As part of the London Design Festival, 100% Design – the UK’s largest design trade show – will celebrate its 21st edition in a brand new home, Olympia London (23-26 September 2015). Staged across two levels in the Grand and West Halls, this year’s event is based upon the central theme – Design in Colour, working closely with trend forecasters WGSN among many others. Five industry sections will return to the show, of which Kitchens & Bathrooms, Workplace and Design & Build will present innovative ideas and the latest technology for those specialist sectors.
Kitchens & Bathrooms
Addressing the demand for high-end design solutions, Kitchens & Bathrooms is set to demonstrate quality innovation across components, materials, equipment and effective use of space. Once again, this year’s Kitchens & Bathrooms presents a strong exhibitor line-up, from newcomers antoniolupi and Bette, to returning brands including GSI Ceramica, Kolpa, bulthaup by Kitchen Architecture, Foursteel, Keramag Design and LG Hausys – HI-MACS®.
Known for its ceramic heritage, GSI Ceramica (Stand K460) will host a UK launch of its Sand sanitaryware collection and Rimless Swirlflush WC, designed and crafted in Italy. GSI Ceramica will share its stand with Zucchetti (Stand K460). Also based in Italy, antoniolupi (Stand K471) will join 100% Design for the first time with its contemporary washbasins and baths.
Meanwhile, Germany-based Bette (Stand K564) will launch an array of new designs at the show, including the award-winning BetteLux Shape range of baths, washbasins, furniture and accessories. Designed by Tesseraux and Partner, BetteLux Shape features a unique steel frame available in a choice of six colours.
Slovenian bathroom company Kolpa (Stand K565) will return to the show, alongside bulthaup by Kitchen Architecture (Stand K464) and Foursteel (Stand K590), a Portuguese manufacturer which specialises in design-led radiators and towel warmers in stainless steel.
100% Design 2015 also sees the return of long-term supporter Keramag Design (Stand K470), showcasing its latest Xeno² and MyDay bathroom collections. Continuing to challenge our visual senses and present new ideas, solid surface specialist LG Hausys – HI-MACS® (Stand K655) is set to return with another stunning stand design, following its recent collaboration with Dutch design company NotOnlyWhite.
To celebrate Silestone’s® 25-year anniversary, the Cosentino Group (Stand K270) has developed a new, limited edition colour, Acqua Fraccaroli in collaboration with the renowned Brazilian interior design architect, Brunete Fraccaroli. To mark the launch, Fraccaroli will attend the stand’s champagne reception on Wednesday 23 September at 11am.
Other key brands to look out for include fci London (Stand K474), GeD cucine (Stand K474), Idea Group (Stand K474), Küng Sauna (Stand K560), Methven (Stand K572), Cosentino (Stand K270), Ad Mosaico (Stand K680), Alegna (Stand 560), Kast Concrete Basins (Stand K555), Sottini (Stand K260), Saneux (Stand K580) and Porcelanosa (Stand K480).
Workplace – sponsored by SketchUp
100% Design’s Workplace – sponsored by SketchUp – is the only dedicated workplace design show in the UK, featuring all aspects of commercial design for this specialist sector, including seating, desking, electronic innovations, acoustic panels, storage systems, lighting and flooring.
New to the show, Italian furniture manufacturer Chairs & More (Stand W644) will preview its new collections, Tulip and Babah, while Steelcase (Stand W550) will host a series of themed talks, led by leading researchers and experts, on current workplace trends, issues and solutions. Ireland-based upholstered furniture manufacturer Thomas Montgomery (Stand W733) will launch its workplace solution, FLOAT, in collaboration with Perch Dynamic Solutions.
Returning to 100% Design, Swiss manufacturer Vitra (Stand W330) will launch its new Hack table system – made from raw wooden panels – by Konstantin Grcic to the UK. Muirhead Leather (Stand W230) will also return to the show with its high performance, low carbon leather, so will Belgium-based BuzziSpace (Stand W344), a company that is known for its innovative acoustic solutions for every type of environment. Isomi (Stand W455) will preview its first modular furniture made entirely of concrete and designed by Paul Crofts.
Other furniture companies that will join this year’s line-up include: Frövi (Stand W544), INCLASS (Stand W650), J Design (Stand W233), Johanson (Stand W540), Nowy Styl Group (Stand W335), PLYCOLLECTION (Stand W243), Sagal (Stand W532) and Spacestor (Stand W341).
Mobile tech expert Aircharge (Stand W643) will come to 100% Design with its new mobile application. This latest offering enables users to easily locate a public location that provides wireless charging compatible with the Wireless Power Consortium.
Soundtect (Stand W630) and TopBrewer by Scanomat (Stand W331) will also have a presence at the show; the former manufactures and supplies sustainable, acoustic panels for walls and ceilings, while the latter offers a patented, stainless steel tabletop tap – connected to smartphones or tablets – for brewing fresh coffee in the workspace, kitchen or café.
Design & Build – sponsored by Formica Group
Design & Build at 100% Design 2015 aims to offer a central resourcing point for the A&D community with a comprehensive list of leading brands from this unique sector. New to the show and sponsoring Design & Build is decorative laminate expert Formica Group (Stand E478). The brand has developed nine new Plain Colors to present an all-encompassing palette of 120 colours; in addition, its Plus Colour range now features 30 colours available in eight exclusive surface finishes.
Also joining the show for the first time is Henry Blake Hardware (Stand E798) which offers a modern yet timeless collection of Art Deco-inspired pull handles, lever handles, cabinet hardware and hinges in the finest material.
Based in Germany, Gira (Stand E479) will return to 100% Design with its new Gira G1 intelligent central operating unit for the building technology, operated by touching or gesturing on the brilliant multi-touch display. Also returning to the show is Vectorworks (Stand E159) which will showcase its interior design, architectural and landscape design software with Building Information Modelling capabilities. CANAL Architectural (Stand E267), which fabricates and installs staircases, balustrades and handrails in residential and commercial environments, will join the line-up, alongside LED lighting specialist Neonny (Stand E259) which will also be present at the show.
Edward Ray International (Stand E293) will bring its latest developments in stretch ceilings and LED to 100% Design, while lighting control company Rako Controls (Stand E825) will launch its new programmable wireless volt free interface unit, allowing the use of standard latching rocker switches.
Visitors to this year’s Design & Build will experience an extensive range of high-tech products from companies including electrical switch specialist JUNG (Stand E389), electronic supplier and installer ABB (Stand E270), lighting and home technology design studio Nude Designs (Stand E601), as well as Home of Technologies (Stand E139) and Basalte (Stand E180), both of which specialises in home automation systems.
In addition to technology, surface materials is another key category within this section. UK-based H&E Smith (Stand E832) will debut Project Glaze, a new range of gloss glazed white body wall tiles with 57 colour and five size options. Another UK specialist tile supplier, BluePrint Ceramics (Stand E255) will also exhibit this year with some of its latest collections including Hex Stone and Metal Mosaics.
A dedicated, architectural lighting showcase will also be the highlight of D&B, featuring the latest designs from SEGULA, LED Flex, HDL, ASI, Erosphos, Archittectura Sonora, Artistic Licence, Mansell & Wells and ‘A’a Glass presented by Nude Designs.
For press information and images, please contact the 100% Design team at Caro Communications:
Tish Hamilton, Junior Account Executive
Lucy Price, Account Manager
Jeffrey Cheung, Account Director
T: +44 (0)20 7713 9388
Notes to Editors
Dates for 100% Design 2015
Wednesday 23 September – Saturday 26 September 2015