London Design Festival
It is that time of year and LDF is getting started. With all the excitement, we thought we’d offer a shortlist of things that we’re particularly excited about this year.
Sir John Soane’s Museum
The historic backdrop used as a setting for new work by Martino Gamper, Barber Osgerby, Jasper Morrison and Paul Cocksedge, who were invited by curators Rachael Barraclough and Zoë Wilkinson to visit and respond to the kitchen during its restoration. The museum is always a joy to explore and this extra layer of content brings fresh thinking.
The Green Room at the V&A
Studio Glithero unveil their latest installation, an intricate web of silicon cords that act as a new kind of clock. Viewers can observe the passage of time from all angles, from multiple floors, including inside the moving timepiece. Tim and Sarah of Glithero are all about process, they are masters of capturing and presenting the beauty in the moment things are made.
Hato x Michael Marriott
Design studio Hato have collaborated with Michael Marriott to produce made-to-measure shelving units. Each one is unique and quite beautiful, fashioned out of offcuts from Marriott’s London studio — we can’t wait to see how they have come together. There is a lot of love in M&B for both Hato Press and Michael Marriott.
A new initiative pairing British designers with Trentino-based manufacturers to create new works. The designers involved include Max Lamb who worked with experts from Italy's mountainous Trentino region to produce the monolithic Campione chair, Sebastian Cox working with softwood , Giles Miller making his first foray into natural stone tiles, and Lucy Kurrein designing a leather sofa inspired by punching bags. It should be a curious collection of new work.
Pot Plant is an exhibition presented by The Garden Edit. It explores the transformative relationship between ceramics and plants. Featuring Matthias Kaiser, Alana Wilson, The Garden Edit and Fjura. The arrangement of flowers is a much overlooked creative discipline, and it is great to see it getting its own show during LDF.
Images featured are:
John Soane's Museum by Gareth Gardner
Max Lamb's Campione Chair
Shelf by Hato x Michael Marriott
Pot Plant by The Garden Edit