Habitat is as important for British Design as Ikea is for Swedish, so it was really sad news when earlier this year they announced store closures all around Europe and a massive staff reducing. They may have had a bad year, but we can see they’re optimist. Yesterday I went to the press view of the SS12 collection, which will be available to buy within a few months. Beautiful contemporary pieces of furniture alongside a wide range of tabletop and kitchenware products, made from a variety of materials. I have to admit there was nothing that I wouldn’t buy for myself, but Lizzie Allen’s collection caught my eye. The designer has developed an exclusive print which was used in tabletop pieces as well as upholstered furniture. A lovely tribute to London!