Asif Khan to open 100% Design

20 Sep, 16

Award-winning architect opens trade design show

Award-winning architect Asif Khan is to open 100% Design on Wednesday, September 21 at 10am alongside Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum. Khan has just won the commission to design the new Museum of London along with Stanton Williams and he will also be speaking as part of the Talks with 100% Design at 11am in the Auditorium sponsored by LG Display.

Asif Khan’s London-based practice works across the fields of architecture, industrial and furniture design. In recognition of his design and delivery of the MegaFaces Pavilion at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Khan was awarded a Cannes Lions Grand Prix for Innovation. This is the first time the panel have awarded the  prize to an architecture studio or a Russian project.

Khan’s notable recent works include being shortlisted, from over 1700 applicants, for the Guggenheim Helsinki Competition, ‘Radiant Lines’ for the Light in Winter Festival 2014 in Melbourne, a shortlisted design for the UK Pavilion for Milan Expo 2015 and ‘Parhelia’ for Swarovski at Design Miami.

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During the London 2012 Olympic Games, Khan was commissioned to design and deliver Coca-Cola’s landmark pavilion in the Olympic Park, following the drink’s company search for the UK’S best young architecture studio.

In 2010 Asif Khan was the first architect to be chosen for the Designers in Residence programme at the Design Museum London and was awarded Designer of the Future in 2011 by Design Miami.

He lectures globally on his work and in the past has spoken at Harvard University, The Royal Academy, London, India Design Forum and Design Indaba in Cape Town.

Khan was born in South London and studied architecture at The Bartlett School, University College London. In 2004 he graduated as the best student in the faculty, was awarded the Donaldson medal and received a full scholarship for further study at the Architectural Association.

Photography: Jenny Lewis