This Sunday saw the start of May Design Series with exhibitors, including Parker & Farr, filling the cavernous space at London’s ExCeL. On Sunday we stopped by the sun-drenched Royal Docks to see for ourselves and thankfully, put our feet up and relax at Parker & Farr’s botanical themed stand.

This year sees a newly revamped ‘Conversation Series’ which gives visitors an insight to the world of design from the people who know best. Guest speakers this year include Kate Watson-Smyth, Carole King and Arianna Trapani of wonderful site Heart Home, Daniel Hopwood and Ab Rogers.

Friends at Out of the Dark, a charitable enterprise which trains young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in the art of furniture manufacturing, have enlisted a handful of interiors folk to design eight chairs for a silent auction. Once May Design Series closes, the maximum bid for each chair goes to charity, with UBM matching all funds raised. A fantastic, engaging but simple idea for a truly good cause.

May Design Series runs until tomorrow, Tuesday 20th May at ExCeL London. Stop by Parker & Farr at stand B220 to meet Tony Crinion, MD and have a seat!

If you haven’t already, you can register here.