Saturday, 17 September 2011


The London Design Festival officially begins today. Here's a few of the highlights relevant to British design and manufacturing (please feel free to add any I may have missed in the comments):

The Living Room (at Luna & Curious on Calvert Avenue in Shoreditch) plays host to a selection of British design; from Another Country to Young & Norgate

Many British brands exhibiting at designjunction (at Victoria House on Southampton Row, WC1): from Hitch Mylius to Very Good & Proper

At Tramshed2011 (on Rivington Street in Shoreditch) Barnaby Tuke will be exhibiting some Welsh made lambswool blankets and Miranda Watkins' bar ware (made by A.R. Wentworth of Sheffield) will also be on display

Lee Broom's debut upholstery collection is on show at his studio (also on Rivington Street in Shoreditch). "True to Broom’s signature style and ethos the polished collection has been created using traditional British craftsmanship" the press release states.

Vitsoe is celebrating its UK manufacturing with Made by Britain, a show at its shop in Marylebone

British-ish at the V&A is spotlighting the work of up and coming British designers

Wood & Woad at Few and Far (on Brompton Road in South Kensington) is showcasing a collection selected from small British companies. "We have searched for British companies that make beautiful hand made products that last – out of quality materials and only in Britain," they say.

Aston Martin is showing at Multiplex at The Dock (on Ladbroke Grove, W10)

London Design Festival, 17-25 September 2011 /

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