Marylebone Design District returns 14-22 September for its second year hosting an impressive series of free events and activities for London Design Festival 2019.
The Marylebone Design District will showcase the vast collection of creative credentials within the community; as well as highlight Marylebone’s grid of attractive Georgian streets, packed with characterful period buildings that will provide the space and inspiration for a diverse and impressive collection of design retailers, galleries, workshops, bars and restaurants.
The festival will also offer discounts and offers from food and drink partners at leading establishments on well-known streets such as Marylebone High Street, New Cavendish Street, Chiltern Street, Dorset Street and Crawford Street.
Over the week guests can explore a range of activities such as the interactive exhibition, Imago – A Dragonfly in Action at Circus on Marylebone High Street. The creative installation is a celebration of the Emperor Dragonfly by the artist, puppet maker and performer Oliver Smart and guests can learn more about the project throughout the gallery’s immersive workshops and talks.
SAIC Design on Marylebone Road is celebrating its first year in the world’s creative capital by opening the doors to its studio and giving a glimpse into its exciting future mobility design centre. SAIC Design will have designers at work, collaborative projects, research activities, and various properties on display.
Another Country, a British craft brand that designs and makes contemporary craft furniture and accessories, will present new furniture products designed by Alain Gilles, Mathias Hahn, David Irwin and Daniel Schofield. In addition, a series of lunches will be hosted in their Crawford Street showroom with River Cottage, the famed West Country cookery school.
Chiltern Street’s Cox & Power is hosting a ‘Jewellery Clambake’, an opportunity to talk all things jewellery, and bring along unloved pieces to discover how they could be transformed into a precious new piece.
For a more hands on experience, learn how to choose colours of your kitchen and the art of painting furniture at the Little Greene Marylebone Showroom on New Cavendish Street. The team will be hosting complimentary ‘how to’ masterclasses to celebrate the launch of three brand new finishes for September 2019, floor paint, satin paint and all-purpose primer.
Adding a splash of colour to your day, creative demonstrations will be run by colour experts Farrow and Ball. As well as the ‘Colour by Nature’ workshops, guests can expect free bespoke advice at their Marylebone showroom on Paddington Street on the 19th September.
And for the first time ever, Jo Malone London is opening the doors of its Georgian Townhouse to the public over the course of the festival, showcasing a specially curated exhibition by artist and photographer Martyn Thompson.
For more information – visit the official website here. #LDF19