2021 Highlights

Workspace Design Talks

Listen to the leading lights from A&D and end-users talking about the latest trends, challenges and innovations. Recent disruption has caused huge change in how we go about designing our workplaces, and this is the place to find out what’s next. The design lounge has been beautifully curated by The Furniture Practice.

Image by headline partner, The Furniture Practice.

Headline Partner


Participating Brands




Architects & Designers Drinks Night

An invitation only, exclusive gathering of the UK’s leading figures in commercial A & D, providing the ideal chance for a long overdue catch up to discuss 2022’s new ideas and designs!

Image by our the sponsor of this event, Woven Image.


VIP Lounge

Designed by: Rainlight Studio
Built by: AASK US
Curated by: Obolife

The workspace Show VIP lounge is designed to represent the ephemerality of our world, enhanced by the recent year of remote working and our increased reliance on digital communications. The outside world is brought into our homes in a way that we never have experienced. The lounge uses raw aluminium profiles and expanded metal mesh. These are 100% recyclable and do not contain any harmful coatings or use any harmful processes. Working together with OboLife, the UK dealer for Worksmith by Arcadia, this lounge is created as a place for being together in what could be the next workspace.

The space has been constructed with sustainability in mind, using raw aluminium profiles and expanded metal mesh, which are 100% recyclable and do not contain any harmful coatings or use any harmful processes. The materials used have been carefully selected, raw aluminium was chosen for its toughness, sustainability merits and delicate feel. The company responsible for designing the material, AASK US, were very accommodating of Rainlight and obo’s design aspirations, fulfilling the brief sensitively and accurately.

Image by Rainlight Studio.


Icons of Design

See the award winning products that have been given the top accolade by our esteemed panel of judges!

Images by our competition winners.


As well as the chance to learn, see the latest workspace products and network for the first time in too long…. we also will be giving you the chance to win some amazing products from our exhibitors, and some giveaways such as holidays!

Leisure Zone Curated by Seven Hills Workspace & Spaces Taylored

Curated by Seven Hills Workspace and Spaces Taylored

We wanted the area to be a place where inhibitions and insecurities are washed away allowing for open conversations and collaboration.

We wanted to create an area that encourages conversation. “All aspects of office design should put emphasis on communication and teamwork, the right interior design can encourage the interactions between people.” David Jackson – Seven Hills Workspace

“The creation of seated areas puts individuals in a position where they’re facing each other and also introducing fun and interesting areas such as the opportunity to play a game of pool will help engaging conversations to begin. These social settings make it very easy to interact and to break the ice.” Adam Taylor – Spaces Taylored

Image by Spaces Taylored.


Entrance Feature by Lauren Lever

When I was first contacted by the Workspace Show to do a lighting installation for the event in November at the Business Design Centre, I was excited to see what could be achievable within this iconic space. Lighting installations should be fun, engaging and draw people in. Light is a fantastic medium to use and has the ability to create a wide range of atmospheres and environments for people to interact with.

The product that we have used for the installation is from PROLICHT; an Austrian company with a flair for modern and functional architectural lighting. They have recently collaborated with Tom Dixon to create a wonderful lighting range called the CODE.

This range of fittings shows both a rawness and industrial feel to LED technology. The flexibility of the product allows the user to create a diverse range of lighting installations with its simplistic approach of utilising its track mounting function.

My vision for the welcoming experience to the Workspace show plays on the theatrical nature of the cinematic world; heavy drapes creating a luxurious and moody backdrop, waiting for the main feature to begin in excitement and anticipation. Replacing the fabric materials with lighting, in connection with the use of clever programming, we can create this same wonderous world for you all to view and enjoy.

Lead Designer: Lauren Lever, Design Director at Minoux Lighting Design
Product: PROLICHT X Tom Dixon

Colour, material and finish forecast: Autumn Winter 2022/23 Workshop, Stand A8, 4.30 – 5.30pm on 4th November, & 3.30 – 4.30pm on 5th November

Colour Hive, the trend and colour experts behind MIX Magazine, present their global colour, material & finish forecast for Autumn Winter 2022/23. Profiling the influences driving consumer demands, and two focused design themes for the season, join Creative Director, Hannah Malein to explore how these trends will inform design concepts and influence outcomes for the interior and architectural market.

