Enlightened Design III, London Design Festival 2018, Olympia Room 100% Design

Enlightened Design III

London Design Festival, 19-22 September 2018, Olympia Room – 100% Design

Connecting the Dots presents the third edition of Enlightened Design on a special location in London: Dutch design studios Jesse VisserJacqueline HarberinkAlex Groot Jebbink,Margaret van Bekkum and Marc de Groot will enlighten the Olympia Room, the stylish Victorian reception room of the Olympia London. They show their poetic and esthetic designs such as the sturdy chandelier named King Arthur, a remarkable 24-carat gold hexagon lamp and an elegant chandelier with floating porcelain waves.

Enlightned Design is part of the London Design Festival, which will be held from 19 to 22 September 2018. Previous editions Connecting the Dots during this exhibition also presented itself in special buildings, respectively in an authentic seventeenth century mansion now used as a film location, and The Crypt Gallery, the former crypt of the St Pancras Parish Church. This year the Dutch designers are situated in the center of the beating design heart, in the exhibition building Olympia London, right next to 100% Design. Both exhibitions are part of the new, lively and busy area of West Kensington Design District, where you can also find the Design Museum and the V & A. Read more about the five selected designers underneath.

Enlightened Design III
The Olympia Room
Olympia Way – next to entrance 100% Design
Kensington, London W14 8UX

Wed 19 Sept: 10 AM – 5 PM
Thu 20 Sept: 10 AM – 6 PM (Enlightened Design Private View: 6 PM – 9 PM)
Fri 21 Sept: 10 AM – 5 PM
Sat 22 Sept: 10 AM – 5 PM

Talk by Marc de Groot
Invited by De Ruyter Network, a platform for Dutch creatives in London, Marc de Groot will speak about his work and his business strategy. Please join the talk and the cocktail. RSVP:
Location: Spaces Oxford Street, Mappin House, 4 Winsley Street, London, W1W 8HF
Time: Wednesday 19 September, 6 PM – 8 PM (including cocktail)

Olympia Room

Olympia Room

Enlightened Design history
During the London Design Festival 2016, Connecting the Dots organised the first edition of Enlightened Design in a dark, slightly decrepit 15-room, 18th-century Georgian merchant house in Spitalfields. The exhibition was well received by the public, the press and the exhibitors.

The second edition took place in the Crypt Gallery under the St Pancras Paris Church near King’s Corss Station, a dark and humid space under the ground; a briliant space for light design.

Resume 2016:
Resume 2017:

Selection of press coverage
(Germany): Dutch editor David Heldt connects the dots from local to global
Core77 (USA): Where to Surround Yourself with Beautiful Design During London Design Festival
Artribune (Italy): London Design Week. Top & Flop: ecco cosa ci è piaciuto e cosa no. I giudizi di Artribune

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