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WonderGlass at Salone di Mobile

SEEN loves to see the beautiful designs that grace the Salone di Mobile. Very often these pieces make their way to Britain and particularly to London, so we keep a keen eye on the prestigious design fair.

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Taking Tea in Milan: Yixing by Christopher Jenner

Londoners love their tea. After a heavy day, what could be more refreshing in the busy capital? So, imagine SEEN’s delight when we saw the new Yixing range designed by Christopher Jenner. We can’t wait for this distinctive collection to hit London, hopefully later in the year.

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Showtime: Jaime Hayon and BD Barcelona at Milan Design Week 2017

Last year was the 10th anniversary of the launch of the Showtime furniture line. It was a great series. For this season, acclaimed designer Jaime Hayon has been working with the Spanish brand BD Barcelona Design and relaunched new versions. Designs have been revamped with new materials, fabrics and finishes. As ever, Hayon’s quirky, fun take has been embodied in a line that has lots of personality.

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Now Play This at Somerset House

SEEN is excited to learn that from April 7th – 9th, Somerset House will host Now Play This, a three-day celebration of games and game design, showcasing exciting new games being made around the UK and further afield. There will be over 40 game varieties to play on site over the weekend, ranging from board games to computer and video, multiplayer installations and outdoor activities. The event coincides with a city-wide games initiative.

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Review of ‘Imagine Moscow’: Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution

The basement of the new (and still gobsmacking) Design Museum is host to the exciting ‘Imagine Moscow’ exhibition. It brings together a remarkable Soviet-era archive of architecture design and models that originally imagined the Soviet state as a blissful utopia where people, work, economy and political practice would co-exist in harmony. Of course it didn’t happen quite like that which makes this exhibition all the more fascinating to the modern viewer. SEEN particularly liked the architectural drawings, exquisite in their accuracy and precision, that don’t look dated at all: they could be buildings that exist today.

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Luxury in Clerkenwell: Made in Global Bags

SEEN was attending Clerkenwell London to hear all about the forthcoming Clerkenwell Design Week in May, when I spotted a fabulous backpack adorning a fellow attendee and found myself sitting next to the same lady at the briefing. Happily, the fabulous backpack was part of a collection currently enjoying a pop-up outing until the end of March at Clerkenwell London, which if you haven’t visited it yet is a must-see concept store of fashion, art, food and drink, wine, wellness and design, not far from Farringdon Station.