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Selvedge — London Design Festival

An extension of the print magazine’s tone of respect, intelligence and joy in the world of textiles, our blog is a daily contribution to the Selvedge conversation. Featuring exhibitions, people, adventures and opinion, the Selvedge blog is not only a meeting point for the Selvedge community but also an entry point into the world of textiles for those looking for an original and broadening perspective.

Decorex International 2011

Exhibitions London Design Festival Selvedge shows and workshops

This year at London Design Festival, Decorex International, the country's leading design exhibition, will be working around the theme 'Cherished Places'. A host of over 250 designers will be 'exploring the creation of sanctuary and our cherished places' including well-known brands, small UK based artisans and brand new talent. It will be based in Chelsea from the 25th to the 28th for TRADE visitors, while the public can visit on the 27th from 1-7pm. Tickets for both are available here...

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Yastik

Exhibitions London Design Festival Selvedge shows and workshops

Yet another feature of the London Design Festival is the launch of the autumn collection of Yastik by Rifat Özbek. In collaboration with Erdal Karaman, Özbek uses a mix of eclectic, handmade fabrics and patterns to create a meld of Turkish and English style. Each shop sports its own line that echoes its location. The launch will be from the 17th to the 25th of September, giving us all a chance to get our hands on some of the limited edition luxury cushions. Yastik is available at 8 Holland Street, London, W8 4LT Phone: +44 (0)20 3538 7981

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Fendi and The Royal College Of Art

Exhibitions London Design Festival Selvedge shows and workshops

Fendi is enlisting the help of the Royal College Of Art's prestigious Design Products Department to celebrate the opening of its new store on Sloane Street. The students will create window and in-store displays using innovative Fendi products and discarded materials. The display will be in store until the 25th of September as part of the London Design Festival. Go here for more information...

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avantGarden

Exhibitions London Design Festival Selvedge shows and workshops

The design team avantGarden are a small group of Danish artists who will be exhibiting their work at London Design Festival under the theme Beautiful Mortality. The team includes Textile designer Tina Ratzer, Ceramic designers Meyer - Lavigne, Ceramic designer Louise Gaardmann and illustrator Lisa Grue. Their display will be from the 22nd to the 25th of September and you can follow their preparations for the festival at both their blog.

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Wishing Marimekko a Happy 60th Birthday

Exhibitions London Design Festival Selvedge shows and workshops

Finnish company Marimekko has always been favourite for anyone with a love of bold patterns and simple designs. So of course we're delighted to join Heal's in celebrating 60 years of this fantastic branch of Scandinavian design since it was first introduced in 1951. Heal's will be doing this with a pop-up Marimekko shop at their flagship store on Tottenham Court Road. There will also be a talk by Henrietta Thompson (Wallpaper’s Editor at Large) on 'Why Blonds Have More Fun: 60 years of Scandinavian design'. Until 24th September at Heal's Tottenham Court Road

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