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Last London Salon: Explore & Act
2017, pop up exhibition at BDD

During LDF 2017 Ineke Hans wrapped up her London Salon Projects of 2016-2017.
In Brompton Design District 2017 the final London Salon events popped up with a presentation, publication and talks, to offer insights, conclusions, recommendations to the salons and alternative perspectives in design.

The exhibition presented 12 mottos that were illustrated with visionary objects, projects and strategies aiming to inspire in future directions for furniture design. Many contributions came from the various designers and writers that participated in the salons: Nina Tolstrup, Industrial Facility, Frank Kolkman, Max Lamb, Opendesk, Pearsonlloyd, Piet Hein Eek, Martino Gamper, Marjan van Aubel, Benjamin Hubert, Michael Marriott, Anne van der Zwaag, John Thackara, Ineke Hans, Richard Vijgen, James Shaw, Isokon and Micaella Pedros.

The 12 motto's were also published through a Pamplet, made in conjuction with Johanna Agerman Ross and designed Irma Boom, see

About the salons:
In 2016-2017 Ineke Hans organised twelve London Salons that explored the future of furniture design and the changing position of the designer. All with help of great speakers and chairs like Gareth Williams, Johanna Agerman Ross, Daniel Charny, Max Fraser, Anna Bates, Oliver Stratford and Grant Gibson.
- Six Studio-Salons took place as round table conversations in various studios in East London with a mix of designers, thinkers, retailers, manufacturers, writers, curators.
- Six XL-Salons were conversations between NL and UK designers during CDW and LDF in 2016, open for an audience.
The London Salons were accompanied by a research project with Opendesk and pop up exhibitions at Clerkenwell Design Week, Brompton Design District and the Victoria & Albert Museum.
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