Chelsea Design Quarter, London Design Festival Event Program

With so much happening in the Chelsea Design Quarter, Design District over London Design Festival, here is an exciting overview of all the great events taking place. We look forward to seeing you at the Chelsea Design Quarter and don’t forget to #chelseadesignquarter while you’re here!

And So To Bed

Join And So To Bed and the award winning designer Kit Miles from 3.00pm on Monday 19th September for drinks, where Kit will be unveiling one of And So To Bed’s stunning handcrafted beds covered in his exotic Diagonal Gradient fabric in Magentas.  Kit will also be giving a presentation on the wonder of design and creative individuality followed by an open forum for any questions or advice.

Showroom opening times: Monday 19th September 10.00am until late, Tuesday 20th – Saturday 24th September 10.00am – 6.00pm.

591- 593 Kings Road, SW6 2EH

Deirdre Dyson

Step inside the Deirdre Dyson Gallery over London Design Festival for a one-off exhibition of Deirdre Dysons fine art work.  Lady Dyson will curate a small selection of her artwork to hang alongside her carpet designs – bringing to life the concept of Walking on Art.

This year Deirdre Dyson plays host as the Design Hub for the Chelsea Design Quarter.  Designed by architect Timothy Hatton, the stunning gallery with its fabulous roof top, offers design fans a perfect place to relax during their exploration of the design treasures on offer in the Chelsea Design Quarter, over London Design Festival.

Showroom opening times: Tuesday 20th –Friday 23rd September 10.00am-6.00pm, Saturday 24th September 10.00am-5.00pm.

554 King’s Rd, London SW6 2DZ

George Smith

George Smith launch the latest Raoul Textiles for London Design Festival.  Raoul Textiles will take over the George Smith window displays with a wonderful instillation to celebrate the launch.  George Smith have also created a fantastic competition. During London Design Festival, enter to win a George Smith stool in Oscar Delft fabric or two handmade cushions in Florentina Delft from Raoul’s atelier in California. The competition starts, Saturday 10th September at or in the London showroom. Last entries will be accepted on 26th September 2016. The winner will be announced shortly after.

Showroom opening times: Monday 19th September 9.30am – 7.00pm, Tuesday 20th – Friday 23rd September 9.30am – 5.30pm, Saturday 24th September 10.00am – 5.00pm.

587-589 King’s Rd, London SW6 2EH

GO Modern

Join GO Modern from 5.00pm on Monday 19th September as they host a special presentation exclusively for London Design Festival.  The presentation will include some of the top names in outdoor furniture design. French designer Lionel Doyen, specialist outdoor fabric company Sunbrella, and members of the Manutti design team will present the latest developments in outdoor design, technology, future trends and where all-weather furniture is heading.  Enjoy Italian cocktails and Belgian craft beer during the event.

In addition GO Modern, in partnership with Belgium outdoor specialist Manutti, are turning their showroom into ‘a magical outdoor garden sitting room – inside’.  Expect to see the newest cutting-edge technology and design in outdoor furniture, set amongst a fabulous garden themed back drop.

Showroom opening times: Monday 19th September, event from 5.00pm until late, Tuesday 20th – Friday 23rd September 9.00am-5.30pm, Saturday 24th September 11.00am-4.00pm.

565 King’s Rd, London SW6 2EB


Guinevere Antiques will host over London Design Festival an exclusive exhibition of rare and beautiful Dhurries.  Sourced from private collections and the Guinevere Antiques archives, the exhibition showcases designs from mid-19th Century through to mid-20th Century.  The family run team at Guinevere Antiques have traded in antique textiles for over 50 years and this carefully curated exhibition celebrates the incredible skills of the weavers’.

Showroom opening times: Monday 19th September 9.30am – 7.00pm, Tuesday 20th – Friday 23rd September 9.30am – 6.00pm.

574-580 King’s Rd, London SW6 2DY

John Cullen Lighting

The leading light specialist John Cullen Lighting is putting on an exclusively designed display of lights over London Design Festival.  They will be hosting a spectacular pop-up exhibition of lighting installations designed by Heathfield & Co and ByLuum. These dazzling installations are designed to enhance the chic interactive John Cullen showroom and complement its renowned architectural lighting schemes.

Showroom opening times: Monday 19th September 9.30am-8.00pm, Monday 20th – Friday 23rd September 9.30am – 5.30pm, Saturday 24th September 10.00am – 4.00pm.

561-563 King’s Rd, London SW6 2EB


Loomah continue their love affair with geometric and metallic design trends as they launch the META-GEO collection over London Design Festival.  This new collection features a selection of geometric designs ranging from simple interlocking lines to more abstract asymmetrical patterns all incorporating luxe metallic yarns. Neutral colour palettes are offset against striking accents of gold, silver and copper to create a wonderfully LUXE new collection. Be sure to pop in for a glamorous affair.

Showroom opening times: Monday 19th- Saturday 24th September 10.00am-5.00pm.

592 Kings Road, London SW6 2DX

Reed Harris

Reed Harris introduce not one but three stunning new tile collections for London Design Festival.  Join the leading tile specialist Reed Harris at London Design Festival to celebrate the launch of their new Tartan, Cocciopesto and Pick n Brick ranges.  Pop in to be the first to view the stunning new collections.

Showroom opening times: Monday 19th September 10.00am – 8.00pm, Tuesday 20th – Saturday 24th September 10.00am – 5.00pm.

586 King’s Rd, London SW6 2EB

Roca Gallery London

Roca London Gallery is showcasing recent bathhouse projects by some of the world’s leading contemporary architects and designers.  Soak, Steam, Dream explores a renewed interest in the connection between the physical, medative and social aspects of bathing.  New architectural projects and archival material will be installed in an immersive exhibition designed to look at architecture’s capacity to materialise the rediscovery of ancient water cultures and alternative bathing rituals, re-imagining the culture of the bathhouse and factoring in smart water use for the twenty-first century.

Exhibition opening times: 16th September – 28th January 2017.  Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.30pm and Saturdays from 11.00am to 5.00pm.  Late night opening on Monday 19th September until 7.30pm.

Station Court, Townmead Rd, London SW6 2PY

Talisman London

For London Design Festival 2016, Talisman have collaborated with not one but three extraordinary names within the design industry: internationally acclaimed set designer and art director Anna Burns and the bespoke rug designer Amy Kent and her sister, artist Lucy Kent.  Don’t miss the chance to see the pop-ups showcasing these fabulous designers’ latest collections.

Showroom opening times: Monday 19th September 10.00am – 8.00pm, Tuesday 20th -Thursday 22nd September 10.00am – 6.00pm, Friday 23rd September 10.00am – 5.00pm, Saturday 24th September 10.00am – 5.00pm.

79-91 New King’s Rd, London SW6 4SQ

Tom Faulkner

Award-winning contemporary furniture designer Tom Faulkner will be showcasing his new ‘Lillie’ collection.  Expect to also see in the showroom pieces from the new collection as well as striking examples of Tom’s existing work, including the AVA Dining Table and Berlin easy chair.

Showroom opening times: Monday 19th September 9.30am – 7.00pm, Tuesday 20th – Friday 23rd 9.30am-5.15pm, Saturday 24th by appointment only.

Unit A3, 78-89 Lots Rd, Chelsea Reach, London SW10 0RN

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