It is time to count down for London Design Week 2015 which will make us see the recent designs and trends. We are looking forward to seeing this significant event… Numerous designers and design offices will showcase their recent designs, installations and exhibitions.
Here are the top 10 installations and exhibitions that we have compiled for you.
1- Tom Dixon- Multiplex
Held the coincidence with four of the most important events on Londons creative calendar, Multiplex by Tom Dixon brings together design, technology, fashion, film and interiors to explore how the future of retail might look, sound, smell, taste and feel.
The Old Selfridges Hotel, 1 Orchard Street, W1H 6HQ between 18 September- 15 October
2- Max Lamb- My Grandfather’s Tree
The tree in question is an old ash that had started to rot on the land of Max Lamb’s grandfather’s farm in Yorkshire. To avoid the danger it posed to his nearby cottage, the tree was reluctantly felled. The result is sections of the tree divided into 130 logs laid out in order of diameter, with the 187 annual growth rings clearly visible. With his intention that his grandfather’s tree should survive beyond its rooted life, “the ash tree continues to exist as an ash tree, but with a new life, a new function and the start of a new history.”
My Grandfather’s Tree, Somerset House, Strand, WC2R 1LA; 21-27 September
3- Lee Broom- The Flower Shop
Lee Broom showcasing his new collection “Podium Vases” at London Design Festival has transformed his Shoreditch showroom into a Flower Shop. Thousands of flowers will be presented with the new 25 piece collection.
The Flower Shop, 93 Rivington Street, EC2A 3AY- 22-27 Septemberl 2015
4- Coloni and Studio Aikieu; Plants Out Of Place
One of the themes of this year’s London Design Festival is ‘greenery’. The exhibition “Plants Out Of Place” by Coloni and Studio Aikieu will aim to promote the common weed of Queen’s Park b y showcasing examples of how the unloved flora can be used to create food, scents, medicines and products.
Plants out of Place, Queen’s Park, NW6 6SG – 18-22 September 2015
5- Laetitia de Allegri and Matteo Fogale; Mise-en-abyme
Designers Laetitia de Allegri and Matteo Fogale have collaborated with Johnson Tiles to create Mise-en-Abyme, a colourful and immersive installation for the bridge over the Medieval and Renaissance galleries in the V&A. They spoke exclusively to the London Design Festival about the installation and gave a sneak peek of what it will be like via this video.
Mise-en-abyme V&A museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL – 19-27 September 2015
6- Patternity; Connected by Pattern
Another of the rooms at Somerset House will be filled with graphic monochrome patterns by Patternity, as part of the 10 Designers in the West Wing exhibition. The installation is based on the shapes decorating a range of invitations designed for Paperless Post, which will be released during the festival.
Connected by Pattern, Somerset House, Strand, WC2R 1LA – 21-27 September 2015
7- Jane Withers & Assemble; Works in Wood
The installation by Turner Prize nominated collective Assemble is created in order to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Robin Day. The exhibition, which spans Day’s 60-year career, is curated by Jane Withers and will take place in the museum’s Britain 1500-1900 galleries.
Robin Day – Works in Wood, V&A museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL – 19-27 September 2015
8- Alex Chinneck; A Bullet From A Shooting Star
Alex Chinneck known for thearchitectural installations involving visual trickery set a a telegraph pylon top-down at a site on the Greenwich Peninsula so it appears to have fallen from the sky. The 35-metre-high structure will be visible from a number of locations.
A Bullet From A Shooting Star, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 0QE – 19-27 September 2015
9- 100% Norway Tent London
Best examples of contemporary Norwegian design will be showcased alongside the country’s crafted mid-century furniture at 100% Norway, aiming to highlight the country’s manufacturing industry. Products and prototypes including furniture, lighting and homeware from 33 of Norway’s strongest young designers and studios will be on display at a space within the former brewery.
100% Norway Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL – 24-27 September 2015
10- Ready Made Go
Names including Philippe Malouin, Tomás Alonso, Studio Vit and Hilda Hellström will present designs ranging from small everyday objects to large installations across the public spaces of east London’s Ace Hotel. Curated by the Modern Design Review magazine, the pieces were all designed to “offer a solution to real challenges faced by a busy London hotel”.
Ready Made Go, Ace Hotel London Shoreditch, 100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JQ – 22-27 September 2015