With London Design Festival glittering enticingly on the horizon, you’ll definitely want to start scheduling in and noting down all the key events you want to stop by this 2018.
Marylebone is, of course, one of London’s most celebrated areas and this 2018 will be serving as a hub of inspiring, design-driven activities during its debut as a design district during the festival (15th – 23rd September).
The neighbourhood is home to some seriously cool design credentials, including international brands as well as smaller, more independent design destinations, and you’ll be delighted to know that many of the retailers around Marylebone and the surrounding neighbourhood have joined as partners of the district.
During the festival, everything from workshops to demonstrations and launches will be hosted, with the official kick-off date for Marylebone Design District being Wednesday 19th September. Want to know what’s on the agenda? See below.
WHERE: Another Country, 18 Crawford Street W1H 1BT
WHERE: The Conran Shop, 55 Marylebone High St W1U 5HS
The Conran Shop is of course known for their signature deep blue hue, and in honour of London Design Festival furniture manufacturer, Carl Hansen & Søn will be championing the Danish collective’s renowned designs but with a blue twist.
David Mellor: Traffic lights to teaspoons. Seven decades of great design.
WHERE: 14 New Cavendish Street W1G 8UW
Stop by and discover a closer look at the breadth of work still being produced away from the public eye by design firm, David Mellor.
Little Greene: Colours With A Story To Tell by Little Greene
WHERE: 3 New Cavendish Street W1G 8UX
As you may already know, Little Greene have collaborated with the National Trust on a brand new Green Colour Card. In celebration of this, Little Greene will be hosting a series of Colour Consultancy workshops at its showroom. Be one of the first to see the colour palette of 31 authentic, historical greens unveiled!
Otomys Gallery: French ceramics and works on paper
WHERE: 67a York Street W1H 1QA
Otomys Gallery will be holding an exhibition of an exclusive collection of works on paper by French artist, Caroline Denervaud. Also on show will be ceramics by Parisian Linda Ouhbi and a selection of mixed media drawings by British artist, Nina Dolan.
RIBA: It Will Never Work at RIBA London
WHERE: 66 Portland Place W1B 1AD
Celebrating 25 years of Urban Splash, this exhibition will explore this innovative architects’ award-winning projects. Urban Splash has won over 40 RIBA Awards. The touring exhibition (co-curated with RIBA North) will be exploring the practice’s award-winning projects in the context they were created, as well as against the specific challenges that were faced and the opportunities of the day.
Selfridges & Co: Conscious Creators
WHERE: 400 Oxford Street W1A 1AB
If you didn’t know already, Selfridges’ LDF edit of ‘conscious creators’ is part of the store’s ongoing sustainability scheme that also includes Buying Better, Inspiring Change and Project Ocean. Discover their design-led, sustainable collection of home accessories and kitchenware which includes everything from cushions created out of recycled material, drinking glasses created from smashed phone cases and bamboo toothbrushes and cups.
Vitsoe: A sense of belongings: exploring how an object becomes treasured
WHERE: Vitsoe, 3-5 Duke Street, London W1U 3ED
Discover the exhibition at Vitsoe which explores ‘how emotional attachment can ensure that man-made objects last as long as possible.’ The exhibition will feature a number of objects that have been used and loved for many years, which will be displayed on Vitsoe’s 606 Universal Shelving System.