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10 To See: London Design Festival

1. 100% Design, Earls Court, 17–20 September The slick design fair was opened this morning by international design guru Philippe Starck. There is work to see by Naomi Paul, Anna Glasbrook and new company selling rag rugs made out of waste from the t-short industry, Re Rag Rug by Studio Brieditis & Evans. 


Re Rag Rugs

2. Designjunction, Old Sorting Office, New Oxford Street, 1721 September The hippest design event in town opens later today with some of the coolest brands on display including Tom Dixon, Modus, Ercol, ligne roset and Bolon. AfghanMade have a big display curated and designed by Wallpaper*, the exhibition will feature modern, contemporary handmade carpets from five leading carpet design companies: Christopher Farr, ABC Italia, Nodus, Nani Marquina and Fort Street Studio. Dezeen’s collaborative project with MINI will be also worth a look.

Rug from AfghanMade

3. Tent London and Super Brands London, Old Truman Brewery, 1821 September For its eighth East London edition Tent London’s forecasts the main trends to be: Raw; Bold & Beautiful; Frame; and Retraction. A great selection of rugs and textiles will come from Kosmos Project, Beldi Rugs, Olim, Tori Murphy, Kitty McCall and Sonya Winner.

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The Kiss rug, Sonya Winner

4. Designersblock, The Old Sessions House, 22 Clerkenwell Green, 1821 September An event to find fun and funky work from some of the best up and coming young designers. Lucy Kent is among the textile exhibitors.


Lucy Kent

5. Decorex, Syon Park, 21–24 September London’s best interior designer show with some great rug companies showing new work. FRONT, representing Jan Kath and Floor to Heaven, will have a weaver from Nepal demonstrating his complex skills. Future Heritage, curated by Corinne Julius, will be a display showing of the best of British craft. It is a great show for rugs with Amy Kent, Tania Johnson, Elizabeth Ashard, Gideon Hatch, Veedon Fleece and Vanderhurd plus any more brands all under one roof. 


London rug by Tania Johnson

6. The Rug Company, 555 King’s Road, 14-21 September The Rug Company’s latest collections including new designs by Jonathan Saunders. See our report here.


Hutton rug, Jonathan Saunders for The Rug Company

7. Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, 13-21 September Among the many displays for the LDF, the V&A is showing fantastic new work by design collective The T-Shirt Issue. See our recent report here.


The T-Shirt Issue

8. Alfredo Häberli for Kvadrat, 10 Shepherdess Walk, 16-21 September The Alfredo Häberli knit collection comprises three vibrant yet refined knitted upholstery textiles. NebulaNadir and Galaxy. The new designs are displayed in a series of fascinating three-dimensional mood boards. Alfredo Häberli comments ‘All the designs are very different but are nevertheless interrelated due to their specific colouring.The colour design of this collection was extremely fun!’


Alfredo Häberli for Kvadrat

9. Klaus Haapaniemi81 Redchurch Street, E2, 13-21 September New collections by Klaus Haapaniemi are displayed together with furniture by Nikari, a manufacturer of sustainable wood design products, at the Klaus Haapaniemi.


Moon Flower fabirc, Laus Haapaniemi

10. Total Fabrication at Craft Central, 33-35 St John’s Square, 15-24 September An interactive exhibition of contemporary design for interiors with a material twist, which will include work by Angela FungAnthea WalshBexSimonCharlie WhinneyJo WoffindenPia Wüstenberg,Silo StudioStephanie WrightTedWoodTroels FlenstedUrbanite Home and Vanja Bazdulj.


Chair by Vanja Bazdulj

And don’t forget Timorous Beasties new velvets with artwork by Jonathan McCree at Sim Smith Gallery, Donna Wilson’s Rainy Day Pop up Shop, Darkroom’s show ‘OFF THE GRID – a Superpowered look at Superstudio’ and Focus at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour. Also see our previous report on the London Design Festival.

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