Toronto’s Hi Thanks Bye gets top billing at London Design Fair
Opening in September, London Design Fair 2018 will be a truly global affair, with the strongest presence of international exhibitors to date. From Denmark to Dubai and Sweden to South Korea, the Fair promises to be a melting pot of design from a wide range of cultures. Twelve country pavilions and one very special guest country—Japan—will exhibit an impressive array of products, alongside a smart international line-up of independent designers and brands. Moreover, London Design Fair welcomes the return of Envisions with ‘Wood in Progress’ and the Material of the Year: Plastic, as well as a special highlight for Toronto-based design brand Hi Thanks Bye.
These feature exhibitions aim to provoke audiences, sparking conversation and encouraging new ways of thinking about design at the present time. Along with Hi Thanks Bye, the following country pavilions, features and brands are a selection of the international flavour and design expertise visitors can expect to find at London Design Fair 2018.
Brands — Hi Thanks Bye
From Toronto, Canada, Hi Thanks Bye is the collaborative effort of Stein Wang and Topher Kong. Using a mix of cultural and academic experiences and references, the two designers exchange ideas on the meaning of furniture and interior space in modern contemporary living.
Set to be highlighted at the London Design Fair 2018, the debut collection from Hi Thanks Bye—collection 0—is a sculptural interpretation of the Canadian landscape combined with a Chinese aesthetic. The entire collection is made using powder-coated stainless steel (with the exception of upholstery pieces). Functional and versatile, designs include the U0 shelf, V0 side table and R0 dining chair.
Denmark: Danish Living Room
South Korea: Seoul Design Festival
Czech Republic: UMPRUM
Netherlands: Dutch Stuff
Material of the Year: Plastic Beyond the Chipper
Envisions x Finsa
More information about the upcoming London Design Fair 2018 is available via the fair’s official website, linked here.