It is the month of Fashion and Design in the Capital, so let your creativity flow and explore all that the London Design Festival has to show. The festival celebrates London as one of the design capitals of the world, and with the week-long event spanning across several venues and institutes across the city, why not check out some of these spectacular creations.
Image: London Design Festival
Various London Locations
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Opening hours: 14th -22nd September. All exhibitions are free but check out the Festival 2019 programme for talks as these might cost.
With over half a million people visiting the festival last year, this festival has grown in popularity since its first debut 17 years ago. With design on display inside several of London’s iconic museums, it is the outdoor artworks that have caught not only the attentions of visitors but also the news. In 2011, AL_A architects created a piece titled ‘Timber Wave’, in which the entrance of the V&A museum had to be shut down for two weeks during the build of the structure (it looks like it was worth it though!).
Image: Walala Lounge
This year is no different with masterpieces being created. Three special projects have been commissioned for this September, and the one to watch out for is by Camille Walala. Using colours to their full potential, she has created family-friendly street furniture in the heart of London’s West End. Featuring 10 sit-down benches, the project is aiming to get people to pause and relax in this urban living room. Or, if you fancy something a little more interactive, head down to the Bargehouse at OXO Tower Wharf and see what Virgin Voyages have helped designed.
Interesting fact alert: each year the festival designs their graphic identity (the image associated with promoting the festival). Every year requires a new theme, and since we are currently experiencing the most rapid advancement in technology, culture and society, this year is based around ‘short-hand’. This highlights how creations and ideas are being implemented quicker than ever. Check out their previous designs and insightful meanings here.
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