Ever wondered how a designer comes up with a particular theme? Or how a piece is created from start to finish? Now’s your chance to see it first-hand as some of the most exciting up-and-coming names in design host a special ‘Live Making’ session this month at London-based resource studio Material Lab.

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The unique free event on Thursday 18 September (11am-9pm) will welcome award-winning surface innovators Giles Miller Studio; wallpaper, textile and sustainable surface supremo Daniel Heath; textile expert and ‘Nothing but Navy’ founder Gemma Kay Waggett; Candida Wigan’s ‘Tex-Tile’ with its delicate, detailed textile-to-tile imprints; Dome Studio and its unique product concepts; and Danish product designer Troels Flensted, known for his exciting, experimental approach.

Daniel Heath Heals CushionAll of the featured designers will be creating live, in-situ at Material Lab in Great Titchfield Street throughout the day. Video shorts will also explain each artist’s own unique processes and methods as they work. The live sessions on 18 September will be among the highlights of Material Lab’s 11-day Making exhibition, on display from 15-26 September. The exhibition will be one of the must-visit attractions of the designjunction West End Design Quarter, the newest destination at this year’s London Design Festival.

Jim Biddulph, Projects and Materials Manager at Material Lab, says: “This is a rare opportunity to step inside the designer’s studio, a glimpse behind the scenes of the creative processes that produce amazing finished materials. Everyone loves to know how things are made but to see it up close, live as it happens, will be a real privilege as the artists explain their thinking and approach behind their designs. It’s going to be a fun and engaging experience.”

For more information, call Material Lab on 0207 436 8629 or visit

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