428 events found

London Design Fair

Sep

20-23

2018

Thu 10am - 7pm, Fri 10am - 7pm, Sat 11am - 6pm, Sun 11am - 5pm

Ticketed Event

http://www.londondesignfair.co.uk/visit

#LDNdesignfair

Located in the creative heart of East London, the London Design Fair is a four-day industry event that brings together 500 exhibitors from 28 countries, including; independent designers, established brands, international country pavilions, features and exhibitions.

London Design Fair hosts the largest collection of international exhibitions, designers, brands, country pavilions, features and exhibitions in one destination during the London Design Festival...

Event Location

Locations:

Old Truman Brewery

26 Hanbury Street

London

E1 6QR

Plan your visit:

Liverpool Street / Shoreditch High Street / Aldgate East / Old Street

London Design Fair

Launched in 2007, the London Design Fair has earned itself the reputation as the go-to trade show during the annual London Design Festival, hosting the single largest collection of international exhibitions, designers, brands, country pavilions, features and exhibitions throughout the festival.

The Conran Shop x PINCH and The Conran Shop x Our/London Vodka

Sep-Oct

16-13

2017

Mon - Sat: 10am - 7pm Sun: 12 - 6pm

Free Event

http://www.theconranshop.co.uk

#ShapedByConran

Installation

In an LDF 2017 window takeover, PINCH will showcase an arresting Craft Laboratory installation, framing their work’s abstracted inspirations. Meanwhile, four Our/London Vodka infusions will be brought to life as sculptures by Isabel + Helen, exploring what a bottle of clear liquid really looks like.

L'Abattoir: The Conran Shop x PINCH Long-term collaborators of The Conran Shop, Russell Pinch and Oona Bannon of PINCH will create a window installation based around the theme of Craft...

The Conran Shop has established itself as one of the leading lifestyle retailers in the world, offering an eclectic and handpicked collection of gifts, furniture, lighting and personal accessories from some of the world’s most respected designers and emerging talents.

The Conran Shop aims to inspire and excite through objects that reflect the way we live now. Simple functionality, considered design and the latest innovations are the foundations of the brand philosophy, as important today as they were in 1974.

With its dedication to providing an unbeatable shopping experience and its carefully curated products, including vintage and modern designs, expert interior advice and personal services, The Conran Shop is the go-to place for any type of gift or interiors inspiration.

The Conran Shop currently has eleven stores across the world, three in London, one in Paris and seven in Japan.

Make Blood Cancer Visible, a project by Paul Cocksedge Studio

Sep

4-30

2017

Monday 4th to Saturday 30th

Free Event

#makebloodcancervisible

Installation

Paul Cocksedge has created over one hundred 3D sculptures to form a typographic forest of names. These represent the 104 individuals diagnosed with blood cancer every day.

Over one hundred three-dimensional letterform sculptures gather together in Paternoster square, forming a typographic forest of names. This installation represents the 104 individuals that are...

Partner


Janssen UK, Bloodwise, Myeloma UK, Lymphoma Association, Waldenstrom UK, Leukaemia Care, Anthony Nolan, CLL Support Association, MDS UK Patient Group Support and CML Support

Outside the Ivory Tower by GAIP&GAFA

Sep

19-27

2017

10am-6pm, Mon to Fri, 10am-5pm Sat

Free Event

Exhibition

Outside the Ivory Tower, jointly presented by Guangzhou National Advertising Industrial Park and Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts 广州国家广告产业园区与广州美术学院伦敦设计节特别呈现——《塔外:学院设计教育实验与产业实践》

Founded in 2012, the Guangzhou National Advertising Industrial Park (NAIP) is approved and supported the State Administration for Industry and Commerce of the People’s Republic of China. Guangzhou...

Samsung The Frame X Saatchi Art

Sep

21-25

2017

10am - 6pm Thurs - Mon

Free Event

http://www.samsung.com/uk/the-frame

#samsungTV

Exhibition

Samsung The Frame X Saatchi Art

Working in collaboration with world renowned designers, Samsung have a proud history of creating products designed and engineered to deliver the perfect balance between life and style.

This year sees Samsung’s introduction of The Frame. More than just a TV; The Frame is the result of a 2-year collaboration with acclaimed designer Yves Behar, transforming the television into...

designjunction

Sep

21-24

2017

Thu 11am - 8pm, Fri 11am - 7pm, Sat 11am - 6pm, Sun 11am - 5pm

Ticketed Event

http://www.thedesignjunction.co.uk

#designmeetstime

Trade Show

Rado x designjunction
Design-led Swiss watch brand Rado collaborates with designjunction to present the inaugural Rado Star Prize UK. This design competition targets the next generation of young British designers working across interior, industrial and technology design.

