LDF2011: Tom Dixon at the Dock

Following on from the success of last year’s London Design Festival event, Tom Dixon threw open his doors again last week to welcome us design-loving folk into his sanctuary, tucked away in a stunning little spot up the less salubrious end of Ladbroke Grove.

As well as giving late-night access to his shop and award-winning kitchen, the space was also opened up to some pop-up enterprises, including Print Club London (who were giving live screen printing demo’s with free, still-wet screenprints for all at the end) and the Design Museum‘s pop-up ShopShed

The Tom Dixon shop itself featured an inspired mix of pieces both large and small, showcasing the work of Mr Dixon himself plus many talented others, including scrapwood masters Piet Hein Eek (who I’ve featured before here).

Next, a pop next door into the wonderland that is Moooi HQ. Restyled as part of the LDF festivities, designer Marcel Wanders created an opulent underwater paradise, ideal to showcase his very particular design aesthetic. A long-time fan of his fantastically quirky Delft Blue vase collection, I was lucky enough to feature a couple of them in a magazine shoot last year, and have been pretty much obsessed with the brand since then. Personal favourites on show here were the 5 O’Clock floral table and chairs and Crochet footstool – each giving a nod to classic English heritage and craft, reworked in an utterly modern way. I’ll take them all, please

{Image credits: all copyright Joanna Thornhill}


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About Joanna Thornhill

Freelance Interior Stylist, Author, Writer and Crafter working for a range of magazine titles and commercial clients. Author of Home for Now (CICO Books 2014)

2 responses to “LDF2011: Tom Dixon at the Dock”

  1. gypsyrosewrites says :

    Wish I’d known you were up here – I live right opposite and was there! My faves are the flowery chairs….gorge! Great blog. xxx

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