This year’s London Design Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever with new spaces, exhibitors and symposia adding to the usual panoply of events taking place all across the city.
View the full post to see my list of what not to miss this year:
Tent London: Often the most interesting location with a diverse range of established and emerging designers. Tent Digital showcases interesting technological developments and interactive ideas.
Origin: The Crafts Council presents work by the best contemporary makers at Spitalfields Market.
100% Design: The usual mix of big brands and new talent plus a programme of seminars and presentations.
Designersblock: Over 60 designers will show at the venue on the Southbank.
Andaz Hotel: This Liverpool Street hotel will host installations by hot digital designer Simon Heijdens and Mathieu Lehanneur’s sleeping capsule for Veuve Clicqot.
Few and Far: The Crafts Council presents contemporary furniture in wood at Priscilla Carluccio’s Brompton Road store.
Lik and Neon: New work by Julian Mayor at trendy Brick Lane location.
Retrouvius: On trend upcycling works by Fabien Cappello and Daniel Heath.
The Dock, Portobello: Tom Dixon’s showroom will host his flash factory, Brompton will be building limited edition bikes on site and there is a temporary pavilion showing new works by recent graduates.
Established and Sons: At the Mayfair gallery space leading designers will create objects on site whilst in north London the Wenlock Arms pub will be transformed with furniture from the Established and Sons collection.
The Tramshed: A selection of furniture, lighting and products from top international brands will be on display at this new east London space.
Nendo at the Saatchi Gallery: Graphic and minimal new designs by Japanese group Nendo.
Outrace by Kram&Weisshaar in Trafalgar Square: Robots from Audi’s production line will paint messages in light.
Drop by Paul Cocksedge at the Southbank Centre: A magnetised bronze disc resembling a giant coin will collect donations that can be attached to its surface.
Blow and Roll by Oskar Zieta at the V&A: Innovative inflated steel sculpture in the Madejski Garden.
This is a merely a small selection of what is on offer over the next couple of weeks. It’s going to be hectic and exciting and hopefully I’ll have lots of images to post from the events that I make it to. Enjoy!