Still five weeks away, but already gaining momentum is the highlight of every designer's social calendar. Yes, 100% Design is approaching fast and, as usual, the exhibitor list reads like a who's who of the design world, featuring all the 100% regulars, plus a crop of newcomers including MDF, Flexform, Giorgetti and the Liverpool and Manchester Design Initiative.
The show this year is 30 per cent bigger than last year's and takes place at Earl's Court Two from 5-8 October. The AJ is hosting an Architects' Evening on the opening night kicking off with our seminar on architect-designed houses at 18.00 followed by drinks in the main bar. Look out of your invitation in a forthcoming issue of the AJ, and you could win one of our fabulous prizes in our draw to be held on the night.
If you attended 100% Design 99, you will automatically be pre-registered for this year's event. Otherwise, call 0870 7511 1545 or pre-register on-line at www.100percentdesign. co. uk Visitors to 100% Design can get reduced rates at the Great Eastern Hotel at Liverpool Street by calling reservations on 020 7618 5010.
Don't miss the AJ's full 100% Design preview on 28 September.
CELLBOND ARCHITECTURAL Crystallite is a new range of extremely lightweight translucent panels suitable for partitions or screens. The panels are available in any size up to 2.44 x 1.22m.Tel 01480 444725.STAND H43.
Architectural glass panels by George Papadopoulos are made by shattering, cracking and then laminating glass to create individual effects. The panels can be used as screens, partitions and flooring. Tel 020 8885 2029. STAND J89.
ROSS@ GFC LIGHTING.
The Profil 18 round-section aluminium curtain rails are available in unlimited lengths and come with wall or ceiling mountings. Rails can have corner joints or curves. Tel 020 7735 0677. STAND D84.
MINX DESIGN The man/ woman toilet sign is part of a new range of signage by Indra Jones and Felicity Warbrick, using graduated coloured light encased in a powder-coated aluminium frame. Tel 020 7289 5621.STAND H96.
MARK DE LA TORRE These large metal planters are available in iron, aluminium, stainless steel and bronze. Tel 01432 820500.STAND D58.
KERSAINT COBB+ COMPANY Showing 13 new textured floorcoverings in 100 per cent New Zealand wool. Available in a range of natural colours.Tel 01675 430 430.STAND H39.
THE BRADLEY COLLECTION The flat pole system flexes naturally around gentle curves and allows fabric panels to pass brackets. This is part of the Flat Pole and Tension Wire System, which allows the two elements to work independently or together. Tel 01449 722724. STAND J57.
Return flights for two to Barcelona with go, the low cost airline from British Airways.
An overnight stay for two with breakfast at the Great Eastern Hotel.
A set of six Matthew Hilton Wait chairs.
An Ycami storage unit.
A Jasper Morrison Low Stool from SCP.
A Tomoto chair from Keane.
Five metres of Bute's newest fabric, Kilmory, in the colour of your choice.
You MUST be there at 20.30 on the night when the draw is made to claim your prize, or it will go to another lucky reader.
100% Design runs from Thursday 5 October to Sunday 8 October at Earl's Court Two in London, from 10.00 daily, closing at 21.00 on Thursday, 19.00 on Friday, and 18.00 on Saturday and Sunday.
Look out for your invitation to the AJ 100% Design Architects' Evening in a forthcoming issue of the AJ. We will be in the main bar at Earl's Court Two on Thursday 5 October, when you can exchange your invitation for a beer at the bar and a chance to enter our draw and win one of the prizes above.