London Design Festival 2017 – 5 must see installations


As LDF returns to the central this September, we’ll be taking a look at some of the key events to look quicken to in a series of previews, starting with installations.

Villa Walala, by Camille Walala

Be versed for her playful graphics and eye-popping colour palette, French graphic artist Camille Walala’s LDF consecration will take the form of a soft-textured, inflatable “building-block castle”.

Posted at Broadgate Circus in the heart of London’s financial district, the piece on be made from vinyl, sealed PVC inners and high-strength nylon, and wish be covered with the designer’s trademark digitally printed patterns.

The notion behind the brightly coloured installation is to “visually dominate an otherwise dismal space” and “inject a little joy into what may otherwise have been equitable another day at the office”, says LDF.

Villa Walala can be found at Exchange Traditionalist, 100 Liverpool Street, London EC2M 2RH from 16-24 September.

Urban Bungalow, by Mini Living

Following architect Asif Khan’s series of “forest” locales revealed at last year’s LDF, and the modular living space created by  New York architectural realistically SO-IL (Solid Objectives – Idenburg Liu) for this year’s Milan Intent plot Week, Mini’s long-term research project returns for this year’s fete with a new installation by local architect Sam Jacob.

Designed to explore the “days of urban habitats”, the micro-house will include features that throw its local environment, including a mini library filled with information documenting the history of living in London, which visitors will be clever to swap and share among each other.

Urban Cabin finds from 16-24 September at the Courtyard at Oxo Tower Wharf, SE1 9GY.

Drop in the Ocean, by Brodie Neill

London-based industrial architect Brodie Neill will continue to confront the problem of marine adulteration seen in his work for last year’s London Design Biennale with his upcoming introduction at LDF.

The installation will use the same ocean terrazzo material made from recycled scads plastics that Neill developed for the Australian Pavilion at the Biennale aftermost year, transforming the 30m high atrium of the Foster+Partners designed ME London tourist house for the duration of the festival.

“The installation is a continuation of my work drawing attention to the pandemic issue of ocean pollution through contemporary design, and upcycling dwindle streams to create innovative materials,” says Neill.

Drop in the High seas will be on display from 14-30 September at the Me London Hotel, 336-337 Strand, London, WC2R 1HA.

Rumination Room, by Flynn Talbot

One of the highlights to catch at LDF’s main hub at the Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum this year at ones desire undoubtedly be Australian lighting designer Flynn Talbot takeover of its Prince Consort Gallery.

The vaulted rank will be turned into an immersive, blue and orange coloured familiarity, offering visitors a fragmented view of shifting lights and faceted images.

Meanwhile, black, stretchy, reflective panels made from barrisol intention be incorporated as a nod to the history of the gallery space, which previously housed once again 30,000 fabric samples.

Reflection Room will be on display from 16-24 September at the V&A Museum, Cromwell High road, London SW7 2RL.

Silent Arch, by Bharat and Jean

Part of the second iteration of South London’s Brixton Structure Trail, this installation from local design studio Bharat&Jean hand down look to make a strong political statement about the ongoing regeneration in the zone.

The arch-shaped structure made from lightweight, acoustic panels wishes take pride of place on Atlantic Road; also the site of the dialectic redevelopment of Brixton’s railway arches that has led to a large number of dislodgements in recent months.

The Silent Arch can be found at 25 Atlantic Lane, SW9 8HX from 16-24 September.

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