100% Design 2014
23-26 September 2015
 Olympia London 

100% Design 2014 is now open!

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100% Design 2014 is now open!
17 Sep 2014

The 20th edition of 100% Design has now opened its doors! International design guru Philippe Starck opened the doors this morning to a packed reception of visitors before unveiling his new ceramic tile collection for Ceramica Sant’Agostino, which will be on show at 100% Design on Capitol Designer Studio’s, stand E600. 

There's plenty to see and do at 100% Design today, see below for what's on in the Maker Carousel, Auditorium and our new Forum stage. 

LasvitLasvit sculpture by Philippe Starck


Workplaceialter by NBBJ in Workplace

Whats on today

Maker Carousel by Mette, Interiors Hub 

2pm Maker Library Network workshop: Making interesting and useful objects out of waste products


Philippe Starck11:00 Philippe Starck: My inspiration

Philippe Starck in conversation with Wallpaper* editor-in-chief Tony Chambers. Starck will discuss his inspiration through a series of images, touching upon the talks programme’s overall theme of serendipity. Philippe Starck will open 100% Design this September to coincide with the unveiling of Flexible Architecture, his new ceramic tile collection for Ceramica Sant’Agostino, which will be on show at 100% Design on Capitol Designer Studio’s, stand E600.

12:30 Design Futures: interiors

Curating Contemporary Design MA students from Kingston University present their pick of young designers exploring what the next 20 years might hold for design. Today examines how data might drive the design of new interior spaces. Speakers include Fabio Lattanzi Antinori who has created an installation featuring conductive paint with sensors that react to passersby, Jiayu Liu who translates data into multi-sensory experiences, and architect Nick Wood, founder of HowAbout Studio, who combines craft and digital technologies to create new spatial experiences.

Nina Tolstrup13:30 Chance Encounters: recycling

The first in a series of daily talks dealing with the role chance plays in design. Featuring Nina Tolstrup who is interested in material recycling and upcycling, Julia Lohmann who founded the Department of Seaweed last year as part of her residency at the V&A Museum to create new materials and objects, and architect Duncan Baker Brown, who has built a house made entirely of waste. Chaired by design journalist Clare Dowdy. 


Professor Charles Spence15:00 Beyond architecture: designing a multisensory space

Just think how rich our environments could be if alongside the visual we designed with sound, texture, taste and smell. Join world-leading, experimental psychologist Professor Charles Spence whose research looks at how better understanding our minds will create better environments and Adam Scott from creative agency Freestate, an experience designer who has designed multisensory spaces for clients including Sony and Samsung. Chairing is Emily Hare of Contagious magazine.


16:30 The Big Question: Should architecture play a social role in society?

To what extent should architects be responsible for the social impact of their buildings? What about other stakeholders such as planners, developers and politicians? William Mann from Stirling Prize-winning practice Witherford Watson Mann and David Bickle of Hawkins Brown explore the issue in a session chaired by Sam Jacob. 

Forum, International Pavilions

Louise Smith11.00 Colour Masterclass: a decade of colour trends 

For more than ten years, AkzoNobel has produced Colour Futures™, an annual guide distilling trends and colour concepts and providing inspiration and themed colour palettes. Dulux Trade looks back on how events have changed and shaped colours, reflecting on which of this year’s palettes are still evolving and influential. Speaker: Louise Tod, Senior Global Colour Designer


Oikos12.30 #OikosGoogleGlassLab

Oikos will present its innovative #OikosGoogleGlassLab at 100% Design. Undertaking its second phase of research during LDF at the company’s new showroom within B&B Italia’s London store, Oikos is inviting architects and designers to experiment with its new Google Glass app for A&D community currently in development. This talk gives the lowdown on the project and its potential applications for the profession. 


SBID14.00 Creating kitchens with light space and laughter

Organised by the Society of British and International Design (SBID), member Keith Myers will discuss designing kitchens and how to infuse a project with light, space and laughter.  The talk will help guests to understand how to create innovative, yet timeless kitchens, which are both individual to the user and a joy to experience. Speaker: Keith Myers, Director/Senior Interior Designer, The Myers Touch, member of the Society of British and International Design (SBID).

15.30 China Design Day 

China Design Day, organised by China Pavilion, is a conference held to promote China’s growing design industry. A delegation of 35 designers from 25 Chinese brands will present at the meeting, including 4 Chinese leading designers who will share their experience of designing for Chinese consumers. This is a unique opportunity to not only learn more about Chinese design, but also to establish partnerships with Chinese enterprises. 



British Council Connect ZA: Maker Library Network Caravan at London Design Festival 2014
British Council Connect ZA: Maker Library Network Caravan at London Design Festival 2014

100% Design moves to Olympia London!
100% Design moves to Olympia London!

Leading brands return to 100% Design 2015
Leading brands return to 100% Design 2015

Design Kaleidascope

The Design Kaleidoscope

100% Design has developed 'Design Kaleidoscope' as the theme for the 20th edition of the show, reflecting the diversity and rich history of the UK's largest and longest running contemporary design event; The Kaleidoscope provides the inspiration across the show's campaign and will inform both the talks programme and hubs at the show.


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