Published on : Thursday, February 20, 2014
To mark its 20th edition this year (17 – 20 September 2014), 100% Design hosted a celebratory dinner at Heal’s Tottenham Court Road London on Thursday 6th February, attended by some of the best and leading names in the UK’s design and creative industry. Show Director, William Knight was joined at the dinner by the likes of Max Fraser, El Ultimo Grito, Chrystina Schimidt of Skandium, Michael Marriott, Gareth Williams and Paul Cocksedge, all of whom have participated and contributed to 100% Design’s success in the last 20 years.
William Knight, Show Director, 100% Design comments, “We were delighted to see all the familiar faces – the designers and those who were or have been part of the 100% Design history – come together and celebrate this significant milestone with us. The show has achieved so much in the last 20 years, from starting as a boutique UK design show to now becoming an international event in the design calendar with an extensive global reach.
“Despite the scale increase over the years, 100% Design stays true to its long-standing commitment to design, innovation and quality, and continues to offer an unrivalled platform for aspirational design brands as well as emerging young designers to showcase their talent and creativity. 100% Design 2014 will celebrate the history but also look ahead to see where design will take us in the next 20 years, and we are confident that the show will be one of our best shows yet.”
In partnership with Kingston University and the Design Museum’s MA Contemporary Design programme, a series of encounters have been curated by The Concept Lounge to celebrate the show’s 20th edition. To kick start the series, selected students from the MA programme along with 100% Design, gathered stories and ideas from attending guests at the dinner, and the collected materials will be contributed towards a special timeline feature at the 2014 show.