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Arclinea and B&B Italia at the London Design Festival 2017

SEEN keenly anticipates this year’s London Design Festival, taking place from 16th – 24th September. Not least because B&B Italia will launch their partnership with Arclinea high-end designer kitchens. The brand will also celebrate the UK debut of its 2017 collections, including the 20th anniversary edition of the iconic Charles seating system; all to be revealed with a new look for its B&B Italia London store on Brompton Road.

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Christmas in July Part 3: Contemporary Applied Arts

SEEN needs no second bidding to go and look at beautiful pieces of craft. The premises of the CAA in Bankside (handily near Tate Modern) contains a breathtaking variety of exquisitely made designs from the tiniest piece of jewellery to hand-woven rugs to striking and unusual furniture.

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Ready Made Go 3 at Ace Hotel Shoreditch: LDF 17

SEEN does love a jaunt to Ace Hotel, Shoreditch, where something interesting is always going on. Unafraid to put their money where their mouth is, the hotel very supportive of talented designers in this ever-expanding design district, which is girding its loins for the upcoming London Design Festival with a new round of collaborations between …

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Bloom & Wild and Matisse in the Studio

Now here’s a lovely collaboration in SEEN’s opinion: to coincide with the ‘Matisse in the Studio’ exhibition that’s on now until 12th November at the Royal Academy of Arts, Bloom & Wild have created three limited-edition bouquets to evoke the style, objects and palette of the renowned artist Matisse. SEEN has had the pleasure of …

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Christmas in July Part 4: Heaven Looks Like Atelier Swarovski

SEEN had the great good fortune to visit Atelier Swarovski recently on a bright and sunny day. There was no better way in which to enjoy the beautiful homewares that were on display. Famed for their innovative use of crystal and glass, this commissioned collection did not disappoint. Alongside pieces by design luminaries Zaha Hadid, Tord Boontje, Ron Arad and Daniel Libeskind, Swarovski has collaborated with many talented designers.

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Monc Sunglasses: Modern Classics

SEEN is rather taken with this British brand that epitomises old-school glamour with modern design sensibility. The company was founded last year by product, interior and spatial designer Freddie Elborne who clearly delights in celebrating the process that goes into the creation of these beauties while taking pride in those who do the creating.

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Carnival Fever: Jewellery from Wolf & Moon

SEEN is all agog for the latest jewellery from London-based Wolf & Moon. Bold, geometric and bright, these babies will see you through Europe’s premier carnival weekend, no problem. The jewellery is hand-made in East London by Hannah Davis’ talented team.

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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.