London Design Festival 2019

End of an exhausting but hugely fun couple of days exploring London during design week.

There was so much to enjoy from FOCUS at the Design Centre to the endless design trials throughout central London, from Chelsea to Brompton to Pimlico to Shoreditch to Kings Cross and so it goes on. Not only is it hard to narrow it down but impossible to see everything but here are our top 5 highlights in no particular order.READ MORE

In conversation with Kevin Dutton…

How we met?
Kevin lives locally to me in Dulwich and we met through friends. I have always admired his work so being able to show his stunning photographs at our Open House has been such an honour. As well as his unique, style of photography we particularly love the fact that his subjects are the very plants that he grows in his garden.


We are dying to introduce you to Diane Chaudouet…

How we met?
Annie: We found Diane through a very dear friend who is a highly regarded and knowledgeable art collector. It has been a very exciting journey connecting with Diane and we feel especially lucky to have the opportunity to show her work and our open house is the first opportunity of seeing her work in the UK.  Her beautiful images are printed onto aluminium which gives each piece another dimension as the light bounces off and the colours are reflected. 


What was the trigger that got you into art?
I didn’t really get into art officially until I decided lately to show some works and share them with an audience. I didn’t describe myself as an artist. I always used material of my everyday/periods of life to make something with. It was not a premeditated production, it was more a way to be in the world.READ MORE

In conversation with Kate Wakeham…

How we met?
Annie: I met Kate in 2000 at the NEC Spring Fair. We were both in the world of publishing, designing greetings cards, wrapping paper and other gift stationery. We happily propped each other up with countless cups of coffee and bars of chocolate whilst standing for hours on end at the shows. Our paths then took us off in different directions for a few years until just recently, when I happened to come across Kate’s instagram account, and her gorgeous textiles and prints. Instantly Anna and I saw a wonderful opportunity to collaborate together. We feel that Kate’s work really connects with AB Design and Interiors’ ethos.  A super play of colour combinations, texture and pattern.