Rado is a globally recognised brand, famous for innovative design and its use of revolutionary materials to create some of the world’s most beautiful and durable watches. Ever since its beginnings in...

Rado Switzerland

Rado is a globally recognised brand, famous for innovative design and its use of revolutionary materials to create some of the world’s most beautiful and durable watches. Ever since its beginnings in Lengnau, Switzerland, Rado has been a pioneer, with the brand philosophy “if we can imagine it, we can make it” still holding true today.

designjunction2017

Sep

21-24

2017

Thu 11am - 8pm, Fri 11am - 7pm, Sat 11am - 6pm, Sun 11am - 5pm

Ticketed Event

http://thedesignjunction.co.uk

#djKX #wheredesignmeets

Trade Show

designjunction is London’s leading destination for contemporary interior design and culture, held annually during the London Design Festival. designjunction presents more than 200 world-class international brands and smaller cutting-edge design labels to an audience of design professionals.

Returning to King’s Cross and taking place across five destinations, 2017 is set to be designjunction’s best year to date. Expect a mix of global furniture, lighting, accessory, material and...

designjunction is London’s leading destination for contemporary interior design and culture, held annually during the London Design Festival in September. designjunction presents more than 200 world-class international brands and smaller cutting-edge design labels to an audience of design professionals.

Launched in 2011 by a team of industry experts, designjunction connects the world’s most renowned design brands with some of the world’s leading architects, interior designers, specifiers and buyers.

Since its inception, designjunction has continued to break the mould of the traditional trade show presenting brands in raw industrial locations.
designjunction is more than just a trade show, it’s a unique visitor experience offering a wide range of high-class eateries, design led pop-up shops, installations and other interactive features that strikes the balance between creative and commercial.

Heal's presents their AW17 Collection at Tottenham Court Road

Sep

16-24

2017

Mon - Wed 10am - 7pm, Thurs 10am - 8pm, Fri - Sat 10am - 7pm, Sun 12pm - 6pm

Free Event

https://www.heals.com/

#HealsHome

Product Launch

An exciting visual installation will take place at Heal's Tottenham Court Road in collaboration with architecture firm Jestico & Whiles, taking inspiration from the Heal's AW17 collection.

The annual customer party will take place on 20th Sept, as well as craft workshops throughout the week.

An exciting visual installation will take place at Heal's Tottenham Court Road in collaboration with architecture firm Jestico & Whiles, taking inspiration from the Heal's AW17...

Heal's

Good design. Well made.

These two simple rules have guided Heal’s directional collections for more than 200 years. Starting out in 1810 as a maker of mattresses, we have continuously applied a forward-thinking attitude to design to secure a reputation as the home of modern and contemporary furniture in the UK. As well as promoting and mentoring design talent, we are known for placing a high value on innovation, craftsmanship and quality materials, so our customers can expect nothing less than the best when they buy from Heal’s.

The Skandium Townhouse presents Louis Poulsen

Sep

16-24

2017

Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat, 10am - 6pm / Thurs 10am - 10pm (evening event) / 11am - 5pm, Sunday

Free Event

http://www.skandium.com

#skandium

Installation

During this year’s London Design Festival, Skandium will celebrate its exciting new retail concept, the Skandium Townhouse, with an installation by GamFratesi, and the world launch of a new, limited-edition PH 3½-3 Pendant Lamp from Louis Poulsen.

During this year’s London Design Festival, Skandium will celebrate its new retail concept, the Skandium Townhouse, cementing its presence as the foremost destination for Scandinavian design in the UK...

Skandium

Skandium is a British company founded in 1999 by three passionate Scandinavians: Christopher Seidenfaden, Christina Schmidt and Magnus Englund. Opening its doors on the 15th September 1999 at 72 Wigmore Street, London, Skandium has since grown to be one of the leading retailers of Scandinavian design in the world, offering a highly edited selection of design pieces, homeware and gifts and is the go-to place for discovering the latest Scandinavian talent. Skandium will now have three London flagship stores, a recently relaunched webshop, and operates the Republic of Fritz Hansen store in Fitzrovia.

100% Design 2017

Sep

20-23

2017

Wed - Sat 10am – 6pm, Thu 10am – 9pm Open to the general public on Saturday 23

Ticketed Event

http://100percentdesign.co.uk

http://registration.n200.com/survey/2tsnvdq4zojsq

#100design

Trade Show

First staged in 1995, the show is the commercial cornerstone of the London Design Festival, with 27,387 visitors to the show; taking place in one of London’s most inspiring venues, Olympia London.

100% Design, the UK's largest trade show for architects and designers, returns to Olympia, London from 20-23 September for its 23rd edition. The show welcomes hundreds of exhibitors and more...

