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Design Meets Art: BD Barcelona in Clerkenwell

SEEN loved visiting the BD Barcelona showroom during Clerkenwell Design Week 2017 recently. The showroom displayed the playful and vibrant designs of Jaime Hayon, the Campana Brothers, Doshi Levien and Färg & Blanche, very much espousing the brand’s motto of Design Meets Art.

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Berry Street in evolving Clerkenwell is certainly enlivened by the colourful and bold furniture, mirrors and storage designs that are a refreshing contrast to industrial processes and bland modernism. Who can resist the smiling Happy Susto Vases by Hayon? Or appreciate the haunting ‘Invisible Personage’ armchair, taken from a painting by Salvador Dalí? Eclectic and eccentric, the designs belong to the individualism of artisanal processes and artistic practice. Long may they continue.

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Barcelona BD
12/14 Berry Street
London
EC1V 0AU

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House of Vans London X Studio PSK: Let There be Light

One of SEEN’s favourite venues is House of Vans in Waterloo, the skate park and cultural space bar none. We hear that until 17th December 2017 House of Vans London has partnered with Studio PSK, award-winning London-based design and creative studio, to transform Tunnel 1 into a shifting, multicoloured lighting installation open to the public.

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aqua kyoto: A Christmas Alternative

If the thought of Christmas with its attendant indulgences makes you long for the cuisines of other countries, then have a look at the winter menus on offer from aqua kyoto. A feast for the eyes as well as the stomach they have a lunch menu offering – essentially elevated bento boxes, which are as …

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Dinny Hall: A Shining Star

SEEN had the privilege recently, of hearing iconic jeweller Dinny Hall speak about her life and career in jewellery and design. She started off in the seventies when jewellery didn’t have the profile it has now, so in that sense she was very much a pioneer. She hung out with the cool musicians of the …