The London Design Fair 2019 will 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 much loved Old Truman Brewery into a thrilling centre of original, innovative and aesthetic design.
Housed under one impressive roof, this year’s Fair will host an extensive range of brands, global country pavilions, and a fresh edit of new components. International design collaboration Adorno will present Crossovers, a showcase of dynamic works selected by ten curators from ten countries, in what is billed as ‘a cross-cultural collectible design journey’. Crossovers celebrates those global designers and communities around the world fighting to keep local design and craft alive. The International Craft Pavilion will make its debut at the Fair, taking the place of the British Craft Pavilion. Established just three years ago, the British Craft Pavilion became the must-see exhibit for high-end craft during the London Design Festival. In 2019, the newly named International Craft Pavilion responds to a call for the greater global representation of craft.
An entirely new element of this year’s Fair is The Bathroom Gallery. In partnership with ELLE Decoration UK, this bespoke exhibition will spotlight some of the world’s foremost bathroom brands, including Laufen and Roca. Now in its third year at London Design Festival, creative lighting exhibition [d]arc room has a new home at the Fair. With a dedicated hall on the Old Truman Brewery’s second floor, [d]arc room—a creative undertaking by arc and darc magazines—understands the necessity for brands to show lighting in an imaginative way. Using pods, lighting products will be presented in a pared down manner, helping visitors to better understand the utility of architectural and decorative lighting. In addition, ‘[d]arc room: live’ promises an amazing array of speakers, talking about a variety of lighting-related subjects. Moreover, ‘[d]arc room: workshops’ will offer an interactive, hands-on series of workshops in which participants can get to grips with the most recent issues in lighting technology.
Located in Shoreditch, the creative heart of London, the London Design Fair is a four-day industry event that brings together 550 exhibitors from 36 countries, including: independent designers, established brands, international country pavilions, features and exhibitions.
Launched in 2007, the London Design Fair has earned itself the reputation as the go-to trade show during the annual London Design Festival, hosting the single largest collection of international exhibitions, designers, brands, country pavilions, features and galleries throughout the festival. Each year, over 29,000 influential retail buyers, producers, architects, designers, interior designers, press and design-savvy public, will attend to see the very latest in furniture, lighting, textiles, materials and conceptual installations, from all around the world.