Competition: five copies of London Design Guide to be won

Dezeen and publishers Spotlight Press have joined forces to offer five readers the chance to win a copy of the inaugural edition of the London Design Guide, written and edited by Max Fraser.


The London Design Guide is a new annual publication highlighting the best design shops, galleries and institutions of London's cosmopolitan design scene.


The guide features personal tours through different areas of London - written by knowledgeable locals and accompanied by maps - recommendations for bars, restaurants, cafes and hotels, and topical features.


The cover design is a collaboration between Alistair Hall, David Pearson, and Paul Finn, and the book has been designed by Richard Ardagh.


This competition is now closed.


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Photos are by Ed Reeve.

More info from Spotlight Press:


London Design Guide
2010 Edition
Edited by Max Fraser
Publication Date: 24 September 2009
Price: £10 Paperback

London Design Guide is a new annual publication dedicated to the vibrant and multi-faceted designscape of London.

London’s design scene is widely considered one of the most energetic, diverse, and innovative creative communities in the world. The city is vast and it can be a daunting task discovering its design offerings. London Design Guide has done the hard work by selecting and reviewing the leading design shops, galleries, and institutions and celebrating the rich mix of design choices in the cosmopolitan capital today.


Organized by key areas, the guide reviews the design retailers of contemporary and 20th Century furniture and products; the design galleries dedicated to collectible design; the museum institutions that educate on design history; as well as the bookshops that comprehensively cover the subject of design. Each area is accompanied by a clear map and a personal tour through the area, written by an informed local. This is supported by restaurant, bar, cafe, and hotel recommendations.


Due to its annual nature, London Design Guide includes several topical editorial features - many written by external experts. A key feature is design tribes, which identifies groupings of designers working with similar philosophies. Each ‘tribe’ is given a name including The New-Modernists, Escapists, Reactivists, Digitalists and Revivalists. These tribes are featured in a series of exhibitions across London during London Design Festival in September 2009.


About the Editor
Max Fraser is the author of several design books: the bestselling Design UK series and Designers on Design co-authored with Sir Terence Conran (Conran Octopus); and the Piet Hein Eek monograph (De Boekenmakers). Internationally, he contributes to a broad range of publications, curates exhibitions, produces video content, judges competitions, and lectures extensively.


Fraser is also the publisher of London Design Guide - his first solo venture into print publishing.



Retail Price: £10
Publication Date: 24 September 2009
Publisher: Spotlight Press
Frequency: Annual
Pagination: 192 pp
Format: 208 x 135mm Portrait
Binding: Paperback, thread-sewn
Availability: Worldwide
ISBN: 978-0-9563098-0-8

Congratulations to the winners! Alvaro Guzman in the USA, Ferran Diez Pico in the Ballearic Islands, George Legg in the UK, Jeoffrey Querel in France and Li Szu Tan in the UK.