Tucked away in a peaceful and historic enclave of Hampstead in north London, is a hidden gem of a gallery. Housed in a suitably unusual early eighteenth century converted coach house, Livingstone Studio is a textile design studio and gallery run by designer Inge Cordsen.
This very special gallery has regular changing exhibitions of exceptional textiles in the form of garments, accessories and interior textiles with an emphasis on fine contemporary craftsmanship, including currently some pieces by Stitch by Stitch. There are also some carefully chosen pieces of handcrafted furniture and pottery.
Regular exhibitors include the renowned Raag Studios of Ahmedabad, India, German clothing designer Aenne Cordsen, London-based tailor Ian Batten, Daniela Gregis from Italy and Jurgen Lehl whose work has a complementary Japanese sensibility. The studio also supports a new generation of designers, such as Oma Jang from South Korea and Tomoko Yamanaka.
The latest exhibition, Still Remains: remnants from the past recreated, and the Summer Sale opens on Saturday 30 June.
Livingstone Studio, 36 New End Square, London NW3 1LS, open Tues-Sat 11-6pm. For full details of exhibitions and events, see livingstonestudio.co.uk.