London Design Festival Guide: An Exclusive Selection for Interior Designers

Welcome to the London Design Festival guide, here to help you navigate the design capital of the world. For nine days in September, London provides the stage for thousands of exclusive designers and artists, corporations, associations and societies to come together to display their latest works. London Design Festival is an annual event, held to honor and promote London as the gateway to the international creative community. The Festival returns to venues and institutions across the city from 15-23 September 2018.

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Throughout the Festival, we invite you to take a closer look at their diverse output, from the understated to the flamboyant, the commercial to the conceptual, and the practical to the improbable. This London guide was created to help you navigate the incredibly diverse list of events, exhibitions, and installations, taking place across the capital. Enjoy exploring this year’s edition with our city guide dedicated to the celebration of design.

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MAJOR EVENTS

DECOREX
Syon Park | 16 – 19 of September 2018
Website: www.decorex.com

Decorex International is one of the city’s main events during the London Design Festival, where the world-renown interior designer, furniture makers, and product designers working in the residential and commercial markets exhibit their work. Aimed at professionals in the field of interior design, architecture, this 4-day event is packed with a solid selection of talks and workshops, as well as an extensive exhibitors list which has been carefully picked for the target audience.

In this year’s edition, the Decorex team introduced a strict application process, slightly reducing the overall size of the event, raising the standards for visitors. The iconic champagne bar has also been redesigned by Lambart & Browne, recognized for numerous hospitality projects in London, under the theme “Bon viveur”, taking the form of tent structure on a raised platform adorned with luxury furniture pieces, and elegant lighting features.

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Additionally, this year’s lecture series sees a very interesting mix of notable industry personalities. We leave the reader with the following recommendation:

  • Catch Tricia Guild O.B.E (founder of Designers Guild) “A life in design” talk on 18th September at 13h. Tricia and Ben Spriggs, Executive Editor or Elle Decoration, discuss Designers Guild, Tricia’s love for patterns and colors, as well as her work with Maggie’s charity project.
  • Don’t miss a formidable panel with Matteo Bianchi, Katharine Pooley, Staffan Tollgard, Jo Hamilton and Letitia Fitzgibbon – “From project to product: an interior designers take on product design”, on the 17th September, at 15h, where the group will discuss the growing trend of interior designers experimenting with a product,
  • Be sure to visit stand H42 to meet Rugs’ Society and Boca do Lobo, the rug and furniture maker duo that break the boundaries of design and conventional aesthetics, in their fields of specialty.

 

 

100% Design
Olympia London | 19 – 22 of September

100% Design, known for being the largest event during the London Design Festival, is the host to award-winning architects, designers and makers and a curated selection of world leading brands. As the meeting place for business and design in London, the event includes installations, talks, and workshops for a diverse audience.

This year’s edition launches 100% Build London, a new showcase dedicated to procurement and resourcing for the construction and architectural industries. Other highlights for this year include the participation of interior architecture magnates YOO, who will co-host a talk and design showcase throughout the week.

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With many industry heavyweights participating in this year’s talks and showcases, we recommend visitors pen the following events into their agendas:

  • Hear Max Fraser in Conversation with Thomas Heatherwick, discussing the vision for Olympia London on the 19th of September at 11h. The talk will also include YOO’s Chairman John Hitchcox, and Heatherwick Studio’s Eliot Postma.
  • Wallpaper magazine’s Digital Editor, Bethan Ryder, meets upcoming design star Ini Archibong, also on the 19th of September at 14h. They will explore the creative’s portfolio of work, emphasizing his interest in craftsmanship and enthusiasm over materials such as glass, marble, and leather.
  • Two of architecture and design’s largest names – Dezeen and Yoo, host a live session on the 20th of September at 11h. Marcus Fairs, editor in chief of Dezeen will talk with YOO Creative Directors Kelly Hoppen MBE and Marcel Wanders, together with YOO Chairman John Hitchcox.
  • Moreover, YOO will also be hosting a special showcase entitled Creating communities and enhancing environments through design” where they will cover their approach to design and creating spaces, over the past 20 tears
  • Visit lighting design and mid-century-modern inspired design specialists, Delightfull at stand L340, and learn how the combine past heritage and forward-looking creativity to create solutions for the emerging needs of the future.

