Collect 2018 - The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects 22nd February 2018
For six days in March, London Design Week 2018 at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is the nerve-centre of creative excellence – an unmissable event that is essential for anyone who wants the inside track on the latest design thinking.
This celebration of the new season includes new imaginative installations, more than 100 immersive experiences, bespoke pop-ups and tempting food and drink. Visitors who value genuine talent, skill and provenance can discover the latest offerings from 120 exhibitors from around the world, while on the main stage, international speakers share their knowledge at the authoritative Conversations in Design series. A new initiative is ‘Legends’, which sees connoisseurs from the worlds of design and decoration, art, fashion and architecture collaborate to transform an array of showroom windows and showcases with wit and verve.
Channelling the design world’s rising spirit of individuality and creative expression, London Design Week 2018 seeks to go beyond fleeting trends. This is an event where powerful design professionals can engage with established makers; style-seekers can delve deeper into their design passions via talks, demonstrations, workshops and discovery tours; and luxury brands can converse with emerging influencers and tastemakers.
The programme aims to be both
accessible to all and sophisticated in its outlook, broadening awareness of
outstanding design. A global audience of visitors and a host of international
brands make this an event whose influence reaches far beyond its London base.
A stellar line-up of international trailblazers
and tastemakers take to the main stage to share rare insights at talks and
panel discussions. They include, amongst others, Martin Brudnizki, Martin Hulbert, Jay
Grierson, Lord Snowdon, Sophie Ashby, Hubert Zandberg, Sir Peter Osborne, Susie
Atkinson, Peter Mikic, Linda Boronkay, Christopher Jenner, Jo leGleud, Afroditi
Krassa, Simon Mitchell of Sybarite, architects Fiona McLean and Mike Stiff and Marianne Cotterill with more names to be announced.
BIID members have been kindly offered free registration to the Conversations in Design event DESIGN HORIZONS: Celebrating 50 years of
Osborne & Little at 11.30 am on Sunday 4th March with drinks and canapes to follow in the Design Club.
information: Sunday 4 March 2018, 11.30am – 12.30pm
DESIGN HORIZONS Hosted by Homes & Gardens
Design Club, Third Floor, South Dome
Celebrating 50 years of Osborne & Little, co-founder Sir Peter Osborne will share his fascinating personal journey with editor-in-chief Deborah Barker, delving into the history behind the renowned global brand. From a brief spell in banking to launching the first wallpaper collection with his brother-in-law, he will reveal his love of design and art and how this passion has shaped and inspired the company’s evolution and growth over half a century. Followed by drinks for BIID members.
BIID members have also been offerred the special price of £7.50 on all other talks (general admission £10) in the Conversations in Design series. To book your free space at DESIGN HORIZONS and register to attend any of the other talks with the dicount code, please click here.
Claire German, managing director, says ‘Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour has become known for its strong curated events. London Design Week 2018 promises a magical combination of design encounters and ways to connect with 600+ leading international brands, unseen anywhere else, all contributing to the many elements which will make this an unmissable week.’
There is courtesy transport and entrance is free.
Opening times 10am – 6pm daily
Trade preview: 4 – 6 March 2018
All welcome: 7 – 9 March 2018
To register your attendance please click here
For more information on the Design Centre please visit www.dcch.co.uk