100% Design

First staged in 1995, 100% Design is the cornerstone event of the London Design Festival, with over 27,000 visitors to the show across 4 days in September; taking place in one of London’s most inspiring venues, Olympia London. Visiting the award-winning show is a unique audience of architects, designers, specifiers, retailers and developers, as well as multinational companies looking to source directly for their latest projects.

As the outstanding meeting place for business and design, 100% Design features an unrivalled talks programme; Talks with 100% Design, bespoke installations, and a showcase of carefully curated world-leading brands.

www.100percentdesign.co.uk

darc room

Sep

21-23

2017

11am - 7pm

Free Event

http://www.darcroom.com

Exhibition

darc room is a curated, creative lighting exhibition in the heart of London for specifiers and designers. darc room will offer inspiration and solutions for anyone involved in lighting specification by featuring lighting suppliers, creative lighting installations and a high quality speaker program.

darc room is a curated, creative lighting exhibition in the heart of London for specifiers and designers. darc room will offer inspiration and solutions for anyone involved in lighting specification...

darc room

Cosentino City London #LDF17 Events

Sep

18-22

2017

Mon, Tues, Weds, Fri 5.30-8.30pm

Free Event

https://www.cosentino.com/

https://www.cosentino.com/uk/blog/

#CosentinoCity #LDN

Exhibition

The world leader in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces for architecture and design, the Cosentino Group will be openings its doors to architects and designers for a series of must-attend events during London Design Festival (18-22 September).

Celebrating London Design Festival, the events will be hosted at the flagship commercial design centre for Cosentino UK, Cosentino City London. Located at 28-32 Old Street, the stunning showroom is...

COSENTINO CITY LONDON

The Cosentino Group is a global, family-owned company that produces and distributes high value innovative surfaces for architecture and design. Cosentino has five product ranges; Silestone® Original Quartz, Dekton® Ultracompact Surfaces, Sensa® Protected Granite, Scalea® Natural Stone and Prexury® Semi-Precious Stone. The Group has over 100 Centres in 80 countries split between five continents, including six in the UK and one in Ireland. Cosentino has five City Centres across the world; London, Manhattan, Milan, Sydney and Singapore.

A Cosentino City is a space configured to promote the relationship between Cosentino and architects and designers, in a social and dynamic area where everyone speaks the same language. It is a place to interact with the materials and discover all of the latest news in the market. Cooking demonstrations, CPDs, lectures, product launches, and others events will be held in the showroom regularly. A City also allows the architecture and design communities to experience Cosentino interactively; to see, feel and understand Cosentino’s wide range of products first hand.

The commercial design centre offers a workspace, an inviting atmosphere, Wi-Fi and complimentary coffee. Cosentino want to encourage UK architects and designers to meet at the Cosentino City London with their clients or simply come to find inspiration for their next design.

Focus/17

Sep

17-22

2017

10am - 6pm

Free Event

Free Entry

http://dcch.co.uk/Focus17-Programme

Trade Show

A world of design inspiration awaits at Focus/17. Attracting a global audience to Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, it is a creative and commercial platform where visitors can engage with international connoisseurs shaping the luxury design narrative today.

Over 600 brands at 120 Design Centre showrooms (as well as outside participants in Chelsea) come together at this authoritative design show to share their ideas, passions and creative processes. Key...

Focus/17

A commitment to design excellence has put Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour firmly on the map. More than a design resource, it is a thriving platform, both creatively and commercially, for an exceptionally dynamic industry. The largest of its kind in Europe, it is the design destination of choice for designers, architects and tastemakers who like to keep ahead of the curve.

Home to 120 showrooms and over 600 world-famous brands, it is the perfect place to discover world-class talent, connect with influential designers and get the inside track at high profile events.

The comprehensive collective runs the gamut from classic contemporary to cutting-edge. What is on offer is couture for the home. Creations from some of the world’s most influential names set the pace and include fabrics, furniture, wallcoverings, lighting, accessories, kitchens, bathrooms, leather, trimmings, hardware, lifestyle technology, outdoor living, tiles, carpets and rugs. With skilled craftsmanship part of the luxury mantra, superlative finishing is an underlying keynote. Bespoke products is another forte with many showrooms creating tailor-made pieces for one-of-a-kind spaces.

As well as a barometer for emerging trends, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour offers a raft of inspiration and specialist expertise whether you are seeking ideas for a residential scheme, finishing touches for a city apartment or design solutions for a hotel, yacht or corporate project. No wonder visitors come back again and again. A single visit is rarely enough

Celebrate 65 years of Danish Design and discover our 2018 collection

Sep

16-21

2017

Sat 10am - 7pm, Sun 12pm - 6pm, Thurs 10am - 8pm

Free Event

http://boconcept.com

Product Launch

Celebrating 65 years of Danish Design. Visit us at our six premium London stores to see a stunning display of new furniture designs and styles and join us at our special anniversary events for drinks and nibbles.