 

FOCUS/ 18
Design Centre Chelsea Harbour | 16 – 21 of September

Focus/18 at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is universally recognized as a primary destination for creative excellence, bringing together thousands of tastemakers from the worlds of interior design, architecture, and style.

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  • Interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud presents her latest outdoor collection for Holland & Sherry.
  • Carley Bean, head of design at Cole & Son, showcases the new Botanical collection with ‘live’ painting and a gin tasting.

 

LONDON DESIGN BIENNALE
Somerset House Strand | 4 – 23 September

The 2018 London Design Biennale will be devoted to the theme, Emotional States. National entries will explore how design affects every aspect of our lives – the way we live and how we live – but it can also influence our very being, our emotions, and experiences.

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  • British yacht maker, Princess Yachts, presents a new dazzle for their latest and most provocative project: The R-35. This one-of-a-kind luxury yacht sees its dazzle designed by Katie Sheppard, a BA student from the Plymouth College or Art, as well as partnerships with BAR Technologies (the creators of British America’s Cup challengers), and the world renown design studio Pininfarina.
  • The installation by Biome Collective for Scotland, will investigate whether video games can help to start young people talk about their mental health. Shpeel, invites individuals to share their emotions via gaming techniques and 360-degree sound and animation. The technology then produces an avatar that imitates these feelings, giving people an alternative communicative therapy to words.

 

 

DESIGN DISTRICTS

Bankside Design District

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Tate Edit Design Week Tate Edit- Tate Modern | 15-23 September 2018
Tate Edit is excited to be taking part in LDF this September. Tate Edit offers art and objects for your home, chosen by Tate. We will be holding a number of events with designers, makers and authors in the store throughout the festival, ranging from workshops, talks and product launches

CitizenM Bankside Secret Garden | 16 September 2017
Secret Garden at Bankside Design District’s hub. As part of its annual Secret Garden series, citizenM Bankside has commissioned The Spaces in Between, a planted installation by Carly Rogers Flowers.

 

Brompton Design District

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“Design for living” By B&B Italia | 15-23 September 2018 | 250, Brompton Road

Nature meets Interior Architecture at Liaigre | 15-23 September 2018 | 68-70 Fulham Road
A collaboration with Liaigre, Rainforest is an immersive installation arranged as a large mobile playing with shadows and the soothing sounds of porcelain. Inspired by nature, it highlights a link between the finest materials such as wood and ceramic and the interior architecture house.

Pentagram X 14-18 NOW By 14-18 NOW | 15-23 September 2018 | Victoria and Albert Museum, London
London Design Festival is collaborating with 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary – on a commissioned project inspired by the First World War concept of Dazzle.

CITCO SHOWROOM | 15-23 September 2018| 270 Brompton Rd,London
After the first collaboration with Zaha Hadid in 2012, in 2016 CITCO starts its collaborations with renowned international designers such as Stefano Bigi, Norman Foster, Arik Levy, Daniel Libeskind, Jean Nouvel and Ora ïto enriching its Design Collection of lamps, tables, complements, vases and shelves, each with a different way of interpreting the material.

Arvo Pärt X Arup: Memory & Light | 15-23 September 2018 | Victoria and Albert Museum, London

 

Clerkenwell Design Quarter

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Celebrate 80 years of design and discover our 2018 collection by Knoll | 17-21 September 2018 | 91 Goswell Road London

Zaha Hadid Gallery | 18-22 September 2018 |101 Goswell Road
Exhibited for the first time in London, the Gallery will feature recent product collaborations including Zaha Hadid Design for Royal Thai, Zaha Hadid Architects for Nagami and an exhibition by the studio’s Computation & Design research group (ZHCODE).

 

Fitzrovia Design District

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Dodo Pavone Travels from The Museum of Extinct Animals By Moooi | 15 & 17-22 September 2018 | 23 Great Titchfiled Street London
Participants of The Museum of Extinct Animals, first shown during Salone del Mobile this year, have started their own adventures and London showroom is delighted to welcome glorious Dodo Pavone. The Museum of Extinct Animals celebrates nature’s diversity, offering endless creative inspiration.

