Design lovers flock to the capital every year in September to participate in Design Week. Here are our choice of the best events to stop off at during your annual pilgrimage.
Until 25th September
Discover The Lebanese House at the V&A this September and experience the thought-provoking installation by French-Lebanese architect Annabel Karim Kassar and her studio AKK.
The installation is a four-metre-high recreation of the façade of a nineteenth-century home in Beirut, Lebanon, which AKK has recently restored and conserved to showcase the skills and craft used in the original creation of the many building that were destroyed or severely damaged in the 2020 Beirut port explosion.
During London Design Festival, Poliform presents the first chapter of "Incontri", a project that leads the company to meet and open up to new worlds. The first encounter is with the world of photography and, in particular, with Paolo Roversi.
Poliform Uk Ltd, 278 King's Rd, London SW3 5AW - 17th - 24th September.
Creating a space to come together and to connect, The House retail space at 2B Vyner and a new online store will be launched in autumn ’22. Beginning with The Lounge and The Dining Room, new spaces and rooms will be introduced on an ongoing basis, inviting you to explore a growing collection of objects for living and musing.
2b Vyner Street, E2 9DQ London - 17th - 25th September
Nestled away in the leafy surroundings of Arnold Circus, a unique glass-fronted capsule has been curated by Joe Armitage to celebrate the London Design Festival.
The Armitage Lamp Collection, now including a special edition to mark the anniversary of its launch, is exhibited with an eclectic mix of midcentury and contemporary furniture from east London's finest galleries.
17 Marlow Workshops, Arnold Circus, Shoreditch, London, E2 7JR
20th - 25th September
With studios in the basement of the iconic Somerset House in London, the artists of Makerversity will open their studios on Thursday, 22nd September, to the public. Hosting guided tours of the space and its community, a selection of members will open their studios, workshops, labs and offices to showcase their incredible practices.
For London Design Festival 2022, the Kasama Potters project will return to Islington Square. Bringing together thirty-two Japanese ceramicists from the city of Kasama, the showcase will celebrate the 250th anniversary of Kasama ware.
116 Upper Street, London, N1 1AB, 17th -25th September
Conversations in Design with Hatta Byng and Billy Cotton - Tickets £10
At Design Week this year, House & Garden Editor Hatta Byng will discuss designing and decorating with New York designer Billy Cotton. Renowned for original, nuanced and layered interiors, Billy Cotton’s projects mix historical and modern influences. Tickets are available here.
Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, Lots Rd, London SW10 0XE
20th September, 3-4 pm
In this special session, The World Of Interiors Editor Hamish Bowles talks to legendary designer Nicky Haslam, world-renowned for his opulent, original and timeless interiors.
Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, Lots Rd, London SW10 0XE
20th September, 4-5 pm
Based on the critically acclaimed podcast, Material Matters, this new London Design Week calendar event promises to bring together over 40 world-leading brands, designers, makers and organisations to celebrate the importance of materials and their ability to shape our lives.
OXO Tower, London, 22nd - 25th September
Bringing together design professionals Bernie de Le Cuona, Sebastian Cox and Edward Bulmer, who work across fabric, furniture and paint rooted in nature. Together they will discuss how being surrounded by a palette of natural materials leads to harmonious interiors and a better quality of life and creates a lasting, positive impact on our planet.
De le Cuona showroom, Pimlico Road, 21st September 5:30-7 pm
Join them any day from the 17 to 25 September, 11h-17h.
Five shows under one roof: SCP 2022 Collection by Ilse Crawford & Oscar Peña, Matthew Hilton, Philippe Malouin. One Tree, a project which repurposes a dying ash tree. The UK launch of lighting brand Blue Green Works. A window of handmade chairs by Wilkinson & Rivera. A preview of the Beasley Brothers Repair Shop.
SCP, 135-139 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3BX, 17th - 25th September
With the environment at the forefront of many of our minds, From the Forest features design projects that engage with questions around environmental stewardship and the sustainable use of wood, encouraging visitors to think about material use and its consequences.
V&A, On until 31st October
17th - 24th September
The Newcraftsmen exhibition, ‘Claylarks’, will explore the works of fifteen craftspeople, who have created new, unique pieces and collections of work that celebrate clay traditions, which have lived with us for thousands of years. The exhibition was created following a mudlarking trip along the banks of the Thames, and those exhibiting will showcase a range of crafts, from furniture and tableware to lighting and artworks.
As an alternative to the dystopian narratives, "Creative Experience - From Argentina to the World" finds hope in design and its great ability to imagine still-possible futures where nature and humans coexist in perfect harmony with the hope to trigger a creative dialogue between the past and the future.
Ambassador's Official Residence, 49 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8QZ
17th - 25th September
Béton Brut is currently ‘in residence’ at the Paul Smith London flagship shop in Mayfair.
With an official launch for London Design Festival 2022, the Lower Ground floor of No. 9 Albemarle Street becomes Béton Brut’s new central London showroom, showcasing its collection of vintage furniture and artworks.
9 Albemarle St, London W1S 4BL, 17-25th September
As part of the London Design Festival 2022, we celebrate 10 Years of Muller Van Severen with an exhibition of their furniture and lighting. Viaduct has worked with Muller Van Severen since 2013, and this will be the most comprehensive show of the designer's work in the UK to date. The exhibit will include the clever Alltubes collection and also feature the latest collaboration with HAY and CC-Tapis.
1-10 Summers St, London EC1R 5BD, 15 - 24 September 2022