London Design Festival and SAP Introduce Design Frontiers: Designing a Sustainable Future

LONDON — Design Frontiers announced today at SAP UK’s InnovationX event its return to Somerset House in September 2019 as part of London Design Festival.

The exhibition, in partnership with SAP, will tell 20 stories of sustainable projects, products and initiatives, from companies on the frontiers of design thinking. These stories – many of which have not been told before – will come together to set a benchmark for addressing key sustainability challenges.

The stories will be expressed through an exhibition produced in a dedicated space within the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court, River Terrace, East Wing Galleries and Terrace Rooms at Somerset House, from Monday 16 – Sunday 22 September 2019. Design Frontiers will welcome 20,000 visitors, including key figures from the design and the creative industries.

Ben Evans, Director, London Design Festival said: “Design and sustainability are key drivers for any 21st century business. Design

Frontiers is the platform to tell innovative stories that show companies forward thinking and market relevance.

Jens Amail, Managing Director, SAP UK & Ireland, said: “We are looking forward to creating an amazing event with London Design Festival; to showcase real co-innovation with our customers and demonstrate the absolute necessity for brands to become more sustainable today. We integrate the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals within our own higher purpose – to help the world run better and improve people’s lives – and this collaboration will play a key role in that vision. It will be a truly memorable occasion.”

InnovationX is SAP UKI’s flagship event, featuring powerful stories and extraordinary hands on displays of life-changing innovation.

Design Frontiers promises to be a must-see exhibition for the public, offering an immersive and interactive experience – a highlight of the London design calendar. The exhibition is free to attend.

Register for free tickets here: www.designfrontiers.co.uk.

If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor, please contact: hello@designfrontiers.co.uk

For further information, please contact: +44 2079 077262

Hannah Grant, Hannah.grant@exposure.net

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Notes to Editors

About Design Frontiers
Design Frontiers is a group exhibition taking place from 16-22 September at Somerset House, London, as part of London Design Festival 2019. The exhibition will tell 20 stories of sustainable projects, products and initiatives, from companies on the frontiers of design thinking. These stories – many of which have not been told before – will come together to set a benchmark for addressing key sustainability challenges.

About SAP
As the cloud company powered by SAP HANA®, SAP is the market leader in enterprise application software, helping companies of all sizes and in all industries run at their best: 77% of the world’s transaction revenue touches an SAP® system. Our machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics technologies help turn customers’ businesses into intelligent enterprises. SAP helps give people and organizations deep business insight and fosters collaboration that helps them stay ahead of their competition. We simplify technology for companies so they can consume our software the way they want – without disruption. Our end-to-end suite of applications and services enables more than 425,000 business and public customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and make a difference. With a global network of customers, partners, employees, and thought leaders, SAP helps the world run better and improve people’s lives. For more information, visit www.sap.com.

About Somerset House
A unique part of the London cultural scene, Somerset House is a historic building where surprising and original work comes to life. From its 18th-century origins, Somerset House has been a centre for debate and discussion – an intellectual powerhouse for the nation. Somerset House is today a key cultural destination in London in which to experience a broad range of artistic activity, engage with artists, designers and makers and be a part of a major creative forum – an environment that is relaxed, welcoming, and inspirational to visit while providing a stimulating workplace for the cultural and creative industries.

Since its opening in 2000, Somerset House has built up a distinctive outdoor public programme including Skate, concerts, an open-air film season and a diverse range of temporary exhibitions throughout the site focusing on contemporary culture, with an extensive learning programme attached. In October 2016, Somerset House launched Somerset House Studios, a new experimental workspace connecting artists, makers and thinkers with audiences. The Studios provide a platform for new creative projects and collaboration, promoting work that pushes bold ideas, engages with urgent issues and pioneers new technologies. Somerset House is also one of the biggest community of creative organisations in London including The Courtauld Gallery and Institute of Art, King’s College London Cultural Institute and over 100 other creative businesses. It currently attracts approximately 3.2 million visitors every year.