Design retail round-up: London
While it's the pop-ups that will dominate the capital's design map over the coming week, the London Design Festival this year also leaves a happy legacy of more permanent additions to the city's already eclectic mix of shops.
Take, for instance, Tom Dixon, who after almost three decades in the business this year launches his first ever standalone store. Or, Moooi - the 'serious company with a smile' according to co-founder Casper Vissers - which has chosen this week to open the doors to its first showroom in Portobello Dock.
But the flurry of new permanent stores is not confined to Portobello. Case Furniture has upped sticks and moved to Clapham. Over in the east, Labour and Wait is expanding to much larger premises, which - lovers of their evocative collection of 1950s-style kitchen and garden paraphernalia will appreciate - is appositely housed in a tile-fronted ex-Truman brewary, and meanwhile serious and serial vintage hunters will make a beeline for Talisman's new Fitzrovia showroom, where high-end collectors' items span 1970s Murano glass to reupholstered nineteenth-century antique classic furniture.
And finally, there is EDC London's new showroom bang in the centre of town which, with its 2000-sq-ft devoted to a constantly changing collection of the contemporary and the classic, is laid out like a city apartment. Make yourself at home.