If there is city in Europe in which the independent retail and design are especially vibrant is London. The London Design Guide has been since its launch the perfect instrument for measuring the pulse of creativity in the British capital and the fourth edition becomes once again an essential volume for all design lovers. Recently launched, the new version of the guide shows all the places to visit in each neighbourhood, whether shops and galleries or the best cafes and restaurants. In addition to the more practical side, with maps, addresses and descriptions of each site, the fourth edition reveals the backstage and some of the most prominent figures of design in London. In addition to visits to the private studios of Barber & Osgerby, Ilse Crawford and Ross Lovegrove, the guide features interviews with the director of the Design Museum Deyan Sudjic or veteran Zeev Aram, founder of the renowned store Aram, completing one of the best theme guides internationally.
“London Design Guide focuses on the capital’s thriving design scene: its boutiques, vintage dealers, galleries and creative workshops. The guide’s editor – design writer and commentator Max Fraser – has plucked out the destinations that best reflect the dynamism and vision of the modern design climate and reviewed them by neighbourhood, including user-friendly maps to help navigate the city’s sprawl.”