Event: Anthropologie celebrates The London Design Festival

Molly Hatch at Anthropologie

Anthropologie (one of our favourite shops) does it again with an amazing series of events celebrating The London Design Festival

Molly Hatch at Anthropologie

Collaborating with artists Molly Hatch, Gwyneth Leech and Harriet Riddell, Anthropologie will celebrate The London Design Festival in style this year with exhibitions and events galore. 

Molly Hatch has collaborated with Anthropologie for some time, her ceramics becoming synonymous with the American-based store. Her first show in the UK will be on show at The Gallery, part of Anthropologie’s Kings Road store. Molly’s work (pictured above) is inspired by the archives of the V&A, and she will also give a talk – Molly in Conversation with Selvedge – at the store on 17 September.

Gwyneth Leech at Anthropologie

Gwyneth Leech paints on paper cups. After drinking a daily coffee, she began to see the paper of the disposable cup as a canvas and painted or drew an original work every day for a year. ’365 – A Year in Cups’ is an exhibition of Gwyneth’s cups, and the collaboration with Anthropologie means she will also be live painting in the Regent Street store window throughout the Festival. From mid-September, ceramic versions of Gwyneth Leech’s cups will be available exclusively through the store (pictured above).

Harriet Riddell Anthropologie

Anthropologie will also host two live stitching events, featuring artist Harriet Riddell. Harriet has been described as a textile performance artist who stitches one of a kind portraits using her sewing machine (pictured above). Harriet will be at the Kings Road store during the Festival, and will be stitching portraits of shoppers.

Ceramics, coffee cups, sewing machines and Anthropologie? Some of our very favourite things coming together to create what sounds like a happening to remember.


Gwyneth Leech will be painting in the window of Anthropologie, 158 Regent Street, 14-15 September, 12-3pm; 16 September, 11am-2pm; and 17-18 September, 4-7pm.

Molly Hatch’s exhibition, Render, will be on show at Anthropologie, 139 Kings Road, from 14 September – 26 October. Molly is in conversation with Polly Leonard, founder of Selvedge Magazine, on 17 September, 6-8pm. To book, email selvedge@anthropologie.eu.

Harriet Riddell will be at Anthropologie, 131 – 141 Kings Road, on 19 and 21 September, 1-5pm. Portraits cost £30 each – to book, email community@anthropologie.eu.