LDF Picks: Design London
How do you satisfy all of your design cravings? Visit Design London. In 2021, the showcase launched in Greenwich Peninsula, where the area became a bustling new hub for all things design. Now, the design fair is returning for round two. And, once again, team Red Book are spotlighting LDF’s Picks of what to see at Design London. It’s a one-stop-shop for design: from discussions and installations to new brand launches and international pavilions. Prepare to discover furniture, lighting, bathrooms, kitchens, materials and more.
American bathroom manufacturer Kohler is known for its installations around the world – see its impactful showcase at Milan Design Week 2022, for example. Here in London, the brand is collaborating with Brighton-based artist Lois O'Hara to create a graphic display for the front of the Magazine London building, the venue for Design London.
Drawing from the east
Masaya was founded in Thailand in 2016 and specialises in handcrafted brass casting. The latest collection of furniture includes a bench and side tables (below, left), all designed by Apiwat Chitapanya, whose designs take inspiration from Chinese calligraphy.
Playfully positioned outside on the terrace at Design London is a curation of Danish brand HAY's Palissade Park benches (opposite, right), designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec. The curved seating is modular, allowing for different configurations to offer double doses of views over the capital’s skyline.
How do you recreate the vibrancy and bustle of the city? London-based design studio Haberdashery is using its Flux lighting (above, top) to bring this mood to the centre of Design London. Expect drama, and a meeting point, illuminated by delicately hung glass tubes.
There's a world tour on offer with curated selections of design by different International Pavilions. Alongside design heavyweights like Denmark, Magazine London is hosting pavilions from Portugal, Korea and Thailand. Explore ceramics, furniture, home accessories and kitchenware (above, bottom).