5 must-see events at London Design Festival 2019

We take a look at shows, talks and installations for bathroom and kitchen professionals

12 Sep, 19

5 events to explore at LDF

The annual London Design Festival, once again, takes place across the Capital from September 14-22.

The nine day event includes exhibition, talks, installations and interactive participatory experiences across 14 Design districts, spanning north to south, east to west.

We offer a quick whistle stop tour of selected events and lift the lid on out what’s in store for the intrepid bathroom and kitchen explorer.

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1. The Bathroom Gallery

5 must-see events at London Design Festival 2019

Villeroy & Boch, Armani/Roca, Shaws of Darwen, Victoria + Albert Baths and West One Bathrooms will be among the exhibitors at new show The Bathroom Gallery.

Run in partnership with Elle Decoration, it is the only event at London Design Festival dedicated to the bathroom and takes place at the Truman Brewery from September 19-22.

Villeroy & Boch will be showcasing its Antheus collection (pictured), designed by Christian Haas and which pays homage to the centenary of Bauhaus.

2. 100% Design

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At the heart of the West Kensington Design District is the Grande Dame of contemporary interiors shows – 100% Design.

It takes place at London’s Olympia from September 18-21 and is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a line-up of more than 400 exhibitors. The show also includes Detail London which has a focus on wallcoverings.

For designers seeking design inspiration for kitchens and Bathrooms,  Antonio Lupi, Bellevue Bespoke, Brandler London, Valchro, Inspired Elements, Foursteel and Vasco (shown) will be exhibiting at the event.

3. Design Junction

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Taking place in one of London’s largest redevelopments, Design Junction headlines the Kings Cross Design District from September 19-22 and combines established with still to be discovered brands.

In the N1 postcode, expect to find VitrA which will premiere its Claudio Bellini-designed collection Equal for the first time in the UK.

It will also be showing Equal and Origin, as well as unveiling the latest additions to Plural by Terri Pecora.

VitrA is  joined by Kaldewei who has teamed up with modern furnished maker and designer Bim Burton on his recyclable, sustainable project ‘From Inside to Out’.

Taking this year’s themes of (Re)act at designjunction, Bim and Kaldewei have worked together to create, exclusively for design Junction, a series of recyclable, sustainable  bath chairs in 3 different styles. These will be showcased within the Installations area in Lewis Cubitt Park, Kings Cross.

4. Focus/19

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At Chelsea Design Harbour,  Focus will take place from September 15-20. It will play host to a series of workshops and discussions.

These include the Sarsen Stone Group which is holding trend insight panel discussion and also a tile marbling workshop.

In addition Victoria + Albert will be hosting a conversation The Fourth Dimension of Interior Design, on September 17,  with GA Design and Elle Decoration’s Claudia Baillie.


5. Installations

Cosentino hosts Carved in Stone during London Design Festival

The Cosentino City London showroom will become an art gallery with sculptures carved from blocks of marble, with designs based on the theme Life on Mars.

Five leading architectural practices won commissions to create the 500mm x 500mm pieces and will be unveiled on September 17.

See the works of art by Cartwright Pickard, Foster and Partners, Hugh Broughton Architects, Ian Ritchie Architects and Tonkin Liu.