BoConcept celebrates 65 years of Danish Design and London Design Festival with its 2018 autumn collection. Themes include ‘Notes of Sophistication’, a style of warm textures and rich colours,...

BoConcept is the brand name of Denmark's most global retail chain of contemporary, customised and affordable design furniture and coordinated accessories. BoConcept has been designing and manufacturing furniture for more than 60 years.

Decorex International 2017

Sep

17-20

2017

Mon - Sun 10am - 6pm, Tues 10am - 7pm (open to public), Wed 10am - 5pm

Ticketed Event

Tickets: £15 trade / £30 consumer

http://decorex.com

#Decorex #Decorex17 #TakeYourSeat

Trade Show

Decorex 2017 will celebrate 40 years of design collaborations, focusing both on the strength of its past and current relationships and importantly looking towards those future partnerships.

Decorex, the UK’s leading destination for interior design, will take place this September on the historic grounds of Syon Park, as the opening destination of the London Design Festival. Featuring...

Decorex International

17 - 20 September 2017. Decorex International is the UK’s leading design show and the only one of its kind in the UK for the luxury interiors market. Established in 1978, Decorex – now in its 40th year – is firmly recognised among the international design community as the trusted resource for high-end interior designers, architects, specifiers, retailers and property developers. Boasting more than 400 exhibitors from leading names to emerging talents, this annual four-day show takes place each September in the prestigious location of Syon Park. Attracting nearly 14,000 visitors from across the globe, Decorex 2017 will be exploring Collaborations as this year’s show theme.

100 Years of Roca | 100 Years of Design

Sep-Jan

16-20

2017-2018

16th, 17th, 23rd: 11am to 5pm. 18th to 22th Sept: 9am to 5.30pm.

Free Event

http://www.rocalondongallery.com

100 Years of Roca | 100 Years of Design

Roca draws on the expert knowledge amassed by the company since 1917 and explores how the experiences and insights over the last 100 years have successfully influenced Roca product design.


Throughout its history, Roca has been driven by design and innovation. The new exhibition at the Roca London Gallery examines how the bathroom has evolved over the last 100 years and considers the...

Event Location

Locations:

Roca London Gallery

Station Court

Town mead Road

SW6 2PY

Plan your visit:

Imperial Wharf

Roca London Gallery

Roca London Gallery is a contemporary showroom and gallery space designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. The Gallery is a functional and flexible area where Roca bathroom products share space with exhibitions, presentations, professional meetings and events relating to design, architecture and sustainability. The Gallery is open to the public and hosts free cultural events throughout the year based around Roca’s values: design, innovation, wellness and sustainability.

‘Cocktail Atmospheres’: Matter of Stuff takes residence at sketch during LDF

Sep-Nov

19-15

2017

Monday - Friday 7am - 2am; Saturday - 8am - 2am, Sunday 8am - 12am

Free Event

http://www.sketch.london

http://www.matterofstuff.com

Exhibition

At sketch, Matter of Stuff will present ‘Cocktail Atmospheres’, an exhibition which will unveil LUMINARIE by Sabina Belfiore Lucovich, ‘A Drink with Wes’ by 1millimitre and ‘Club Chair’ by Glen Baghurst. A flight of cocktails imagined by sketch mixologists will provide an edible design experience.

At sketch, MOS Matter of Stuff will present ‘Cocktail Atmospheres’, an exhibition which will unveil LUMINARIE by Sabina Belfiore Lucovich ,‘A Drink with Wes’ by 1millimitre and ‘Club Chair’ by Glen...

sketch & Matter of Stuff

sketch’s home, 9 Conduit Street, was designed by James Wyatt in 1779 and has previously been the headquarters of the Royal Institute of British Architects before later becoming the London Atelier of Christian Dior.

sketch was inaugurated in 2002 by restaurateur Mourad Mazouz and three Michelin starred chef Pierre Gagnaire, as a destination for food, art and music and continues to contribute to the building’s heritage as a destination for
experimentation in design, art and architecture.
The site consists of the Lecture Room & Library, the Parlour, the Glade, the East Bar, and the Gallery. The Lecture Room & Library was awarded its first Michelin star in 2005, in 2012, the restaurant won its second Michelin star, which it retains today.

Over the past decade, due to Mazouz’s commitment to art and design, the venue has hosted over fifty exhibitions of artists’ moving image including work by Carsten Nicolai, John Baldessari, Jonas Mekas, Mary Ellen Bute and more recently Turner Prize winner Martin Creed and Turner Prize Nominee David Shrigley as part of a new long-term programme of artist-designed restaurant for the Gallery.



