The Gourmand at KK OutletA Residency for London Design Festival

To celebrate the London Design Festival this September, KK Outlet and leading food, arts, and culture journal The Gourmand are combining forces to present a series of exhibitions, talks, and dinners that celebrate food as a catalyst for creativity.

Awake and at Home:
An exhibition of views from kitchen windows around the world. American poet Allen Ginsberg looked out of the same kitchen window for 30 years, and it is here that he wrote some of his most famous work, while reflecting on the ever-changing yet ever-present view.

A photograph taken by Ginsberg first thing in the morning of this very personal vantage point is the inspiration for an exhibition of newly commissioned photographic work. Ten photographers from across the globe have been asked to capture their own morning view. Each image offers an insight into the lives and working practices of the contributors, with vistas over Verona, Tokyo, London, New York, and Amsterdam.

Cameron Alexander, Gustav Almestål, Bridget Collins, Marco Sozzaro, Paolo Di Lucente, GoItami, Julia Grassi, Benjamin McMahon and Scheltens & Abbenes.

Supper clubs:
Alongside the exhibition, each week in September will see a new intimate dinner hosted by The Gourmand at the KK Outlet Gallery. Seated around a table built by artist Jean Jullien, guests will enjoy menus specially designed by some of London’s most exciting chefs. More details of dates and ticket availability to be released, email Danielle Pender at for more information.

A Daily Bakery:
Throughout the month The Black Isle Bakery will be running a daily café out of the KK Outlet kitchen, offering a selection of their beautifully presented cakes and baked goods, alongside a fine selection of loose teas.

The Shop:
During September the KK store will be the place to find a hand-selected range of design-led guest products chosen by The Gourmand as well as a selection of publications dedicated to all things culinary, curated by Claire De Rouen Books. There will also be a specially commissioned series of illustrative prints by Jean Jullien, Yann Le Bec, Paul Davis and Nous Vous.


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