London Design Week 2019 – Legends

The return of Legends at London Design Week 2019 will see showroom windows and showcases dressed in their finest, expressing all the sophisticated glamour of the prevailing mood in design. The initiative celebrates collaborations with top international names from the worlds of design, art and culture to create highly memorable displays.

This year, the creative jumping-off point is provided by the photographic archives of Iconic Images whose impressive portfolio includes era-defining images from the vanguard of fashion, rock, film and the arts. Through the lens of international photographers such as Norman Parkinson and Terry O’Neil – a glittering and celebrated group themselves – they capture magical moments that feature leading luminaries known for their talent, style and beauty.

These photographs, creatively and carefully matched, reflect the design zeitgeist in the showrooms. ‘Legends’ promises to bring the VIP treatment to London Design Week 2019, offering one more compelling reason, among many, to visit.


A roster of renowned interior designers includes Sophie Ashby who has been inspired by a bold portrait of Bianca Jagger for George Spencer Designs; Yabu Pushelberg is incorporating an image of film star Michael Caine at SA Baxter Foundry & Design Studio; Turner Pocock has looked to an alluring photograph of film star Ava Gardner for Tissus d’Hélène’s showcase; Parisian decorator Bambi Sloane is teaming up with HoulèsPhillip Jeffries is teaming up with Gunter & Co, while Henry Prideaux is partnering with Fox Linton, incorporating a stunning image of iconic model Twiggy. Arteriors, Decca and Perrin & Rowe have all chosen fashion images by legendary photographer Norman Parkinson, and de Le Cuona has selected a colourful image of Marilyn Monroe. Further collaborations include Alidad with Tim Page Carpets, Hirsch Bedner Associates with Decca and Interiorsetc with Nobilis. More show-stopping displays include those from Nina Campbell who is transforming her showroom into a decorated apartment and GP & J Baker who has teamed up with interior designer Ben Pentreath. More to be announced…