THE LONDON LIST
THE LONDON LIST
Towards Progress and Understanding in Design

Whimsy and Reason

Culture

Le Corbusier in Paris

In the 1920s, the architect Le Corbusier undertook the construction of roughly a dozen private residences in Paris and its surroundings, known as his white “purist” houses

CALDER-PICASSO

Alexander Calder and Pablo Picasso, modern masters and two of twentieth century art’s most prolific and seminal figures, innovated entirely new ways to perceive grand themes

RADICAL SIMPLICITY

Known as la reine du damier (the queen of the checkerboard), the interior designer Andrée Putman had an outlook of “radical simplicity” that made her seem perpetually modern

PEOPLE 

DESIGN ENCOUNTER

This year Decorex presents Design Encounter, a boundary-pushing collaboration offering visitors a unique, immersive journey through design

Indomitable human spirit

Best known for his vast bronze figures — bold, raw and urgent — acclaimed sculptor Maurice Blik places the human condition at the centre of his work

DANNY KAPLAN STUDIO

Born in New York City and raised in Aix-en-Provence, Danny Kaplan’s passion for ceramics was shaped by early exposure to the traditional pottery of the region

PLACES

ALEXANDER TCHARNY

Alexander Tcharny sells antiques and decorative arts encompassing art, lighting and furniture from the late 19th - late 20th century from his shop at 297 Lillie Road

THE NEW CRAFTSMEN

Occupying a 19th Century arts and crafts workshop, the New Craftsmen curates contemporary craft selected from a network of over 100 British makers

8 HOLLAND STREET

West London gallery, 8 Holland Street, set up by interior designer Tobias Vernon, specialises in carefully selected 20th century art and design