The West End Design District is the latest must-visit destination at this year’s London Design Festival, celebrating the best design in the heart of London’s iconic west end.
Leading design brands and stores have collaborated to form the West End Design District, a vibrant shopping destination promoted by designjunction and supported by Elle Decoration magazine and VISA Europe.
The West End Design District is an unmissable opportunity to see, savour and purchase the latest home products from dedicated brand showrooms, niche design boutiques, pop-up shops and larger department stores.
The Alessi company was founded in 1921, at Omegna, Italy, where it remains today as an international, family owned and run business. It has developed a policy of design excellence which has made it one of the leading internationally renowned Italian Design Factories.
Aram is the leading supplier of contemporary furniture in London with flagship displays from international suppliers including Cassina, ClassiCon, Knoll, Fritz Hansen and Vitra at our five floor Covent Garden store. Aram holds the worldwide license for Eileen Gray designs.
Founded in 1960 by Ernesto Gismondi, President, the Artemide Group is based in Pregnana Milanese and operates through 24 controlled and related companies and a distribution network that includes almost 60 single-brand showrooms in major cities all around the world. The Artemide products are distributed in 98 different Countries. With 5 manufacturing plants in Italy, France, Hungary, and the US, 2 glassworks, and 2 R&D facilities in Italy and in France, the Group currently employs about 750 units, including 68 involved in R&D activities, thus confirming the primary role of innovation as a key factor for the Group’s success.
Since 1952, BoConcept has been inspired by urban life to create functional, contemporary furniture. With the help of our in-store consultants and interior designers, BoConcept provides solutions that will fulfil a rooms potential and the customer’s vision.
Craft Central is a pioneering not-for-profit organisation established over 25 years that is dedicated to building a strong future for craft and design.
Visitors can see ground-breaking events and exhibitions and buy original products and commission one-off pieces. Visit Imprint, an exhibition of print and mark-making during The Festival.
Darkroom is an independent store and online shop that opened to much acclaim on Lamb’s Conduit Street in Bloomsbury, London in December 2009. We curate an eclectic mix of hand-made, unusual and one-off accessories for men, women and the home.
Our role is to inspire customers with great products and knowledgeable service in an environment that is welcoming and stimulating. Our shop in Covent Garden offers a wide range of design furniture, lighting, accessories, tableware, kitchenware and stationery to contract and private customers. We focus on products that are functional, versatile, fun, unique and beautiful. We especially like to work with emerging talent through our Do Masters programme, where we select young designers from design school graduates and market their products in our store with most of the profits returned to the designers.
DOMUS is building its brand new west London showroom in Eastcastle Street W1 and will open for LDF2013, in September.
Following on from the success of its showroom in London Clerkenwell, the new Domus West_1 showroom will be a convenient and inspirational hub for architects and designers to specify, a showcase of innovative materials presenting the very latest industrial designs of tiles, mosaic and stone, and the place to learn about cutting-edge hard surface solutions.
Style breaks with routine as EDC London curates a beautifully varied collection of furniture and design brands. Contemporary style combined with traditional quality is what separates our exclusive products and our Margaret Street showroom from the rest.
Founded in 1872, Fritz Hansen is one of the world’s leading design and manufacturers within premium furniture design. Fritz Hansen is renowned for its quality and collection of design icons through collaborations with some of the world’s most influential architects and designers.
Some of the most recognized designs within Fritz Hansen’s collection include the Egg™, Swan™ and Series 7™ chair designed by Arne Jacobsen, the China Chair™ designed by Hans J Wegner and the PK22™ and PK80™ day bed designed by Poul Kjærholm.
Since 1964 Habitat has made outstanding design accessible to all. Times have changed, but the vision remains the same: remarkable design that is enduring, inventive and affordable. Plus almost all the Habitat collection is designed in-house so customers won’t find the same product by anyone else.