Joyce Wang Studio presents FLINT: a collection of terrazzo objects | 15-21 September 2018 | 1 Warren Mews London

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Mayfair Design District

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Jean Royère by Galerie Patrick Seguin | 17-22 September 2018 | 45-47 Brook Street
Founded in 1989 in Paris, Galerie Patrick Seguin has brought the talents of French designs such as Jean Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier and Jean Royère into the international spotlight.

Konstantin Grcic « VOLUMES » By Galerie Kreo | 15 & 17-22 September 2018 | 14A Hay Hill
Galerie kreo presents VOLUMES by Konstantin Grcic, an alphabet of six distinct forms referencing, without defining, their functions. The works are sculpted into solid Bleu de Savoie marble and are defined by a rough finish which highlights the inner paradox between the natural and the man-made.

Sahara By Achille Salvagni Atelier | 15 & 15-23 September 2018 | 12 Grafton Street

Vincenzo De Cotiis “En Plein Air” by Carpenters Workshop Gallery | 15 & 17-22 September 2018 | 4 Albemarle Street London
‘En Plein Air’ (translated: Open-Air) refers to the special moment in art history, at the end of the 19th Century when painters decided to leave their studios to start painting in nature.

Now and Then by Gallery FUMI | 15-23 September 2018 | 2 Hay Hill London
To mark its 10th anniversary, Gallery FUMI is proud to present a special exhibition ‘Now and Then’, charting the trajectory of the gallery’s programme since its opening in 2008.
A celebration of the gallery’s represented artists and designers, the exhibition will showcase a curated selection of key pieces created over the last 10 years.

 

Pimlico Road Design District

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An Immersion in the World of Craftsmanship showcasing the Art of Marquetry by LINLEY | 17 September 2018 | 60 Pimlico Road, Belgravia
On this evening, LINLEY’s master craftsman will concentrate on surface design and will do a live demonstration of marquetry techniques as they create small samples. The marquetry technique can be applied to any furniture pieces or decorative small objects with smooth, veneerable surfaces.

 

Regent Street & St James’s Design District

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Italian Design at Christies | 15 – 23 September 2018 | 8 King Street, Saint James’
To celebrate the pioneering Italian identity during the London Design Festival, Christie’s will present a survey of important Italian Art & Design, featuring works by PierLuigi Giordano, Paolo Buffa and Paolo Venini, which will be offered at auction in October.

David Gill Gallery presents Daniel Libeskind: Fundamental Elements | 14 – 27 September 2018 | 2-4 King St, St. James’s
David Gill Gallery is pleased to announce an upcoming solo exhibition ‘Fundamental Elements’ by Daniel Libeskind.

Designed to Inspire Performance by Equinox | 22 September 2018 | 12 St James’s Street London

Equinox Design Run | 15 September 2018 | 12 St James’s Street London

 

Shoreditch Design Triangle

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Alphabet by Kellenberger White | 15-23 September 2018 | Broadgate, London
Known for their playful approach to typefaces, Kellenberger–White has designed a new series of alphabet chairs as a Landmark Project at Broadgate, supported by Festival Headline Partner British Land.

Observatory By Lee Broom | 18-23 September 2018 | 93 Rivington Street, London

Lee Broom will transform his London showroom to present the third and final installment of OBSERVATORY, his new award-winning, stellar-inspired lighting collection that plays with proportions of vertical and horizontal space, sculptural, spherical form, and the refraction and reflection of light.

 

West Kensington Design District

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Where Are My Glasses? by Ron Arad for VENINI by Vessel Gallery | 15 & 17-23 September 2018 | 114 Kensington Park Road London W11 2PW Notting Hill Gate
Vessel Gallery presents an extraordinary fusion of form and material combining glass and metal, creativity and technique that characterizes Ron Arad’s first project for VENINI. Where Are My Glasses? is a collection of three vases with exclusive new unique pieces launched at Vessel Gallery for LDF

Sé presents ‘Below the Heavens’, Collection IV by Ini Archibong | 15-23 September | Sé, 60 Fulham Road, London

Belonging By The Design Museum | 15-23 September 2018 | 224-238 Kensington High Street London
Let’s celebrate design together! This LDF the Design Museum is exploring the theme “belonging” through a series of events curated by Ameena M. McConnell, Curator at Large and commissioner for the museum’s atrium installation by London-based spatial laboratory Loop.ph.

