The ongoing success of this genre is in large part the work of visionary gallerists, who have spotted and supported the work of promising designers and have cultivated a market for their unorthodox works. These hotspots of ‘Design Art’ are great places to talk with expert dealers about the latest trends and what’s good to buy now. Many are within walking distance of your Conrad address …
David Gill Gallery

2–4 King Street, SW1Y | 13 minutes’ walk
Gill was an astute pioneer, championing the work of designers who have since become world famous, from Newson to Tom Dixon and Ron Arad. Today his gallery provides a home for contemporary design alongside galleries of Old Masters and blue-chip contemporary art.

marker3 Libby Sellers

41–42 Berners Street, W1T | 16 minutes’ walk
Libby Sellers has been a powerful force in the field, supporting the emergence of one-off collectible design with a distinctly conceptual edge, such as the work of Aldo Bakker and Formafantasma.

marker2 Carpenters Workshop Gallery

3 Albemarle Street, W1S | 16 minutes’ walk
With showrooms in Paris and London, Carpenters Workshop Gallery shows some of the most highly regarded creators of one-off contemporary design, from American Wendell Castle to the Dutch designers Maarten Baas and Studio Job.

marker4 Gallery Fumi

16 Hoxton Square, N1 | 30 minutes by taxi
The first design gallery to open in Shoreditch, London, in 2008. Its directors, Valerio Capo and Sam Pratt, have made it an essential resource for collectors by mounting groundbreaking shows of highly original designers, from the British designer Rowan Mersch to the ceramist Johannes Nagel.


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