Max Fraser’s definitive handbook to London's design districts is back with a fresh new format and editorial features
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.
Behind every venue are talented individuals who implement their vision with gusto and flair. The new edition features interviews with personalities ranging from Marylebone trailblazers to East London mavericks, including Design Museum director Deyan Sudjic and veteran retailer Zeev Aram. Furthermore, the guide’s editors obtained exclusive admittance to the private studios of Barber & Osgerby, Fredrikson Stallard, Ilse Crawford and Ross Lovegrove. No other guidebook boasts such widespread coverage or such access to the key figures driving the London design scene.
The 208-page London Design Guide is a snapshot of the design scene today, a celebration of creativity and a practical tool for Londoners and tourists alike. There’s no better resource for exploring the wealth of design in the capital.
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About the editor
Max Fraser is a design commentator and author whose work broadens the conversation around contemporary design. Fraser is the founder of Spotlight Press, an independent imprint that publishes London Design Guide and other titles. Until recently, he worked as the Deputy Director of the annual London Design Festival, for whom he now consults alongside varied private and public bodies including Hermès, Renault, Alan Yau, Hitachi, Crafts Council, Unilever and others.