Gifts Today magazine

London Design Festival opens tomorrow!

Featuring everyone from Melody Rose to Richard Brendon, don't miss London's annual creative event that runs until September 27

London Design Festival is an annual event that would promote the city's creativity, drawing in the country's greatest thinkers, practitioners, retailers and educators to a deliver an unmissable celebration of design.

First staged in 2003, the London Design Festival is one of the world's most important annual design events. The Festival programme is made up of over 400 events and exhibitions staged by hundreds of Partner organisations across the design spectrum and from around the world.

As the festival approaches, we take a sneak peek at some tableware-focused exhibitors and events being held during London Design Festival:

Apparatu at Viaduct
1-10 Summers Street, London
Opening hours: 9.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday, 10.30am to 4pm Saturdays.
Watch father & son ceramicists, Joan and Xavier Manosa, bring clay to life. They will be bringing their potter's wheel to Clerkenwell from Barcelona during Clerkenwell Design Quarter part of the London Design Festival. In addition to throwing plates, bowls and other tableware, there will be daily servings of delicious nibbles created by Chef du jour Pepi de Boissieu. Daily from 22-25 sept

Melody Rose

Tent London (24-27 September)
Old Truman Brewery, Hall T1, F19
Inspired by 1970s palettes, In Colour introduces bold splashes of colour to the Melody Rose collection. In keeping with the brand’s playful style, expect to see fresh blue and zingy green, bright yellow and vintage red borders, all featuring Melody Rose’s uniquely quirky designs. The pieces work on their own, but come to life when layered with the current collection, creating a heritage tableware set with a 21st Century twist. Acts of Daring edged in 22kt gold (pictured above).

Richard Brendon

DesignJunction, (24-27 September)
Richard Brendon is excited to launch Diamond, a contemporary cut crystal barware collection, at designjunction during London Design Festival. Diamond marks the introduction of new materials into the RB collection and the development of a complete tabletop offering. Diamond brings a clean-cut look and feel to lead crystal barware. Discover this new collection, along with more new collections, at designjunction at London Design Festival.

Global Design Forum
Internationally-acclaimed designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, who founded their London-based studio in 1996, will give an overview of their recent projects.Their diverse body of work spans industrial design, furniture, lighting and site-specific installations (including Double Space - a huge, 30m-long kinetic structure, shown at the V&A during last year’s London Design Festival). They have worked with many leading manufacturers, including Knoll, Cappellini and Vitra and prominent public commissions such as the London 2012 Olympic Torch and a new £2 coin for the Royal Mint.
In conversation with Christopher Turner.

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