 

OTHER EVENTS OF INTEREST

Live Bespoke Shirt making and Hand Embroidery at Emma Willis’ Jermyn Street Shop | 20 September 2018 | 66 Jermyn Street
Visit Emma Willis’ Jermyn Street Shop on the 20th September to see a live display of Bespoke Shirt making and Hand Embroidery by their talented team. Additionally, CEO of Swiss Cotton Mill Alumo, Sandra Geiger, will discuss the production process of finest cotton from planting to finishing.

 

V&A

Visual feast –with Silvia Weidenbach, former V&A Gillbert Collection Resident and jeweler.
Silvia Weidenback explores the role of technology on her creative process. Dates: 17 September – Visual Feast: Tour with the Artist, Meeting point: Grand Entrance, 11 – 11.30
Silvia Weidenbach and digital artist John Emmony give insight into their creative process. Dates: 18 September – Visual Feast: Moving Image (in conversation with Jon Emmony), Meeting point: Seminar Room 1, 12.15 – 13.00

London Design Festival at the V&A
Free guided tour of the LDF at the V&A from 17th until the 21st September, Meeting point: LDF Desk (Grand Entrance), at 12, 14, 16 on weekdays, as well as 18 and 19.30 on Friday.

Tour: V&A Furniture & Woodwork Archives
Tour of the furniture archive, that consists of over 14k furniture pieces and other decorative objects from all over the world and dating back to the Middle Ages. Date: 21 September, Meeting Point: Blythe House at 11.

 

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DESIGNERS

Take a look at our cured selection of revolutionary product designers, striking interior designers, and outstanding architects which reinvent new concepts, materials and exclusive pieces that have inspired the world of design.

 

Kelly Hoppen

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Kelly Hoppen designs are not only focused on hospitality or residential but also in stunning yachts of private clients, as well as commercial projects all around the world, including restaurants, offices, and aircraft.

Website: www.kellyhoppen.com

 

Martin Kemp

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Martin Kemp Design is a highly creative design studio, producing some of the world’s finest solutions for interiors, developments, architecture, yachts, private jets, cars, furniture, and product.

Website: www.martinkempdesign.com

 

Nina Campbell

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Nina Campbell is one of the world’s most respected and influential interior designers. Renowned for her contagious wit and brilliant sense of style, her designs appeal to both young and old and sit well in both contemporary and traditional interiors.

Website: www.ninacampbellinteriors.com

 

Kris Turnbull

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Kris Turnbull Studios showcases the finest furniture, most luxurious fabrics and opulent interior collections from around the world in a selection of lifestyle rooms.

Website: www.kristurnbull.com

 

Fiona Barratt

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Fiona Barratt Interiors was formed in 2006, Fiona Barratt Interiors has grown into a successful and vibrant interior design business. The studio works on luxury residential and commercial projects internationally.

Website: www.fionabarrattinteriors.com

 

Katherine Pooley

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Katharine Pooley creates incredible luxurious inspiring residential and commercial projects for the most discerning clients. Her refined yet eclectic aesthetic has earned her a position as one of the most sought-after interior designers in London.

Website: www.katharinepooley.com

 

David Collins

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David Collins Studio is an interior design firm based in London. It collaborates with eminent brands and businesses that represent the best in their field and with private clients that share the obsession with detail, innovation and functionality.

Website: www.davidcollins.com

 

YOO

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YOO is a pioneering vision for living and the result of a partnership between property entrepreneur John Hitchcox and the ubiquitous designer, Philippe Starck.

Website: www.yoo.com

 

1508 London

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1508 London is a London based design studio that creates exceptional residences and interior spaces. The designs they produce are not formulaic or style driven but are derived from measured principles – and that’s what makes them different.

Website: www.1508london.com

 

Martin Brudnizki

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Martin Brudnizki love for design started from a young age. His mother was a stylist and his father a mechanical engineer; the combination of these elements embedded a deep understanding of aesthetics alongside a grounding in functionality.

Website: www.mbds.com

 

SHOWROOMS

Design Showrooms and Concept Stores play an essential element for interior designers. Take a look at the most coveted shops and showrooms in the city with the best home design products, as well as amazing store interiors.

