BROMPTON DESIGN DISTRICT
bromptondesigndistrict.com; 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 (moltenigroup.it)