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If your diary isn’t already overfilled with all of London Design Festival’s offerings and you’re not really feeling spending the weekend in a more traditional outing – we recommend checking out the London Design Fair. Having popped up due to the capital’s design celebrations, the fair is a temporary showcase of the freshest design ideas from around the world, and it so happens to be a stone’s throw away from all of our East London apartments. Whether you’re in Hoxton, Shoreditch or Aldgate East, the Old Truman Brewery is just around the corner. To convince you, we decided to stop by and give you a little sneak peek of all it has to offer.
From home-grown talent to visionaries from faraway lands, from emerging artists to famed designers, the LDF has brought them all together under one roof for a long weekend of interior design inspiration. Success of the last few years has lead to the 2017 edition to maintain and further develop its theme strands. Assessing recent trends in interior design and dedicating entire installations to it, LDF has chosen this year’s frontrunners and made its exhibitors aware of it.
As a result, expect to see a recurrence in botany prints, as well as a number on plants on display.
In addition to all that, examination of recent trends has lead to jesmonite being deemed material of the year and therefore centerpiece of another showcase of the edition. Although most of that revolves around the British Craft Pavilion, exclusive to home-grown talent, other branches of the exhibitions have been dedicated to countries such as Portugal, Italy, USA, South Korea and more, uniting around 500 exhibitors from 28 countries, re-establishing the London Design fair as the go-to trade show during the annual design festival.
The London Design Fair runs from 21 to 24 September 2017 at The Old Truman Brewery, 26 Hanbury Street, London, E1 6QR. For more information, visit www.londondeisgnfair.co.uk.