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Christmas competition: Win a Pair of London City Cufflinks

Yes indeed, to celebrate the festive season and the iconic buildings of London, SEEN and City Cufflinks are collaborating to give one lucky reader a pair of the beautiful, hand-made London City Cufflinks featuring St Paul’s Cathedral, City Hall and many more. They’re a wonderful way to accessorise a smart business suit and a witty way to demonstrate your appreciation of the London skyline.

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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.

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The New Way to Shop: MADE.COM

If, like SEEN, you don’t want the faff of visiting innumerable furniture shops looking for that one perfect piece, then have a look at MADE.COM, for bespoke or designer furniture from the manufacturers either through their website or at their flagship retail space at 100 Charing Cross Road, a short walk from the heart of the capital’s furniture district on and around Tottenham Court Road.

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Type Tasting: Do We Judge a Wine by its Label?

As part of the London Design Festival, typography expert and Type Tasting founder Sarah Hyndman is refreshingly keen to make typefaces accessible to all, raising awareness of how labels are constructed to tempt us to their contents. She has teamed up with Laithwaite’s wines to create a unique experience for Londoners interested in design and drinking fine wines.