Sadly, 100% Design has come to an end. The event was a journey filled with beautiful stands, that presented a stellar line-up of brands, thought-provoking features, and the biggest names in the design and architecture industries. Our team at Lilla Rugs were lucky enough to display at this year's Exhibition at Olympia, London. This exciting opportunity allowed us to discover new clients, up-and-coming products and gain an insight into new interior design trends. There is absolutely no question whether 2019 has been a special year for the design trade show. It marks the quarter of a century this event has been taking place, so a series of memorable moments and news had been prepared for this year’s edition.
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So, let’s take a look at the highlights of the best London trade show. Here is sneak peek at our stand setup... plus some exciting designers we loved.
As mentioned before in our pre-design event post. This year we showcased our overdyed rug collection, beautifully handmade and gathered from the far corners of Iran. We also had the unveiling of our new collection designed by Matteo Bianchi. We received an amazing amount of positive feedback and support from trade and the public, so we would like to thank you all. Overall we had a very successful year, with our overdyed collection being a huge conversation starter and the forefront of admiration.
Here are some of the overdyed collection we featured on our stand this year:
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If you didn't know already, eporta were the official digital partner for 100% design this year. This meant that trade visitors were able to use eporta on their mobile during the event to connect with their favourite suppliers. If you managed to grab a seat over there you might have spotted the HALLI rug from our overdyed collection and the MINERAL rug from our plain rug collection.
"We are very proud to be part of TfL's design heritage and bring this to a wider audience," added the designer.
Image Credit (left to right) - Cristina Deluise, Stella Gittins of AGC
Kirkby Design is a London based textile design studio. This year they presented The Underground Vol. II collection, an installation that sees an original 1967 decommissioned Victoria line tube carriage reimagined as a pastel coloured showroom. Kirkby Design has collaborated with Transport for London to recreate a series of heritage moquette designs featured on the city's Underground tube seats which have been adapted, celebrating an iconic aspect of London’s design identity. Visitors were able to climb aboard and be taken on a journey to experience the historic designs through a completely transformed experiential venue.
A SENSE OF FINLAND
Image Credit (left to right) - Design London, Taipo Anttila Collection
‘A Sense of Finland ‘, curated by Anglo-Finnish designer Hanna Laikola, with the Tapio Anttila Collection and Polar Life Haus brand, teased all the senses this year. Their stand consisted of a Polar Life Haus, the popular Finnish wooden house, which displayed the best Finnish furniture and a backdrop recreating sounds and scents of Finnish life. The whole setup took visitors on a journey into the everyday life of nature, it was a beautifully immersive experience for all design enthusiasts.
We had a great week showcasing at 100% Design London, and look forward to next year! If you would like further information on any of the products displayed on our stand this year, please contact email@example.com.