A Tour of London’s French Design Quarters

Catherine Ryall - 10/08/17

French designers are known around the world for their talent, their sophistication and above all for their creativity. To celebrate the London Design Festival this September, Business France, the agency for the international development of the French economy, is launching the second edition of the French Design Trail (#frenchdesigntrail). From September 16th - 24th, 23 French creators (13 London based showrooms and 10 exposing at Decorex International) are offering an exclusive opportunity to explore the inspiration and creative genius brought to London from across the channel. 

Part of the Créative France campaign, the initiative was established to illustrate how French designers are enriching London’s creative community. The trail is a celebration of French design and an appreciation of the historical affinity and collaboration between the UK and France.

Along the trail, you will find French savoir-faire at every corner and in various different forms, from artwork, exquisite antiques and decorative objects to bespoke furniture, fabrics, lighting and luxury fittings.

As well as representing a wide range of styles, the French Design Trail will showcase innovative and intriguing ways to use both new and traditional materials. Intricately woven fabrics, semi-precious stones and magnificent installations of stunningly lit alabaster are just some of the treasures to be found along the trail.

Asocial media competition is open to visitors with the chance of winning 2 return Eurostar tickets to Paris (see image below).

Please find below a list of all participating showrooms, and more information can be found on the website:


About Business France and Créative France

Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France.

It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program.

Founded on January 1, 2015 through a merger between UBIFRANCE and the Invest in France Agency, Business France has 1,500 personnel, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners. For further information, please visit: www.businessfrance.fr

Créative France is an international campaign to promote French economic development in the UK and around the world.  The campaign is the brainchild of Business France, the agency for the international development of the French economy.

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The Lifestyle and Healthcare Department assists French companies with their international development strategy and promotes trade between France and the UK. In order to maximise commercial opportunities between French and British companies, the Department organises French Pavilions at a number of key exhibitions in the UK, as well as offering other B2B networking events and individual partnering services.   We assist companies from a range of industries including fashion and accessories, home furnishing and interior design, cosmetics, healthcare equipment and biotechnology.   Lifestyle and Healthcare Department   Charly Velluet Manager, Lifestyle and Healthcare Department charly.velluet@businessfrance.fr Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3664   Roselyne Fitzgerald Senior Trade Adviser roselyne.fitzgerald@businessfrance.fr Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3667 Fashion and Accessories, Leisure, Nursery Products    Elodi


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