It’s not surprising that so many showrooms chose to team up with interior designers and architects to devise their ‘Legends’ displays for London Design Weeks 2018. Distilling their creative flair into a few square metres that need to pack a visual punch proved no problem for the likes of Hill House Interiors (working with Bella Figura), Taylor Howes’ Karen Howes (at Evitavonni), Stephen Ryan (at Sahco) and Goddard Littlefair (at Perrin & Rowe).
Kamini Jivan of Studio Kamini brought an exotic air to The Silk Gallery thanks to a pair of giant giraffes, while Lucia Caballero’s smart, fully stocked drinks trolley drew visitors into Tufenkian Artisan Carpets. With a shared passion for British craftsmanship, Carolyn Parker and Abigail Owens took over the window of McKinney & Co to showcase their sumptuous nursery fabrics for The Gainsborough Silk Company. Colony’s collaboration with Lambart & Browne’s Freddy van Zevenbergen, with its whimsical hand-drawn lemon tree and dog adorned with fabric, was a scene-stealer for judges Gabby Deeming of House & Garden and Martina Mondadori Sartogo of Cabana magazine, who awarded it a highly commended prize.
Pictured top to bottom are: Kamini Jivan/Studio Kamini at The Silk Gallery; Stephen Ryan at Sahco; Gabor Ulveczki/Ulgador at Lelièvre Paris; and Taylor Howes’ Karen Howes at Evitavonni.