The London Design Festival gets bigger and bigger each year. There were over 300 individual events this year – enough to give you pavement paralysis hopping from one foot to the other, unsure where to turn next. For the first time since the festival’s inception though, I really felt like it paid to be far […]
‘Endless Stair‘ by dRMM - this year’s landmark installation for the London Design Festival. Caught here under construction. Very Escher. Very beautiful. Hope it holds up under this terrible weather!
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.