First Look at The Exhibitor Line-up at Design London 21 – 24 September 2022

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. 

“We’re thrilled to bring Design London back for the second time and lead the London Design Festival programme this year. 

Marlon Cera-Marle, Director of Design at Media 10

“Design London is all about championing design excellence, along with originality, innovation and  diversity. This year we’re doubling our floor space with an even stronger exhibitor line-up – including  both familiar and new names.” 

Marlon Cera-Marle, Director of Design at Media 10

“What’s more, we have a curated selection of international pavilions bringing  some of the best creative minds and brands to our show; from Denmark to Portugal, Thailand to  Korea. We look forward to welcoming and sharing our amazing content with the design community  this September.” 

Marlon Cera-Marle, Director of Design at Media 10

Contract furniture remains a key attraction for visitors to Design London – which welcomes some of  the most exciting European furniture brands to the event. HAY will join for the first time with the  latest extension of its outdoor range, Palissade, by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. While Italian metal  outdoor manufacturer Urbantime will showcase its Basaglia + Rota Nodari-designed Octopus and  Amalfi collections, Miami-based Tuuci will bring its Ocean Master MAX parasols to the show. 

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. 

Hailing from the Netherlands, Jess will present its Infinity contemporary sofa designed by Gijs Papavoine; while Bert Plantagie – best known for its modern and timeless design – will display a  series of handmade chairs including the aviation-inspired Avia armchair by Frans Schrofer. 

Danish company Thors Design, which produces bespoke furniture made of recycled wood, will  celebrate its 20th anniversary this September with its Gaia and Globe plank tables. Meanwhile, the Italian Concept – a network of made-in-Italy brands – will join Lealpell, a Giussano-based leather  producer which has worked with leading furniture makers across the world for over four decades. 

Founded in Thailand in 2016, Masaya specialises in brass casting and handcrafted furniture. Taking  inspiration from Chinese calligraphy, its latest Ink collection – designed by Apiwat Chitapanya – will  be shown at Design London and include a bench and side tables.  

Now in its 10th year, Creadoor combines the traditional art of manufacturing wooden doors and  furniture with modern woodworking techniques and unique 3-D graphics. At the show, the Polish  company will exhibit its latest integrated wall system. 

Incorporating smart design and innovation into the everyday office, Sweden-based Lintex will show  its 2022 collections of room dividers, writing boards and sound-absorbing notice boards. 

Other exhibitors to look out for include: Diemmebi, Floema, OMK 1965, Ilusi, Fenabel, Shelf Studio and Wewood.

With over 60 years’ history, lighting expert Fabbian designs high-quality and innovative pieces – using cutting-edge technology – for both residential and commercial markets. The Italian brand will  launch a portfolio of lighting designs; from the Acustica lampshade by Gio Minelli and Marco Fossati,  to the Akoya wall and pendant lights by Filippo Protasoni, and the XY&Z lighting system by Studio  Gensler

Other exhibitors to look out for include: Artemide, Penta Light, Ago Lighting, Spark and Bell,  Centrsvet and Hamilton. 

Surfaces and Coverings 
Parador has worked with some of the best names in the industry for over 40 years. At Design  London, the German specialist in floor, wall and ceiling coverings will showcase its latest flooring  designs – including Floor Fields Design Edition by Alfredo Häberli and Open Frameworks Design Edition by Hadi Teherani.  

Established in the US in 1970, Aristech Surfaces will bring one of its hero ranges, the AVONITE®  100% acrylic solid surface, to the show this September – along with its architectural resin STUDIO  Collection®.

While New Terracotta, a Portuguese manufacturer of beautiful handmade tiles, will display its latest  collections combining ancient techniques with contemporary styling, UK-based decorative concrete  expert Lazenby will demonstrate the possibilities of its unique material for different applications – from flooring and worktop surfaces to tiles and furniture. 

Art’e Style, a leading expert in paint and varnishes from Italy, will showcase Minimal, a decorative  wall coating with a micro-cement effect – available in glossy, matt and satin finishes. 

Other exhibitors to look out for include: Decóra Cement and Laudescher. 

Bathrooms and Kitchens 
Global bathroom manufacturer Kohler, which celebrates its 250th anniversary in 2023, will bring a  site-specific installation to Design London. As part of the immersive experience, the American  company will present its Statement showerheads and Anthem digital valves, transforming the  everyday shower into a sensory experience. 

More bathroom and kitchen exhibitors are to be announced in the coming weeks.

Lifts, Windows and Fittings 
Design London 2022 sees the return of award-winning lift company, Aritco. The Swedish brand will  launch a new Design Wall named Geometric, co-created by designer Alexander Lervik and graphic  artist Evelina Kroon. Limited edition with only 50 units available worldwide, the Geometric Design  Wall is an illuminated internal wall of Aritco’s fully customisable Home Lift – using light and the latest  technology to make it adaptable to modern living and smart homes of the future.  

Vitrocsa, a Swiss manufacturer of modern minimalist windows, will celebrate the 30th anniversary of  its eponymous window system. The original design maximises light and transparency while reducing  the use of materials, with the aim of blending into its surroundings and adapting to the architecture  of the building.  

German family-run business, Karcher Design has specialised in design-driven door fittings and  accessories for over 30 years. At the show this September, the manufacturer will showcase its latest  door handles including Titan Grey, Mission Invisible and Black Edition.

International Pavilions 
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. 

Watch this space – more details on other pavilions are to be announced in the coming weeks.  

Official Drinks Partner 
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. 

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, is to be announced in due course.