Jader Almeida’s Licce Rocking chair from #TheConranShopEdit
Let me start by addressing fellow Londoners, WHY HAVE YOU NOT TOLD ME ABOUT THE CONRAN SHOP BEFORE? I feel straight-out betrayed that I am discovering this place – this, Ali Babba’s den of treasures, in my tenth year in London. While it might have something to do with the fact that to me, London ‘Chelsea’ is but a figment of imagination, a faraway land where tall elves frolic in designer garb and their children scoff at us poor people in big red taxis, it still does not explain why I haven’t even scouted the place with condescending hipster gait back in the days. Which reminds me, there is another store in Marylebone, which does suit my bill better (I smart). Now I wish I had done that since I would have much better taste in belongings, in general. So I stood serenading this shop – twice, as the heavens were chucking down something mighty on the day I visited, and it was one fantastic shelter all right.
The reason I visit, is because I am now essentially ‘cheating on fashion with furniture’, to borrow the words of one Carrie Bradshaw, and have decided to skip MFW and do London Design Festival. I’m working with the Conran Shop to behind the scenes of the #TheConranShopEdit Designer Panel Discussion event on the 24th September, with questions from YOU. So come, and get lost
between the sheets in the store with me, see #TheConranShopEdit of hand-picked edit of extraordinary furniture and lighting, and talk to the panellists: living legends and up-and-coming talent of furniture design. Most importantly, come see what I’m talking about – RSVP now! See, I’ve decided on spending more time amongst great taste and hope some of it will rub off. To my international readers, please join in on the fun by either leaving a comment here, or via Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat (ID: SparknCube) by sending my your comments and questions to ask to the panellists on the day. Or just send me boob pics, you know how much I like those.
Event collaboration with The Conran Shop. Photography and graphic design Park & Cube
Shimmer Side and Coffee tables by Patricia Urquiola from from #TheConranShopEdit
Piet Hein Eek’s Hand-folded lamps