 

Staffan Tollgard

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Staffan Tollgard Design Group offers an award-winning architectural interior design service for an international clientele. They work creatively and collaboratively to create bold, contemporary interiors that are eminently liveable.

Address: Grosvenor Waterside, Gatliff Rd, London SW1W 8QN

 

Minnotti

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Minotti’s designs and philosophies been embraced by the dynamic interior design and architecture professionals who define London’s thriving property and design industries and their charisma and passion is evident in the diverse palette of projects.

Address: 77 Margaret St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 8SY

 

Katharine Pooley

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Katharine Pooley design studio has succeeded to create bespoke interiors for the most discerning clients. The companies refined yet eclectic aesthetic has earned a position as one of the most sought-after interior design studios globally.

Address: 160 Walton St, Kensington, London SW3 2JL

 

Harrods

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Harrods offers straightforward Interior Design and home styling solutions, ranging from a single room furniture layout to full interior design.

Address: 87-135 Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL

 

EMERGING TALENTS

London Design Festival is a great opportunity to engage and find a bunch of brand new designers. Aside from the well-established design brands and globally-renowned names, loads of fresh talents invade London to launch their freshest collections.

Zuza Mengham

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Heavily rooted in a preoccupation with materials, her work explores the join between the recovery of traditional crafts and the creation of her own new methods of making. Her work explores the relationship between traditional artisanal know-how and her new ways of making.

Website: www.zuzamengham.com

 

Marcin Rusak

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The London-based artist and designer situate his work at the intersection of value, ephemerality, and aesthetics. Marcin Rusak’s work oscillates from studying history to exploring contemporary patterns of consumption and industrial methods of manipulation.

Website: www.marcinrusakstudio.com

 

Giles Miller Studio

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Giles Miller has built an international customer base thanks to his visionary use of surface materials, from British Airways, Publicis, Selfridges, Ritz-Carlton Hotels to Hermes, Piper-Heidsieck Champagne and the London Design Museum.

Website: www.gilesmiller.com

 

Sebastian Cox

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Sebastian Cox founded his design studio on the principle that the past can be used to design and make the future. He was obsessed by the way generations of craftsmen had used a limited palette of biodegradable and renewable materials in a creative way.

Website: www.sebastiancox.co.uk

 

Studio Swine

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Creating works that straddle the spheres of art, design, and cinema, Studio Swine explores themes of regional identity and the future of resources in the age of globalization. Their work combines deep contextual research and experimental use of materials.

Website: www.studioswine.com

 

BRANDS

British design brands have always been at the vanguard with products that follow the function but with creativity. These brands have conquered new statures in the recent times, influential product designers are now creating new ideas and products, a more confident and polished work. Designers are taking risks bringing clean-cut, inspired or edgy pieces that are more than objects of aesthetic value.

 

Tom Dixon

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Tom is a restless innovator who works mainly in lighting, accessories, and furniture. From his departure point in the early eighties welding salvaged steel into radical furniture, he has constantly reinvented himself.

Website: www.tomdixon.net

 

Francis Sultana

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Francis Sultana is the go-to interior designer for international collectors, many of whom have major contemporary art and design collections.

Website: www.francissultana.com

 

Doshi Levien

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Working across disciplines and industries, Doshi Levien’s work celebrates the hybrid and explores the coming together of cultures, technology, industrial design and fine craftsmanship.

Website: www.doshilevien.com

 

Jimmie Martin

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Jimmie Martin’s main focus is on hand painted pieces of furniture. They are best known for transforming pieces of furniture into unique one-off pieces that become personal to the clients.

Website: www.jimmiemartin.com

 

Linley

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Founded by David Linley in 1985, LINLEY has a world-renowned reputation for fusing innovative design with superlative cabinet-making.

Website: www.davidlinley.com

 

Ochre

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OCHRE creates objects of style and beauty which are both timeless and contemporary. The collection consists of furniture, lighting, and accessories with an emphasis on the use of high-quality craftsmanship.

Website: www.ochre.net

 

Beaumont & Fletcher

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Beaumont and Fletcher provide the Interior Design industry with a rare source of beautifully designed textiles, furniture, and accessories, creating a truly individual style in a highly competitive industry.

Website: www.beaumontandfletcher.com

ARCHITECTURE

The UK has provided plenty of notable architectural talent. Many of them titled, these architects have established significant prestige, not only in their home country but also abroad.

