As part of the London Design Festival, Liberty will be hosting Britain Can [still] Make It, a unique exhibition made up entirely of UK designed and produced furniture, lighting, ceramics and textiles.

The week long exhibition, curated by David Nicholls, Design Editor of the Telegraph Magazine in association with Michelle Alger, Liberty’s home and furniture buyer, takes inspiration from the 1946 show, “Britain Can Make It” held just after the War at the V&A. Britain Can Make It promoted “by all practical means the improvement of design in the products of British industry.”

The exhibition will present a mix of established and burgeoning designers from the world of furniture, lighting, ceramics, textiles and metal – all of whom produce their work in the UK.

[pictured above is Benjamin Hubert’s Gradient Chair]

There will be a number of debut products created for the exhibition highlights of which include: John Smedley (who owns the oldest working mill in the UK and are celebrating their 225th anniversary this year) will produce a capsule homeware range for the first time including blankets and cushions.


Tim Parsons has developed a collection of Pewter picnicware.


People Will Always Need Plates will showcase their new black and gold collection.


Mark Holmes is launching his Minimalux collection of gold and silver plated desk accessories.


Deadgood have developed their Double Love chair designed by Ziglam & Brook Studio in an exclusive colourway for the exhibition.


Ercol will launch a Matthew Hilton desk and Windsor chair in black and new cabinetry by Russell Pinch.


Ernest Race’s BA3 chair will be upholstered in St. Jude’s screen printed textiles.

And there will be many more!

Where: Liberty, Regent St, W1 4th Floor, London W1B 5AH
When: September 19-27, 2009