one creative capital

While perfectly preened heads will be turning at LFW starting this Friday, we’re turning our attention to that other modish acronym happening this month: LDF. In case you need it spelled out, the London Design Festival sees the Capital turn into a Mecca for design lovers of the globe, who gather to gawp at the very best of our brilliant city’s creativity. Hailed as one of the world’s most important annual design events (and who are we to argue with that?), LDF is mighty vast with a programme made up of over 300 events and exhibitions. If this might seem a tad overwhelming, fear not – you’re not expected to take it all in, but rather, “take it all in”, figuratively speaking, at least, and lose yourself amongst some awe-inspiring homewares and interior pieces. A few highlights that have caught our eye this week…

100% Design runs from 17 to 20 September at Earl’s Court and includes – amongst, you guessed it, a plethora of shows, talks and sales – the Design Kaleidoscope exhibition, which will be celebrating its 20th edition this year. The expo will explore some of the best-loved wares launched at LDF over the years with many of the most internationally recognisable furniture pieces such as Barber Osgerby’s iconic Loop Table on show.

East London gets a look in with Tent & Super Brands taking place at The Old Truman Brewery throughout LDF. We were thrilled to hear of old Fabric favourite, Lorna Syson’s pop-up at Tent, which will showcase her brand new collection of Flock Cushions. And talking of flock, we can’t wait to see Florrie+Bill’s retro-fabulous Flock-tail Chairs there too.

And from the covetable to the curious, Vancouver-based Bocci curates a series of surreal installations at Dover Street’s elegant Ely House in collaboration with one of the oldest and most prestigious antique dealers in the world, Mallet. Expect the unexpected – this is fantasy furniture.

LDF runs from 13 to 21 September.