 

Zaha Hadid

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Working with clients that have global reputations for excellence, Zaha Hadid Architects is developing transformational projects across six continents. They create transformative cultural, corporate, residential and other spaces that work in synchronicity with their surroundings.

Website: www.zaha-hadid.com

 

David Chipperfield

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Since its foundation in 1985, David Chipperfield Architects has developed a diverse international body of work including cultural, residential, commercial, leisure and civic projects as well as master planning exercises.

Website: www.davidchipperfield.com

 

Will Alsop

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Will Alsop was a prominent architect and artist who established all Design in 2011. His core values were innovation, expression, and originality with an emphasis on enjoyment.

Website: www.all-worldwide.com

 

Peter Cook

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Peter Cook has been a pivotal figure within the architectural world for 50 years. He was a founder of Archigram, and was knighted in 2007 by the Queen for his services to architecture and teaching.

Website: www.crab-studio.com

 

Foster + Partners

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Foster + Partners is one of the most innovative architectures and integrated design practices in the world. The practice has pioneered a sustainable approach to architecture through a strikingly wide range of work, from urban masterplans to private houses and product design.

Website: www.fosterandpartners.com

 

Marks Barfield Architects

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Marks Barfield Architects is the award-winning team behind the creation of the London Eye. MBA brings a fresh approach, years of building experience & a commitment to sustainability & innovation.

Website: www.marksbarfield.com

 

Wright & Wright Architects

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Wright & Wright is an award-winning architectural practice based in London. The practice has built a strong portfolio of projects in the UK for prestigious clients. A key element of the practice’s work focuses on developing designs to support those with a range of special needs.

Website: www.wrightandwright.co.uk

 

Eric Parry Architects

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Eric Parry Architects is an established and award-winning practice with a portfolio of notable work. The practice has gathered together talented individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds and a wide range of experience.

Website: www.ericparryarchitects.co.uk

 

HOTELS

An insider’s guide to the Top Design Hotels in London, featuring the best for eclectic interiors, striking artwork, luxurious rooms, and spectacular lobbies, in locations including SoHo, Kensington, and Shoreditch perfect to stay and visit London Design Festival.

 

Four Seasons Hotel

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In a landmark of power and prestige, Four Seasons London provides a central city location, near the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, and the River Thames.

Address: Hamilton Pl, Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1J 7DR
Website: www.fourseasons.com/londonhotels

 

Bulgari Hotel

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The Bulgari Hotel, London, situated in the heart of Knightsbridge, features understated, poised elegance with silver as the dominant theme, contributing to Bulgari’s silversmith origins and Britain’s noble manufacturing traditions.

Address: 171 Knightsbridge, London SW7 1DW
Website: www.bulgarihotels.com

 

Rosewood London

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This design hotel is famous for the popular Scarfes Bar and the magnificent restaurant Holborn Dining Room. The main building has a courtyard but just for hotel guests, the heaven of calm and relaxation.

Address: 252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN
Website: www.rosewoodhotels.com

 

The Lanesborough

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One of the most renowned hotels in London for its amazing classic and luxury style and comfortable feeling, an excellent choice if you are looking for a 5-star hotel in London.

Address: Hyde Park Corner, Belgravia, London SW1X 7TA
Website: oetkercollection.com

 

Corinthia Hotel London

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Perfectly located only steps from Trafalgar Square, Westminster, the River Thames and Covent Garden, Corinthia Hotel London combines grandeur and heritage with exquisite, intelligent design.

Address: Whitehall Pl, Westminster, London SW1A 2BD
Website: www.corinthia.com

 

The Savoy

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The Savoy, one of the world’s iconic hotels, has played host to royalty, world leaders and legends of the stage and screen. A landmark hotel brilliantly reinvented for the 21st century where an unashamedly old fashioned glamour sparkles with a new luster.

Address: Strand, London WC2R 0EU
Website: www.thesavoy.grandluxuryhotels.com

 

The Dorchester

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The Dorchester, a splendid English luxury hotel, is located in upscale Mayfair close to Hyde Park. The hotel is truly representative of the British tradition offering the quintessence of refinement and elegance.

