If you’re on the hunt for some truly original Christmas presents this year, you’re in luck, because some of London’s most exciting designers and makers are hosting one-off interiors pop-ups across the capital. From Partnership Editions’ homewares shop to Tatiana Alida’s first physical store and a Christmas edition of the Independent Ceramics Market, we’ve rounded up London’s best interiors pop-ups that are not to be missed this season.
25 November – 19 December 2021
The expertly curated digital gallery Partnership Editions made its first foray into homewares last month, with a launch of pieces by artists including London-based creative Venetia Berry, sought-after muralist Julianna Byrne and Swedish-born Petra Börner, all turning their hands to everything from hand-painted ceramics and wall hangings to colour-saturated chandeliers. Now you have the chance to see their highly coveted pieces in the flesh and meet the artists in person, as they celebrate the launch of Home and showcase their debut collection with a special pop-up in Pimlico, which will bring together 30 of the platform’s roster of artists and show their homewares alongside a range of artworks.
105 Pimlico Road, Pimlico, London SW1
30 November - 18 December 2021
West London-based creative Matilda Goad is known for her effortlessly stylish homeware designs, from scallop-edged raffia lampshades to brightly coloured ceramics and Instagram-worthy clam shell dishes. Now the designer is throwing open her new studio’s doors to launch a special ‘click and collect’ service and offer a range of exclusive products only sold on-site, including crochet napkins and placemats and pick ‘n mix beeswax candles. She’ll even throw in the gift wrapping for you, ensuring these will be the chicest presents under the tree this year.
The Tay Building, Unit 15, 2A Wrentham Avenue, Kensal Rise, London NW10
24 – 28 November 2021
Illustrator-of-the-moment Tatiana Alida – who has collaborated with everyone from Victoria Beckham and Clarins to Liberty London – is hosting her first ever Christmas pop-up shop in Soho. The pop-up will mark the first time all of the London-based creative’s products have been housed under the same roof, so you can expect to see her new ceramics – think hand-painted butter dishes and illustrated coffee mugs – and lampshades taken from her debut homewares collection, as well as her signature whimsical artworks.
13 Soho Square, Soho, London W1
23 - 28 November 2021
London-based sustainable jeweller Kitty Joyas, known for her statement pieces made using recycled metals, and French ceramicist Laetitia Rouget, whose tongue-in-cheek designs are stocked everywhere from Net-a-Porter to Anthropologie, have joined forces on a mini pop-up this winter. Held in the Penelope Chilvers store in Marylebone, you’ll be able to shop from a selection of Joyas’s best-selling pieces and Rouget’s joy-inducing ceramics and artworks, all shown alongside a range of beautiful flags from Pangea. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet the makers in person and pick up some of their delightfully quirky wares in time for Christmas.
Penelope Chilvers, 69 Duke Street, Marylebone, London W1
1 – 5 December 2021
The dynamic twins behind A South London Makers Market, Daisy and Liv Tinker, are bringing their infectious brand of energy and curated roster of small makers to Selfridges this Christmas, with a special pop-up in their Accessories Hall. Featuring 16 of London’s most exciting small businesses, they’ll be selling everything from homeware and art to jewellery, skincare and candles. All of the products are handmade in London and both Daisy and Liv will be on-site every day to talk you through the pieces, along with their makers.
Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, Mayfair, London W1
Until 27 November
Pentreath & Hall has long been a must-visit for anyone looking to pick up a special trinket for their home, whether you’re after some fine china or linens, or on the hunt for some unusual glassware, vases and furniture. The pop-up shop next door to their Bloomsbury store has now garnered a cult following of its own, thanks to the ever-changing roster of like-minded friends they’ve hosted in the space. This month they’re welcoming London-based printmakers Pressed & Folded, who have worked on projects for the Royal Opera House and the V&A. Pay them a visit to pick up one of their traditionally printed greeting cards.
Pentreath & Hall, 17 Rugby Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1
12 December 2021, 11am – 6pm
For those interested in finding some truly unique Christmas gifts this year, make sure to stop by the Christmas edition of the Independent Ceramics Market. Part of the London Design Festival, the eclectic fair in Truman’s Social Club brings together a community of over 100 ceramic artists and DIY potters, ranging from current students to established artists, making it the perfect place to find a gift for the pottery fan in your life. From cups to sculptures, the fair offers a broad selection of objects to choose from, in styles that span the quirky and colourful to the sleek and minimalist, all at affordable prices.
Truman’s Social Club, 1 Priestley Way, Walthamstow, London E17