Throughout London Design Week 2017, workshops in participating showrooms were packed with visitors eager to learn from a series of experts at the top of their game. To capacity crowds in Tai Ping and Simpsons, KLC School of Design explored time-tested theories explaining the visual impact of colour. Over in Zimmer + Rohde, florist Larry Walshe led a demonstration on how to take your dining table from bleak to chic, while Sipsmith, pioneers of the London gin movement, held workshops and tastings exploring their imaginative approach to distillation in Fox Linton, Wired Custom Lighting and Decca (Bolier). In GP & J Baker, designer Tim Gosling led a masterclass amazing visitors with the art of drawing. It was proof positive that even in a digital age, an ability to draw is a treasured skill in interior design.