21 — 24 Sep 2022
Interiors & Furniture, Materials
Design London, the largest official destination for contemporary design at London Design Festival, returns to the Magazine London in North Greenwich with its second edition between 21 – 24 September 2022. The show made its debut in 2021, attracting over 12,000 UK and international visitors.
The show is set to double its floor space this year, where architects and interior designers can source cutting-edge furniture, kitchens and bathrooms, lighting and architectural fittings all under one roof. It brings together a compelling line-up of established and emerging design brands from around the world; from global manufacturers – including HAY, Urbantime, Zeitraum, Tuuci, Wewood, Ton, Dare Studio and Ago – that are joining the show for the first time, to returning exhibitors such as Artemide, Christian Watson, Van Rossum, Bert Plantagie and Penta Light to name a few. Marlon Cera-Marle, Director of Design at Media 10, comments, “Following our inaugural launch in 2021, we’re delighted to be back in North Greenwich this September as part of the London Design Festival. We had great results in 2021 – not only being at a brand-new location, but also receiving an overwhelmingly positive response from exhibitors, partners and visitors.” Cera-Marle adds, “The UK is one of the key countries for specification internationally, and our show is all about championing design excellence, along with originality, innovation and diversity. “Building on last year’s success, we look to bring an even more exciting, content-rich programme to our show – which will double in size – this year. We also look forward to spearheading the launch of the new ‘Greenwich Peninsula’ design district and working with our local partners to bring the neighbourhood to life.” Alongside a multitude of product showcases, visitors to Design London 2022 will also have the opportunity to explore a curated selection of international pavilions from countries including Denmark, as well as newcomers to the event such as Korea, Portugal and Thailand. Watch this space – more exhibitors and pavilions are to be announced in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, the show welcomes the second edition of Discussions at Design London, its thought-provoking talks programme that comprises headline keynotes, trend forecasts and panel discussions with a range of high-profile industry experts, influencers and thought leaders. Brand consultant Katie Richardson returns to curate the series, which runs daily throughout the show and offers an insight into future trends while addressing the most pressing topics within design, architecture and the wider creative industries. Finally, the show boasts a host of collaborations from sought-after brands to experiential installations, and exclusive parties for visitors to enjoy. Some of the features on show this year include lighting installations brought to you by Ago and Haberdashery, a graphic interpretation between Kohler x Lois O'Hara, and to mark its 10th anniversary, Kyrö Distillery Company – the official whisky and gin partner of this year’s Design London – will install an exclusive bar in the main thoroughfare of the event. Designed by fellow Finnish brand Vaarnii and constructed entirely out of pine, the Kyrö bar is set to be a “brutally Finnish” masterpiece to complement the all-rye distillery’s “brutally Finnish” spirits.