MOS is founded by architects and curators Simona Auteri and Sofia Steffenoni, who realise the importance of the people behind the products they represent and the enormous amount of time, knowledge and expertise that is spent developing a finished product by artists, designers and fabricators.
Their aim is to develop a community of designers and manufacturers with a culture where craftsmanship is at the heart of any creation, be it a space or a product.
The name Matter of Stuff reflects the company’s passion for materiality and the importance of prime materials as the base of everyday objects. As well as an e-commerce site, the MOS website is an informative platform where customers and design lovers are able to get insight into the creating process behind the objects on sale. Matter of Stuff’s range of products combine cutting edge techniques with traditional craftsmanship and creativity.

Founders Simona Auteri and Sofia Steffenoni comment: "‘We select designers and manufacturers on the base of their talent and know how with the vision of creating a community where new collaborations are made possible. We are so used to having fast accessibility to so many products that we hardly stop and think about how that particular object was made, assuming it just came out of a box. Matter of Stuff challenge that assumption, and want to unveil the story and process of making behind each product we sell.”

Matter of Stuff takes on a selection of architecture and interior design projects, offering its clients a fully comprehensive consultation, from architecture to interior design and furnishing services. MOS caters to the very highest level of excellence, tailoring exclusive concepts to the client’s personal vision and requirement.

Founders Simona Auteri and Sofia Steffenoni are UK registered architects.

Creative Unions

Sep-Oct

16-21

2017

Exhibition

Creativity knows no boundaries.

The contemporary world must be defined not by boundary or binary but connection. Sharing the work of this year’s graduating Central Saint Martins students, Creative Unions celebrates the power of designers to challenge isolationism.

At the heart of the King’s Cross design district, visit Creative Unions to see how – from a board game to solve conflict or a sustainable solution for the housing crisis to fashion that’s part-...

Central Saint Martins

Central Saint Martins is one of the world’s leading centres for art and design education, a reputation based around the achievements of its graduates and the creative energy of its current staff and students.

The College brings a broad range of art and design activities together in an extraordinary new building, voted the world’s best higher education building in 2012. The building allows the exchange of ideas and techniques across disciplines, acting as a huge workshop of thinking and making, underpinned by a strong research base and exceptional technical resources. Central Saint Martins is centred around nine programme areas:

Art
Ceramic, Product and Industrial Design
Culture and Enterprise
Drama and Performance
Fashion
Graphic Communication Design
Spatial Practices
Textiles and Jewellery
Foundation Studies and Access to HE

These programmes share an approach of exploring the boundaries of their discipline; our students and staff are continually curious and always restless in developing beyond the accepted norms of their subject, so the work emerging from Central Saint Martins is at the forefront of its area. Central Saint Martins inspires its students and staff to be alert to new approaches and ideas; the resulting journey can be challenging but is never dull.

This forward-looking approach places Central Saint Martins at the heart of London’s dynamic creative scene. All of our courses have strong links with practice and industry through visiting lectures, live projects and tutors who are leading practitioners. In any one-month numerous people, events and exhibitions pass through Central Saint Martins, enriching the core curriculum in multiple ways and making it a major force in the art and design world. Students from all over the world come to join us in this exciting adventure. You could be the next. Be brave and do what you love.

diversity + inclusivity by Design

Sep-Oct

19-21

2017

10am - 6pm

Free Event

https://blogs.gre.ac.uk/did/

http://www2.gre.ac.uk/

http://cpda.gre.ac.uk/

#diversityandinclusivitybydesign, #diD

Exhibition

Diversity and Inclusivity by Design. The d+iD Research Hub is holding its first, international exhibition of design works exploring how designers empower individuals in a variety of contexts; to improve our way of living in the world. What is enabled when designers design with, and for others?

The d+iD exhibition explores how designers empower individuals in a variety of contexts to improve our way of living in the world. The exhibition showcases 15 designs/ artworks from around the globe...

Better Letters Workshops & Glowing Alphabet Peep Show

Sep-Oct

16-19

2017

Workshops (Weekends, 10am - 5pm); Peep Show (8am - 8pm, Every Day)

Ticketed Event

http://www.betterletters.co/ldf

http://www.betterletters.co/workshops

#betterletters

Better Letters brings three workshops and the Glowing Alphabet Peep Show to this year's festival. Visitors can take a crash course in signwriting, hand lettering, or glass gilding from international lettering legends, and take a glimpse through the peep holes in a lettering-filled curiosity cabinet.

