In this respect, Brompton Design District was particularly sparkling this year. A programme of pop-up exhibitions curated by Jane Withers brought together emerging designers and well-known names in the attempt – in some cases highly successful – to “add meaning and value to our everyday lives”. In the rooms of the Victorian houses on Cromwell Place, designed to become galleries and cultural spaces in the near future, Martino Gamper presented his new collection of wooden furniture, Round & Square. “They’re all pieces we can craft in-house, at my Hackney studio. So they can be personalised,” explains the designer. The project turns on a special wood joint, a clear symbol of Gamper’s passion for hand-crafting furniture.