Despoke revelled in the sunshine in Islington on Saturday, popping into Aria to see Camille Walala’s take over of the front window.
The powerful and explosive prints and patterns felt like a clash between a 1980’s and 1960’s art studio.
Head there now for pattern and colour: www.londondesignfestival.com/events/walala-house
The LDF’s head quarters for the week are at the V&A and houses a number of one off commissions. Inspired by the Art Nouveau movement, renowned Austrian design duo mischer’traxler have collaborated with boutique champagne house Perrier-Jouët to bring a sensual, interactive installation to the V&A’s Norfolk House Music Room.
New last year, the Queen’s Park design district is now a well-loved part of LDF. A top pick is Bill Amberg Studio who are hosting an open studio from 21-27 September, where they will be showing their Common Collection of benches and stools. This furniture features the Studio’s signature combination of traditional leather techniques and technology.
Our faves from Clerkenwell Design Week, The Goldsmith’s Centre are back with A Sense of Jewellery. The show brings together outstanding examples of modern jewellery by forty artists and designers made in Britain over the past forty years, setting out to rediscover British jewellery design and celebrate the quality of design thinking and material innovation in this period. http://www.londondesignfestival.com/events/sense-jewellery
As if LDF isn’t enough, the weekend just gone was Open House London. Upper Street Islington’s Union Chapel was spellbinding, with a free music gig also going on. www.unionchapel.org.uk
Plan your LDF here.