London Design Festival Day 1

By Jo Phillips

Well day one went off to a good start with myself mainly staying around the Islington Design District and the West End Design District i have blisters on my feet from all the walking i did !

There is so much good design going on if you get a chance really do try to check out this years London Design Festival.

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The highlights for me were the opening of Library a new private members club aimed at creative types designed by Marc Peredis of 19 Greek St fame . It is full of fabulous one off pieces of furniture and looks beautiful it reminds me of a cooler version of a old school St James type of members club. There is a growing trend of super stylish venues filled with art pieces and designer furniture .

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Talking about stylish venues i popped into Sketch in Mayfair to check out the new collection of lighting by Reiner Bosch and Caroline Wilcke which is part of Sketch’s celebration of the 2014 Design Festival . The collection is called ‘Ancestors’ , and each piece is one-off and bespoke . A variety of materials have been used – From copper sheet, to a lamp made from 30,000 Swarovski crystals .

The installation will be up for 2 months and all works are for sale.

www.sketch.uk.com
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