Marylebone Design District | #LDF18

Image: Another Country

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.

Another Country & Ekkist

WHERE: Another Country, 18 Crawford Street W1H 1BT

A collaborative furniture collection demonstrating how design can improve wellbeing will be launched by Another Country & Ekkist.

Image: Another Country

Image: Ekkist – Ori House

 The Conran Shop x Carl Hansen & Søn

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.

Image: Kaare Klint Safari Chair Craftsmanship, Carl Hansen & Søn

Image: Kaare Klint Safari Chair Hiut Denim, Carl Hansen & Søn

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.

Image: David Mellor

Image: 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!

Image: The Conran Shop Howard de Walden Estate

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.

Image: La Brasseria Howard de Walden Estate

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.

Image: Howard de Walden Estate

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.

Image: La Brasseria Howard de Walden Estate

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.

Image: A universal lid opener from the mid-90s and a jar of Vitsœ marmalade on Vitsœ’s 606 Universal Shelving System

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