NOVEMBER DESIGN DIARY 2023
Discover the hottest new design trends this month with November’s offering of inspiring events and exhibitions from every corner of the design world. Keep reading for our top 10 picks.
MAKE HAUSER & WIRTH
UNTIL 18 NOVEMBER
‘Every somewhere’ presents a number of featured artist-makers who take an instinctive approach to their practice through lived experience, ordering and composing nature into new forms. Visit Hauser & Wirth’s space in Somerset to experience this tranquil space filled with pieces created from wood, textile and organic materials, or browse the collection online below.
THE LONDON ILLUSTRATION FAIR
BARGEHOUSE, OXO TOWER WHARF
24 – 26 NOVEMBER
This year marks The London Illustration Fair’s 10th birthday. London’s largest artist-led illustration event returns to Bargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf this November with an incredible line-up of illustrators, workshops and interactive installations across five floors. Make sure you visit Nottingham Trent University’s stand, which they were awarded at New Designers 2023 for their exceptional range of works and engaging presentation.
FASHION CITY: HOW JEWISH LONDONERS SHAPED GLOBAL STYLE
MUSEUM OF LONDON DOCKLANDS
UNTIL 14 APRIL 2024
Step into a traditional tailors workshop in the East End where this new exhibition uncovers the significant role played by Jewish designers in shaping London into a renowned fashion capital. Take a journey through the stories behind the Jewish fashion innovators who emerged as influential figures in their fields, established retail brands that continue to thrive, and dressed iconic figures such as David Bowie, Princess Diana and Mick Jagger.
THE DESIGN MUSEUM
UNTIL 2 JUNE 2024
The first of its kind in the UK, the Design Museum’s major new exhibition traces the transformation of skateboard design from the 1950s to the present day, illustrating a captivating narrative of design, performance and the development of communities.
COCKPIT OPEN STUDIOS – WINTER 2023
24 – 26 NOVEMBER
London’s centre for excellence in craft, Cockpit Studios, opens its doors twice a year to give the public the opportunity to meet some of the world’s most talented craftspeople in their work spaces, giving a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse at their creative processes and works-in-progress.
10 – 12 NOVEMBER
Stylist Live is returning to its home, The Truman Brewery, from 10-12 November. From inspiring speakers and laugh-out loud entertainment to a curated marketplace and VIP experiences, there’ll be everything you’d expect from an epic Stylist weekend, plus some surprises along the way. Book your tickets now via the link below.
CHARLESTON DESIGNER AND MAKER FAIR
25 – 26 NOVEMBER
Taking place at the picturesque setting of Charleston’s Hay Barn in Firle, Sussex, the Charleston Designer and Maker Fair welcomes over 30 local and independent artists, ceramicists, designers and makers. Browse unique designs, speak with the creatives themselves about their work and purchase some one-of-a-kind gifts for the festive season.
BUSINESS DESIGN CENTRE, ISLINGTON
21 – 22 NOVEMBER
An unmissable event for those in the lighting design industry, LiGHT is the UK’s only dedicated exhibition for lighting specification. Visit Islington’s Business Design Centre, the home of ND, to discover the latest product ranges and take advantage of their design talks programme and networking opportunities.
11 OCTOBER – 31 DECEMBER
Visit 180 Studios until 31 December for an immersive experience designed by contemporary artist Es Devlin, exploring the iconic Gucci pieces that tell the story of the fashion House’s heritage from 1921 to the present day.
COUNTRY LIVING CHRISTMAS FAIRS
LONDON, 8 – 11 NOVEMBER
GLASGOW, 16 – 19 NOVEMBER
HARROGATE, 30 NOVEMBER – 3 DECEMBER
Country Living Christmas Fairs take place this November and December in London, Glasgow and Harrogate.
The Fair is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit and discover unique gifts, handmade crafts and delicious treats from British artisans and makers.
Enter code DESIGNERS at checkout for 25% off tickets.*