“Apologies to Milan and Tokyo. Regrets to Stockholm and Paris. Forgive me, Eindhoven, Berlin, Barcelona and, most particularly, New York. But London is the design capital of the world.”
New York Times
The world’s most exciting city plays host to some of the greatest and exclusive design events known to the design world such as Fashion Week, The Design Biennale and the biggest and best Design Festival on the planet. I’m talking about England’s creative capital – London.
Celebrating its 14th consecutive year and taking place from the 17th – 25th September, the annual London Design Festival took over the city again with a gargantuan number of design events, exhibitions, seminars and public art installations. With a plethora of events to attend for designers and design aficionados, the list was endless but the House of Home design detectives managed to attend six of them! From Focus, to Decorex to 100% Design, Luxury Made, Design Junction, Tent London and Superbrands it was an exciting and extremely inspiring few days!
A dream for anyone who appreciates excellence and quality in design, each show was teaming with inspiration and design ideas from brand new collections of furniture, lighting, interior and exterior décor, materials and finishes that represent highly innovative solutions from top well-known international brands and exceptionally talented new and local designers.
The products on display this year were brave, bold and vivid, vibrant. Colour was in abundance with kaleidoscopic patterns, exotic prints, pronounced woven textures, marbled or water colour effects, floral fantasies and whimsical creatures. These vibrant trends were consistent throughout all of the design shows.
With so much to see it's been a challenge to narrow down our favourites, however, we are so excited to bring you the highlights from each of the shows. Keep an eye out for our upcoming articles where you can find our top picks from 5 of the top events below:
100% Design and Luxury Made 2016
Held at Kensington Olympia, London from 21-24 September 2016.
Click here to discover our Top 10 Highlights from 100% Design and Luxury Made 2016.
Held at Syon Park, London, from 18-21 September 2016.
Click here to discover our Top 10 Highlights from Decorex 2016.
The London Design Fair – Tent London and Superbrands
Held at the Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London from 16-24 September 2016.
Click here to discover our Top 10 Highlights from The London Design Fair 2016.
Design Junction 2016
Held at the Kings Cross Cultural Centre, 1 Granary Square, Kings Cross London, 22-25 September 2016.
Click here to discover our Top 10 Highlights from The Design Junction.
Held at Chelsea Harbour Design Centre from 20-25 September 2016.
Click here to discover our Top 10 Highlights from FOCUS 16.
Images courtesy of: theocohen.co.uk | mydecor.com | thelondondesignfestival.co.uk