Design London adds new names, pavilions and special projects to its final range
With less than a month to go, Design London is delighted to unveil new exhibitors and further details on what to expect from its international pavilions and special projects – including adidas: Chasing Circularity – during the this year’s edition (21 – 24 September 2022).
Now in its second year, Design London will return to Magazine London in North Greenwich – as part of the London Design Festival. This is the festival’s largest contemporary design fair and the main attraction of the brand new design district, the Greenwich Peninsula.
By doubling in size and spanning two exhibition areas, including the main exhibition space, Magazine London, and a new temporary pavilion, the Showground, the 2022 edition continues to present some of the best ideas and the most innovative the design community has to offer. It brings together an international range of sought-after brands in the fields of furniture, kitchens and bathrooms, lighting and architectural equipment. Some of the latest names confirmed for this month’s event include:
adidas: in search of circularity
adidas dives into its circular journey with an exclusive look at products from its Made To Be Remade collection, as well as a panel discussion that lifts the curtain on the unique process and challenges of designing in a circular system – supporting its mission to help end plastic waste.
Visitors can see the latest innovations through a unique visual display, with some auditions from the Innovation team driving the brand’s circular ambitions forward – only at this year’s Design London.
Van Rossum has been designing and handcrafting strong and durable furniture in its workshop for over 40 years. At Design London, the Dutch brand will showcase some of its newly launched pieces including Thomas Haarmann’s Barrel Dining Table, Pieter Maes’ Bracci Armchair and Xavier Dohr’s Kitale Bibliotheque – in a brand new colourway to be revealed at the show. .
Founded by architect and designer Katarzyna Kozłowska in 2019, Ilusi is a contemporary furniture manufacturer based in Poland. Visitors to Design London will experience one of Kozłowska’s flagship ranges, Slim – a modular steel system available in various color options. Well-established furniture manufacturer Zeitraum will be showcasing its new designs, including the Kuyu Dine dining table and Zenso High lounge chair, both from Formstelle.
Shelf Studio also joins the show. Its co-founder, Sam Chasseur, produces brightly colored shelves by hand, using birch plywood and sustainably sourced building materials. The Bristol-based company, which debuted in 2020, will showcase its Wave Neon shelf – designed to house houseplants while brightening the interior.
Originally trained as a luthier, London-based Paul Kelley will bring his handcrafted Memphis-inspired pieces to Design London, which have been reworked using Abet Laminati’s unique palette of colors and surface textures. These include Kelley’s Magnetic Cubes with exclusive new finishes by Milanese fashion designer Arthur Arbesser, as well as a new range of storage.
Founded by artist and designer Joseph Ellwood in 2020, Six Dots Design will return with a new five-piece collection. The contemporary vanity is laser cut using a digital fabrication service and crafted from raw aluminum that can be easily reused and recycled.
First-time attendee Ton will be exhibiting his Studio Claesson Koivisto Rune design, which is inspired by Josef Hoffman’s A811 chair; while Dare Studio – which specializes in high-end furniture for residential and hospitality interiors – will also be present at the event.
Global lighting manufacturer Artemide will bring its new and iconic collections to Design London. These include Funivia through its CEO, Carlotta de Bevilacqua; Stellar Nebula by BIG; and Tizio by Richard Sapper, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year with a special edition in the late designer’s favorite color, red.
Also from Italy, Auralis will come to the show with its three flagship brands – Penta, Castaldi and Arredoluce. They share the same objective: to stimulate technological innovation and promote lighting as a tool for improving the quality of daily life. The products on display range from Penta’s Hang Out to Castaldi’s Disc and the Arredoluce Triennale.
A family business with over 50 years of history, Hamilton Litestat specializes in high end decorative wiring accessories; from sockets to switches, from rockers to dimmers. At Design London, the British manufacturer will launch new designs in different unique finishes.
Seoul-based Ago will exhibit his latest creations while installing a unique element in one of the show’s tunnels, inspired by his playful Cirkus chandelier. Its British counterpart, Haberdashery, will present Flux, a custom centerpiece made of thin glass tubes and suspended from minimal ceiling plates.
Other lighting brands to watch include architectural and decorative lighting specialist No Gray Area, British designer Jonathan Coles and London-based company Finials.