The Ultimate City Guide to Enjoy the Best of London Design Events 2017 — Besides being the capital of the United Kingdom, London is a very important center for business, fashion, and design as well… especially during September!
***Written by Amandio Pereira
Throughout all September, London will be the center of the universe for professional designers and design lovers from the four corners of the world. Best Interior Designers has prepared the Ultimate City Guide for you to enjoy the most of all these 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 have delightful meals and, at last, the best luxury hotels To recharge your batteries. 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, emerging and established talent. ⇒ WHAT TO SEE: Covet Group on Stand G41.
⇒ 100% Design (September 20-23) ⇐
100% Design is the largest and longest running contemporary design event for industry professionals in the UK. This year, the event will take place on 20-23 September 2017. As the outstanding meeting place for business and design, the renowned design event features an unrivaled talks program. ⇒ 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