Yesterday evening we met our friend Paul McAllister at Origin. It is London Design Week, and many shows that I’ve seen this week were highlighting craft, which is refreshing since usually craft and design are seen as separate entities.
Here are a few of my favorites from the show:
By far the coolest building I have seen in a while!
It was the old UK headquarters for Michelin tire, built in 1910. In the late 80’s it was converted into a French restaurant and Oyster Bar called Bibendum (the name of the Michelin man!), partially run by Terence Conran. I love this building, especially the stained glass windows, and celebrate that the restauranteurs preserved the unique features of this space.