Harrods’ design trail runs for the duration of the London Design Festival, presenting newness and talent across the Second and Third Home floors, though a number of design collaborations with a variety of brands.
Throughout the festival, visitors will be given a design trail map as they enter Harrods. This will serve as a guide to the in-store festival activity, calling attention to and offering creative insights into featured interiors pieces.
ZAHA HADID DESIGN LAUNCH
Of particular appeal to design enthusiasts will be the exclusive launch of Zaha Hadid’s first homewares collection. Influenced by her architectural work, it explores scale and colour across a selection of pieces including trays, platters, a chess set and more. To mark the launch, the entire Second Floor landing of Escalator 5 will be given over to a special Zaha Hadid Design presentation.
ROCHE BOBOIS AND STEPHEN BURKS COLLABORATION
The Harrods 'Design Trail' will also introduce a new collaboration between French brand Roche Bobois and Stephen Burks, for which the American designer has created a pair of exclusive armchairs. Named ‘Traveller – American’ and ‘Traveller – European’, they were inspired by the partners’ transatlantic roots.
Bethan Gray, will present an exclusive collection of products within her first ever pop up shop at Harrods during London Design Festival. The acclaimed Welsh designer is best known for her love of working with luxurious natural materials - leather, marble and solid wood – which she combines with her extensive knowledge of craftsmanship and cutting-edge manufacturing technologies.
SAVOIR BEDS & NICKY HASLAM
Nicky Haslam, Britain’s ultimate interior designer and artist has collaborated with Savoir Beds to produce an excluive bed for Harrods' London Design Festival trail
THE RUG COMPANY & PAUL SMITH
For London Design Festival at Harrods, The Rug Company will celebrate British design and exceptional craftsmanship with the finest hand knotted rug it has created to date, the Oriental Birds by Paul Smith. Taking almost a year to make, the Oriental Birds is so fine there are 300 individually hand woven knots per square inch, achieving the detail required to depict the intricate motif. Demanding extraordinary weaving skills, the rug is entirely handmade by craftsmen in Nepal using the finest quality Tibetan wool and silk yarns.
Other trail highlights will include collections and installations from leading international design brands YOO Home, Baxter, Les Trois Garçons, Bottega Veneta, Tom Dixon, Amy Somerville, Ligne Roset, Flamont and Wilcox.