Here’s what ELLE Decoration is up to at London Design Festival

Talks with the team, discounted tickets and LDF’s first ever event exploring bathroom design

Please Be Seated installation by Paul Cocksedge
Please Be Seated installation by Paul Cocksedge

Welcoming an international roster of talent, London’s creative community comes alive between 14–22 September for this all-encompassing week of events, shows and installations – and ELLE Decoration is in on all the best action. Here’s where you’ll find us at the festival.


Coal Drops Yard Shopping Centre at London's Kings's Cross
Archimage / Alamy Stock Photo

This well-established show heads back to a rather different King’s Cross after last year’s hiatus on the South Bank, with a blend of big names, emerging talent and shopping opportunities to showcase the design credentials of this redeveloped creative quarter. Don’t miss our café, or your exclusive ticket offer. 19–22 September

ELLE Decoration Café

This year, ELLE Decoration is hosting the Designjunction Café in Canopy Market. Conceived by south London-based interior design studio Matteo Bianchi, it’s the most stylish space to pause on the festival trail, among handmade rugs from Lilla Rugs, wallpaper by Baboon and relaxed, low-slung seating by Maurizio Casini.

Shopping Weekend

Visit on Saturday 21 September or Sunday 22 September and collect your voucher from the ELLE Decoration Café to shop selected favourites at discounted prices – just look out for the tags on pieces by participating brands. T&Cs apply.

Exclusive Ticket Offer

Good news! ELLE Decoration readers can buy Designjunction tickets at 50% off the normal entry price. To claim your discount, use the code ‘DJ1100’ at the checkout when buying from

Shoreditch Triangle

This compact design community flies the flag for east London, with a wealth of exhibitions, installations and workshops all within strolling distance. Join ELLE Decoration Editor Ben Spriggs in conversation with a group of the top designers presenting new projects for Shoreditch-based design store SCP. From 14 September

Ben Spriggs with Philippe Malouin, Jason Miller and Sarah Kay

These three established designers will discuss ‘The Landscape of Design’ as they present new pieces for SCP’s permanent collection. 18 September at 3pm. 135–139 Curtain Road, EC2A. Book tickets via Eventbrite here

London Design Fair

NIC bathroom design
NIC Design

More than 500 exhibitors draw design devotees to Brick Lane for this four-day festival highlight, where 40 countries will showcase furniture and products amid the industrial charm of the Old Truman Brewery. Here’s how we’re getting involved. 19–22 September

ELLE Decoration x The Bathroom Gallery

The Bathroom Gallery is our curated edit of bold and brilliant ideas from the likes of NIC Design, Roca, Laufen, West One and more. Designed by inventive architectural artist Ioana Lupascu, this bespoke exhibition accords each of the participating 16 brands a customisable ten-square-metre space in which to present their collection, framed by a choice of six wall configurations in hues selected by colour communication experts Calzada Fox.


Organised by local curators, Adorno is a virtual treasure trove that offers a direct link to designers. Presenting new initiative ‘Crossovers’, the network uses its connections to curate 11 exhibitions coordinated by country, as it aims to start a wider conversation about cultural heritage.

ELLE Decoration’s Editorial Manager Bethan Ryder will chair a discussion – in partnership with the exhibition – at the Institut Français. 20 September at 7pm. 17 Queensberry Place, SW7. Book tickets via

100% Design

Beauty, Blond, Peach, Room, Breakfast,
Nina Tolstrup by Katherine Fawssett

Before you explore the experiential eco log house and new Material Studio on display here, tune into one of the 50 ‘Talks with 100% Design’. The hot tickets are – of course – the events with ELLE Decoration’s Bethan Ryder, who is joined in conversation by two inspirational British designers. 18–21 September

Bethan Ryder with Donna Wilson

The print-enthused furniture and product designer will offer an insight into her eponymous British design brand. 19 September at 11am. Olympia London, W14. Entry is free with a 100% Design ticket.

Bethan Ryder with Nina Tolstrup

The Danish co-founder of east-London design firm Studiomama will discuss her diverse Scandinavian-influenced portfolio. 20 September at 11am. Olympia London, W14. Entry is free with a 100% Design ticket.


Focus/19 showcase at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour

Housed under Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour’s three domes, and the newly expanded design centre East, Focus/19 is a showcase with a distinctly decorative feel. Join ELLE Decoration Editor Ben Spriggs and Editorial Manager Bethan Ryder as they delve into the designs of some of our favourite creatives showing at Focus/19. 15–20 September

Ben Spriggs with Luke Edward Hall

The British illustrative interior designer and author of upcoming tome Greco Disco will discuss his eccentric aesthetic. 19 September at 3pm. TALK Lecture Theatre, Third Floor, South Dome, SW10. Tickets for ELLE Decoration readers are £7.50 – usual price £10. To claim the discount, quote ‘ED’ when booking.

Bethan Ryder with Jordan Mould

The Creative Director at fabric experts Kirkby Design will discuss their new collections, plus British creativity and heritage. 16 September at 3pm. Romo Showroom, First Floor, South Dome, SW10. Entry is free with a Focus/19 ticket.

Bethan Ryder with David Dolcini

The Italian designer – and lead at David Dolcini Studio – will present his designs for Porada’s new ‘Nineteen’ collection. 18 September at 4pm. Porada Showroom, First Floor, South Dome, SW10. Entry is free with a Focus/19 ticket.

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