Marylebone, one of central London’s most celebrated and distinctive areas, will debut as a design district hosting a plethora of design-driven activities during the London Design Festival 2018, 15th-23rd September.

Marylebone’s grid of attractive Georgian streets, packed with characterful period buildings, provides the space and inspiration for a diverse and impressive collection of design retailers, galleries, workshops, bars and restaurants. Many of the leading establishments on Marylebone High Street, Crawford Street, Chiltern Street and others in the surrounding neighborhood have chosen to become a partner of the district.

Participants will host workshops, demonstrations and launches over the course of the week, with a special focus on the official kick-off on Marylebone’s festival day, Wednesday 19 September. Here is a selection of some of the confirmed activities:

18 Crawford Street W1H 1BT
Another Country is a British craft brand that designs and makes contemporary craft furniture and accessories. Another Country & Ekkist will launch a collaborative furniture collection during London Design Week, demonstrating how design can improve wellbeing. The range is inspired by the wellbeing design principles incorporated in the Ekkist and Studio McLeod-designed ‘Ori House’, highlighting how good design can enhance human health and well-being through a unique design framework, focusing on natural materials, light, air quality and aesthetics.

55 Marylebone High St W1U 5HS
In celebration of the deep blue hue of the Conran Shop’s identity, furniture manufacturer Carl Hansen & Søn will champion the Danish collective’s renowned designs, but with a blue twist. Exclusive editions of Hans Wegner’s CH24 Wishbone Chair with an indigo lacquer and Hiut denim seat pad, plus a wenge CH07 Shell Chair in leather will take front and centre in the store’s windows. Visitors can also discover a portfolio of icons from Carl Hansen x Hiut Denim’s take on Kaare Klint’s intricate designs, including the Propeller Stool and Safari Chair.

10-12 Chiltern Street W1U 7PX
The only designer jeweller in the West End, Cox & Power brings a fresh approach to an ancient craft, creating all its pieces in-house in the Marylebone shop. During the festival, Cox and Power will be showing the provenance of Cox & Power jewellery, from the source of the raw material, through the design and making process and finally the finished piece through a series of photographs by renowned photographer Ian Berry.

14 New Cavendish Street W1G 8UW
David Mellor operates on the simple principle that well-designed equipment can improve your life. David Mellor will be exhibiting some of the lesser known designs from in ‘Traffic lights to teaspoons.’ The exhibition will look at the breadth of work still being produced away from the public eye by this versatile design firm. From state gifts to street furniture, bridges to hand tools, as well as the high-quality tableware for which David Mellor is best known.


76 Marylebone High Street W1U 5JU
Designers Guild offers more than 12,000 fabrics and 3,000 wallpapers and produce everything from sofas, paint, tableware and bed linen, to rugs, stationery and room fragrance, introducing individualism to the interiors industry. Designers Guild will offer a Paint and Wallpaper Masterclass, on 19 September, helping guests discover and hone the styles that work for them, through the exploration of colour, texture, and pattern.

6 New Cavendish Street W1G 8UH
Le Creuset is recognised internationally for making world-class, premium cookware for almost 100 years, with innovation at the forefront of its success. Le Creuset will be offering 30% off the ‘Collector’s Pieces’ as well a cooking demonstration on 19 September.

3 New Cavendish Street W1G 8UX
Little Greene is an independent, British paint manufacturer, committed to the socially and environmentally responsible production of high quality pains and wallpapers. Celebrating the new Green Colour Card in collaboration with the National Trust, Little Greene will host a series of Colour Consultancy workshops at its showroom in Marylebone. Revealing 31 colours, discovered during their joint research programme, each shade has a unique story to tell. Designers and home enthusiasts alike are invited to be one of the first to see the colour palette of 31 authentic, historical greens unveiled.

8 Chiltern Street W1U 7PU
Monocle is a premium media brand focused on design, culture, international affairs and business, delivering a single, seamless voice in print, audio and digital form to a global audience. Monocle will display some of its favourite design pieces as well as joining forces with Finnish wooden furniture brand, Nikari, to bring customers a handmade Ita stool, designed by Monocle’s in-house team and completed with a Monocle engraving.

