100%DESIGN 2019 @ Kensington Olympia

I am so, so excited to announce that I recently got a bloggers pass to 100% Design at Kensington Olympia!

A massive exhibition and the flagship of London Design Festival, this event was absolutely immense in size and so innovative in terms of furniture, patterns, home appliances and so, so much more. Including a wallpapered Morris Minor called Doris. Yes, it was amazing. Oh, and that underground carriage? Gorgeous.

It was by far my favourite part of the exhibit, you even got an adorable commemorative ticket to go on it! Speaking to one of the textile designers on board, I learnt that they introduced the soft pastels whilst maintaining the original archive designs from TFL.

As the website states,

'Readapted as luxury upholstery velvets and playing with scale, texture and colour, the contemporary geometric collection, is presented in an entirely modern, trend driven palette.

With designs ranging from the 1930s to present day, Underground Vol.II taps into the rich design history of TfL and celebrates an iconic aspect of London's design identity.'

Another exhibition I absolutely loved was the 'Instagram Interiors' installation- a small selection of tiny panel rooms which were perfectly designed to be instagrammable.

'Increasingly we are inspired by the visual spaces we see on Instagram, in light of this a host of industry creatives and designers have been selected to reflect this notion in a very personal way.'

And of course, Doris, the Morris Minor. Wrapped every year in the wallpaper of the year from wall specialist Graham Brown, this year she was coated in Bloomsbury, a soft and vintage-inspired floral flock. And, she actually drives! Hopping in the drivers seat made me so happy I couldn't stop giggling!

Overall it was a very inspirational design exhibition- everything from the carpet to the bar was exquisitely designed and it was amazing to be surrounded by like-minded people.

C x


Dress- Last year's Hush (Found in a charity shop for £8)

Shoes- Clarks

Sunglasses- Ebay

Photos by myself and @_peetahbread_

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