Best places and events to attend this design season
These Autumn events are not to miss
Year after year London becomes the centre of some of the most important events held in the industry, and reminds everyone why it is considered to be the design capital of the world! Take a look at our Autumn events list below that our interior design team have discovered and compiled for you. Very soon everyone will be talking about these.
What? London Design Festival
When? Sept 15 – 23
This is the mother of all other events that are happening at this time all over London, including fairs, expos, talks, installations and product launches, to name a few. It’s a lot. It’s overwhelming. We know. That’s exactly why we put this guide together!
Temza London’s pick: Architecture Illustrated by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios & Jelly
A bite-sized treat on the borderline between architecture and fine art.
When? Sept 16 – 19
Where? Syon Park
Yearly assemble of renowned designers and scanning endless row of stalls of amazing furniture and product. Expect talks by the biggest names in the industry, such as Daniel Hopwood, who is a household name since hosting BBC2’s The Great Interior Design Challenge.
Temza London’s pick: Hatta Byng in conversation with Beata Heuman
Chosen as Interior Designer of the Year by the prestigious House & Garden magazine it’s a great opportunity to catch her live!
What? Focus '18
When? Trade: Sept 16 - 18 / All welcome: Sept 19 – 21
Where?Design Center, Chelsea Harbour
The Design Center is the ultimate destination for everything that makes up high-end residential interiors and 120 showrooms are open for the designers and enthusiasts to mingle. The event is laced with talks, workshops, and installations themed around the concept of ‘colour’.
What? 100% Design
When? Sept 19 – 22
Where? Olympia London
We are always excited to see new product from emerging designers as well as established companies and this year again we will pay a visit to 100% design to scout for products and trends. Only open to the public on the 22nd, so if you’re an enthusiast and not (yet) a professional you have your Saturday sorted. (No need to thank us!)
Temza London’s pick: Enlightened Design III installation promises a drop of beautifully curated exhibition space to juxtapose the busy utilitarianism of exhibition halls we will be face this week. Sounds like a bliss!
What? Design Junction
When? Sept 10 – 23
Where? Multiple venues in and around OXO Tower
Taking a wider perspective than most other interior-centered events Design Junction caters for everything under the large umbrella of product design. Expect a cheerful mix of items from furniture to fashion and accessories.
Temza London’s pick: We wouldn’t miss stand number G15 on Doon Street to see the quirky light fittings by Belgian manufacturer Dark.
What? Open House London
When? Sept 22-23
Where? All over London
The time of the year has come when closed doors flung open to reveal hidden secrets of London. You don’t need to be a designer or an architect to step inside their houses! From unique residencies to public buildings, pick from more than 800, download the OpenHouse app and prepare for… long queues!
Temza London’s pick: You have to enter the ballot for 10 Downing Street. I mean, you just have to, right?