Wrong for Hay
Branching out from its Scandinavian roots, furniture and accessories company Hay is launching a new sister brand, Wrong for Hay, in collaboration with Sebastian Wrong. Bringing a roster of brilliant designers on board, the ex-Established & Sons director will take over a Georgian townhouse in St James’s Park (and, even more promisingly, a café down the road) for the event. Read more about the brand in our October issue.
16 Queen Anne’s Gate, London, SW1H 9AA
14-22 September, www.wrongforhay.com
19 Greek Street
Not only will the year-old design gallery be wrapped entirely in Kvadrat fabrics for Werner Aisslinger’s Architecture Reimagined installation, the seven-storey Soho space will host an exhibition of new experimental works from up-and-coming and established talents. A selection of designs from the show, called Wonderland, will also be on display at the Conduit Street restaurant Sketch.
19 Greek Street, London, W1D 4DT
14-22 September, www.19greekstreet.com
Under its new creative director Alexander Isaac, luxury British cabinetmaker Linley is embarking on a new direction, starting with a collection of contemporary furnishings by Simon Hasan. Called Graft, the collection puts a thoughtful new twist on marquetry, Linley’s celebrated forte.
Linley, 60 Pimlico Road, London, SW1W 8LP
14-22 September, www.davidlinley.com
Rocking chair by Simon Pengelly
The third edition of this gargantuan show, located at the 1960s Sorting Office, promises a new section dedicated to lighting, along with launches from its 150-plus exhibitors. Among the most anticipated is Simon Pengelly’s first own range of furniture focusing on craft processes.
The Sorting Office, 21-23 New Oxford Street, London, WC1A 1AP
18-22 September, www.thedesignjunction.co.uk
Contemporary design and cocktails mix together quite nicely, as if we didn’t know that already. Making a point of the fact, this year Decode is taking up residence at the Looking Glass Cocktail Club on Hackney Road to create the Decode Bar & Showroom. New work from VW+BS, Samuel Wilkinson and others will be exhibited as an added bonus.
49 Hackney Road, London, E2 7NX
18-22 September, www.decodelondon.com
Molteni&C and its kitchen cousin Dada is launching an exclusive version of the Grado° Collection by Israeli artist and Wallpaper* Designer of the Year Ron Gilad. The designer and Francesca Molteni will join Deyan Sudjic for a talk on the evening of 18 September.
Molteni&C Dada Flagship Store, 119 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2 8JR
14-22 September, www.moltenidada.co.uk
Officially the UK’s largest design trade event, 100% can sometimes be hit and miss. A sure draw, however, will be the new range of brass, silver and gold vessels designed by Ottolenghi architect Alex Meitlis for Israeli company Hazorfim.
Earl’s Court, London
18-21 September, www.100percentdesign.co.uk
Tent London & Superbrands
Taking over East London’s Truman Brewery, Tent London and its Superbrands sideshow return with a mix of new and established names. Two unmissable shows will take place in gallery spaces outside the main hall: 100% Norway celebrates its tenth anniversary this year with a huge solar installation while Vernacular displays a selection of Ireland’s best designer-makers.
Gallery 13, Old Truman Brewery, Elys Yard, London, E1 6QR
19-22 September, www.tentlondon.co.uk
The ‘Endless Stair’ installation, by London practice dRMM Architects, has scored an enviable home in front of the Tate Modern. The Escher-esque structure is made up of interlocking flights of stairs that – as the name suggests – can be endlessly reconfigured. Hailed as the landmark project of London Design Festival 2013, it is pioneering new uses for hardwood as the first architectural project of its kind in the world to use American tulipwood cross-laminated timber (CLT).
Riverside of Tate Modern, Bankside SE1 9TG
13 September – 10 October, www.drmm.co.uk