London Design Festival 2019
London Design Festival, the event that was on everyone’s lips last week, with good reason as this year was jam-packed with unmissable events. We have put together a little summary of our favourite installations from this year’s festivities.
How do our senses influence how we interpret design? An interesting question that Tom Dixon’s studio explored last week. Located at Coal Drops Yard in King’s Cross, the space was turned into an area of different zones which focused on either sight, smell, taste, touch or smell. Padded walls and a razor bar (not as dangerous as it sounds) were featured in the ‘Touchy Feely’ Arch, while a carrot installation was housed in the Coal Office restaurant – it doesn’t get more sensational than that!
We couldn’t give a run down of our favourite bits from London Design Festival and not mention Camille Walala – she is one of our favourite artists because she doesn’t do anything half-hearted or run-of-the-mill and this year’s exposition was no exception. Taking place at South Molten Street in the West End, Walala brightened up everybody’s day by turning one of London’s most charming streets into a big, bright and bold open-air living room. Complete with geometric benches, planters and sculptural areas to have lunch and catch up with colleagues, this display was purposely curated to bring attention the lack of colour and open social space in the city.
Londoners love an immersive experience, we really can’t get enough, which is why VOID was one of our top choices at this year’s LDF. Partnering with The Experience Machine, designer Dan Tobin Smith produced an unforgettable installation which allowed visitors to pass through different zones which blurred the lines between design and nature, using projections of magnified gem-stones on the walls of Collins Music Hall in Islington Green, which was truly show-stopping.
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