The London Design Festival 2015 just keeps getting bigger and better and this year is no exception with 400 events and installations across London.
Here are our top picks for 2015:
This year Somerset House is a major new destination, showcasing an exciting programme of events. 10 Designers in the West Wing will host the work of ten internationally renowned design names, many of whom will be collaborating with brands to create innovative room installations.
Hem have created customisable Alphabeta lamps which will illuminate in time with a grand piano, creating an interaction between light and sound, while designer Faye Toogood will recreate a derelict English drawing room by sketching directly onto the walls and creating abstract cardboard furniture sculptures.
One of our favourite blogs Patternity are presenting the Festival of Pattern, celebrating the inspirational power of pattern in conjunction with the launch of their new book PATTERNITY: A New Way of Seeing. The series of events will feature industry discussions, workshops, meditation sessions and a retrospective of their most notable collaborations.
As part of the Queens Park Design District, Plants out of Place will be hosting a sensory installation designed to inspire the public to reconsider the value of wild plants and how they can be utilised to design for a better future and engage with sustainable practises.
The Ace Hotel London will serve as the festival hub for East London and the Shoreditch Design Triangle, hosting a series of events and exhibitions including partnerships with Modern Design Review, a pop-up Nail Bar by Wallpaper* Magazine in collaboration with Haeckels, and London bike tours in collaboration with cult bike brand tokyobike, which will will stop off at the exhibiting designers’ London studios.
Tent and SuperBrands London will present a combination of dedicated design pavilions themed by country and discipline, and showcases for new and upcoming brands. For the first time, Tent will also feature an area called “Techable Home” for tech enabled design for the home.
The London Design Festival 2015 runs from 19 – 27 September.