Brightonʼs Inaugural Design Show Will Champion & Celebrate Renowned Local Design
Over the course of four days, The Brighton Design Show will focus on product and interior design, providing a vibrant and creative hub, where designers, makers and visitors can interact with each other. The show will host an eclectic roster of designers and artisans, including: Anthony Burrill, Studio Makgill, Forge Creative, Sophie Darling, Emma Johnson, Baines & Fricker, Tanya Gomez, Dowse and Spark & Bell.
Housed in Wagner Hall, an artistic space located in the heart of Brighton, The Brighton Design Show will offer a wide-ranging programme of events. With exhibitions, installations, pop-ups, and a schedule of talks, tours and workshops, there will be a unique opportunity for anyone interested in design to discover and learn more about Brightonʼs diverse, creative scene.
In addition,a pop up design store will market a curated selection of great local craft and design. As part of this, the Brighton-based printing studio Private Press is producing a limited edition series of screen prints,in collaboration with a number of designers. Available to buy at the design store, the proceeds from sales of these prints will go to Equal Footings, a new initiative tackling youth homelessness in Brighton & Hove.
On Friday evening The Brighton Design Show will host Glug – Global talks from leading agencies & practitioners from the creative industries in a fun, informal environment. Speakers at this special edition of Glug will be multi award-winning creative agency Studio Blup, London based and Brighton connected dynamic print design studio Eley Kishimoto and subversive street artist Folk a Wolfe. Tickets for Glug are available on Eventbrite.co.uk
At its heart, The Brighton Design Show is a place for design professionals, aficionados and the public to come together, making new connections, stimulating conversation and nurturing design talent. As well as the showʼs judicious design offer, food and drink will be available in Wagner Hallʼs secluded Fig Tree Garden. Expect craft beer from local brewery Abyss, & food trucks providing tempting bites, such as tasty wood-fired pizza from Willyʼs Wagon. Inside the hall, independent Brighton cafe Black Mocha will have a pop-up cafe and kitchen, catering to every caffeine and cake craving.
There will be a schedule of talks & workshops spanning the 4 days. Including a panel discussion with design journalist Roddy Clarke on sustainability in the textile industry. Talks in association with Decor Cafe- the U.K.ʼs largest events based network for home and lifestyle businesses. Screen printing workshops, pottery demos, and interactive childrenʼs workshops over the weekend.