Coffee & Friends is a popup café and shop offering coffee related products and workshops.

20—26 September 2010
Open daily 10am—7pm
Private View: Thursday 23rd September 6—9pm
8b Egerton Garden Mews
London SW3 2EH

Coffee & Friends
Our selection of specially commissioned objects are presented during the London Design Festival 2010 together with some products from Fruits & Vegetables event previously organised during the Salone del Mobile in Milan that same year. Coffee & Friends was our second FoodMarketo event, a joint project by Apartamento magazine and DesignMarketo. Both ventures are interested in the design community and decided to collaborate for an exclusive event at the London Design Week 2010.

Our friends Max Lamb & Lars Frideen designed the interior for us and the commissioned furniture was on sale directly after the event. The space also included DMOLab, a showcase of the work-in-process of three up-and-coming designers; Sibylle Stoeckli, Jochem Faudet and Harry Thaler.

Participating designers:
Amandine Alessandra, Arabeschi di Latte, David Weatherhead, Harry Thaler, Lars Frideen, Loris and Livia, Misher Traxler, Nelly Ben Hayoum, Studio DuHo, Peter Marigold, Tomas Alonso, Form Follows Freedom All Cats Are Grey, Front Yard Company, Shai Akram and Andrew Haythornthwaite, Jackson Lam, Ken Kirton, and Brit Leissler

Events & Workshops

* Workshops and events are free and open to all.

Coffee Fortune Telling

Monday 20 Sept – from 3pm.

Coffee Fortune Telling by Mr Hasan with turkish music by Mr Yoghurt and illustrations by Orly Orbach. Come and get your future read in the left overs from your freshly made coffee.


The Lift & the Space/Object: magasine launch

Wednesday 22 September, breakfast (soft launch) – 10am to 12am. 

Discover the first publication by Maria Jeglinska, The Space and the Lift, in collaboration with Olivier Lebrun. Maria will walk guests through her publishing project. The content functions as an itinerant exhibition where the publication follows the reader-viewer. The book documents the research (drawings, sketches, models, renders, visual research) that preceded the projects: the Lift (2010) and the Space/Object (2008). The Space and the Lift includes an essay by EESTT (Eastern European Study Think Tank) and typefaces by Emmanuel Rey.

Home Chaos Workshop

Friday 24 September 

Home Chaos Workshop by Nelly Ben Hayoun in collaboration with Austin Houlsdworth (explosive designer) and Carina Fearnley (volcanologist, Hazard Research Centre, UCL Earth Sciences department). Guests are invited to take part in this risky workshop, where you learned how to make a giant living room volcano out of coffee and smoke bombs, a real sleeping giant in the corner of your domestic environment! Each participant needs to bring 4 ground coffee packs. Age 18+ only.

À la Ronde

Sunday 26 September

À la Ronde, by Arabeschi Di Latte

The Coppa dell’amicizia, (Friendship’s cup) is typical of Val D’Aosta, a northern region of Italy. The Coppa is a big wooden bowl with lots of little spouts for each person to drink a special coffee from. Arabeschi di Latte will bring this traditional object to London and share this social ritual that creates new relationships with friends and strangers.

Pies in the sky

Saturday 25 September, 10am-1pm

Pies in the sky is a collaborative effort for the glory of Pies.
Chloé Stengel, Claudia Klat, Gregory Ambos, and Régis Tosetti invite you to join them for a moment of cooking pleasure…