Style and design: Items and Icons: 100% Design

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100% Design delivers exactly what its crisp label promises: cutting- edge contemporary design in furniture, lighting and accessories. Launched in London just two years ago, the show was staged rather cheekily to coincide with the decorating trade's in-house event, Decorex, in an attempt to prove that the frills and furbelows of the faded English country house have been eclipsed by a look that is European and modern. This year, there are 250 exhibitors representing an international team of the old guard like Italian maestro Vico Magistretti and the avant garde: Ross Lovegrove, Jasper Morrison, Matthew Hilton and Philippe Starck. Where 100% Design goes, the style-conscious follow. 100% Design at the Duke of York's HQ, Kings Road, London SW3, 28 September- 1 October (open to the public on 1 October only); 0181-240 5070 for tickets

Designed by Vico Magistretti for De Padova, the Flower chairs (pounds 511each) and Shine table (right, from pounds 1,500) are available from Coexistence (0171-354 8817). Below: "Solo" cabinet from the Drool Collection by Orianna Fielding Banks (0171-586 4955)

"Blister" cabinets by the young British furniture makers Platt & Young for Driade display wonderful joinery and cabinet-making skills and an origami-like complexity. They cost from pounds 497 for single cabinets, pounds 756 for doubles, from Viaduct Furniture Limited (0171-278 8456)

The Cheap Chic stacking chair by Philippe Starck (above left) is bright, fun, inspired by the human torso and eminently affordable at pounds 89. Ross Lovegrove's "Spin" office chair for Driade (above right) costs pounds 297; a seat pad is an extra pounds 15. Both available from Viaduct Furniture Limited, as before

"Smart Alex" bench seating by Wales & Wales (left, 01825 872764 for details). Right: "Rimini Gold" by award-winning British rugmaker Helen Yardley (0171-403 7114)

The "Mercury"sofa by Matthew Hilton for Driade was inspired by the shape and form of NASA moon probe vehicles and was first shown in April in Milan. Covered in fabric, pounds 1,804, from Viaduct Furniture Limited, as before

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