Blackhorse Members at London Design Festival 2018

We are very excited to share what our studio members are up to at this year’s London Design Festival, 15 – 23 September. See the full round-up below:

Laura Perryman, founder of Colour of Saying will be presenting Colour Via in collaboration with Surface Matter, a leading authority on materials innovation,  from 15 – 22 Sept. The exhibition will be exploring the next generation of material colour processes. This exhibition will bring together the fresh and important voices of designers who are challenging mass colour manufacture and crossing industry boundaries in pursuit of more considered practices and cleaner applications.

The exhibition will feature  Jessica de Hartdog, Charlotte Kidger, Agne Kucerenkaite, Liga Studio, Living Colour, Llot Llov, Martens & Visser, Mirrl.

A panel discussion will take place on the opening night discussing the future of sensitive and conscious colour,  17th Sept from 7pm – book tickets

Laetitia de Allegri will be part on Modern Design Review’s Ready Made Go at Ace Hotel in Shoreditch. As part of a group of designers that will be asked to produce an object  from a list of items desired by the Ace Hotel team. Previous years have seen everything from door handles by Philip Malouin to salt and pepper grinders by Oscar Diaz. The designs are intended to be a permanent part of the hotel, rather than just seen fleetingly in an exhibition.


Set designer Katie Fotis will be collaborating on another Sensory Playground for Pattern Design Studio known as PATTERNITY + YOO at 100% Design at Kensington Olympia from 19 -22 September. The installation is a celebration of  Experience. Pattern. People. Place. Taking inspiration from the simple but timeless geometry of our daily urban environments; this space is an abstract interpretation of the fundamental patterns, textures and elements that shape the architecture of our cities and the details of our beloved homes. Cities are places for both inspiration and reflection. Places we come to meet like-minded individuals, share ideas and co-create. This space is a joyful celebration of that.

Marc Wood will be showcasing his luxury lighting collections at Decorex at Syon House.

Uruguay born designer Matteo de Fogale will be curating two connected exhibitions at the Aram Gallery and designjunction focusing on the creative scene of Uruguay. All Eyes on Uruguay links Hilos Invisibles – Invisible Threads, the product of Fogale’s residency at Museo Casa Vilamajo and Uruguay, A Natural Collective at The Aram Gallery – 17 Sept – 27 Oct set up by Uruguay XXI. The exhibition will feature nine designers helping to tell the story of the contemporary thinking and creative heritage that animate Uruguayan design today.

Arturo Soto will also be exhibiting as part of the Matter of Stuff pop-up concept gallery at Fenman House, the collection will feature innovative product designers as well as workshops from the contemporary design research company.

And finally we have design studio Unknown Works who are currently at the workshop casting and building for their pavilion Space Gap which will be stand in front of Kensington Olympia. Keep an eye on our Instagram account for more updates.