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The co-founders of A Rum Fellow on their new indoor-outdoor collection, and the “hype and excitement” of London Design Week 2017.

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Throughout London Design Week 2017, workshops in participating showrooms were packed with visitors eager to learn from a series of experts at the top of their game. To capacity crowds in Tai Ping and Simpsons, KLC School of Design explored time-tested theories explaining the visual impact of colour. Over in Zimmer + Rohde, florist Larry Walshe led a demonstration on how to take your dining table from bleak to chic, while Sipsmith, pioneers of the London gin movement, held workshops and tastings exploring their imaginative approach to distillation in Fox Linton, Wired Custom Lighting and Decca (Bolier). In GP & J Baker, designer Tim Gosling led a masterclass amazing visitors with the art of drawing. It was proof positive that even in a digital age, an ability to draw is a treasured skill in interior design.

London Design Week 2017 is the spring event that keeps you ahead of the curve on the latest design topics. Highlights included sessions on colour and pattern at Wool Classics, virtual reality at Crestron EMEA, use of modern technology at The Silk Gallery and the benefits of social media at Topfloor by Esti. Plus behind-the-scenes peeks into the creation of collections from Holland & Sherry, Remains Lighting. Ulivi Salotti at Passerini, Casamance, Nemo lighting at Poliform and Halsted’s new Zambezi collection at Colony, which draws on magical creations by the Ardmore ceramicists.

 

Did you notice a camera crew at many of the Access All Areas events? They were on hand to speak to the industry’s top influencers. Tasked to capture the ‘moment’, they film and edit on site offering breaking news and insights from the people who make great design happen. With content so key to social media, these interviews offer unprecedented access as the shows unfold – at London Design Week 2017 nearly 50 interviews were posted during the six-day event, reaching out to an expanding digital audience. See them for yourself in the ‘Right Here, Right Now’ section of the blog.