Design London made its debut last year, attracting nearly 12000 visitors from the UK and abroad. The largest destination for modern design at the London Design Festival 2022, Design London returns to North Greenwich from 21st September until 24th September. The event will be hosted at Magazine London, a hybrid-event venue on the banks of the river Thames in London. The event will be organised with the collaborative efforts from Media 10. Among the numerous events, creative features, activations and installations being held in the Greenwich Peninsula during the major design festival, the four-day exposition will remain the star attraction.
Doubling its floor space this year, the event will lay out a bigger platform for international architects and designers to present their exhibits ascribing refined technology. The display will include the latest in kitchens and bathroom furnishings, lighting design, architectural fittings and much more, all under the singular roof of Design London. London, as the hub of contemporary design, keeps the reigns of its design history and progressive functionalities in place and as a large-scale event, Design London will channel the essence of the British city while lining up a compelling display by established and emerging designers, brands and global manufacturers. A few recurring exhibitors include Artemide, Christian Watson, Van Rossum, Bert Plantagie, and Penta Light, among others, as well as fresh design perspectives from HAY , Zeitraum, Wewood, and Ago.
“Following our inaugural launch in 2021, we’re delighted to be back in North Greenwich this September as part of the London Design Festival. We had great results in 2021 – not only being at a brand-new location but also receiving an overwhelmingly positive response from exhibitors, partners and visitors,” shares Marlon Cera-Marle, director of design for Media 10.
Visitors to Design London 2022 will have the chance to explore a handpicked collection of foreign pavilions from nations notably Denmark, as well as entrants to the event like South Korea, Portugal, and Thailand, in conjunction with an exciting roster of product innovations. Alternatively, a lot many exhibitors and pavilions will be soon announced officially in the coming weeks. “Building on last year’s success, we look to bring an even more exciting, content-rich programme to our show – which will double in size – this year. We also look forward to spearheading the launch of the new ‘Greenwich Peninsula’ design district and working with our local partners to bring the neighbourhood to life,” says Cera-Marle.
After the iconic installation by Kohler during the Milan Design Week 2022, the brand will be collaborating with the UK-based multidisciplinary artist Lois O’Hara for another exciting installation. Furthermore, Design London will also be illuminated by a spectacular installation created using the Cirkus Chandelier by the Korean lighting firm AGO.
Some more exhibits from the most sought after brands include functional lights with a mountaineering spirit by Artemide, statement showerheads and valves by Kohler, a substantial bookcase-cum-shelving-unit by Van Rossum, and the new, highly aesthetic seating collection by Christian Watson among others. Alongside, some fresh design interventions by new design studios include the Palissade Park bench by Hay, the colourful Slim collection of shelving solutions by Poland-based ILUSI and many more. Some young and highly innovative studios will also be displaying their works during the event, including Studio Karen Ryan, Dare Studio, House of Upcycing, Jess Design, Studio Riya Kuvavala among others.
While design interventions will be a visual delight, the event will also host multiple parties for the design industry.The design festival will be commenced with the Design London Party on 21st September 2022. Alongside, ICON, the British design magazine will launch its autumn issue with a launch party on 23rd Septmeber 2022, while Kyro Bar will supply the best of Finnish drinks with their freshest picks from the distillery all through the festival.
The event also welcomes the second iteration of Discussions at Design London, a series of intriguing presentations that include high-profile keynote addresses, trend predictions, and panel discussions with influential figures from a wide range of industries. Headlining the event will be Lee Broom, a prolific name in the product design industry. The series, which runs daily during the exhibition and gives a glimpse into future trends while tackling the most important issues in design, architecture, and the larger creative industries, is once again curated by brand strategist Katie Richardson.