Pimlico Road is making its debut as a London Design Festival district this year, with Boned in England among the area’s highlights.
This bizarrely named show is a lot less sordid than it sounds, featuring a number of hand-crafted bone China lights works from Emily Johnson.
Johnson’s ancestors formed Johnson Brothers dinnerware company in 1882. The works on show for LDF are handmade in the North Staffordshire Potteries, and Boned in England – 200 White Lights will present multiples of bisque and rumbled single white vessels containing lights. These will be on show in Jamb, on Pimlico Road.
Johnson will also be speaking at a lecture on Design and Classicism Today alongside interior designer Henrietta Spencer Churchill and garden designer Luciano Giubbilei on 21 September at the V&A’s Hochhauser Auditorium.
Plus One Gallery on Pimlico Road will host a show entitled Exactitude VI, a hyperrealist retrospective spanning the past ten years, featuring works from painters and sculptors including Paul Day, Simon Hennessey, Tom Martin, Francisco Rangel, Andrew Holmes, Carl Laubin, Cynthia Poole and Pedro Campos.
Interiors and furniture experts John Coote and Gabriel Bernardi are using LDF as a platform to open their new flagship store Coote & Bernardi on Pimlico Road; while Soane Britain is launching a new fabric range, featuring eight designs by founder Lulu Lytle.
To coincide with LDF, Victoria Business Improvement District has arranged a series of events and tours by a team from custom-design experience company Urban Gentry London and national charity Living Streets, showcasing a selection of SW1’s creative businesses.
Design in SW1: Design on your Doorstep will see design journalist and curator Jacki Lang leadin a tour of the area’s design and interiors galleries and dealer spaces, including contemporary auction house Philips de Pury & Company at Howick Place and antique and contemporary furniture dealers including Andrew Lamberty and Gordon Watson.
Wallpaper* Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Tony Chambers has also selected his top ten pieces, which will be on show in galleries on Pimlico Road. Tours will take place on 19, 21 and 22 September.
To find out more visit http://www.londondesignfestival.com
The London Design Festival runs from 17 – 25 September. Please see the Design Week blog for the Brompton Design District and V&A preview. We will be previewing 100% Design and the Covent Garden Design District tomorrow.
To book on to any of these tours please contact Rozanne Shipman at firstname.lastname@example.org