London-based Established & Sons is putting their designers to work. Behind the bar. The company, hosting festival-goers in their hometown with a series of three events this year, will inhabit a public house for one of those events. Established & Sons will re-decorate The Wenlock Arms, "the renowned London Public House" right across the street from the showroom, with the company's own furniture. But best of all, during Happy Hours, designers will be serving up the drinks. Here's hoping Konstantin Grcic doles out a mean pour.Additionally, with Established & Sons LIMITED, the company presents "Design Against the Clock," a series of performances in which London design figures, including artist Richard Woods and sculptor Gavin Turk, will work onsite to create works reflective of their practice. The finished pieces will be exhibited on-site, where there will also be a Design Cafe and Gestalten bookstore.
And if you can stumble over after hitting the pub across the street, the Established & Sons showroom will also be open for perusing, with an installation of their collections, including pieces introduced in April in Milan for the new Estd series.
Established & Sons Showroom:
5-7 Wenlock Road, London
10.00 - 18.00, September 20-22
9.30 - 16.30, September 23
9.30 - 17.30, September 24-26
The Established & Sons Pub:
The Wenlock Arms, 26 Wenlock Road, London
12.00 - Midnight (except Thursday until 16.30), September 20-26
Established & Sons LIMITED:
2-3 Duke Street St James, London
10.00 to 18.00, September 20-26
Drinks with the designer: 18.00-20.00, September 20-26