This is a celebration of Fitzrovia’s design heritage and talent. Learn more about what the exciting events happening in Fitzrovia Design District. For a full list of all locations in the food and drink trail, click here.
Exhibition and piano recital
Grand Passion Pianos, 32 Newman Street, 18 Sept, 6pm
Grand Passion Pianos will present a London Design Festival concert which will feature the combination of digital artwork and a performance by a concert pianist. Registration is required for a complimentary ticket here.
Abstract Drawing Class with Lisa King
Sanderson Hotel, 50 Berners Street, 22 Sept, 10am – 1pm
Whether you’re experienced or a complete beginner, this class is designed to inspire and encourage your artistic expression. Lisa King will guide you through various abstract drawing techniques, helping you explore your imagination and create unique pieces of work. You will sit around a tablescape of flowers, objects and sculptors from the Sanderson’s art collection, from which to draw.
An exhibition of Two Halves
Heals, 196 Tottenham Court Road, 18 – 23 Sept, 10:30 am – 7 pm
Two exciting events are taking place at Heal’s. First, the collaboration with third year students from Kingston University’s Furniture & Product Design course, who showcase a shortlist of 10 pieces, exploring the process and stories behind the designs. The second exhibition celebrates a trio of iconic seating that has shaped our tastes over the last 70 years.
Terra Firma & Mound Collection
Sanderson Hotel, 50 Berners Street, 18 – 19 Sept, 9am – 9 & 20 Sept, 9am – 6pm
The Terra Firma installation is simultaneously complete and incomplete. It is complete insofar as it represents a culmination of past efforts and is a physical manifestation of those efforts. It is incomplete because it exists in a state of perpetual potentiality, one that can be added to, modified, and expanded upon in some way. The imperfections and unfinished aspects of the installation are an integral part of its nature: they reflect the ongoing process of exploration, experimentation, and discovery.
Lualdi Flagship Store
Lualdi, 50 Eastcastle Street, 21 Sept, 6:30pm – 9pm
Lualdi specialises in superior interior door design and high-end bespoke furniture in the residential and hospitality sectors, managed by the fourth family generation. In collaboration with Dezeen, Lualdi will host their London flagship launch party. RSVP here
Calligaris turns 100
Calligaris, 177-178 Tottenham Court Road, 21 Sept, 5pm – 7pm
Calligaris are turning 100 and to celebrate they are hosting a London Design Festival event to unveil the new 2023 collection. Drinks and canapes are served from 5 pm to 7 pm. RSVP here
London Design Festival Art Walk
Charlotte Street Hotel, 15 Charlotte Street, 23 Sept, 10:30 am – 1 pm
Head to Charlotte Street Hotel for a special guided art walk with a tour of the hotel’s art collection followed by a curated walk around some of Fitzrovia’s most interesting galleries. The day will finish with a three-course lunch or Afternoon Tea at Oscar Bar & Restaurant. Book tickets here.