(UK) – [d]arc room pop-up @ Design London, brought to you by [d]arc media, opens call for submissions for its [d]arc thoughts talks programme.
Moderated by [d]arc media’s team of editors, [d]arc thoughts will run from 22 – 24 September and feature insightful discussions from leading industry professionals working with light.
If you would like to be considered for inclusion on a [d]arc thoughts panel, get in touch here, outlining your areas of interest and expertise.
Recognising London’s profound influence over Architecture and Design specification, [d]arc room pop-up @ Design London is a new and enhanced event experience underpinned by the wealth of knowledge of both [d]arc media and Media 10, organisers of Design London.
[d]arc room pop-up @ Design London will feature a highly curated selection of lighting brands, talks programme and light-art installations, providing a unique platform to meet with leading lighting designers, architects, interior designers, developers and retailers at what will be the must-attend event during London Design Festival.
The UK has the second largest design industry in the world and is the largest in Europe. London has seen design-led businesses more than double since 2010.
Of the 25,000+ visitors to Design London (100% Design) in 2019, 80% were architects or designers with over 50% interested in lighting specification.
Of the 217 lighting design practices in the UK, over half (116) are located in the Greater London area (source ILDS 2021). This is by far the biggest concentration of lighting designers in one city in the world.
Situated alongside [d]arc room and Design London, Greenwich Peninsula will welcome London’s first purpose-built Design District – a collection of sixteen buildings designed by eight architects that will house 1,800 creatives. A new type of London is being developed specifically for the creative community. A mixture of architectural voices, open house workshops and design lovers will create an undeniable buzz of activity during London Design Festival aligning with [d]arc room and Design London’s celebration of the capital’s thriving design scene.