London Design Fair - September 2018
20 – 23 September 2018
The London Design Festival, which celebrates and promotes London as the design capital of the world, will return to venues and institutions across the city from 15 - 23 September 2018. During this time, the London Design Fair, which has earned itself the reputation as the single largest designer trade show, will again host a collection of international exhibitions, design showcases, brands, country pavilions, features and more at the Old Truman Brewery from 20 – 23 September 2018.
Last year, 550 exhibitors from 36 countries participated in the London Design Fair. The country pavilions included Portugal, Spain, Italy, Poland, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, South Korea, the Netherlands (for the first time), Scotland and, of course, Britain. The Guest Country for 2017 was the USA.
2017 MATERIAL OF THE YEAR
Amongst other features of the fair, Jesmonite was proclaimed as Material of the Year. Jesmonite is considered the ultimate chameleon material of the building industry as it can be used to replicate the appearance and texture of just about any surface finish in any number of colours. The combination of natural raw materials with a special blend of water-based pure acrylic polymers creates a unique family of materials that have a number of product benefits and this makes Jesmonite superior to many other building materials.
THE COLOUR PROJECT
For 2018, the London Design Fair has decided to launch ‘The Colour’ project. This will be their first attempt at colour ‘forecasting’. However, they have decided to take a slightly different approach and they are calling it, rather than forecasting, simply their observations over a period of 12 months. Over the next months, they will be tracking practitioners’ use of colour, as well as recording the use of their chosen ‘The Colour 2018’ collection. The project will culminate in a physical ‘The Colour’ exhibition at the London Design Fair in September. The Colour consultants for this project are the Calzada Fox Consultancy.
Photo by Lisa Klappe
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