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London City Cufflinks at Selfridges

SEEN loves City Cufflinks, so we were delighted to hear that you can now get them at Selfridges in time for Christmas. The London City Cufflinks, handcrafted in sterling silver, include the
Royal Albert Hall, City Hall, St. Paul’s Cathedral and much more.

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LDF16: Studio Job at Bisazza

A walk down Sloane Avenue never fails to please SEEN’s senses. If you’re down there yourself, check out Bisazza for the most beautiful designs in tile form; wood, glass and ceramic. SEEN was there to view the new tiles on display by Studio Job, whose singular reinterpretation of parquet flooring epitomises the Belgian design duo’s motto of ‘New Renaissance’.

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Holly Hunt Showcases Vladimir Kagan: LDF16

SEEN was in Holly Hunt’s Mayfair showroom yesterday, keen to see the furniture by design supremo Vladimir Kagan. They were resplendent in the window and by the door and what struck SEEN was how familiar they looked. We were powerfully reminded of how much of an influence Kagan has been on modern furniture design.

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London Design Festival at the V&A: Future History

SEEN enjoyed a preview of some of the excellent projects currently in the iconic Victoria & Albert museum for the London Design Festival. Showcasing some of the very best in Design from the 17th – 25th September, the LDF enjoys support from the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan who said, ‘… the festival allows people from all walks of life the opportunity to experience why London really is the design capital of the world.’ Sir John Sorrell, chairman of the London Design festival added, ‘The V&A, as the main hub of the Festival, hosts a stunning series of interventions, alongside its temporary exhibitions and permanent collections.’

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London Design Festival 2016: The Smile

SEEN was delighted and intrigued to view and walk through ‘THE SMILE’, the cantilevered installation that graces the at the Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground at Chelsea College of Art. It is a monumental work that perfectly demonstrates the technique of cross-laminated tulipwood construction.

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London Design Festival 2016: Pilotis at Kvadrat

SEEN was stunned by Danish textile supplier Kvadrat’s showroom; a huge space on Shepherdess Walk. At the moment it houses ‘Pilotis’ a truly fascinating installation of curtains and textiles created in collaboration with Kvadrat. Designed by EDIDA award-winning duo Doshi Levien, this first collection explores light, shape and layers, drawing from the inspiration of different architectural textures, pointillism and tapestries by the renowned Le Corbusier.

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Barber & Osgerby: Forecast at the London Design Biennale 2016

SEEN was delighted to attend the preview of the London Design Biennale on Tuesday and was dumbstruck by the magnificent Forecast which dominates the courtyard of Somerset House. Sadly it was not windy – a shame, as Forecast is a wind-powered installation created by award-winning designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby in collaboration with the V&A, supported by British Land.