We spent this morning in a post-Olympics doldrums, wondering what on earth we are going to do with ourselves, and then remembered: London Design Festival kicks off this weekend!
At Conran, we’re pulling out all the stops to make it an enjoyable week. We’ve already mentioned The Conran Shop’s RED exhibition, and today, we have another reason for you to head to Chelsea.
This coming Saturday (15th) and the following one (22nd), The Conran Shop will be hosting a series of talks with eminent British designers, in association with Stylus magazine and the Design Council. Tickets are free, but must be booked in advance, via The Conran Shop’s website.
This Saturday, furniture designer Russell Pinch and ‘The Neon Man’, Chris Bracey, will be taking the stage at 1.30pm and 3pm respectively.
Russell was voted Best Newcomer to the design world by Blueprint and 100% Design in 2004, and won Wallpaper* magazine’s Best Desk award in 2008. His practice, PINCH, specialises in furniture, product and interior design.
Chris Bracey has been working in lighting design for 37 years, collaborating with such luminaries as David LaChapelle, Alexander McQueen and Martin Creen. His spectacular neons have featured in several Hollywood blockbusters, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Eyes Wide Shut.
And if you can’t make the talks, you can still see their work: both Russell and Chris have contributed work to the RED exhibition, which opens in-store from Friday.