Address: 53 Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1K 1QA
Website: www.thedorchester.grandluxuryhotels.com

 

 

RESTAURANTS

London is the new home of many of innovative and impressive chefs and restaurants with all tastes and budgets. Here you will find the best luxury restaurants in the capital right now.

 

The Ritz London

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Considered to be one of the most beautiful hotel dining rooms in the world, you can enjoy traditional English dishes like beef Wellington and roast chicken amongst marble pillars and bejeweled chandeliers at The Ritz Restaurant. Its exclusive design of a classic style brings a mood of elegance and glamour that will fit your luxury lifestyle.

Address: 150 Piccadilly, St. James’s, London W1J 9BR
Website: www.theritzlondon.com

Sketch Lecture Room & Library

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Conceived by French master chef Pierre Gagnaire and restaurateur Mazouz, it has
attracted unprecedented media reaction for its myriad food, drink and entertainment
styles since it opened.

Address: 6-10 Bruton St, Mayfair, London W1J 6PU
Website: www.squarerestaurant.com

 

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

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This luxury restaurant interior has been conceived as a subtle, elegant portrait – contemporary and innovative, yet mindful of tradition. The dining room features floor-to-ceiling glass walls, giving diners a view of the kitchen and its unique pulley system.

Address: 66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA
Website: www.dinnerbyheston.co.uk

 

Hélène Darroze

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This two Michelin-starred restaurant is located in the elegant The Connaught Hotel and Darroze’s creativity and passion become even more famous here. Gourmet dishes full of flavor and international tastes gave this fine restaurant some recognition and it is nowadays a must try in London.

Address: Carlos Pl, Mayfair, London W1K 2AL
Website: www.helenedarroze.com

 

Marcus Restaurant

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One of London’s most acclaimed restaurants, Marcus combines two Michelin-starred cooking with a relaxed, contemporary space. Dining options include a la carte, classic and seasonal tasting menus. A very modern and glamorous dining area makes you feel at home.

Address: The Berkeley, Wilton Place, London SW1X 7RL
Website: www.marcusrestaurant.com

 

BARS

Take a look at the best spots to drink in design’s capital. It is a city that oozes class and the famous fashion houses boast their own ultra-chic bars, restaurants, and hotels, whilst the cocktail bars are amongst the best in Europe.

 

Bar Termini

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Bar Termini does two things: coffee and cocktails. Coffee is overseen by Marco Arrigo, head of quality for Illy. Cocktails are supervised by Tony Conigliaro, the alco-alchemist behind 69 Colebrooke Row and Zetter Town House, among others.

Address: 7 Old Compton St, Soho, London W1D 5JE

 

Oriole

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The Oriole’s sumptuous space is an oasis of warmth, mystery, and magic where for the space of an evening Londoners and visitors alike can enjoy a glorious sense of disconnection from the outside world.

Address: E Poultry Ave, London EC1A 9LH

 

The Blue Bar at The Berkeley

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There are plenty of places to have a drink or a cocktail in London. But few can match the Blue Bar for wow factor. Spacious and impeccably stylish, this is a bar whose sparkling energy is sure to leave you spellbound.

Address: The Berkeley, Wilton Pl, Belgravia, London SW1X 7RL

 

Dandelyan

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Created by multi-award-winning bartender Ryan Chetiyawardana to challenge the traditional bar set up and to create a bar that borrowed from the heritage of Sea Containers house and its iconic location along the River Thames.

Address: 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PD

 

The Blind Pig

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The award-winning bar The Blind Pig has a relaxed, speakeasy vibe, offering technical and creative cocktails, as well as fine wines and beers.

Address: 58 Poland St, Soho, London W1F 7NR

 

Claridge’s

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Champagnes and cocktails served in style. There is nowhere quite like Claridge’s Bar. To complement David Collins’s art deco-influenced interior, they have sourced an extensive collection of drinks – from rare champagnes to sought-after spirits.

Address: Claridge’s, Brook Street, Mayfair W1K 4HR

 

Mr Fogg’s Residence

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Mr Fogg’s Residence was named after the famous adventurer, Phileas Fogg who is known for his exploration of ‘Around The World in 80 Days’. The bar is a clear reflection of this, hosting references to many lands.

Address: 15 Bruton Ln, Mayfair, London W1J 6JD

 

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