London Design Fair is set to return to East London’s Old Truman Brewery this September as part of the annual London Design Festival.
Following the four-day tradeshow event – formerly known as Tent London and Superbrands – being restructured under the name London Design Fair to coincide with its 10th anniversary in 2016, it returns this year with a host of new exhibitions, designers, brands and pavilions.
While last year’s fair saw India chosen as its first annual guest country pavilion, this edition will focus on a “resurgent US design scene”, according to the event organisers.
Based on the theme of “Assembly”, the pavilion will be curated by the founders of online design magazine Sight Unseen, Jill Singer and Monica Khemsurov. It will bring together 13 independent designers from across the country, including Fernando Mastrangelo, whose furniture designs are made from everyday materials such as salt, coffee, sand, glass and cement.
A Swedish Design Pavilion curated by London Design Fair in conjunction with the Southern Swedish Creatives organisation will host up to eight local designers, studios and other companies.
There will be two craft pavilions; one dedicated to British design and another celebrating Scotland-based makers. Both will feature projects spanning mediums such as ceramics, lighting, glass, mixed media, furniture and textiles.
Other countries represented within the event space will include Finland and Poland, while work from a number of independent designers and companies will showcase new collections such as English heritage brand Cole & Son’s latest textiles range, and handmade, minimal plant stands by Polish studio Bujnie.
London Design Fair will run from 21-24 September at Old Truman Brewery, 26 Hanbury Street, London E1 6QR.