Relaunch of the Polish Club and the Karl Lagerfeld Photographie Project September 23 2013
The Brompton Quarter is in the midst of design heaven. The cross is alive with design events and talent from Skandium to Cassina. The most fun event on the design calendar was the re launch of the Polish Club on Exhibition Road where the upstairs event space was home to a selection of iconic contemporary furniture designs. What a space it is too! We were all desperate to think of an excuse to use it as our venue for something! However the real party was happening downstairs where the Polish Club is newly revived by Baltic owner Jon Woroniecki. Despite the scale and proportions of the rooms in this stately old club, guests were delightfully squeezed together like at an old fashioned party where the adage is the more the merrier. The revamped terrace draped in starry fabric was where we picked Simon Playles' brain on jewellery and interior design http://www.simonplayle.com/Simon_Playle_Ltd./Home.html and we chose the rose decorated walls of the bar in Ognisko to catch up on vintage with Felt owner Eliza Poklewski Koziell http://www.felt-london.com/. We popped into Cassina on the way home to check out the fantastic late view photgraphic exhibition by Karl Lagerfeld who collaborated with Cassina to create these stunning images. The crowd was suitably fashion and design and I suspect a little less vodka fuelled than our Polish comrades http://www.cassina.com/indexkl_en.html.