The Pimlico Road Design District is celebrating its first year as part of London Design Festival (16 – 24 September) and a series of events has been organised. The area, home to our own iconic store, has long been known as one of London’s most important and well-established areas for interior design, art, antiques and fine furniture.
As the festival site puts it:
“Just a stone’s throw from Sloane Square lies an inspiring, creative and commercial hub: the Pimlico Road Design District.”
LINLEY, Robert Kime, Rose Uniacke, FBC London, HOWE London, HOWE at 36 Bourne Street, Promemoria, Soane Britain are some of the businesses involved. Throughout the festival, our own gallery Timothy Langston Fine Art & Antiques will be open and keen to showcase our selection of decorative objects and antiques. But also there are many different events in their breakfast series throughout the festival. The following caught our eye in particular and are well worth supporting:
Saturday 16 September
11 am – 12 pm
Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler
89 – 91 Pimlico Road SW!W 8PH
Founded in the 1930s, this is one of the longest established interior decorating firms in Britain. Director Emma Burns will be giving a Q&A on the subject of Timeless Decoration.
Thursday 21st September
10 am – 11am
Country House Style
29 Pimlico Road SW1W 8PH
Will Fisher, founder of Jamb, has acquired a remarkable collection of antique fireplaces including Georgian and Regency mantels. There will be a Q&A on Country House Style with Jamb owners.
Friday 22nd September
10 am – 11 am
190-192 Ebury Street SW1W 8UP
Christopher Payne discusses Robert Kime’s three strands of expertise: antique dealing, textile collecting and a passion for putting rooms together.
Saturday 23rd September
11 am – 12 pm
A History of Architecture on Pimlico Road
Old School House, 178 Ebury St SW1W 8UP
PDP London Partner Simon Gazzard discusses the history of Pimlico Road from an architectural perspective.
Tickets for all breakfast events are £10, and all proceeds go to the charity The Passage.
We are delighted to see the inclusion of The Pimlico Road in the London Design Festival, quite rightly taking its place as London’s premiere antique and design district. Please do get in touch with Timothy Langston if you are in the neighbourhood during the festival.