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It’s the start of a new season in London – as the summer starts to say goodbye to yachting and polo events- London is preparing itself for autumn rentrée! Put everything this way! London Fashion Week, London Design Festival and Decorex London 2015…The design industry in particular, is in a really interesting place right now, and for this London Design Festival 2015, there are a number of really fresh projects that go far beyond the usual realm. Having furniture design, as the core subject of the festival, BRABBU show you the first preview of London Design Festival 2015!
The recently renovated West Wing is to be given over to 10 well-established designers to (for once) exhibit their works under their own names, rather than the usual brand-dominated format. Those participating include Alex Rasmussen, Barber Osgerby, Faye Toogood, Luca Nichetto, nendo, Patternity, and Ross Lovegrove. Tino Schaedler of Optimist Design is over from LA to create the first virtual reality experience at the Festival.
Willer, 12-14 Holland Street, W8 4LT
The London gallery is launching a new collection of 13 pieces by American artist and designer Ty Best, under the name CASTE. Best has worked with Montana artisans to create gorgeous natural forms in a palette of organic materials, including marble, bronze, leather and wood.
Mallett, Ely House, 37 Dover Street, W1S 4NJ
The English antiques gallery Mallett celebrates its 150th anniversary by taking residence at Ely House, formerly a palace for the Bishops of Ely. Design House fuses 18th-century craftsmanship techniques with 21st-century design: contemporary designers TANE, Pomellato and Calico Wallpaper will launch their newest collections.
First Floor, Rochelle School, Arnold Circus, E2 7ES
At the charming Rochelle School in Arnold Circus, Pinch will launch their latest product, Nim, a new limited-edition table made from Jesmonite and individually hand-painted. The table, Pinch promises, is an exploration of texture and form, referencing lava strata, stone and weather.
100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JQ
The Shoreditch hotel has paired up with Laura Houseley (Modern Design Review) to commission a series of objects titled Ready Made Go from established and up-and-coming designers including Philippe Malouin, Studio Vit, Hilda Hellström, Tomás Alonso, Marcin Rusak and Parsha Gerayesh. From door handles to jewellery, many pieces will be available to buy.
Lee Broom’s Flower Shop
95 Rivington Street, EC2A 3AY
In Milan he created his own department store, and this September the British designer is turning his Shoreditch flagship into a florist to launch Podium, his debutcollection of vases.
Caesarstone stole the show in Milan earlier in the year, and are back in London this time with “Thirty Four Project”, in collaboration with Rona Meyuchas-Koblenz of kukka at Tent London. The installation will feature surfaces and tables inspired by Caesarstone’s Supernatural Series.
Old Selfridges Hotel, 1 Orchard Street, SW1Y 5AH
In the heart of the West End, Tom Dixon is joining forces with Wallpaper* at the Old Selfridges Hotel to create an immersive, multi-sensory department store of tomorrow. The month-long event aims to explore how the future of retail might look, sound, smell, taste and feel and will host an eclectic range of pop-ups and interventions that blur the boundaries between designers, artists, manufacturers, retailers, performers and customers.
Syon Park, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 8JF
The jewellery designer’s Lunar Collection of luxurious marble tables, made in collaboration with Lapicida, will debut at Decorex, and at her new store in Notting Hill alongside the full collection of jewellery and interior accessories.
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