The Islington Design District is a walkable trail bridging design locations on Amwell Street south of Angel, through to Camden Passage and along Upper Street with SMUG at it's hub. Visitors will discover new designers, special product launches and one-off exhibitions and events.
The Islington Design District returns for its fifth year, bringing together a growing collection of independent design-led shops, showrooms and eateries in the Islington area. Spearheaded by lifestyle store SMUG on Camden Passage, the IDD celebrates great design with big names and long standing Islington design favourites such as Aria and twentytwentyone. The district also proudly highlights design-led stores who know just how to curate their comparatively small in-store footprint and boast huge online cult followings. No one does this better than everyone's favourite stationery purveyor, Present and Correct. This year will see the district's first podcast series. SMUG founder Lizzie Evans will interview friends and peers in the entrepreneurial design world to talk about their career journeys, design passions and current projects with a focus on how to stay inspired and deal with work life balance.