London Design Festival 2018

London has had a longstanding reputation as one of the design capitals of the world, from 15-23 September 2018, the city of London is setting out to affirm it’s position by displaying some of the best design and architecture on offer today.

“London and Design go hand in hand” says London Design Festival Director, Ben Evans. “It is part of our story. London Design Festival is a platform for 100s of design stories to be told. Each of them talks to an expanding audience hungry for design ideas and enjoying the quality and diversity of what’s on offer. It all confirms London’s status as the global centre of design.”

Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, said: “London Design Festival is a fantastic event which brings together designers from across the globe and demonstrates the capital’s position as a powerhouse for the creative industries. London is known for its creativity and continues to attract the best companies and talent from around the world.”

As an award-winning, British designer grooming brand – Bolin Webb know the importance of great design and will be watching closely as the festival unfolds. A number of events will also be going on at Bolin Webb stockists throughout London during this time, here are a few of our favourites:

What’s On:

A textile airship that you have the chance to pilot with your mind. Reminiscent of early balloon designs from the 19th century, it is capable of having its movement controlled by visitors using their power of thought. The installation creates a surreal experience that offers visitors an alternative journey through the space of the museum. Spaces are offered on a first come, first served basis so check out the Design Museum website to plan your visit.

Where:

The Design Museum
224-238 Kensington High Street
Kensington
London
W8 6AG

What’s On:

Expect the unexpected as The Conran Shop and Pinterest join forces for the first time to allow visitors to harness the full power of Pinterest with real-life inspiration.

With the help of innovative Near-Field Communication microchips hidden in tags all around The Conran Shop’s flagship Chelsea store, the same technology as contactless payment cards, you will be able to Pin and save products as you shop with just the tap of an app. Meanwhile, larger-than-life pins will form a Pinterest maze to explore, with a different iconic piece around every corner.

To ensure a multidimensional in-store experience, we will also have colourful Pincodes on display, which, once scanned, will reveal the inspiration behind our collections and the provenance of our most famous pieces.

This innovative partnership between two modern and inspiring entities explores new ways of celebrating iconic design in the digital age and will leave visitors with a plethora of design and lifestyle inspiration to take home with them. Join us to explore and interact with our immersive installation and leave with a bespoke wish list of your favourite products (including an award winning Bolin Webb razor of course), magically saved to your personalised Pinterest board while you browse.

Where:

Conran Shop
81 Fulham Rd,
Chelsea,
London
SW3 6RD

What’s On:
Scholten & Baijings invite visitors to immerse themselves in a daily tea ritual, held throughout the nine days of the Festival, on the first floor of the historic Fortnum & Mason store in Piccadilly.

Using more than 80 products, designed by companies from across the globe, the installation will deliver a unique take on the ritual of tea, set across a series of tables.

Designer Stefan Scholten said the collaboration with Fortnum & Mason presented a great opportunity for a colourist. “The setting we will create especially for this occasion will be a field of green hues that encompasses furniture, accessories and limited- edition products, where 300 years of tradition will meet contemporary Dutch design.”

Where:

Fortnum & Mason
181 Piccadilly,
St. James’s
London
W1A 1ER

You can download the full festival guide here. Whether you can make it or not to the festival, bring a little bit of British design excellence home with a Gillette Mach3 compatible Bolin Webb R1 designer razor or Fusion compatible X1 designer razor.