67a York Street W1H 1QA
The Otomys Gallery offers an extensive range of contemporary and classical artwork in a variety of art mediums. Representing both British and international artists, Otomys highlights a global appreciation of cultural and artistic diversity. The Gallery will be exhibiting an exclusive collection of works on paper by French artist Caroline Denervaud during the London Design Festival. Complementary ceramics by Parisian Linda Oubhi and mixed media drawings by British artist Nina Dolan will also be on show.

66 Portland Place W1B 1AD
RIBA is a professional body for architects in the UK, representing some of the best creative talent in the industry. RIBA’s ‘It will Never Work’ exhibition celebrates 25 years of Urban Splash, exploring the innovative architects’ award-winning projects. Urban Splash has won over 40 RIBA Awards, from Small Projects to the Stirling Prize Shortlist and covers refurbishment and new-build on residential, leisure and commercial schemes. This touring exhibition, co-curated with RIBA North, explores the practice’s award-winning projects in the context they were created and against the specific challenges and opportunities of the day.


8 Chiltern Street W1U 7PU
Trunk is a menswear store for those looking to discover a worldly, contemporary take on classic style. Trunk features emerging and established brands from Japan, Italy, the UK, the US, Sweden and beyond, alongside its own label collection. Joining Trunk for Marylebone Design District is Yasuto Kamoshita of United Arrows, one of Japan’s foremost fashion retailers, on 22 and 23 September.

3-5 Duke Street W1U 3ED
Since 1959, Vitsoe has made long-living furniture, always striving to be better rather than newer. In this era of ever-greater disposability, Vitsoe explores how emotional attachment can ensure that man-made objects last as long as possible. ‘A Sense of Belongings’ will display a number of objects that have been used and cherished for many years. Items such as a 36-year-old transatlantic tape measure, an ikat-weave sash with memories from the 80s, and an ingenious toasting fork made by a great-grandfather, have been loaned by Vitsoe’s eclectic customers and friends.

102 Marylebone Lane W1U 2QD
VV Rouleaux is a modern-day atelier with a focus on cutting edge, contemporary haberdashery. The brand blends old-world know-how with fresh urban cool in a treasure trove shop that includes ribbons and lace, tassels and pomp oms, hats and headdresses, and feathers and flowers. The shop will be offering a 10% discount on 19 September and a complimentary ribbon rose and tassel workshop.

Hertford House W1U 3BN
The Wallace Collection is one of the finest and most celebrated collections in the world, containing unsurpassed masterpieces of paintings, sculpture, furniture, arms, armour and porcelain. The Wallace Collection will be offering a variety of talks and classes throughout the festival, ranging from ‘Landscapes and Seascapes – art class for adults’ to ‘Female domesticity in the Dutch Republic: De Hooch, Netscher and Maes’.

The following are also confirmed as partners of Marylebone Design District. Further details of special events can be found on

– ANNA CORONEO. 27B Devonshire Street, W1G 6PW
– ATLAS GALLERY. 49 Dorset Street, W1U 7NF
– DASHING TWEEDS. 47 Dorset Street, W1U 7ND
– ELISKA DESIGN. 16a New Quebec Street, W1H 7DG
– FARROW & BALL. 64-65 Paddington Street, W1U 4JG
– FRANCIS GALLERY. 99 Crawford Street, W1H 2HN
– KABIRI. 94 Marylebone Lane, W1U 2PZ
– LEWIS & CO. 54 Paddington Street, W1U 4HU
– PAULINE BURROWS. 50 Chiltern Street, W1U 7QT
– THE COLLABORATIVE STORE. 58 Blandford Street. W1U 7JB
– THOMPSON’S GALLERY. 3 Seymour Place, W1H 5AZ
– TRACY NEULS. 29 Marylebone Lane, W1U 2NQ

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