Better Letters brings its lettering workshops and a glowing alphabet installation to the Bankside Design District. Get involved with hands-on workshops from international lettering legends, and...

Better Letters

Lettering Agents & Signwriting Contractors. Workshops Worldwide.

Designed at Talisman

Sep-Oct

15-6

2017

Mon-Thurs 10am - 6pm, Fri&Sat 10am - 5pm

Ticketed Event

http://www.talismanlondon.com

#designedattalisman #chelseadesignquater #Talismanlondon

Installation

‘Designed at Talisman' A designer house installation created by a collection of 8 leading interior & fashion designers, artists and bloggers each showcasing their unique design take on Talisman's exceptional collection of pieces.

TALISMAN will turn their striking New Kings Road vintage emporium into a 'designer house' for the London Design Festival 2017. In an exhibition called ‘Designed at Talisman', this...

Talisman London

For over 30 years, Talisman has offered a vision of another world – a place of luxurious colour, a sense of theatre and peerless quality. Founded in Dorset in 1982 by Ken Bolan, and transplanted into London in 2006, Talisman’s expansive art deco store on New King’s Road has become the go-to emporium for those in search of exceptional design from the last three centuries.
Across a series of resplendent rooms dedicated to furniture, lighting, objets and sculpture drawn from five continents, Talisman offers a discovery-driven collection of works wherein personality is as highly prized as provenance, and every piece has its own story to tell.

Private View: The Conran Shop x It's Nice That

Sep-Oct

16-4

2017

Mon, Tue and Fri: 10am - 6pm Wed and Thu: 10am - 7pm Sat: 10am - 6pm Sun: 12 - 6pm

Free Event

http://www.theconranshop.co.uk

Exhibition

Come and decipher the aftermath of an evening that began as a glittering occasion but took a lurch towards the unexpected – a playful installation combining products, set design, storytelling and chaos.

Everyone is welcome to the Private View at The Conran Shop in Chelsea this September. Rather than a one-night spectacular, The Conran Shop and It's Nice That will run a month-long soirée in the...

The Conran Shop has established itself as one of the leading lifestyle retailers in the world, offering an eclectic and handpicked collection of gifts, furniture, lighting and personal accessories from some of the world’s most respected designers and emerging talents.

The Conran Shop aims to inspire and excite through objects that reflect the way we live now. Simple functionality, considered design and the latest innovations are the foundations of the brand philosophy, as important today as they were in 1974.

With its dedication to providing an unbeatable shopping experience and its carefully curated products, including vintage and modern designs, expert interior advice and personal services, The Conran Shop is the go-to place for any type of gift or interiors inspiration.

The Conran Shop currently has eleven stores across the world, three in London, one in Paris and seven in Japan.

The House of Wallpaper

Sep-Oct

18-4

2017

Mon-Sun 10am-6pm

Free Event

http://www.grahambrown.com

#THEHOUSEOFWALLPAPER #GRAHAMANDBROWN

Exhibition

The UK’s largest wallpaper manufacturer brings their creative story to London in – The House of Wallpaper. The Soho House has been transformed by SHH Interior Design to showcase the wallpaper design studio, archive pieces and new collections, installations and innovations.

Graham & Brown

Britain's' biggest wallpaper company, Graham & Brown, is renowned for its strong sense of British style and rich family history. Supporting creative design has always been at the heart of the brand's forward-thinking business philosophy, championing British design and manufacture at its best and thinking differently about pattern.

Jean Marie-Massaud About Design

Sep

16-29

2017

10-6pm Monday - Saturday

Free Event

http://poliformuk.com

#poliformuk

Exhibition

Jean-Marie Massaud - About Design
Celebrating its ongoing collaboration with French architect Jean Marie Massaud, Poliform is proud to present the new and exciting Sydney and New York collection at the Kings Road Showroom.

POLIFORM Poliform is currently a leading player on the international furniture scene. The highly successful result of adventurous enterprise, the company has always based its vision on the search for...

Poliform UK Ltd

As you enter the Poliform and Varenna showroom from the bustling Kings Road, you are transported into a calm, contemporary oasis in the city. Set over three floors, Poliform’s presents a refined collection of storage solutions, upholstery, beds and occasional furniture, alongside a newly developed display of the finest Varenna kitchens.

World renowned as a leading Italian furniture company and with a history that spans forty years of cabinet making, at the heart of the Poliform and Varenna ethos is refinement: evolving design to create desirable, contemporary living solutions.

Known for its purity of design, Varenna kitchens comprises function, innovation and originality. As well as its own research and design department, Varenna kitchens has partnered with world renowned architects such as Paolo Piva, Christian Liaigre and Vincent van Dyusen, to name but a few, in designing a range of contemporary and cutting edge kitchens to complement the Poliform lifestyle.

