The Ultimate City Guide to Get the Best of London Design Events 2017 — Widely believed to be the cultural capital of the world, disputing this title with a number of other cities internationally, London is a very important center for business, fashion, and design as well… especially during September!
It’s no news to anyone that London is one of the most desired destinations, whether for business, study or even pure pleasure. Another thing you probably know already is that during September, the English capital is also the worldwide capital of design, with some of the major events of this industry taking place on its streets in the industry in a few weeks. That’s why Design Build Ideas has prepared the Ultimate City Guide for you enjoy the best design events — from the Covet London Open House to the London Design Festival — and some tips and advice about the best places to visit, to the greatest restaurants to have delightful meals and the most coveted hotels to get some rest at the end of the day. TAKE A LOOK!
WHAT TO DO: The Must-See Design Events
♦ Covet London – Open House (September 17-21) ♦
Located in the heart of the world’s design capital, Covet London is a private show flat that offers to its visitors an intimate design experience connected to an authentic scenario. The apartment and its professional staff are ready to inspire all the guests with a private tour over amazing stories behind the pieces, designed with different collections of furniture, lighting, and accessories. The show flat is open from Monday to Friday (11 am to 5 pm).
♦ Decorex International (September 17-20) ♦
With a rich heritage of 40 years, Decorex International is internationally renowned for being the destination where interior design professionals discover the finest and most coveted luxury products from new. ⇒ WHAT TO SEE: Covet Group on Stand G41.
♦ 100% Design (September 20-23) ♦
100% Design is the largest running contemporary design event for industry professionals in the UK. This year the event will take place on 20-23 September 2017, improving itself as the perfect meeting place for business and design. ⇒ WHAT TO SEE: mid-century modern lamps from Delightfull and luxury furniture from Essential Home at the stand L421.
♦ Design Junction (September 21-24) ♦
Launched in 2011 by a team of industry experts, designjunction is the leading exhibition for contemporary interior design and culture, held annually in London, during London Design Festival, connecting the world’s most renowned design brands with some of the world’s leading architects, interior designers, specifiers, and buyers. ⇒ WHAT TO SEE: CovetED Magazine and Covet Group at the Stand P6.
♦ Top Drawer (September 10-12) ♦
Top Drawer is the UK’s leading retail trade event for creative lifestyle buyers, showcasing a curated edit of 1500 brands to top international retailers, being the perfect platform for the UK and international lifestyle brands to present new ranges and best sellers. Furthermore, this is where the leading brands, designers, suppliers, manufacturers, and distributors come to do business with the most successful creative retailers and contract buyers from across the UK and beyond.
♦ London Design Festival (September 16-24) ♦
London Design Festival is an annual event, held to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world and as the gateway to the international creative community. The design event program is made up of over 400 events and exhibitions staged by hundreds of Partner organizations across the design spectrum and from around the world. In its fifteenth edition, the celebrated design festival will be returning to venues and institutions across the city between the 16-24 September 2017.
WHERE TO EAT: The Best Restaurants in Town
♦ Christopher’s ♦
Address: 18 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7DD
♦ 12 Hay Hill ♦
Address: 12 Hay Hill, Mayfair, London, W1J 8NR
WHERE TO STAY: The Most Coveted Hotels
♦ Langham Hotel ♦
Address: 1c Portland Place, Regent Street, London, GB W1B 1JA
♦ The Athenaeum Hotel ♦
Address: 116 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7BJ
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Source: CovetED Magazine