20th August 2019 | IN DESIGN EVENTS | BY SBID ShareTweetPinterestLinkedInAs September approaches and the design industry springs back to life with the newest designs, innovations and inspirations, make sure you plan ahead to get the latest insight into the international design industry – and where it’s heading. Kicking off with Maison&Objet with a host of clever design solutions to help attract and retain customers, London Design Festival is set to transform London with the freshest contemporary designs, trailblazing talents and industry trends to celebrate London as the design capital of the world and a gateway to the international creative community. 6th – 10th September MAISON&OBJET PARIS – Paris, France MAISON&OBJET (M&O) 2019 will be serving up inspiration for Hoteliers and Restaurateurs. Having been around since 1995 as the international trade fair for the lifestyle, decoration and design sectors, M&O has become the not-to-be-missed event over the past 25 years for industry professionals seeking clever design solutions to help attract and retain customers. This edition is set to celebrate the art of hospitality, sharing and savouring. The perfect opportunity for professionals to explore new concepts, make new contacts and discover thousands of brands. To help café owners, hoteliers and restaurateurs, a special trail is dedicated to focusing on their specific needs. Not only will the trail enable them to explore cookware and tableware solutions, but it will also invite them to discover design pieces and furniture that suit the hotel and restaurant trade’s specific usage needs, such as customisation. This September, the event will also be turning the spotlight on a brand new theme: WORK! Uniting the entire sector and expressing today’s new art of working, the upcoming event encourages office designers take a fresh approach to the workspace through creative selection of furniture and decorative objects. The very best furnishings for today’s offices and work spaces will be showcased in a dedicated zone, accompanied by a special WORK! trail pinpointing all the exhibitors offering work-related design solutions. Image by THG Paris 18th September SBID Breakfast Meeting with THG Paris – London, United Kingdom SBID Breakfast Meetings aim to bring together relevant industry professionals to facilitate business networking and partnerships between designers and suppliers. The upcoming Breakfast Meeting on Wednesday 18th September 2019 will be hosted by the manufacturer of luxury, design-oriented bathroom and kitchen fittings, THG Paris in Belgravia, London. To attend or register your interest in attending, please email [email protected] Held on 14th – 22nd September 2019, London Design Festival is an annual event, designed to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world and as the gateway to the international creative community. The event stages several major trade shows, known as ‘Design Destinations’ throughout the week. These are the commercial pillars of the Festival and are key meeting places for designers, manufacturers, buyers, specifiers, the media and design enthusiasts to discover new product releases and identify current trends. 100% Design featuring Tapio Anttila Collection 18th – 21st September 100% Design – London, United Kingdom 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of 100% Design, the UK’s leading design trade event. Celebrating a quarter century of introducing some of the industry’s most influential designers, makers and producers, the 2019 show will present a stellar line-up of more than 400 exhibitors showcasing the latest products across furniture, lighting, textiles, glazing, surfaces, accessories and more. Striking installations, inspiring collaborations and innovative projects feature thought-provoking experiences and push the boundaries of design. 100% Design will again cover four key areas: Interiors; Kitchens, Bathrooms & Bedrooms; Emerging Brands and 100% Build London. The return of leading brands and presentations from new, emerging talent cement the show’s position as a cornerstone event of the London Design Festival. New for this year, 100% Design will showcase ‘A Sense of Finland’ curated by Finnish/English designer Hanna Laikola, founder of HEMLO in collaboration with renowned Nordic brand Tapio Anttila Collection and Polar Life Haus. Voted the happiest country in the world for the second year running, the Finland pavilion will allow visitors to experience the sounds, sights, touch, smell and taste of Finland in the middle of London, showcasing the Finnish philosophy that simple things make us happy! Other key trends for 2019 are also set to appear with themes of wellness and upcycling taking centre stage. London Design Fair featuring Armani/Roca 19th – 22nd September London Design Fair – London, United Kingdom The London Design Fair is set to open its doors to 29,000 visitors at the iconic Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch. With a host of new components, including The Bathroom Gallery in partnership with ELLE Decoration and Crossovers by Adorno, the event is set to present an inspirational, hand-picked line-up of superlative contemporary design, offering visitors a truly absorbing and informative experience. This highly creative exposition will once again transform the Old Truman Brewery into a thrilling centre of original, innovative and aesthetic design. The Bathroom Gallery will be a bespoke exhibition for world-leading bathroom brands. The aim is to offer a highly-curated glimpse into the brands and products shaping bathrooms today. The bespoke exhibition design by acclaimed architectural designer Ioana Lupascu provides brands with the opportunity to transform a 20-square-metre space with six options of freestanding wall configurations. Adorno will present Crossovers: 10 curators, 10 collections, 10 global design scenes. As a celebration of designers and communities around the world striving to preserve and revitalise local design and craft cultures, Kristian Snorre Andersen, the CEO of Adorno, remarks: ‘The show will highlight the aesthetic traits and beauty of each scene, facilitating a cross-cultural dialogue”, showcasing collections from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Mexico and Turkey. Designjunction 2019 Image Credit: Ruth Ward 19th – 22nd September Designjunction – London, United Kingdom The award-winning interiors show, designjunction, is returning to King’s Cross during the London Design Festival, 19 – 22 September 2019. Now in its ninth year, designjunction has proven itself to be the most anticipated event of the Festival, attracting over 27,000 visitors across four days in 2018. This year, designjunction will present a curated mix of over 100 world-renowned furniture, lighting, accessory and technology brands alongside installations, pop-up-shops, temporary structures and major brand activations. These features are set across several key areas throughout the Kings Cross Design District including Cubit House, the Light tunnel, Kings Boulevard and The Canopy. The event’s theme for 2019, (Re)act calls upon exhibitors to act as agents of change, to react to issues and re-imagine opportunities whilst re-connecting with their audiences. The 2019 exhibitors will create challenging products and activations which encourage visitors this year to think differently about the world we are living in and the spaces we inhabit. This year, designjunction have also launched a brand-new Talks programme at the Everyman Cinema in King’s Cross sponsored by Clippings. Set against the millennial-pink backdrop of the cinema and curated by design and architecture writer and commentator Grant Gibson, the two-day platform (Thursday 19 – Friday 20 September) is set to challenge, provoke and engage with an eclectic range of topical issues that include sustainability and the circular economy; the relationship between dyslexia and design; the need for increased diversity in design; and the importance of wellbeing at work. Click here to view the entire Talks programme or register now for your ticket.