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Introducing Timeless Design

The London Design Festival sees the world’s very best in design descend on London with events, installations and pop-up exhibitions hosted across the capital, and this year Harrods has curated an in-store exhibition - Timeless Design - to showcase a spectacular array of iconic brands and their truly timeless designs.

Including industry favourites Alessi, Fritz Hansen, B&B Italia, Ligne Roset, Fornasetti and Knoll, the exhibition weaves its way around the Second Floor Home and Third Floor Furniture departments, with unseen archive pieces, limited-edition products and exclusive launches presented throughout.

“The London Design Festival continues to cement London as the design capital of the world,” explains Annalise Fard, Director of Home at Harrods. “For the festival this year, Harrods will bring together brands at the forefront of luxury design to present a retrospective, showcasing design originals that still define modern style and living today. With so many timeless design brands under one roof, we’ve taken this unique opportunity to curate an exhibition for September that will excite and inspire design enthusiasts across the capital.”

Timeless Design curated by Harrods will run in-store from Saturday 12th until Sunday 27th September 2015.

A led tour of the exhibition will begin at 3pm every day from Saturday 19th until Sunday 27th September 2015. Visitors should meet at the Timeless Design Exhibit on the Third Floor. 

Exhibiting Brands
The Second Floor: Alessi, Baccarat, Christofle, Fornasetti, Le Creuset, Linley, Saint Louis, Oyuna
The Third Floor: Anglepoise, B&B Italia, Fritz Hansen, Knoll, Ligne Roset, Parker & Farr, The Rug Company, Tom Dixon, Vitra

Key Tour Stops
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Juicy Salif by Philippe Starck, Alessi presents a limited edition of the juicer – customised for Harrods. Original prototypes from the Alessi Museum in Italy and archival photography will also be on display.

Presented exclusively at Harrods for the London Design Festival, Fornasetti will exhibit Musciarabia furniture inspired by the mashrabiya, traditional Arabic windows enclosed with carved latticework.

Inspired by a family heirloom, Linley has created an exclusive walnut fruit bowl to mark the brand’s 30th anniversary.

Fritz Hansen
The Kvadrat/Raf Simons limited-edition designs will be shown exclusively at Timeless Design, alongside products from the brand’s archive, including the PK80 daybed and PD91 folding stool.

In addition to the Pilot Chair, Knoll will be showing examples of its sculptural low tables designed by Warren Platner, and a new collection by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby.

David Hicks For Parker & Farr
The exuberant designer worked with Parker & Farr in the ’70s to create the Benson sofa, now upholstered in a Hicks archive fabric.

Barber & Osgerby For The Rug Company
The British design duo has teamed up with The Rug Company to bring four wild animals to life, with a line of children’s rugs.

Tom Dixon
Exclusively at Harrods for the London Design Festival, Tom Dixon will showcase the new Wingback sofa in a Kvadarat x Raf Simons Fabric. Re-engineered to give it a bolder shape, the sofa is a fully upholstered sculpture.

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