London Evening Standard (West End Final B) - ES Homes and Property - - Design -

bromp­ton­de­signdis­; late night Septem­ber 21.

THIS is the cul­tural heavy­weight, tar­get­ing se­ri­ous de­sign devo­tees. It’s an­chored by the Vic­to­ria & Al­bert

Mu­seum, the fes­ti­val’s of­fi­cial “hub” with a ded­i­cated in­for­ma­tion desk. Pick up a lit­tle red guide book and a map of the nu­mer­ous V&A fes­ti­val spe­cials, from a bionic chan­de­lier to a room of coloured light, plus tours, talks and work­shops. Else­where, es­teemed area cu­ra­tor

Jane Withers tells “Other Sto­ries” of how imag­i­na­tive de­sign pro­duc­tion can ben­e­fit marginalised local com­mu­ni­ties. In Cromwell Place, cult fash­ion de­signer Peter Pilotto fills a home with wacky fur­nish­ings by his de­signer pals, and Skandium un­veils its new town­house show­room in Thur­loe Place.

A film for de­sign junkies pro­files Ital­ian ar­chi­tect/fur­ni­ture de­signer Gio Ponti ( 1891-1979) at a Molteni&C

Dada Kvadrat pop-up in Brompton Road. Fi­nally, see 13 de­signer dolls’ houses at Har­rods.

De­sign clas­sic: Gio Ponti arm­chair. See a film about the Ital­ian de­signer at 245249 Brompton Road (molten­i­

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