100 Chairs in 100 Days, Martino Gamper


Brompton Design District, 2006 – ongoing

In 2006, South Kensington Estates commissioned us to collaborate on the development of the Brompton and South Kensington areas of London. The brief was to develop a strategy to nurture design retail in the area. We initiated a contemporary programme staged in empty shops and buildings in the area, showcasing experimental design during the London Design Festival. The project has helped to build a more dynamic design culture by linking Brompton to the V&A Museum and Royal College of Art, and helping to forge Brompton’s international reputation as a leading design destination. 

In 2016, Brompton Design District celebrated a decade of pioneering contemporary design during the London Design Festival with exhibits on the theme of Transformation. Highlights included: The Brompton Cocktail, an installation and series of recipes inspired by the original Brompton cocktail, an elixir served at the Royal Brompton Hospital; Breathless, a collaboration between Dechem, Okolo and the Czech Centre exploring the essence of glassmaking from production to use; and Toilet Break, presented by The Shit Museum and Dirty Furniture, exploring the potential of shit and how we might evaluate our most primordial activity.

Photography courtesy of Brompton Design District

Brompton Design District

Installation, Michael Anastassiades


Supernatural, Faye Toogood


Blueware, Studio Glithero

Wonder Cabinets of Europe, Loris&Livia and Maria Jeglinska


Philippe Malouin, Wonder Cabinets of Europe


Oskar Zieta, Young Creative Poland

Fjura and Laetitia de Allegri


The Voice of Things, RCA Design Products Platform 18

Brendan McCormick and Adam Blencowe, The Voice of Things

Breathless, Czech Centre, Okolo and Dechem


Display of historic and current uses of glass

Toilet Break, The Shit Museum and Dirty Furniture

Museo della Merda products, The Shit Museum

On the Go, Dirty Furniture

Brompton Cocktail, Brompton Design District and Arabeschi di Latte

Brompton Design District 10 year anniversary slideshow, Studio 2P2