London Design Festival 2012 – Main venues

Below are the main venues where you will find a concentration of designers, companies and there will be other events.

100% Design
Earl’s Court

Further information

Hidden Art exhibited at the first 100% Design show in 1995 in the Duke of York Barracks. Since then we have exhibited almost every year.  We are having a break this year. 100% Design Includes an emerging brands area as well as established brands and country stands

Some of those we know:

Dare Studio _L5

Liqui Design – L331

Dezeen Watch Store – IP15

Mark Product Ltd – L131

Charley Whinney Design Workshop – L35 –

100% Design has also organised a great programme of seminars for all days. Further information
The 100% Design party takes place on Thursday 20th September, from 6-9pm at the Central Bar in 100% Design. All welcome.

Southbank Centre
20 – 23 September
Further information

Hidden Art has known Piers Roberts and Rory Dodd the owners of Designersblock since the company was set up in 1998. They are still based round the corner from us. They will be celebrating their 15th birthday party.

They will be exhibiting in various spaces in the Southbank Centre, including in the Royal Festival Hall and the Shop.   The Bodging Milano project will also be on display. This includes work from Kay & Stemmer.

Tent London, Old Truman Brewery, E1 6QL
20 – 23 September
Further information

Tent Started in 2007, and came out of a show which was held in 2006 as part of 100% East.  and has grown to now also include Super brands since 2011. Established and emerging brands. This year the Superbrands include Moroso, Kartell as well as others

Connecting the dots  a selection of Dutch designers will also be there .

Designers we know include:

Bettina Nissen Design – E8 T1
DesignK  – F20
Jodie Leach – H05
urban Upholstery-  J17

The Sorting Office, 21-23 New Oxford Street
Further information

A relative newcomer, built up over the years, and an exciting venue. Also exhibits in Milan

Has a selection of UK and international brands. companies and exhibitors, pop-up shops, flash factories including by Thonet,  talks hosted by Blueprint, film screenings and 4 eateries, including the London Transport  Canteen (launching commission) . There will also be a Pecha Kucha party night (21 September)  and an opening night auction of donated designs in aid of the Maggies Centre’s. Maggie’s Joy of Living Exhibition curated by Anthony Dickens. It includes work from Hive.

You can also go on a Tokyo Bike Tour which start from Design Junction leaving at 10 and finishing at 2pm.   .

Kukka- stand F33

Crafts Council will launch its new touring exhibition Added Value?  Added Value? questions the value of contemporary craft within the current landscape of branding and luxury, featuring high-quality and bespoke work from makers Zoe Arnold, Bompas & Parr, carréducker, Simon Hasan, Tracy Kendall and Oliver Ruuger.

The V & A
Cromwell Road, SW7 7RL
Further information

Worth a visit, many installations (including the 10 benches) as well as exhibition from Tomas

Benches in collaboration with Established & Sons

Heatherwick, Designing the Extraordinary
31 May – 30 September
solo exhibition
Showcases the wide variety of projects that Thomas Heatherwick has undertaken  including mockups of the London 2012 cauldrum,  Shanghai 2008 Expo and the new London bus.

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