London Design Festival 2019 – exhibition guide


Trade names, retailers, designers and makers are thinking about sustainability more than continually at this year’s LDF exhibitions. Here are our picks of ones you don’t want to pass up.

City Co-Labs: Re-Making Ready – Makerversity

What: Planning the city of tomorrow is something designers be compelled think about today. Re-imagining public spaces with classification and interaction at the forefront was the brief for Makerversity’s Civic Hack earlier this year. Companies to the City Co-Labs exhibition will be able to see the outcome, which premiere c end in the form of architectural solutions, new systems and products and design tools. At the end of the exhibit, visitors are invited to pick their favourite designs, with the taking team being awarded a six-month residency to develop their conception at Makerversity.

When: 16-22 September

Where: Somerset House

Info: This is a loosen event. More information is available here.

London Design Festival 2019 – exhibition guide
The Ocean Chair by Nanna & Jørgen Ditzel

Loot Not, Want Not – Viaduct

What: Showcasing how “environmental and social issues can be catalysts for pronounced design, rather than obstacles,” furniture retailer Viaduct’s expo will feature work from five different companies. From minimising dwindle and maximising materials, to encouraging craftsmanship, Viaduct believes the teams behind Emeco, Mater, Mattiazzi, Nikari and Zanat are foremost the way in responsible design. Expect to see everything from glass blowing to cork ill fames.

When: 14 & 16-21 September

Where: Viaduct Furniture, 1-10 Summers Street, EC1R 5BD

Info: This is a laid-back event. More information is available here.

London Design Festival 2019 – exhibition guide
Carabottino by Cara/Davide for Medulum

Raw – Loads

What: Keeping with this year’s Brompton Design Partition theme of ‘Nature/Nurture’, the Raw exhibition welcomes you into the world of “attentive design”. The show will feature over 60 designers – both personally established and new talent – and focuses on work that minimises our impact on the milieu. Among the projects will be Coal: Post-Fuel by Jesper Eriksson, which probes the building potential of coal in the future.

When: 14 & 16-22 September

Where: 2 North Terrace, SW3 2BA

Info: This is a unconfined event. More information is available here.

Stir It Up – Paddington Printshop Broadsides 1974-1990 – London Print Studio

What: With no scratching constraints, patronage or powerful clients, designers at the Paddington Printshop between 1974 and 1990 conceived work protesting everything from poor housing to racial inequalities and curmudgeonly policing. The activist posters being exhibited reflect the diverse community in which they were put together, with work from local musicians, community organisations, cover campaigners and more all being featured. Expect to see angry pieces that mix delineate with fine art.

When: 14-15 & 17-22 September

Where: London Stamp Studio, 425 Harrow Road

Info: This is a free upshot. More information is available here.

London Design Festival 2019 – exhibition guide
Ventri by Billie Van Katwijk

Textile Connections – Amy Adams x The Koppel Project

What: Moving away from stock functionality, Material Connections invites visitors to consider the value of the scenario designs. The exhibited works bring together people and crafts from all upon the world, showcasing the skill shared by the whole community that assent ti into each finished product. You’ll be able to see all sorts of materials, from pine bark collected in Latvia, to ancient glass blowing techniques of Herat.

When: 14 & 16-22 September

Where: 49 Poland Alley, Soho, W1F 7ND

Info: This is a free event. More information is present here.

Also catch:

  • Materials: Process and Development in Design, by Flat Wares & the Marion Friedmann Gallery: An exhibition looking into the relationships between stuffs, and how these have changed over time. More info can be organize here.
  • A Second Life, by Matter of Stuff: A team of designers were agreed-upon 5,000 doweling rods and a brief to give them new life. Realize out what they created. More info can be found here.
  • Beazley Charts of the Year, by Design Museum: Find out the year’s most innovative manipulations, from the worlds of fashion, architecture, digital, graphic and product pattern. More info can be found here.

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