18-21 Sept 2019 | 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 welcomed and inspired thousands of visitors throughout the show. 

Talks with 100% Design was free to attend for all visitors. See below for this year's talks programme.

Watch the first two days of talks here

  1. Auditorium
    Thomas Heatherwick in Conversation with Max Fraser, alongside Yoo Chairman John Hitchcox, Heatherwick Studio’s Eliot Postma and Trevor Morris of SPPARC  - looking exclusively at the vision for Olympia ...
  2. Auditorium
    Republic of Fritz Hansen’s Head of Design, Christian Andresen explores his work in developing the Fritz Hansen collection to be relevant yet timeless. Christian is joined by Studio Roso, a new additio ...
  3. Auditorium
    Designer Ini Archibong meets with Wallpaper’s Digital Editor Bethan Ryder, to explore his recent portfolio of work which is characterised by a deep interest in craftsmanship and integrity to a variety ...
  4. Auditorium
    London is a city with history, protected vistas, and a long-gone fireman’s ladder height cap. But with several hundred new office towers in the pipeline, is the capital’s essence being tainted, or is ...
The Forum
  1. The Forum
    Join eporta’s Melissa McCafferty, and a panel of design experts as they openly discuss the project mishaps they've faced and how they overcame them. Few projects are plain sailing, but there are alway ...
  2. The Forum
    Is your online presence as beautiful and purposeful as your offline projects? If your social media strategy needs polish and focus, join creative business expert Charlene C Lam of The Creative Edit fo ...
  3. The Forum
    Bethan Kay, co-founder of emerging London-based architecture practice, Projects Office, talks about their colourful design for this year’s 100% Design Auditorium. She will also explore some select pro ...
  1. Auditorium
    Dezeen and YOO host a live session Chaired by Dezeen Editor in Chief, Marcus Fairs with YOO Creative Directors Kelly Hoppen MBE and Marcel Wanders, together with YOO Chairman John Hitchcox.
  2. Auditorium
    Sam Jacob from Sam Jacob Studio looks at how we shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us. As designers we find ourselves precariously balanced between two worlds: The one we inhabit and the o ...
  3. Auditorium
    A talk between London-based designer Yinka Illori and design journalist and author Helen Parton, will cover Ilori’s work and inspiration, notably his ‘Colour Palace’ triumph in the competition to desi ...
  4. Auditorium
    Barbara Chandler, Design Editor at Evening Standard’s Homes and Property, talks to established designers who launched their careers at 100% Design, sharing the secrets of their success, bringing along ...
  5. Auditorium
    Design Fresh highlights and celebrates the best in new design talent. Join the nominees as the winners of the Design Fresh Awards 2018 are announced. Presented by Max Fraser.  
The Forum
  1. The Forum
    Retail is changing. Old anchors are losing their attractions. Shopping malls are going on hold. Friedrich Ludewig from ACME will explore new public spaces as urban and commercial anchors in recent pro ...
  2. The Forum
    Liv Taylor, PATTERNITY's Head of Research will be sharing the core principles behind their pattern philosophy; curiosity, creativity and connection.  
  3. The Forum
    Jules Archard from Domus, focuses on current and future trends in surface design and how these can be used effectively within both commercial and residential design schemes. The presentation looks at ...
  4. The Forum
    New talent from across the show, each present their new products and concepts in a fast-paced design relay!
  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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