Hannah Malein is Creative Director at Colour Hive and Head of Trends for MIX Magazine.

A seasoned trend forecaster with a background in textile design, Hannah has worked in colour material and surface innovation developing reliable forecasts for global and regional markets across multiple design industries including product, solid surface, paint and coatings, textiles, commercial interiors and consumer electronics.

Designers Mind Workshop
‘Ways of Working for our Wellbeing’

A workshop hosted by Kaye Preston, Founder of Designers Mind. Discover new ways of working to prioritise your wellbeing throughout the day so you can be more focused, productive, creative and happier at work.

Thursday 4th November, 10:45am-12pm – Silent Gliss Showroom, Business Design Centre (limited spaces).


Farmstands showcase by Square Mile Farms at stand A27 

You might notice a live, brightly coloured feature as you explore the Workplace Design Show. Square Mile Farms are showcasing one of their innovative Farmstands and its growing ultra-fresh veg and herbs! They’ll be harvesting the produce grown in this hydroponic growing tower at 15:30 on Friday (stand A27) and making it available to attendees. Be sure to come along and collect (for free!) some greens that have been growing locally at the show over the last day or so! They’ll explain their Office Farming proposition and how it can contribute to workplace wellbeing, sustainability goals and drive employee engagement.

Products at the Show

Commercial Lighting

A beautiful selection of lighting brands will display their products to show how lighting effects productivity and mood, how to combine lighting with natural light, and the impact on employees’ physical and mental wellbeing. See how the latest innovations could transform your workspace and realise your vision.

Commercial Furniture

Featuring an international variety of furniture manufacturers offering the latest products to suit the new workspace environment. Understand how furniture can really boost interaction, creativity and collaboration, while also attending to the timely importance of employee comfort and wellbeing.


Technology at Work

The pandemic has transformed our workspace designs, and state of the art technology is at the heart of these changes. The integration of technology and design is critical to combine employees’ comfort and productivity, while also making your workspace a great place to work.


Commercial Surfaces

From floorings to ceilings, coatings to coverings, and textiles to tiles, Surfaces are crucial in the overall feel and experience of the workspace, and the materials and colours on display at Workspace Design Show 2021 will let you develop ideas for your new workspace.

Fit-Outs & Interiors

Whether you are moving into a new office or looking to transform your existing workspace, it is crucial to make sure that the attention to detail is aligned with the project management of the entire process. Workspace Show will connect you with the right partners for the planning and execution.

Storage & Cabinets

Whether you’re looking to efficiently store your products out of sight for a clean working environment, wanting to display your products to your employees and clients, or planning to use shelving displays as an important part of your ambient environment, storage and cabinets are a crucial consideration in your workspace design.

2021 Advisory Board included...

Workspace Design Show is shaped by some of the leading figures within the industry. Thanks to collaborating with such forward-thinking experts, Workspace Design Show is truly set to be the UK’s best workspace design-related event.

We have carried out a lot of research in the market about the positioning of the event, as workspaces are being re-defined, re-modelled and re-thought to fit new agile working environments.

Exhibitions are born from the ideas that industry leaders have and the innovations and trends that develop from changes in workspaces.

We would like to extend a special thank you to our advisory board members who have ben integral in shaping the content of the event.

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Visitor FAQ's

1. When is Workspace Design Show 2023?
Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th February, 2021.

2. What are the start and finish times?

2. Where is the Workspace Design Show 2023?
Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0QH – click here to open in Google Maps.

3. Is there a fee for visitors?
No, the show is completely free to attend for all trade visitors! Please click here to register. If you’re a member of the press interested in covering and attending the show, please contact to receive the press pack resources and get your badge.

4. How do I get there by public transport
Please click here for more information.

5. Where can I find out about accommodation?
Please visit our dedicated booking pages on either NH Hotels or Hilton Hotels for hotel bookings.

6. Is there vehicle parking available at the event?
Yes, please click here for more information.

7. Where can I find the WDS COVID-19 Commitment?
Please click here.

If you have any further questions regarding the Workspace Design Show, please get in touch.