London Design Festival: The Best of Design Districts – A sneak peek into the new brand launches and exhibitions.
The London Design Festival is divided into seven “design districts”, each with its own take on the subject. They are powered by local design shops and enthusiasts, whose imagination and organisation will bring the event to life from September 17-25. Shops will host special shows, late-night drinks and workshops, while architects and designers will offer advice at open studios, seminars, product launches and demos. The districts will showcase installations, markets, walks and happenings.
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Brompton Design District
In 2016, the Brompton Design District celebrates a decade as London’s most pioneering and innovative programme of contemporary design. Since 2006 Brompton has been the location for an internationally recognised series of exhibitions. Set in a historic district among a cluster of iconic design retailers and global brands, the collaboration between these businesses and the pop-up programme in empty shops and other buildings has, over time, allowed Brompton to forge its reputation as London’s leading destination for design. What’s on to see?
B&B Italia to launch a new collection
Having been in the business since 1966, B&B Italia is an international leader in the sector of design furnishings both for the retail and corporate market. B&B Italia presents their new 2016 designs for indoor and outdoor and celebrates their 50th anniversary. Original proposals by Antonio Citterio, Jasper Morrison, Jeffrey Bernett, Naoto Fukasawa and Doshi Levien.
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Clerkenwell Design Quarter
Now in its fourth year Clerkenwell Design Quarter brings together all the multi-disciplinary components of this historical area: from showrooms and pop-ups to restaurants and bars. A new blog tour of Clerkenwell will reveal hidden studios and design gems; exclusive content, interviews and launches. The Clerkenwell Design Quarter map of the area will seamlessly guide visitors through the District, highlighting the best contemporary design along the way. What’s on to see?
Morgan Art and Design Exhibition
The new Rio tables, designed by studio INTEGRATE and Morgan Studio, feature a glass top that floats over an intricate 3D printed ‘lacework’ basket and solid timber legs. The ideal partner to the Rio 3D printed chairs, the new tables offer a combination of practicality, ground-breaking aesthetics and innovative techniques, with a rational structure and form. A unique application of 3D printing in commercial furniture, developed by architect and new technologies designer Mehran Gharleghi in collaboration with Morgan.
Show 13: Bare Minimum by Viaduct
Viaduct presents a fresh perspective on minimalism in furniture and lighting design. With a strong focus on materials, detailing and textures with new pieces from MDF, e15 and Muller Van Severen. Also Studiomama creates an installation illustrating and discussing micro living in 13 square metres.