The annual design pilgrimage.

September 24th, 2012

It’s that time of year again – the London Design Festival drew to a close this weekend. Luckily, we were able to squeeze a couple of days in to our schedule to take in some of what was on offer.

Following last year’s visit, where we enjoyed Noma Bar’s illustration at Outline Editions, Kemistry Gallery’s homage to Alan Fletcher and tons of beautiful furniture showrooms, we had high expectations.

We based ourselves in Shoreditch for the weekend and set off armed with our trusty guidebook. A quick cab ride later, we found ourselves wandering around a disused 1960’s Postal Sorting Office, which provided an expansive industrial backdrop to an array of global design talent. Design Junction was a definite highlight for us – ensuring we got our much needed fix of beautiful furniture and product design early on. Other notable finds, including some fantastic retail outlets, such as Artworlds Bookshop, Pitfield London and Material book shop made it a worthwhile weekend.

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