HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 2017
from 16-24 September this event takes over the capital. here is our edit of what not to miss
50 With so many wonderful things to see and do, let us guide you through the best products, exhibitions and events.
1sections LONDON DESIGN FAIR
Split into two – TENT and Super Brands – this takes place at the Old Truman Brewery off Brick Lane. Highlights this year include new British brand Woodchip & Magnolia’s botanical wallpapers (shown), Irish linens and wood crafts by Created + Found and Irina Razumovskaya’s pastel pottery. From 21-24 September; visit londondesignfair.co.uk.
2 PUNCTUATING SPACE
The Viaduct showroom in Clerkenwell explores how colour, light and form break up a scheme. Look out for the tables and chairs by Muller Van Severen, which will furnish a pop-up café, and jewel-bright vases by Chris Kabel for Valerie Objects. Visit viaduct.co.uk.
3 HOUSE OF DESIGN
At the heart of the Brompton Design District, Harrods has created its own in-store design trail. Working with brands from its homes floor, including pottery firm Burleigh and designer Bethan Gray, it will hold an exhibition of 12 miniature townhouses, displaying each brand’s individual craft expertise. From 13-27 September; visit harrods.com.
4 BATHROOM MASTERCLASS
Barbara Sallick, co-founder of Waterworks and author of The Perfect
Bath, will host a talk on how to create a beautiful bathing space at Waterworks’ Chelsea showroom. 20 September at 4.30pm; email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve seats; visit waterworks.com.
5 private view
The Conran Shop, conranshop.co.uk, is staging a month-long installation, Private View, in the windows of its Fulham Road store, mixing products, stories and set design. From 16 September.
6 DESIGN JUNCTION
After relocating to King’s Cross last year, Design Junction returns to the area with an even bigger show. See newly launched furniture and accessories in Cubitt House in Lewis Cubitt Square, as well as a dedicated lighting display, which includes Spanish brand Marset’s contemporary designs (left). In Granary Square, there will be an interactive sculpture by Adam Nathaniel Furman celebrating Turkish ceramics and, in the adjacent Canopy space, retail therapy is on hand as brands such as Areaware and Oggetto set up pop-up shops. From 21-24 September; visit thedesignjunction.co.uk.
7 DEIRDRE DYSON INSTALLATION
The rug designer is celebrating the natural world with an installation at her Chelsea showroom. A carpet featuring foliage from British heritage trees will be surrounded by 3D printed leaves by architect Timothy Hatton. From 16 September for one month; visit deirdredyson.com.