19-22 Sept 2018 | Olympia London

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Talks with 100% Design

Talks with 100% Design is the most innovative and forward thinking talks programme of the design calendar. Featuring the biggest names in design, the auditorium will welcome and inspire thousands of visitors throughout the show. 

Talks with 100% Design is free to attend for all visitors. Seated capacity is limited so please arrive early to avoid disappointment. See below for the talks already confirmed and keep checking back for regular updates. 

  1. Auditorium
    Farshid Moussavi is one of the foremost British architects working today. Moussavi is behind varied buildings known for their unique materiality and is known for her feminist credentials, having recen ...
  2. Auditorium
    Exploring luxury hospitality and residential design, leading journalist David Michon chairs a panel session with Rabih Hage, Suzy Hoodless and Simon Rawlings, looking at how design in those categories ...
  3. Auditorium
    A look into one of the Venice Biennale’s current highlights: ReCasting is a collaboration between Alison Brooks Architects and Benchmark. Sean Sutcliffe, Benchmark’s CoFounder, Ishan Abeysekera from A ...
  4. Auditorium
    Join a panel of experts for a look at the future of retail. What can we expect next from the physical and virtual retail spaces, in an ever-shifting consumer and technological landscape. Speakers incl ...
The Forum
  1. The Forum
    Lighting has a transformative element to it once lit and, if done correctly, will catch the attention of the entire room. In terms of design, the magic of illumination sets decorative lighting apart f ...
  2. The Forum
    Christina Schmidt asks the question, is it brave to ask for quality in our lives or is this something we should be looking at as a necessity for building a truly prosperous society?
  3. The Forum
    Awarded the Jonathan Hindle Prize as the best of the Design Guild Mark awardees for 2018, Paul Kelley’s Magnetic Copper Cubes intrigue with their novelty and originality. See for yourself as Kelley de ...
  4. The Forum
    Jonathan Tuckey Design created two London stores for American apothecary brand MALIN+GOETZ, with a third due to complete this autumn in the new King’s Cross Coaldrops Yard.  Jonathan Tuckey will descr ...
  1. Auditorium
    With the world moving so quickly, what’s in one day is out the next. Join eporta’s Melissa McCafferty to explore which interior trends are enduring and why.
  2. Auditorium
    At the London Design Biennale 2018, Flynn Talbot presents Full Spectrum, an installation designed by to communicate the feeling of love and tolerance. Speaking to OnOffice Editor Elissaveta Marinova, ...
  3. Auditorium
      How can design be used to tackle some of the major challenges confronting cities? Join design writer Max Fraser in conversation with some of the pioneering entrepreneurs who are developing design-le ...
  4. Auditorium
    In this discussion, chaired by BIID President Elect Harriet Forde, panellists including BIID interior designers Emma Hooton and Daniel Hopwood will discuss the necessary steps to building your own suc ...
The Forum
  1. The Forum
    In this sharing session Keivor John will explore the role products play in our daily lives and why he believes designed objects have a duty to leave you with a smile. Through case studies, Keivor will ...
  2. The Forum
    Fresh air. Wide, open spaces. Calm. For many of us, the great outdoors is our happy place, a place where we feel motivated, productive and healthy. Lewis English looks at how can we translate this to ...
  3. The Forum
    Theo Games, Ben Hayes, Kaowen Ho and Chris Hildrey, will be talking about passion project Space Gap, a pavilion and event programme exploring the disparity of space allocation in London. Forming the e ...


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