100% Design has announced global architectural icon Richard Rogers and legendary design hero Giulio Cappellini as headline speakers at this year’s Talks With 100% Design.

Following the successful launch of Talks With 100% Design at May’s Clerkenwell Design Week, and building on the huge popularity of 100% Design’s live events at LDF last year, the 2013 edition of the fair features a dedicated theme for each day of the four-day programme of Talks With 100% Design: interior design, architecture, the consumer and creative balance.

Richard Rogers will open the Talks programme on Wednesday 18th September with ICON Presents In Conversation with Chris Turner. This is a unique opportunity to gain insight into Richard Rogers’ architectural practice from a career spanning over five decades. His unparalleled
work has sculpted cities and shaped architectural horizons and attitudes worldwide. This talk is ideally timed to coincide with Richard Rogers: Inside Out, a barn-storming retrospective of his work at the Royal Academy this summer (18 July - 13 October).

Giulio Cappellini, the Italian design luminary, is a name that remains synonymous with the world’s most innovative contemporary, avant-garde design. Since joining Cappellini in 1979, Giulio has become one of the world’s most important trendsetters, with the company’s designs exhibited in MoMA, the V&A and the Centre Pompidou. He has talent spotted and worked with the great and the good, whether nurturing emerging talent  – a young Tom Dixon and Jasper Morrison, the Bouroullec Brothers – or working with established names – Paul Smith – Cappellini is always at the forefront of creative product design. Cappellini’s iconic furniture is useful, brave and humorous.

Other highlights at Talks With 100% Design include WGSN/homebuildlife, weblogdesign, Eric Parry, Sugru, and The Great Recovery. Talks with 100% Design will run in the show’s main auditorium, designed this year by British designer Benjamin Hubert, who will be taking a session to discuss his design for the auditorium. The Talks will be accompanied by a daily series of live seminar sessions within the individual show hubs – specialist design areas within the show – interiors hub, office hub, kitchen and bathroom hub, eco-design and build hub, and the International Pavilions hub – with industry leaders and exhibitors.

There will also be a series of media sessions hosted by editors of design industry publications, including: OnOffice, ICON, FRAME, Sleeper and Disegno, alongside seminars from the British Council, Design Council, New London Architecture, and BIID sessions – with British design stalwarts, Lee Broom and Giles Miller – which will reveal how these organisations underpin the creative industries.