LONDON DESIGN WEEK 2018 – HIGHLIGHTS
100+ Events – One Authoritative Show – Infinite Design Possibilities
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Creative processes were revealed, from concept to reality. These events were informal and informative, and included, amongst others, artisan demonstrations to showcase maker expertise, meet the designer sessions, Q&As and round table discussions to exchange ideas.
CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN
The most talented names in the industry shared their stories, ideas and creative vision on the main stage as part of the authoritative Conversations in Design programme.
The stellar line-up of high-calibre speakers included: Kit Kemp, Martin Hulbert, Jay Grierson, Lord Snowdon, Sophie Ashby, Hubert Zandberg, Sir Peter Osborne, Susie Atkinson, Peter Mikic, Linda Boronkay, Christopher Jenner, Jo leGleud, Sophie Elborne, Afroditi Krassa, Simon Mitchell of Sybarite, Shauna Dennison, Mehmet Iksel, architects Fiona McLean and Mike Stiff, and Marianne Cotterill.
As inspiration in interiors continues to evolve, the design world is opening up all sorts of exciting possibilities. London Design Week 2018 saw international tastemakers from the worlds of design and decoration, art, fashion and architecture giving showroom windows and showcases a visionary new look as part of a distinguished new initiative.
The prestigious Legends award, recognised those collaborations that were the most inspirational. Judges Gabby Deeming of House & Garden and Martina Mondadori Srtogo of Cabana magazine, said they loved ‘the inspiration, craftsmanship and creative use of products’ that made de le Cuona the overall winner. Highly commended, was awarded to Colony, Vaughan and Style Library. Follow the hashtag #LegendsAtDCCH to see the full line up
CANVAS OF CREATIVITY
Specially commissioned for London Design Week 2018 larger-than-life whimsical paintbrushes were the focal point of the show. Pointing to the growth and vitality of creative expression at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, it’s witty display contrasted brilliantly with the building’s modern architecture and brought playful patterns and a dash of daring to the Centre Dome.
FT HOW TO SPEND IT RESTAURANT
A new initiative, for London Design Week 2018, the FT How To Spend It Restaurant was a stylish dining destination offering visitors a modern brasserie-style menu and a well-curated wine list. Picking up on the theme of creative excellence, its materials palette took cues from Art Deco, with luxurious pastels, soft metallics and sumptuous velvet textures.
CELEBRATING GREAT DESIGN
The design cognoscenti came together for a spectacular evening of glamour at the London Design Week 2018 party.