London Design Festival Highlights
Running from the 15th - 23rd, London Design Festival celebrates and promotes London as the design capital of the world. Made up of different quarters, the festival takes over different venues and buildings throughout the week. With plenty of events and things going on, we’ve listed what we'll be going to.
The Fitzrovia Quarter
From literature, fashion, design, art and architecture, Fitzrovia has been the birthplace for London’s best creative talent and for the first time will have it’s own district at London Design Festival. We’re no strangers to the joys of Fitzrovia, having opened two bars there in the last 10 years.
At Home in Fitzrovia with Heal’s and Merchant Land
Heal’s in house interior designer will be running a drop-in throughout the festival where you can come and get tips from the best. On the Thursday night there’s a party and showcase until 9pm and then we’ll be sipping on cocktails at B&H Bar until the wee hours.
ALSO by Heal’s we’ll be checking out Spaces: A Celebration of Pioneering Creative Women An exhibition celebrating London’s most pioneering females and the spaces in which they create. To celebrate the campaign and LDF 2018, a party will take place from 6 – 9pm on 20th September at the Tottenham Court Road store. Also launching during London Design Festival is Heal's AW18 collection, including exclusive ranges designed in collaboration with the likes of Eleanor Pritchard, Tom Raffield and Magnus Long.
We're excited about this exhibition which will feature six world-renowned illustrators.
The exhibition runs on weekdays between 9am and 5.30pm from 10 Sep - 26 Oct. More information here...
LASTLY - check out Joyce Wang Studio presents FLINT for gorgeous Terrazzo objects. Dreamy.
20th - 23rd September
Taking over the Southbank centre for the eight year in a row, Design Junction presents a unique chance to explore a range of aesthetics in one venue. We are looking forward to spending the day browsing the Doon Street site, which is set to have over 200 international design brands and pop-up shops and stocking up on homeware. Plus the Riverside Walkway will have some stunning installations going on.
No need to book - just show up. More information HERE.
Clerkenwell Design Quarter
Now in its sixth year, Clerkenwell Design Quarter brings together all the multi-disciplinary components of this historical area, from showrooms, retailers and pop-ups to restaurants and bars.
Start and finish your day, of course, at B&H Buildings…
Clerkenwell Design Quarter reaches the outer edges of EC1 this year, to the boundaries of Barbican and Hatton Garden, and once again plays a pivotal role in bringing together a variety of multidisciplinary design strands that exist within this historic quarter.
We’ll be visiting our favourite architects Wilkinson Eyre at the atmospheric House of Detention for an exhibition of their work which has been etched onto glass. More information HERE.
Sniff your way through London with London in Seven Scents - we’ll be visiting the talk on the 21st.
Arguably one of the most impressive architects of our time, take a tour around the Zaha Hadid Gallery
London Design Festival runs from 15th - 23rd September. For more information and events visit www.londondesignfestival.com