For me, London Design Festival 2016 was all about antiquity, stone busts, rattan and ferns. Makers House – by Burberry and the New Craftsmen – was one of the highlights. The courtyard garden, complete with ferns and grasses in terracotta pots, stone busts and statues and blowsy white blooms, set the tone.

London Design Festival 2016 - Burberry at Makers House

London Design Festival 2016 - Makers House

Like the Burberry September 2016 collection, the garden and interior of Makers House are inspired by Nancy Lancaster’s garden designs and Virginia Woolf’s “Orlando”. A contemporary take on the tradition of the great country house and the way in which it would evolve over the years, becoming a melting pot of influences : noble and authentic, casual and formal, masculine and feminine, night and day…

London Design Festival 2016 Burberry

Downstairs, the New Craftsman organised a host of workshops – from silk screen printing and calligraphy to sculpting and sand casting.

London Design Festival 2016 - The New Craftsman

Silk-screen printing by Rose de Borman

Makers House- Bookbinding

Bookbinding by Shepherds and Bespoke & Bound.

Makers House - Calligraphy

Calligraphy by Rosalind Wyatt

I loved this re-interpretation of traditional wicker designs by Jongh Label spotted at Tent London.

London Design Festival 2016 - Design Junction

And Luke Edward Hall’s ceramics, selected by Ashley Hicks as part of London Design Festival 2016’s Focus Art in Interiors exhibition, featuring Cocteau-esque figures inspired by Greek mythology…

London Design Festival - Design Centre Chelsea

You could almost imagine a greek deity emerging from Martyn Thompson’s “Rock Pool”…

London Design Festival 2016 - Martyn Thompson