Design | March 18, 2023 |

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London, UK
21-24 September 2023

Due to popular demand, the UK’s most influential design fair is to make its much-anticipated return on 21 – 24 September 2023. London Design Fair, the leading event for interior designers, architects and retail buyers, will take place at the iconic Truman Brewery in the creative heart of Shoreditch. Over its 14 years, the Fair has developed a worldwide reputation as an essential trade destination and the go-to show for inspiration and business, with its contemporary selection of creators, manufacturers, and brands across multiple disciplines.

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Daniel Gava, Board Advisor to the Design Industry says, “I can’t wait for the London Design Fair to return to being the protagonist of the London design scene as it represents one of the key events that showcases the best of contemporary design, the result of an accurate international selection by its organisers.” Known as London’s international design destination due to its unique mix of worldwide designers, brands, and exhibitors (67% of exhibitors were from overseas in 2019), the fair will be a key event for design professionals, collectors, and enthusiasts during London Design Festival 2023.

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Once again, the show is expected to be a central hub for the design community to discover new product releases and identify emerging trends. Ben Evans, the Director of London Design Festival says, “London Design Fair is an important platform for a wide array of design businesses both domestic and international. A successful Festival needs strong events like the Fair and I welcome its return.”

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The organizers, Diversified Communications, have already received over 200 enquiries from a diverse mix of potential exhibitors, encompassing both British designers and talent from across the globe. Applications to exhibit are now open and approved exhibitors for 2023 will showcase the best in design across furniture, lighting, bathrooms, materials, surfaces, and collectable design with a big focus on sustainability. Brands that are accepted by the curation panel will make up the bustling exhibition floor in 2023 and will now be able to carry a “London Design Fair – Approved Exhibitor” label from now until after the show.

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London Design Fair 2023 will be organised by an award-winning team of event and marketing professionals. Aside from running market-leading events, Event Manager Annie Lindsell trained in fine art practice and is a contemporary artist who has previously held positions at STARK in Chelsea Harbour Design Centre and House Beautiful magazine at Hearst. Award-winning Senior Marketing Manager Grace Allwright was previously an editor of a press service for art galleries. Group Event Director Chris Brazier, previously ran The Casual Dining Design Awards, as well working as an Associate Producer on a popular Interior Design TV Show.

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Interior & Floral Designer, Richard Randall, best known for his appearances on Channel 4’s Big Breakfast & ITV’s 60 Minute Makeover says “Having worked with Chris and his teams in the past, I’ve no doubt that London Design Fair is in great hands as it returns, more important and more influential than ever. I’ll be there!”. London Design Fair’s event manager Annie Lindell comments, “I know how much interior designers, architects and retail buyers appreciate the beauty and importance of face-to-face sight, touch, sound, and smell when it comes to making buying decisions. I fell in love with London Design Fair years ago when I saw first-hand how unparalleled this platform is for the design community. We are so excited to be bringing the fair back in 2023 and to be working with the whole industry on their annual showcase.”

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Previous editions of London Design Fair have seen over 20,000 architects, interior designers, retailers, lighting designers, press & PR, manufacturers, wholesalers, and members of the design community from around to globe attend their annual showcase. The last edition saw visitors from 77 countries attend. In a recent survey, previous visitors rated London Design Fair as twice as important as the second-place event, showing the strong affinity between the fair and the design community. Regular visitor and collaborator Gemma Fabbri, the founder of Studio Fabbri agrees, “London Design Fair is the only exhibition which truly reflects the heart of the design community. The fair showcases the perfect balance of both established designers and rising talent. We are so excited to see this hub of creativity under one roof again next year.”

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Speaking after the last edition of the fair, Filipe Ramos of Filipe Ramos Design mentioned that “it was great to be part of London Design Fair! The show connected me with retail buyers, architects journalists and even manufacturers not only from Europe but from all around the world.” New features for the 2023 event include a world-class seminar line-up featuring unmissable sessions from leading interior designers, architects, retail buyers, as well as an exclusive VIP programme offering an enhanced show experience to the biggest buyers and most influential leaders in the design industry. Russell Whitehead & Jordan Cluroe, Founders of 2LG Studio shared, “London Design Fair has always been at the forefront of UK design, creating a platform for big brands to do better and for new designers to get seen.”


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