Event Recap | London's May Design Series - Design Bureau

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Karim Rashid talks design then hits the decks to DJ

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Event Recap | London’s May Design Series

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

We've been hyped for the May Design Series in London for a while, and the brand-new show concept did not disappoint. Taking place at ExCeL London, the May Design Series delivered a new way for London designers, architects, and specifiers to find everything they needed for their projects. The exhibition provided visitors with the perfect opportunity to make informed purchasing decisions at the end of the long, hard European show season. The show attracted more than 10,000 industry professionals, and visitors were able to meet the likes of Timorous Beasties, Justin Van Breda, Ligne Roset, D*Haus, Poggenpohl, Leicht, ERCO, and iGuzinni.

The late night opening on Monday brought visitors and exhibitors together to toast to the show’s success in the DX bar, kick started by Musicity’s session. It provided a relaxed setting for industry professionals to cement business relationships and get to know each other over a few drinks. The renowned international designer Karim Rashid brought a touch of glamour to the event, taking to the decks to entertain the crowds into the night.

In addition to the exhibitor’s stands, visitors were also able to take advantage of the exhibition’s feature areas. The show provided insightful and thought-provoking CPD accredited seminars, including an unmissable keynote session from Rashid, who in his typical design-rock-star fashion drew crowds that spilled into the aisles.

Providing a worldwide platform, the Global Design Blogger meet up had bloggers at the May Design Series sharing their findings with bloggers simultaneously attending the ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) in New York City. Organized by the May Design Series and online interior design resource Modenus.com, the prominent blogger Bright Bazaar shared his trend insights at the show from Poggenpohl’s stand. 

So, your calendar just got busier: The May Design Series is now firmly on the map for the European design show cycle.

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