Friday 18 October
With winter approaching, why not check out Wrapped in Riches? Six textile makers show their scarves, wraps and throws. Sarah Beadsmoore’s collection is inspired by travel to Thailand, Rachel Drake works with crepe de chine and Lisa Skelton produces one-off knitted scarves. All works are for sale. Until 14 December.
Venue: Angel Row Gallery,
Central Library Buildings,
Nottingham NG1 6HP.
Details: 0115 9476334.
Saturday 19 October
For those of you in Merseyside, why not pop into Visionfest, a festival of the region’s art and design? Included this week are a design debate at the nightclub Cream entitled What do you think you look like? and an installation by London’s Fashion Architecture Taste (FAT). Until 31 October.
Venue: Various on Merseyside.
Details: 0151-708 9887.
Monday 21 October
Alternatively, you could visit The Chameleon Body, a photographic exhibition of fetishism by Nicholas Sinclair. Sinclair documents body decoration, scarification and piercing. Until 1 November.
Venue: Tom Blau Gallery,
21 Queen Elizabeth Street,
Details: 0171-378 1300.
Wednesday 23 October
For anyone interested in architecture, Sir Banister Fletcher’s A History of Architecture is published this month. The book covers buildings from the prehistoric to the Gothic period and also looks at the architecture of North America. Published by the Architectural Press, it is priced at 75.
Thursday 24 October
Opening today is the exhibition Charlotte Perriand: Modernist Pioneer at the Design Museum. This is the first British retrospective of Perriand, the French interior architect and designer. It includes a range of Perriand’s furniture, models of the ski resort at Les Arcs and her most recent project, the Japanese teahouse pavilion. Until 13 April.
Venue The Design Museum, Shad Thames, London SE1 2YD.
Details: 0171-378 6055.
Thursday 24 October
Tonight the architects from
Studio 333 will discuss their philosophy and recent projects. The Rotterdam practice was established in 1993 and has already won two European urban design competitions, for the Groningen site in The Netherlands and the regeneration of Hulme in Manchester. Other recent projects include the extension of the Prado Museum in Madrid and a landscape project in New York’s Central Park.
Venue: RIBA Architecture Centre, 66 Portland Place, London W1.
Details: 0171-580 5533.
Monday 28 October
This week sees the Design In Business Week organised by the Design Council. It is an annual business forum to underline the importance of design for corporate success. Practical workshops, exhibitions and seminars are planned, including those on design and technology, investing in design, the role of design in improving competitiveness and success through effective design. Until 1 November.
Details: Design in Business Week hotline: 0171-839 6288.
Tuesday 29 October
Also make a note in your diary of The Design Show. All aspects of design will be debated by a variety of speakers from industry, commerce and design – including Richard Seymour, Dick Powell, James Dyson and Anthony Simonds-Gooding. Until 31 October.
Venue: Royal Horticultural Halls, London SE1.
Details: 0171-287 5678.