Central to the success of Poliform UK is the offer of an unrivaled Design Service. The showroom boasts two highly trained and approachable design teams, for both Poliform wardrobe systems and Varenna kitchens. The team's expertise lies in guiding customers through the extensive range of options available and creating a tailored approach for each individual customer that makes the most of their space. The team will prepare and present floor plans, rendered visuals and mock-ups, and for larger projects a full presentation.

Poliform UK have also opened a small specification hub at the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour opened to allow Designers and Architects a one stop shop for wardrobes and Kitchens.

BEAUTILITY

Sep

18-28

2017

Mon-Fri 11am-6pm

Free Event

http://beautilitylondon.uk

#beautilityldf2017 #jaderalmeida #giselasimas

Exhibition

Beautility is the fusion of the beautiful and the useful; the meeting in London of two designers and two artists from Brazil, united by their desire to create works that propose a purpose for art that transcends beauty, and a significance for utilitarian objects that sustain lifetimes of pleasure.

Jader Almeida is one of Brazil's most internationally respected and highly awarded designers. He created the Clad Line inspired by fluid, biomorphic Cycladic art which brings lightness and grace...

Harrods House of Design

Sep

13-27

2017

Mon to Sat 10am - 9pm, Sun 11.30am - 6pm

Free Event

http://www.harrods.com/LDF

#HarrodsLDF

Exhibition

Harrods House of Design:
A Knightsbridge Neighbourhood

Harrods hosts exhibition of twelve unique designer townhouses for London Design Festival 2017

This London Design Festival, London department store Harrods has created the ‘House of Design’ exhibition, a scaled-down Knightsbridge neighbourhood, made up of tiny townhouses. The miniature...

Long & Waterson — A development dedicated to design

Sep

5-25

2017

10am - 6pm, Tue, Thu, Fri 10am - 8pm, Wed 10am - 5pm, Sat 11am - 4pm, Sun

Free Event

http://longandwaterson.com

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Open Studio

As part of their partnership with the London Design Festival, Long & Waterson are exclusively showcasing a collection of new lighting pieces by acclaimed French brand, Magic Circus. The selection of models will be available to view along with the Long & Waterson show apartment during the event.

A new development in the heart of East London focusing on the importance of quality and design excellence. Based in Shoreditch, an area rapidly considered the creative hub of the capital, the Long...

For its 90th anniversary Cassina presents the monograph ‘This Will Be The Place’, curated by Felix Burrichter

Sep

16-24

2017

10am - 6pm

Free Event

http://www.cassina.com

Installation

Cassina 9.0: 2017-1927. For its 90th anniversary Cassina presents the monograph ‘This Will Be The Place’, curated by Felix Burrichter

Cassina 9.0: 2017-1927. For its 90th anniversary Cassina presents the monograph ‘This Will Be The Place’, curated by Felix Burrichter and edited by Rizzoli. This pioneering book, which explores...

Cassina

Established in 1927, Cassina boasts a reputation as the pioneer of authentic contemporary design, fusing expert craftmanship and the finest attention to detail with the latest industrial innovations. The ‘Cassina I Maestri’ collection passionately renews some of the great classics of design, working in close contact with the heirs and foundations of their creators including Le Corbusier, P. Jeanneret and C. Perriand . The ‘Cassina I Contemporanei’ seasonally introduces award-winning, contemporary designs, realised by modern masters such as Philippe Starck and Piero Lissoni.

Aram Store and The Aram Gallery

Sep

16-24

2017

10am - 8pm Mon, 10am - 6pm Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat and 10am - 7 pm Thurs

Free Event

http://www.aram.co.uk

http://www.thearamgallery.org

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Exhibition

Aram Store showcases new furniture collections from Italian brand MDF Italia and Japanese manufacturer Miyazaki Chair Factory.

The Aram Gallery presents ‘Making a Living’ - a solo exhibition of new products and furniture by Max Frommeld.

Aram Store and Aram Contacts celebrate the exclusive UK launch of Miyazaki Chair Factory with a panel discussion on the crossover between Japanese and Danish design. Dezeen founder and Editor-in-...

When Zeev Aram opened his first showroom in 1964, a small, white space on London's Kings Road, he might as well have landed on the moon. At the time, he recalls, you could buy the odd piece of Eames but generally, the UK was a modern furniture desert. And here was the work of Castiglioni, Breuer, and Le Corbusier, for the first time available to the public to buy and put in their own homes. Looking into that tiny showroom with its open slot cut into the window for mail, was like looking into the future. Zeev would stand outside, listening to the comments of passers-by as they stopped and stared through the glass at the bright, white, stainless steel interior. Most were incredulous. "Who needs this rubbish?" they asked. They called it clinical, and wondered why anyone would want to buy 'hospital furniture'. For 33 year-old Zeev, it was a dream come true. "The important thing is that there was a reaction," he says. "I was afraid people would just walk past." People thought the showroom and its modern furniture were an affront. He even began receiving hate mail. A few months later, Terence Conran opened Habitat further down the road; for the first time, the British consumer had an alternative to chintz. Mary Quant and her mini skirt wasn't the only revolution happening in Chelsea that year.

