With a plethora of seasonal festivals in 2016, London’s global celebration of design is a talent showcase not to be missed.
London is swiftly emerging as one of the preeminent design capitals of the world. With an eclectic mix of seasonal fairs from Clerkenwell, ArDe London, Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia and Masterpiece London in the Spring-Summer, to the London Design Festival, 100% Design and Decorex in the Fall, new meaning is given to the phrase “British invasion.” Popping up in chic districts all over the city, exhibitions from talented designers draw thousands of guests annually to these Inspiring shows.
ABOVE: The “Cosmology of St. James” hanging mobile, on view at ArDe London Architecture and Design. Courtesy of Lola Lely Studio, London.
BELOW: The “Polder” sofa, debuted at Clerkenwell Design Week, is cushioned in golden yellow and offered in a variety of configurations. Courtesy of Vitra.
RIGHT: 19th-century, black painted and carved giltwood center table with a specimen marble top, showcased at Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia. Courtesy of Patrick Sandberg Antiques, London.