Heal’s has been designing, making and selling quality furniture for more than two centuries now, so it’s no surprise that we’re known as ‘the home of modern and contemporary designer furniture. Starting out as a bed-makers in 1810, and later embracing the ideals of the Arts and Crafts movement, Heal’s has a long history of collaborating with prominent designers. We’re as passionate today as we’ve always been about introducing new ranges, discovering stars of the future and pushing the boundaries of outstanding contemporary design. Heal’s may be 200 years old, but we’ve no intention of slowing down just yet.
Based at the Building Centre in Store Street, you can come and see images and examples of some of our work, we waste nothing, from the same piece of marble or wood we can produce anything from a bicycle, a floor designed to take millions of passengers to a signature bath or an external cladding. We have worked with some of the world’s top architects and designers, from Foster and Partners to Renzo Piano.
Known for its collaborations with the foremost talents in contemporary design, Ligne Roset presents the consumer with a lifestyle choice, complementing its furniture collections with decorative accessories, lighting, rugs, textiles and occasional items.
The Roset Group is distinguished from other manufacturers by its tradition of close collaboration with both established and emerging designers. Matching its deeply-held belief in design with investment and technical innovation, it possesses the knowledge and ability to build and consolidate a worldwide distribution network.
Loft Living offers exclusive interior furnishing and accessories with timeless elegance and understated luxury.
Carefully selected pieces showcase the very best in design, materials and craftsmanship. Exclusively based in Selfridges, Loft Living brings its passion for design together with the finest materials to give you effortless style with endless possibility.
Clerkenwell Design Quarter introduce a new collective of 10 designers who are already making an impact. From furniture, to lighting and glass, from the functional to the collectible, Made by Works is an exciting band of talent. Whether you are hunting out new talent, original, or bespoke pieces put these designers on your shopping list during LDF.
Minotti has been leading the way in home furniture and also supplying and manufacturing for hotels, lounge areas, restaurants and residences. Focusing on the philosophy of Italian design, the collections emphasise care for details and finishes; a perfect balance between tradition and modernity, luxury and comfort.
Established in 2000, Modus Furniture is an award-winning British furniture manufacturer dedicated to producing the very best in contemporary design.
The company works with both internationally acclaimed designers and emerging young talent to produce high-quality, covetable pieces for domestic and contract use. Using the finest manufacturing processes and working with a broad spectrum of materials, Modus is committed to producing inspired, functional pieces of the highest quality.
Part of the Molteni Group (Molteni&C, Dada, Unifor, Citterio), Molteni&C from 1934 combines collaboration with the most important designers, and a constant investment in research and technological development, in order to provide products with a quality that lasts in time.
Moroso was established in 1952. It was the brainchild of Agostino Moroso who, with his wife, Diana, founded the company with the objective of making sofas, armchairs and furnishing accessories. An artisanal approach to product manufacturing and extraordinary creativity in the designing stage formed the foundations of a vision which enabled the firm to grow and distinguish itself in the market for its product quality, innovation and creativity. In the Eighties, the second generation of the family launched an exhaustive programme of auteur design studies.
Nearly sixty years after its founding, Moroso is positioned among the haute couture of international design, a leading company in uphosltered-furniture manufacturing.
Barbican-based NUD Collection is changing the way designers , architects and consumers look at lighting around the world; Nud offers a world of flexible lighting choices, with 45 cord colours and 17 Bulb options, you can create exciting and bespoke lighting installations for a variety of projects and interiors.
With a global presence, The Conran Shop is always changing and evolving to bring our customers the most unique and personal blend of products in the world. From iconic classics to inimitable exclusives, vintage style to contemporary designs, The Conran shop brings together aspirational and eclectic collections in visually stimulating environments.
Tracey Neuls is a vital force in contemporary footwear design. In a market saturated by sameness, Neuls continues season after season to present mould breaking collections.
These shoes are not simply containers for your feet. They are timeless expressions of individuality and attitude.
Viaduct offers an inspiring range of products straight from the world’s leading furniture brands and designers. Their Clerkenwell showroom hosts an ever-evolving range of the latest products and collections. It’s just a small glimpse of the quality, variety and possibility that they can add to your interior space.