Dezeen is now selling the latest edition of writer and editor Max Fraser's London Design Guide, and we've also got five copies to give away.
Released today, this third edition of Max Fraser's 208-page guide to design in the British capital features reviews of more than 150 new and established retailers, galleries, museums and bookshops, including our Dezeen Watch Store retail space on page 191.
The book is divided into ten neighbourhood chapters, each accompanied by detailed maps and listings for specific streets that feature copious design venues.
A selection of restaurant, bar and café recommendations for each area are picked for interior design credentials as well as food and service quality.
This issue also includes essays about the state of retail and the future of physical shops, written by a series of experts.
We're also giving readers the chance to win one of five copies. See details of how to enter below.
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Competition closes 10 October 2013. Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeen Mail newsletter and at the top of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.
Read on for more information about the London Design Guide 2014-2015:
London design guide 2014-2015 edition, edited by Max Fraser
London’s only comprehensive design guide returns with new content and contributors in this totally updated and rewritten third edition.
For fans of contemporary and vintage design and those looking to access it, London Design Guide gives a fresh insight into the city’s design retailers, galleries, museums and bookshops. More than 150 new and established hotspots are compiled and reviewed, providing a tantalising viewpoint of the design capital of the world.
Each entry is categorised by neighbourhood and accompanied by detailed maps to help navigate the best that the city has to offer. In each of the ten neighbourhood chapters, we’ve honed in on streets that demonstrate a healthy mix of independent shops and services and asked selected business owners to comment on their evolution and attributes, with contributors including Stephen Webster, Ally Capellino, Sam & Sam Clarke and Michael Anastassiades. Furthermore, restaurant, bar and café recommendations are featured for each area, selected as much for their design credentials as for the quality of food and service.
Every edition of London Design Guide includes themed essays from a variety of design experts and commentators. In this edition, we’ve examined the state of retail during a period when shops are undoubtedly struggling with a weak economy, tapered footfall, high rents and the great might of internet shopping. We ask retailers and analysts, including Sheridan Coakley (scp), Simon Alderson (twentytwentyone), Lina Kanafani (Mint) and Magnus Englund (Skandium), what’s the future trajectory of bricks-and-mortar shops?
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.
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