In September, Magazine hosted Design London for the second time, with a new outdoor pavilion expanding the capacity of the event to new and larger audiences. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the London Design Festival, this year’s edition was the biggest yet. The showcase of designers, products and new technologies included more than 150 exhibitors, international pavilions from Denmark, Korea, Portugal and Thailand, custom immersive installations and a high-profile talks programme. The success of Design London 2022 is captured by its figures: it welcomed 12,638 visitors, doubling the number of attendees of the previous year.
The atmosphere was one of openness and celebration, connecting architects, interior designers and craftspeople with some of the world’s leading brands in a beautiful setting. The clean architectural lines of the building provided the perfect backdrop for such designers as Penta, Bert Plantagie, HAY and Christian Watson, a match made in design heaven.