The London Design Festival will be hosted at numerous venues all around London, including the Southbank Centre, the V & A. It will feature over 300 events and exhibitions demonstrating the best of design from all around the globe. The designers range from fashion, ceramics to landscape design and architecture.
Keiichi Matsuda’s Prism at the London Design Festival
The wide variety of events allow you to look at vastly different areas of design and see how these may relate to or complement each other. One of the main pieces to look out for is the immersive rubberised space in the centre of Trafalgar Square. The space is created by BE OPEN together with the London Design Festival. It plays with the idea of “design you can’t see” (mock up shown below).
“design you can’t see” in Trafalgar Square
The main hub of the festival will be the V&A, watch the video below to see what events and exhibitions the museum will be hosting.
Patchwork furniture series by London-based Norwegian designer Amy Hunting
Last week I found some planks on the street along with a little table and a wooden box. Being a quite resourceful person I picked them up, to the dismay of my flatmate. I argued that they were free and much too good to be left in the rain!
Ryan Frank's Strata line made from discarded office furniture
We buy items and we throw them away. We buy our lunch in a packet and coffee in a paper cup, how much are we spending on packaging? Is all that plastic even necessary? We want nice modern furniture on a budget, we go to IKEA. After moving house and dismantling the flat pack cupboard for the 3rd time it breaks and becomes unusable, we ask ourselves – was it really worth it?
”]The amount of perfectly good items people throw away is crazy. With the right skills you can take free material littered around London and create a work of art or a practical object. There are a growing number of recycled furniture makers in London and throughout the UK. This is allowing local craftsmen to put their skills to good use and create unique and high quality objects without the carbon footprint and at a lower cost. There are a range of different designers and sellers, ranging from quirky artistic pieces to classic and practical furniture made from reclaimed wood.