiosk, New York City Meets SCP London

September 19-27

A  carefully chosen selection of wonderful and fascinating objects, will be on sale for 4-6 months at SCP London during London Design Festival in a temporary shop designed by Michael Marriott.

Objects are curated much like a museum piece creating a shop like no other.


Shop: Bluebird and Atelier Abigail Ahern

From September 23, 350 King’s Road, SW3

A new tongue-in-cheek home collection is on sale at The Shop at Bluebird, curated by interior guru Abigail Ahern. 












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