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How To Navigate London Design Festival 2018 Like a Pro

Hop on the inside track of London's design scene

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The London Design Festival celebrates and promotes London as the design capital of the world with participating venues and institutions across the city from 15-23 September 2018.

Gear up for the design world’s festive season.

How To Navigate London Design Festival 2018 Like a ProFarrow & Ball

Get in on the action at these creative hubs… 

Design Centre Chelsea Harbour  – For the best in design and decoration, step into the glamorous world of Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour. Well-established as the world’s premier destination for design excellence, what is on offer is couture for the home. More than a resource, it is a thriving platform, both creatively and commercially, for an exceptionally dynamic industry. Home to 120 showrooms and over 600 of the world’s most prestigious luxury brands, it is the largest of its kind in Europe. Design Centre Chelsea Harbour Lots Road London SW10 0XE, 19-21 September

Decorex – An unparalleled opportunity for interior design professionals to discover exquisite creations from over 400 international exhibitors, Decorex returns as Europe’s leading interior design event.  As the centrepiece of London Design Festival, Decorex will bring you the finest furniture, lighting, textiles, craft and accessories from emerging and established names alike. Syon Park, London, 16-19 September

designjunction – This year, designjunction will take over the South Bank, London’s most iconic cultural and creative hub – centrally located and surrounded by landmark architecture, this prime destination attracts an estimated 25 million visitors each year. Taking place across three key locations including Doon Street site, Oxo Tower Wharf and Riverside Walkway –  a mix of design, fashion and technology alongside pop-up shops, installations and interactive features as well as delicious food.

Lapada – Since its inception in 2009, the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair has grown to become a foremost international showcase for art and antiques, as well as one of the most prestigious events on the London social calendar. It’s one of only two yearly events to grace the beautiful Berkeley Square. At the heart of the modern, cosmopolitan city yet steeped in historical resonance, the location could not be more fitting. 100 exhibitors present work from across the art, antiques, design and decorative arts spectrum. Including jewellery, furniture, carpets, tapestries, antiquities, clocks, ceramics, silver and fine art, authenticity is assured thanks to a 70-member specialist committee pre-vetting everything on sale. LAPADA Office, 535 King’s Road, London SW10 0SZ, 14-19 September


This is the first year LAPADA has run a treasure hunt for children.

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Don’t miss…

Discover Farrow & Ball New Colours Lose yourself in a world of pigments as paint and wallpaper experts Farrow & Ball unveils its new colours at an immersive installation in Shoreditch’s Village Underground as part of London Design Festival. A must-visit for design enthusiasts and colour lovers, this extraordinary experience invites you to explore nine new Farrow & Ball colours, beautifully encapsulated in a series of multisensory spaces designed to surprise and delight. 20-23 September. Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane London, EC2A 3PQ 

CDH x Geronimo Exhibiting as part of Shoreditch Design Triangle, Cameron Design House has teamed up with Los Angeles-based balloon artist Geronimo to create an immersive light installation for London Design Festival 2018. Located in the heart of Shoreditch these two sculptural mediums collide for the first time in an unexpected and visually immersive experience around light, latex and luxury. The multi-sensory four-day event will feature Cameron Design House’s unique contemporary Helmi chandelier’s alongside Geronimo’s eccentric balloon sculptures, to create a single explosion of colour and creativity. 7 Dray Walk, The Old Truman Brewery, London E1 6NJ, 20-23 September.

Rainforest Liaigre collaborates with ceramic artist Valeria Nascimento to design Rainforest, an immersive installation made of thousands of ceramic pieces. Valeria Nascimento’s creation invites guests on a journey through different floras and peaceful scenery. Style at Liaigre is expressed through the most refined materials and know-hows, particularly through a selection of different varieties and finishes of wood. Rainforest embodies modernity with no pretention using white porcelain to represent wood and nature. Liaigre Mayfair showroom, from 15 – 23 September.