Design London will showcase a curated selection of design brands from around the globe including Artemide, HAY and Christian Watson and more
Design London leads the exhilarating programme of this year’s London Design Festival, returning to the capital between 21 – 24 September 2022. Now in its second edition, the festival’s largest official contemporary design fair will return to Magazine London in North Greenwich on the banks of the River Thames. The four-day extravaganza will also headline as the main attraction in the newest design district, Greenwich Peninsula.
Making its debut in 2021, Design London attracted over 12,000 UK and international visitors. This year, it doubles its size and comprises the main show space, Magazine London and a new temporary pavilion, the “Showground”. The event continues to see some of the best showcases the global design community has to offer. From established brands to newly launched businesses, high-profile names to up-and-coming talent, there’s a plethora of products and ideas to discover at the show this September.
A rising name on the furniture scene is British designer Christian Watson – who returns to Design London with the inaugural launch of his new collection, Abinger. Handmade in London, Abinger is a limited-edition collection of occasional and dining seating, pairing pared-back metal frameworks with natural burnt cork, boucle and wool seating options.
Alongside a multitude of product launches, visitors to Design London 2022 will have the opportunity to explore a curated selection of international pavilions from countries including Denmark, as well as newcomers to the event such as Korea, Portugal and Thailand. Presented by Trade World and Korea Messe with the support of the Ministry of SMEs and Startups and the Korea Federation of SMEs, the Korean Pavilion will be home to some of the country’s best small- to medium-sized design companies. Products on show range from ceramics, furniture, home accessories and kitchenware.
To mark its 10th anniversary, Kyrö Distillery Company – the official whisky and gin partner of this year’s Design London – will install an exclusive bar in the main thoroughfare of the event. Designed by fellow Finnish brand Vaarnii and constructed entirely out of pine, the Kyrö bar is set to be a “brutally Finnish” masterpiece to complement the all-rye distillery’s “brutally Finnish” spirits.
Photography by Sam Frost
Design London returns to Magazine London, North Greenwich from 21 – 24 September 2022. More show content, including the talks programme curated by Katie Richardson, Discussions at Design London, can be discovered via designlondon.co.uk