As always, there is a cornucopia of talks, events, exhibitions, trade shows and parties spread across town – more conservative in the west and a little more daring in the east. This year, 100%design feels much more like a trade show than the healthy mix of established and emerging, as has been customary in recent years.
This year’s nine-day London Design Festival programme is made up of over 280 events and exhibitions – the largest and most significant yet. Showcasing the city’s pivotal role in global design, there are events across design disciplines, from East to West. There is a real buzz in the air this year, with London Fashion Week, […]
Across the Thames, Designersblock delivered a convincing return to form, taking over 5 floors of the Bargehouse at Oxo Tower Wharf on the South Bank. Known for pioneering the use of transitional architectural spaces its setting was the perfect backdrop for its two stand-out projects. Imogen Luddy’s laser cut stainless steel table and other interior […]
UK design practice Paul Cocksedge Studio presented to us ‘A Gust of Wind’, exhibited for one day only at the V&A Museum. 300 curvaceous pieces of Corian – perceived to be a heavy material – were transformed into lightweight ‘ pieces of paper’ seemingly blown into the air by a gust of wind….breathtaking.
TENT and TENT Digital confirmed itself as the most diverse event of the festival. From Alex Randall’s taxidermy rat lamp to Jung Myung Taek’s sprung metal furniture, many of this year’s exhibitors have combined traditional techniques with new technologies.
You will have to forgive the lack of writing and simply observe the work. There is so much to see and do, I will need a holiday when I return! The Tramshed – new venue, industrial, a little bit of 100% but over in the East. BMW’s collaboration with textile artists stood out – a […]
At a special (and rather fancy) reception last night at Claridges, co-hosted by The London Design Festival and Beijing Design Week (BJDW), the cities of Beijing and London formally announced a partnership that will see London become the official guest city at BJDW 2011. Following a pilot effort in 2009, BJDW will launch in 2011 […]