More than fifty years later, Zeev is still excited about his store window. This time however, it is on a much larger scale. Located in the heart of Covent Garden Aram Store is the capital's top destination for furniture and product design. "I want to give as wide a range as possible to people wanting top quality design and manufacture, along with excellent service." Now that the British have finally embraced modern design, Zeev intends to give it to them in every size, shape and colour, from his beloved Castiglioni Toio lamp to the brand new prototype by an unknown designer fresh from college.

Zeev's appetite for design is insatiable. If there's something new out there, you can guarantee that he will be the first to know about it. Furniture fairs and student degree shows are like oxygen to him. As a student learning to design furniture and interiors at Central School of Art in the late fifties, he signed up for evening classes five days a week. The same energy and passion took him, after he graduated, to work with Erno Goldfinger, Sir Basil Spence and Andrew Renton, and led him to the Cologne Furniture Fair and onto Milan, where he first met Italy's bright new emerging talent in the early sixties. "Magistretti was a young man," he recalls, "and the Castiglioni brothers were still working together." In 1988, he staged his first annual UK graduate show, which would feature his pick of the best ideas and innovations from around the country, all under one roof.

Zeev's show space, The Aram Gallery, on the third floor is designed to be a springboard for new talent, from all areas of the applied arts. There will always be something new to see. "There's no need for a PhD in colour theory, or a professorship in design to recognise good design," he says. "All you need is an intelligent pair of eyes and an open mind."

Zeev closed his Kings Road showroom in 1973, and moved his business to Kean Street in Covent Garden, where he concentrated on his own designs as well as running a very successful contract business supplying architects and interior design groups. But his heart has always been in retail. When the warehouse next door came up for sale, he knew he had to buy it. "We felt it was the chance of a lifetime - it was now or never," he says. Although Zeev will be selling some of his own designs in the new store, including the glass table he designed in the mid sixties, and which David Hockney immortalised in an oil painting that hangs in the Royal Opera House, he sees the future of the Aram brand in retailing new and top quality products from many sources. He's as much a curator as a designer. Daniel's business career and Ruth's background as a landscape architect and the creative force behind the successful Ruth Aram Shop in Hampstead, compliment Zeev's uncompromising and passionate eye for innovative design. The multi-talented family even includes an architect - Ruth's husband, David Walker, of Walker & Martin who has designed the building and stripped it back to a raw, industrial space. Between them, the Arams have all the essential ingredients of business sense, commercial know how, and creative flair to take the family business into the twenty-first century where it has always belonged.

Representing a huge expansion from the original furniture design showroom opened almost forty years ago by Zeev Aram, the current store is a real family business. Zeev is joined in the venture by his son Daniel and by his daughter, Ruth, who has been established since 1995 in Hampstead with her Ruth Aram Shop, where she has brought her own blend of modern furniture classics and eclectic accessories to a loyal following. ARAM is a massive five-storey converted fruit and vegetable warehouse filled with London's best choice of modern furniture and lighting. "It's very exciting to be able to give people a real choice when making up their minds on buying a piece of modern furniture," says Ruth. Take sofas: The store shows designs ranging from Bauhaus classics to the latest offerings from Milan. The store features the work of established and new designers from Alvar Aalto and Harry Bertoia through Jasper Morrison and Ron Arad to the latest graduates. Manufacturers include Artek, Knoll, Vitra, Flexform, Cassina, Porro, and Moroso to name but a few.

Aram is a destination store. As well as offering an unsurpassed range of furniture, lighting and accessories, an entire floor has been set aside to show experimental or new work by up and coming designers continuing the process that Zeev has championed for over fifty years.

ARTEFACT FOOTWEAR, FUTURES

Sep

21-24

2017

Thursday - PV - 6-9.30pm, Friday-Sat 10-7pm, Sun 10-4pm

Free Event

http://www.arts.ac.uk/fashion

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Exhibition

Original designers from London College of Fashion, UAL's MA Artefact, Footwear and Fashion Futures courses challenge the notion of how products change and influence the world we live in.

Challenging the notion of how products change and influence the world we live in, ARTEFACT FOOTWEAR, FUTURES exhibits selected work from London College of Fashion, UAL’s MA Artefact, Footwear and...

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