Best of British: London Design Festival 2013

Commencing this Saturday, London Design Festival will showcase London’s world-class creative community and celebrate the best of British design.

Endless Staircase by dRMM

In anticipation of this nine-day festival, Stylesight recently met with iconic designer Tom Dixon to discuss, among other things, his new book Dixonary; the designer’s first monograph documenting his 30-year career so far.

Tom will be hosting The Dock this year – his canalside design hub and showroom located at Portobello Dock in West London. Under the theme “Made in Britain,” highlights will include an Etsy pop up shop, Tom’s debut collection for Adidas, as well as a number of product launches and the Dock Kitchen.

Other events on our radar include Design Junction at the Sorting Office in central London, Emily Johnson’s 1882 ceramics exhibition at Paper Tiger, Perfume, Sir? by DesignMarketo, and the Endless Stair installation by practice architecture dRMM. Made from 20 intertwining, timber staircases, the Escher-like structure will sit outside St Paul’s cathedral for the duration of the festival.

Design collective WORKS will also be presenting new work across two venues this year; the Clerkenwell Gallery and the window of auction house Christie’s. Read more about them via our recent blogpost.

Keep watching the site for our forthcoming coverage of this year’s spectacular design showcase, which begins this Saturday 14th through September 22nd.  – Samantha Fox

Read out exclusive interview with Tom Dixon here.

Perfume, Sir? by DesignMarketo

The Gourmand at KK Outlet

Art Food at Flow Gallery

Andrea Felice at Decorex

Lostine at SCP East

VW+BS at Decode London

Arabeschi di Latte at Boffi

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