London Design Festival
The London Design Festival comprises of 9 days of design events across the capital, showcasing the design and innovation of the world class creative community in the UK, with over 280 events across 25 design disciplines reflecting the breadth and width of design across London.
The London Design Festival included many Landmark Projects that gave many of the world’s most notable designers and architects the opportunity to produce work for many of London’s most familiar public spaces and bring design to a much wider audience. Trafalgar Square, the Southbank Centre, Covent Garden, St Paul’s Cathedral and the V&A that quite literally brought design out onto the street to celebrate hosting London Design Festival events with an ambitious Timber Wave sculpture that spiralled out from the entrance.
One of the leading design and architecture events taking place during the London Design Festival was 100% Design London in the great Hall of Earls Court that brought together design, interiors, surfaces, materials and futures for professionals with a taste taste for new sources of innnovative design, furniture, lighting, textiles, fabrics and interior fixtures and fittings from around the world.
Triangle of London Design Festival events centred around the old Market in Spitalfield brought us to Origin Contemporary Craft Fair, Tent London and The Tramshed that became a good showcase for work by De La Espada, However, we first visited Designers Block in Clerkenwell.
Tent London situated in an old Brewery presents over 200 international exhibitors, showing the latest in contemporary interior products and cutting edge design allowing you to feel the pulse and see some of the latest trends in furniture, lighting, ceramics, textiles, materials and accessories.
Anthony Hartley a Yorkshire based cabinet maker and furniture designer has drawn on all his experience and education in contemporay furniture to create Mr Smith a multi-coloured beechwood laminate chair with a high gloss acrylic finish. Hartley makes each piece by hand from original drawings to finished product so each chair has a unique DNA or customized colour sequence to create a chair inspired by the iconic Paul Smith stripes.
Origin: The Contemporary Craft Fair. Following Origin’s successful integration into the London Design Festival last year it returned to Old Spitalfields Market for the London Design Festival to offer an opportunity to see a diverse range of high quality, original crafts in one location. Showing a range of items from ceramics, furniture, metal work and glass to fashion accessories, jewellery and textiles.
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