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What To See At London Design Festival

Matt Crisp September 19, 2017

If you’re a fan of all things interiors and design then you might interested in an exciting event happening this week, and may be in need of the best luxury minibus hire London has to offer.

London Design Festival has kicked off again with a schedule jammed pack with events and exhibitions to showcase the very best of what the UK design scene has to offer. If you’re an interiors fan, attendance is a must, especially if you work in the interiors or design sectors.

Many brands will be showing new products and collections, while other will be putting on showstopping displays that will really inform your understanding of the future of design.

We’ve been scouring the events listed on the London Design Festival website for the can’t-miss sites of this week’s festivities, so be sure to check them out. The map will show that they really do span the city, so be sure to get your travel plans in order.

 

Villa Walala

Camille Walala is a brilliant visual artist, best known for her bright and colourful style mixing in simple, graphic prints. This year, she’s been tasked with the Landmark Project, a large open air installation that is created at an iconic London location each year.

This year, it’s in Broadgate Exchange Square, and consists of an amazing bouncy castle-style structure / inflatable sculpture, which really can’t help but make you smile.

The artist says: “I wanted to introduce a sense of the unexpected. I think that, to turn a corner into Broadgate, and find a huge, bouncy, pink and patterned house will be hugely entertaining. And people are, of course, invited to come in and play.”

 

Reflection Room

If you need a spot for an Instagram friendly selfie this year, then this light display is undoubtedly the place to do it. Lighting designer Flynn Talbot has transformed the Prince Consort Gallery into a spectacle for the eyes, with a bold orange and blue neon lighting scheme playing off the building’s architecture for something rather special (and a great picture for you to post).

 

Transmission

Hosted at the V&A’s Tapestries Gallery, this fabric sculpture really is a sight to behold. Created by artist Ross Lovegrove, this undulating fabric design separates the tapestries in this beautiful room really giving visitors a new one to appreciate the tapestries of old, against something so very modern.

 

London Design Fair

At East London’s iconic Truman’s Brewery, this fair is a showcase of design talent from around the world. Though it’s aiming at trade visitors more and more, it’s still fair game for consumers for now, so head down on the 24th or 25th to marvel at some beautiful products you’ll be able to buy very soon.

 

Urban Cabin

Another Landmark Project, Urban Cabin is a part of car brand MINI’s look at how to make our homes distinct across the globe and stop future homes all looking the same. This creation aims to reflect London in personality, designed by architect Sam Jacob to echo London architecture’s love of geometric facades, while pushing forward experimental shared living concepts in the interiors. One to see for architects of the future!

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