London’s annual Design Festival will commence next month, for it’s fifteenth year. With venues across the city playing host to over 450 projects and events, visitors have the opportunity to experience world-class design from a broad range of specialisms. As ever our eyes are peeled for fellow Scots, and there is so much on offer this year. Here’s our hit list of the best events to head to if your keen to catch a Scot.
This is a trade only event, and your go-to if you are a buyer in the market for luxury Scottish interiors and textiles hoping to bask in bold design. Organised by Textiles Scotland in conjunction with Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Interiors: LDN will be taking place at the brand new Scotland House at 58 Victoria Embankment. Buyer and company appointments take place from 9 – 5pm from the 18th and 19th of September. With a series of personalised ‘speed-dating’ appointments, buyers can make connections with the 28 chosen companies which include Harris Tweed Hebrides, Bute Fabrics, Begg & Co & MYB Textiles.
Established 40 years ago, Decorex has quite the international reputation. Known for being the destination for luxury products from new, emerging and established talent. This year it returns to Syon Park, running from the 17th to the 20th of September. Discover the likes of Anta, Bluebellgray, Charlotte James Furniture, The Isle Mill, and Timorous Beasties.
Hailed as the UK’s largest trade show for architects and designers, 100% Design is curated as four main sections; Interiors, Workplace, Kitchen and Bathroom, and Design and Build. There’s also an exhibition of emerging brands. look out for our New Talent Interiors Award winner Mairi Helena, and Paisley’s own Andrew Muirhead and Son.
Craft Scotland and Emergents are thrilled to be returning to London Design Fair with their second presentation of the Scotland: Craft & Design Pavilion. After debating the incredibly high-calibre of submissions during the selection panel, you will be able to see the work of talented makers including glass sculptors Carrie Fertig, Shaun Fraser, Juli Bolaños-Durman and Harry Morgan, ceramics from Fiona Byrne-Sutton and Patricia Shone. Furniture by Hynd and Halliday plus SR:D panellists Bespoke Atelier. Also enjoy works by Tom Pigeon, Lynne MacLachlan. Heather Shields, Hilary Grant, Jonathan Pang, Yellow Broom, Kate Colin, Namon Gasto and InCubee Mariam Syed.