The 208 page paperback features 140 design retailers, galleries and museums across London plus a further 100 bars, restaurants and cafes, all categorised according to neighbourhood and accompanied by detailed maps.
The guide also includes walking tours by local design figures including Sheridan Coakley, Tom Dixon and Kit Kemp, plus short essays by Naomi Cleaver, Hugh Pearman, Libby Sellers and more.
This competition is now closed.
Competition closes 4 October 2011. Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeenmail newsletter and at the bottom of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.
Here are some more details from Spotlight Press:
London Design Guide 2012-2013 edition
Edited by Max Fraser
Following the success of the first edition, London’s only comprehensive design guide returns with a totally updated and rewritten second edition.
London Design Guide 2012-2013 gives a fresh insight into the city’s contemporary and vintage retailers, as well as design galleries, museums and bookshops. All 140 new and established hotspots are compiled and reviewed by design commentator Max Fraser.
Shops are categorised by neighbourhood and accompanied by detailed maps - plus walking tours written by local tastemakers including Sheridan Coakley, Tom Dixon and Kit Kemp - to help navigate the best that the city has to offer. You’ll find restaurant, bar and café recommendations, selected as much for their design credentials as for the quality of food and service. And we’ve commissioned 10 short essays by local experts including Naomi Cleaver, Hugh Pearman and Libby Sellers, each discussing an aspect of the industry, be it producing, selling, communicating, collecting, even discarding design.
The 2012-2013 edition also introduces 4x4, a new 16-page supplement featuring the top furniture, lighting and accessories designs in store. The survey does your homework for you, evaluating the designs based on quality and longevity.
The 208-page LONDON DESIGN GUIDE is a snapshot of the design scene today, a celebration of creativity and a practical tool for Londoners and tourists alike. There’s no better incentive for exploring the wealth of design in the capital.
About the Editor
Max Fraser is a design commentator, author and publisher whose work broadens the conversation around contemporary design. He has authored several design books, including Deign UK and Designers on Design (co-written by Sir Terence Conran). Fraser is the founder of Spotlight Press, an independent imprint that publishes London Design Guide and Dezeen Book of Ideas, both out this year.
Retail price: £12
Publication date: 15 September 2011
Publisher: Spotlight Press
Pagination: 208 pp
Format: 208 x 135mm portrait
Binding: paperback, thread-sewn
Congratulations to the winners! Christine Shaw in South Africa, Pawel Janas in Poland, Uros Prezelj in Slovenia, Mélanie Buatois in France and Rodrigo José Delgado Quintanaall in Mexico all won copies of the London Design Guide.
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- "The pieces wouldn't be anything without… the people who interact with them" – Jason Bruges
- Vitamin debuts furniture collection infl…uenced by small-scale production
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