London Design Festival
This multi-event, multi-venue, nine day festival takes place across whole in capital this September (Sat Sep 13 – Sun Sep 21. Various London venues). Don’t be overwhelmed as a starters, we have picked few best of the fest’s events and destination.
1. Design junction at the Sorting office (21-31 New Oxford Street, London, WC1A 1AP): More than 180 international brands and retailers will come across in sorting office.
2. True Design (Warwick Rd SW5 9TA): French designer Philippe Starck opens the show and unveils ‘Flexible Architecture’, his tile collection for Italian ceramic manufacturers Ceramica Sant’Agostino. The fair is open to trade visitors only Wednesday to Friday.
3. The place called Home (Trafalgar Square Address: London WC2N 5DN): Four designers build their scaled-down interpretations of ‘A Place Called Home’ in Trafalgar Square. Raw Edges get creative with very little space: their home requires the occupier to turn a handle to transform the living room into a bedroom, a kitchen and then a bathroom. Cosy sounds like a kettle boiling to evoke a sense of home, while Paternity fill their house with giant kaleidoscopes that visitors can enjoy through to get a different skew on the world.
4. Tent brands and Super brands London(Brick Lane, London,E1 6QL): These two trade shows are a great opportunity to catch up with the freshest design ideas from across the globe, showing work from both well-established and emerging practices. Over 280 companies from 29 countries will be represented this year.
5. Decorex international (Syon park): This various luxury design and interiors show takes place in the suitably elegant setting of Syon Park in 2014, this year themed around the Georgians. The usual mix of new products and solid craftsmanship from more than 350 exhibitors covers a range of interiors disciplines – among them furniture, carpets, flooring, lighting, textiles and wallcoverings.
6. 10 years of colors (Shoreditch High Street): Gilles Miller who is experts in experiments with light and shadow. The work represents the changes of the colors used.
7. Wall papper (425, Harrow Road, London) : Contemporary design with modern production and printing techniques has make wall papper more intricate.