100% Design is the cornerstone event of the London Design Festival while also being the largest and longest-running design trade event for industry professionals in the UK. Every year, the interior design trade show that takes place in Olympia London organizes a wide variety of conferences and talks that feature some of the world’s most efficient creative minds and 2018 will be no exception. Topics will vary but its purpose will remain, in other words, to reflect upon the changing landscape of design and creativity. And Room Decor Ideas will tell you all about it.
Thomas Heatherwick, Christian Andresen, Marcel Wanders, Kelly Hoppen MBE, Yinka Ilori, Ini Archibong, Farshid Moussavi are a few of the leading names that will be filling up 100% Design’s auditorium with insightful knowledge and inspiration. In addition, Projects Office (a London-based architecture firm) will design the colorful backdrop where these crucial talks will take place. Now, Room Decor Ideas will explore seven talks that design enthusiasts should not miss during the occurrence of this event.
Max Fraser in conversation with Thomas Heatherwick (Wednesday 19 September | 11:00 – 12:00) ⇒ The Vision for Olympia London will be the main topic of discussion in this talk. Max Fraser will be in conversation with the founder of the Heatherwick Studio. Eliot Postma (Heatherwick Studio), John Hitchcox (Yoo) and Trevor Morris (SPPARC) will also share their thoughts on the matter.
Christian Andresen (Wednesday 19 September | 12:30 – 13:30) ⇒ Republic of Fritz Hansen’s head of design will talk about how the development of the Fritz Hansen collection came about and how do they keep it relevant yet timeless.
Bethan Ryder in Conversation with Ini Archibong (Wednesday 19 September | 14:00 – 15:00) ⇒ Designer Ini Archibong will talk to Bethan Ryder, the digital editor of Wallpaper. He will be disclosing his most recent work that is all about craftsmanship and integrity.
Marcus Fairs with Kelly Hoppen MBE and Marcel Wanders (Thursday 20 September | 11:00 – 11:45) ⇒ The world-famous designers and Yoo Creative Directors, Kelly Hoppen and Marcel Wanders will come together in a high-anticipated talk that will be chaired by Dezeen Editor in Chief Marcus Fairs.
Yinka Ilori In Conversation With Helen Parton (Thursday 20 September | 14:00 – 15:00) ⇒ Yinka Illori will discuss his work and inspirations, especially his passion for unwanted furniture. In his projects, the designer often uses traditional Nigerian parables and African fabrics.
100% Forward – From Launch to Brand By Barbara Chandler (Thursday 20 September | 15:30 – 16:30) ⇒ Homes and Property’s design edition, Barbara Chandler will moderate the conversation with established designers who have actually launched their careers at 100% Design. The emerging designers that were nominated for the 100% Forward feature will also make an appearance.
Icon Presents – Farshid Moussavi In Conversation With Priya Khanchandani (Friday 21 September | 11:00 – 12:00) ⇒ Priya Klanchandani will be in conversation with one of the foremost British architects right now, Farshid Moussavi. Moussavi’s buildings are known for their unique materiality and exploration of lighting.
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