With less than a month to go, Design London is excited to reveal new exhibitors and further details about what to expect from its international pavilions and special projects – including adidas: Chasing Circularity – at this year’s edition (21 – 24 September 2022).
Now in its second year, Design London will return to Magazine London in North Greenwich – as part of London Design Festival. It is set to be the festival’s largest contemporary design fair and headline as the main attraction in the newest design district, Greenwich Peninsula.
Doubling its size and spread across two exhibition areas including the main show space, Magazine London, and a new temporary pavilion, the Showground, the 2022 edition continues to showcase some of the best and most innovative ideas the design community has to offer. It brings together an international line-up of sought-after brands from across furniture, kitchens and bathrooms, lighting and architectural fittings. Some of the latest names confirmed for this month’s event include:
adidas: Chasing Circularity
adidas dives deep into its circularity journey with an exclusive preview of products from its Made To Be Remade collection, alongside a panel discussion that lifts the curtain on the unique process and challenges of designing within a circular system – supporting its mission to help end plastic waste.
Visitors can view the latest innovations through a one-off visual exhibition, with a select few hearing from the Innovation team who is driving the brand’s circular ambitions forward – only at this year’s Design London.
Van Rossum has been designing and making solid and sustainable furniture by hand in its workshop for over 40 years. At Design London, the Dutch brand will display some of its newly launched pieces including the Barrel dining table by Thomas Haarmann, the Bracci armchair by Pieter Maes, and the Kitale Bibliotheque by Xavier Dohr – in a brand-new colourway that will be revealed at the show.
Established by architect and designer Katarzyna Kozłowska in 2019, Ilusi is a contemporary furniture manufacturer based in Poland. Visitors to Design London will experience one of Kozłowska’s hero ranges, Slim – a modular steel system available in different colour options. Established furniture maker Zeitraum will have its new designs including the Kuyu Dine dining table and Zenso High lounger – both by Formstelle – on display.
Also joining the show is Shelf Studio. Its co-founder, Sam Chasseur produces bright-coloured shelves by hand, using sustainably sourced birch plywood and building materials. The Bristol-based company, which started in 2020, will present its Wave Neon shelf – designed to house indoor plants while lighting up the interior.
Trained initially as a guitar maker, London-based Paul Kelley will bring his Memphis-inspired, handmade pieces to Design London, which have been reworked using Abet Laminati’s unique palette of surface colours and textures. These include Kelley’s magnetic cubes with exclusive new finishes by Milan-based fashion designer Arthur Arbesser, as well as a new range of storage.
Founded by artist and designer Joseph Ellwood in 2020, Six Dots Design will return with a new five-piece collection. Contemporary Vanity is laser cut using a digital fabrication service and made from raw finished aluminium that can be readily reused and recycled.
Participating for the first time, Ton will exhibit its design by Studio Claesson Koivisto Rune, which draws inspiration from Josef Hoffman’s A811 chair; while Dare Studio – which specialises in high-end furniture for residential and hospitality interiors – will also be present at the event.
Global lighting manufacturer Artemide will bring its new as well as iconic collections to Design London. These include Funivia by its President and CEO, Carlotta de Bevilacqua; Stellar Nebula by BIG; and Tizio by Richard Sapper, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year with a special edition in the late designer’s favourite colour, red.
Also from Italy, Auralis will come to the show with its three key brands – Penta, Castaldi and Arredoluce. They share the same goal: driving technological innovation and promoting lighting as a tool to improve the quality of daily life. Products on display range from Penta’s Hang Out to Castaldi’s Disc and Arredoluce’s Triennale.
A family-owned company with over 50 years of history, Hamilton Litestat specialises in premium decorative wiring accessories; from sockets to switches, toggles to dimmers. At Design London, the British manufacturer will launch new designs in different unique finishes.
Seoul-based Ago will exhibit its latest designs while installing a one-off feature in one of the show’s tunnels – inspired by its playful Cirkus chandelier. Its British counterpart, Haberdashery will display Flux, a custom centrepiece made of slender glass tubes and suspended from minimal ceiling plates.
Other lighting brands to look out for include architectural and decorative lighting specialist No Grey Area, British designer Jonathan Coles, and London-based Finials.