London Design Festival 2018 celebrates and promotes London as the design capital of the world. This year, Festival returns to venues and institutions across the city from 15-23 September 2018.
Here you can find a lot of international designers, tradeshows and even you have the opportunity to assist at some seminars that will happen in Decorex, that is an international trade fair for interior-offers.
Besides that, it exists Landmark Projects that will blow your mind. Down below we will show you what are these projects that professional designers prepared for the London Design Festival this year.
Waugh Thistleton Architects: MultiPly
Waugh Thistleton Architects and Arup have collaborated with the American Hardwood Export Council to create MultiPly, an interactive modular maze-like installation in The Sackler Courtyard at the V&A Museum, in Knightsbridge.
The pavilion confronts two of the age’s biggest challenges – the need for housing and the urgency to fight climate change – and presents the fusion of modular systems and sustainable construction materials as a possible solution.
“… MultiPly provides a fabulous opportunity to showcase how advances in timber technology, together with a focus on modularity and efficiency, means we should embrace timber for future developments.”
Es Devlin: Please Feed the Lions
Please Feed The Lions is an interactive sculpture in Trafalgar Square by artist and designer Es Devlin, who is known for her innovative projection-mapped sculptures that fuse light, music, and technology.
Following the Festival, the sculpture will be digitized as part of an online exhibition on Google Arts & Culture so people all over the world can experience the groundbreaking artwork.
The most amazing this is that by daylight, the ever-evolving collective poem will be shown on LEDs embedded in the mouth of the lion. By night, the poem will be projection-mapped over the lion and onto Nelson’s Column itself: a beacon of streaming text that invites others to join in and add their voice.
“This new lion will not be silent: it roars poetry, and the words it roars will be chosen by the public. Everyone is invited to “feed the lion”, but this lion only eats words.”
Known for their playful approach to typefaces, Kellenberger–White has designed a new series of alphabet chairs as a Landmark Project at Broadgate, supported by Festival Headline Partner British Land.
With this project, visitors are encouraged to explore, interact, move, and make words with the letters, which consist of 26 bespoke colorful alphabet chairs popping up in Finsbury Avenue Square.
“Design is integral to everything we do at British Land. Our partnership with the London Design Festival celebrates the world’s leading designers and we are delighted to once again support the Festival.”
Scholten & Baijings: Time For Tea
Scholten & Baijings invite visitors to immerse themselves in a daily tea ritual, held throughout the nine days of the Festival, on the first floor of the historic Fortnum & Mason store in Piccadilly.
Using more than 80 products, designed by companies from across the globe, the installation will deliver a unique take on the ritual of tea, set across a series of tables.
“The setting we will create especially for this occasion will be a field of green hues that encompasses furniture, accessories and limited- edition products, where 300 years of tradition will meet contemporary Dutch design.”
Architecture Social Club: Trace
Located in the heart of London, Regent Street is one of the world’s leading lifestyle and shopping destinations and will be home to Trace by Architecture Social Club.
Trace is a suspended installation designed to draw the viewer’s attention to the power of the natural environment as it interacts with the built environment.
Reacting to light and wind, the installation renders the invisible visible, by harnessing the street’s wind power and changing light over the course of the day and night to prompt the viewer to consider their own effects on the environments which they inhabit.
“Trace encourages the viewer to look upwards to the rooftops of Regent Street. Its materials and swarm-like form hint at rooftop allotments, the habitat of honey bees: natural habitats that exist in the urbanest of locations.”
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