Six years in and it’s still one of the best events in the London design calendar. With new venues popping up every year and plenty for visitors to participate in and interact with, one this is certain – it’s a show you come away from feeling inspired.
We started our day in Design Factory at The Farmiloe Building. Rumor has it this beautiful 19th century building is up for redevelopment so it could have been the last year you had a chance to wander around a landmark Victorian building in the heart of Clerkenwell. Design Factory showcased leading furniture, lighting and product design from around the world across several floors.
Next stop was Icon’s House of Culture at the stunning Old Sessions House, which in itself is a site for sore eyes. Former court house turned events venue hosted a selection of top European brands sat within the spectacular Georgian surrounding. Curated brands included Fritz Hanson, Timorous Beasties, Moroso and Gubi who are all at the forefront of modern furniture design these days. We were excited to see Gubi who re-launched some of Europe’s lost designs this year along with their own.
Additions was held in the Crypt at St James Church where we stumbled upon Jimbobart who returned with another fun display showcasing the witty and clever crockery. These guys won our hearts at raccoon and sloth images on their plates!
Just a short stroll away was Detail at St. Johns House, which hosted the best and most prestigious names in the luxury interior world. Brands showcased their work throughout the Church, Crypt and a majestic garden, which we found to be an absolute delight for tired feet!
We finished off our day at spectacular St Lukes Church just off Old Street station to attend a party organized by our friends at Humanscale. This legendary venue turned rehearsal room for London Symphony Orchestra welcomed a plethora of design industry guests to let their hair down and have good fun after a long after exciting three days of networking.
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