The art of design – Design Festival North

Posted On: August 8, 2023 Categorised in:

Knightsbridge exhibited at the fantastic Design Festival North, an exhibition showcasing the newest developments, trends and products to suit every project, from workplace, hospitality and retail, to healthcare, education and residential.

Surrounded by renowned design pieces in a hub of creativity was a great place to meet others in the industry. Manchester is iconic for featuring more creative businesses, designers and architects per square mile than any other northern city, truly making it the most important design location in the north of England.

Positioned centrally within the venue, we had a great spot to see all other exhibitors’ products, with lots to discuss in terms of up and coming trends on the horizon. Furthermore, lots of attendees and visitors came by to find out more about Knightsbridge and take a seat, it was a great opportunity to see how people interact with the furniture pieces.

The Knightsbridge team displayed five pieces, each one featuring intricate design choices that make them ideal for a range of settings.


Hailwood designed by David Fox is a beautiful, sleek model, inspired by the Humber Bridge. The arms swoop downwards with spindles running right from the front to the back of the seat. Focusing in on the details shows the seat fabric is secured over the top of back panel, revealing design choices which truly capture its flowing lines. When paired with the structured of the arms, shows robustness that provides the perfect balance of beauty and strength.


A trendy addition to any space, Exit truly is one of a kind. Wire frame legs support ‘floating’ cushions, which provide comfort with sumptuous filling to provide support. With its large trim detailing, and square shape of the cushions, Exit is an eye-catching piece which invites you in. Its neat footprint makes it ideal for space saving projects, or waiting areas that require a touch of sophistication. 


Beautiful curved lines and exposed wooden framing combine to make Buzz a seating range designed by Charlie Fowler. The show wood outer frame is specifically designed to be eye-catching when approached. The users can really feel and understand the wooden framing, instead of it being hidden within the chair. A simple, clean and modern piece, it truly encapsulates quality design. We love it in this beautiful blue fabric where the wood contrast is subtle but just as stunning. 


Pictured below in shades of blue, the Bebop range, also designed by David Fox caters to a range of industries. Inspired by sea anemones, the design features curved shapes to embrace the user while providing comfort and support. The stool is a great companion for this extensive range of seating. Its mushroom-esque shape is charming, with a sumptuous top. Additionally, the small footprint is ideal for any area short on space, and is adaptable for different environments.


Each Knightsbridge piece is developed by a team of experts who understand British design and how users interact with furniture. The Design Festival North brings like minded people together to discuss and present the importance of conscious design choices in the everyday world. To some a chair is a chair, but to Knightsbridge it is and always will be so much more. 

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