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LDF 2016 Preview: Celebratory cocktails

15.09.2016 LDF 2016 : Brompton Cocktail : Brompton Cocktail Re-imagined
Cocktail by Arabeschi at Brompton Design District, London Cocktail by Arabeschi at Brompton Design District, London
Cocktail by Apartamento Magazine at Brompton Design District, London Cocktail by Apartamento Magazine at Brompton Design District, London
Cocktail by Martino Gamper at Brompton Design District, London Cocktail by Martino Gamper at Brompton Design District, London

London – Brompton Design District has commissioned notable design alumni to create cocktails that celebrate its 10th anniversary.

  • The contributors include Max Lamb, Tom Dixon and Apartamento among others
  • Each re-imagined the Brompton cocktail, a sedative administered to hospital patients in the early 20th century

Cultural institutions, independent retailers, international brands and restaurants all make up the London Design Festival’s oldest design neighbourhood, Brompton Design District.

In celebration of its 10th anniversary the design partnership has asked some of its most notable members to conjure up a real or conceptual cocktail creation. The project was conceived in the vein of Fillipo Marinetti’s 1932 Futurist Cookbook, which provided theoretical recipes that worked as an artistic manifesto. Brompton’s founders will compile the cocktail recipes alongside photographs into a commemorative book.

The project was conceived to celebrate Brompton’s accomplishments as a hub of creativity. ‘Looking back over 10 years, the Brompton programme has always been about creating a space for experimentation and we have been fortunate in working with some extraordinarily talented and innovative designers,’ says curator Jane Withers.

The Big Picture

London Design Festival runs on 17–25 September 2016. For a guide on top things to see, read our London Design Festival 2016 preview and look out for live reporting throughout the week.