Focus, Chelsea Harbour
September 17 - 22, 2017
Focus/17 brought together the design world at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour for an impressive six-day event. Welcoming both trade and retail visitors, it provided a rare level of access inside the creative process of design and the global talent behind it.
Over 120 Design Centre showrooms took part and the event was all about sharing ideas, passions, inspirations and conversations with influencers, established makers, emerging innovators and luxury brands. Focus featured over 100 immersive experiences include talks, demonstrations, workshops, receptions and discovery tours that explore the fascinating journey, from concept to reality, of defining new season collections. On the main stage, a stellar line-up of international speakers shared their experiences at the authoritative Conversations in Design series.
This fusion of design encounters, together with opportunities to connect with 600+ leading international brands, offered a dynamic collective unseen anywhere else. This was a cultural event in the broadest sense, the busy programme is animated by further expressions of creativity such as fresh dining experiences from Tom’s Kitchen at the Tatler Restaurant, inventive pop-ups, floral displays by Tony Marklew and a specially commissioned aerial installation of re-engineered paper by Cutture.
Decorex, Sjon Park
September 17, 2017
Opening London Design Festival from 17 - 20 September, Decorex 2017 brought together the finest products from over 400 hand-selected brands, exclusive installations, unmissable collaborations and insight from inspirational speakers across the world of new and unique design. The events featured:
Unrivalled collections of the latest products from the best of British and established international brands to cutting-edge emerging talent.
Succeeding Tim Gosling's 2016 entrance, this year's celebrated the design industry through interiors, floristry, theatre and product.
Four interactive areas exploring touch, hearing, sight and smell through displays embracing your sense of design.
Exclusive to Decorex, discover a curated selection of the most important names to collect in British craft.
Restaurant & Bar Design Show, Excel London
September 26 - 27, 2017
The Restaurant & Bar Design show is the UK's largest and most comprehensive event specifically aimed at restaurant, bar and café interior designers.
The show delivered the foremost in ideas, inspiration and creativity to food and drink establishment owners, architects, designers, and other industry professionals from across the country, catering for individuals either looking for start-up inspiration, or to reinvent their establishment.
Coelux Event & Panel Discussion
November 8, 2017
An interior lighting experience that brings the sunshine into your home or interior space. We met with the UK project manager Selina Fowler and had an introduction along with experiencing the product in situ. This was followed by a panel session including the founder of Coelux, Professor Paolo Di Trapani, and a group of industry professionals. The discussion topic was #retaillighting and how this impacts on the decision making process. Read more ...
LUX Live, Excel London
November 15 - 16, 2017
The lighting in our buildings and cities is set to form the backbone of a digital network which will engage and inform on an unprecedented scale. This revolution is transforming light fittings into smart devices which can monitor and control our environment.
The lighting revolution continues and helping you to keep ahead of the curve LuxLive brings together all the latest innovations in this fast-moving sector. It’s supported by an extensive programme of talks, debates and panel discussions which scrutinise the pros and cons of the latest developments, lifting the lid on some of the UK’s most challenging lighting projects.
All this plus the big names will be out in force, with more than 300 exhibitors showing the latest lighting kit and energy-saving controls.
Specifi, Crypt on the Green, London
November 30, 2017
Specifi is quickly establishing itself as the must attend event across the UK, designed to deliver great value to architects and designers.
Doors will open at 4.30pm and the seminar will be kicked off with a talk from Alistair Parvin, co-founder of Wikihouse, a digital building system which is using openalastair01 design and distributed digital manufacturing to radically democratise the production of homes. Parvin also thinks, writes, speaks and advises companies, organisations and governments on housing crises, sustainable development, democratic cities and housing policy for the 21st century as well as on how open design and technology can be engaged to address some of the most critical social, environmental and economic challenges we face as a society.
Light + Building, Frankfurt, Germany
March 18 - 23, 2018
Light + Building is the world’s leading trade fair for lighting and building services technology with more than 2,600 exhibitors taking part at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre. The most important visitor target groups are architects, interior architects, designers, planners, engineers, artisans, the distributive trades and industry.
Light + Building is a show of international stature that presents the latest in daylight technology decorative lighting and technology, electrical and electronic devices, electric lamps, insulation controls, LED lighting systems, energy management and control systems and much more. This show is specifically organised in the lines of intelligent sustainability, smart powered buildings, people and lights and within these specified themes presents an array of innovative products and systems. With complete focus on the latest trends in the lighting industry, this event transforms into the show ground of latest solutions and systems.
As the world’s only trade fair to combine the fields of architecture and technology, Light + Building presents the key sectors for integrated building planning at the same time and place: Lighting, Electrical Engineering and Home and Building Automation.