Max Fraser has recently launched his London Design Guide 2012-2013 (Spotlight Press, £12), the second edition of this mighty manual which will help you get your head around the dauntingly detailed creative tapestry that is our beloved capital.
Covering contemporary and vintage retailers, museums, galleries and book shops, it lovingly reviews all 140 hotspots and suggests walking tours written by local design legends including Sheridan Coakley (SCP) and Tom Dixon (furniture and lighting designer). Maps make locating everything simple, and a new 16-page supplement picks out the top furniture, lighting and accessory designs sold within the shops.
Not only that, but Fraser recommends restaurants, bars and cafés with excellent design credentials, and commissioned ten essays discussing aspects of the industry, from producing and selling to communication.
To give Wrap readers a headstart, Fraser compiled a list of five favourite outlets, which along with an extract from the Guide on why London is the place to be in 2012, are featured in our latest issue of Wrap.
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