Well this week I ventured a bit further afield over to Clerkenwell to explore Design Week. It can be a bit of a daunting experience if you haven’t got a plan but luckily I had booked in with ‘we blog design’ bloggers tour to explore some of the hidden designs of Clerkenwell. Although my day didn’t start off quite as planned as my daughter Mia was a bit off colour first thing so it was a late start at school and a bit of a dash to meet them at the start. I did manage to catch up with them at the Tom Dixon exhibition at St. James Church for a presentation from the man himself.
Tom Dixon is a self taught British designer that came in to prominence in the late 1980’s, known for his industrial style lighting and furniture. He became Head of Design for Habitat in 1998 and is now synonymous with interior design.
This lighting installation was the impressive sight that meet me when I entered ‘The Church’. Tom Dixon’s shop is just around the corner and this is a community project with the local Vicar. Dixon gets the space to show his latest designs and the Vicar gets to keep them. The installations will attract a different and hopefully wider audience to his church. Apparently the Vicar had had complaints that the lighting for weddings wasn’t very impressive. I don’t think they’ll be saying this now.
Sadly I didn’t have that much time to wander around the maze of installations and show rooms but I did spot a couple more designs.
A stylish chair for my office Can you believe this is carpet not grass!
It can get a bit lonely blogging and writing from my home office, but today was a sociable one. Meeting like minded interior bloggers and sharing ideas. I’m looking forward to the next event.
Bye for now.