London 2019 – Lee Broom’s kaleidoscopic exhibition in Shoreditch and Martino Gamper’s pavilion at Coal Drops Yard are amongst our must-see shows in London. Discover Max Lamb’s ongoing exploration of ancient Japanese techniques and PATTERNITY’s bold monochrome labyrinth in front of Westminster Cathedral.
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Please be seated by Paul Cocksedge
Finsbury Avenue Square, EC2M 2PP [Map].
British designer Paul Cocksedge and British Land have created large scale installation made from scaffolding planks creating waves for people to sit on and walk under. Located in the heart of Broadgate, Please Be Seated further enhances London’s largest pedestrianised neighbourhood fusing innovation and technology, and “responding to the changing rhythm of the community”.
Martino Gamper @ Coal Drops Yard
Coal Drops Yard, Stable St, Kings Cross, London N1C 4DQ [Map].
At Coal Drops Yard, London-based designer Martino Gamper and Alpi have created the Disco Carbonara pavilion featuring a false facade of a disco with a fresh take on traditional cladding from the Italian Alps. Here also the Idiosincratico exhibition sponsored by Samsung which explores Gamper’s distinctive and playful approach to dissembling and reinventing familiar domestic objects.
South Molto Street, W1K 5QE [Map].
Camille Walala has energised and enlivened South Molton Street, in the heart of London’s West End, with a bold and beautiful family of street furniture. Combining head-turning colour and geometric shapes in monumental proportions, the result is Walala Lounge, a set of 10 sculptural benches, accompanied by planters – some freestanding and some integrated into the structure of the benches – and a series ofoversized flags.
Life Labyrinth by PATTERNITY
Westminster Cathedral, 42 Francis St, [Map].
In front of Westminster Cathedral, PATTERNITY has created a bold monochrome labyrinth surrounded by plants and graphic shapes reflecting the the brickwork of the building. Life Labyrinth is a pattern-based journey that takes visitors on a personal meditative walking experience that is proven to have both psychological and physical health benefits.
Look! Touchy Smelly Feely Noisy Tasty by Tom Dixon
The Coal Office, 1 Bagley Walk, N1C 4PQ [Map].
“After all, we are multi-sensory animals,” says Tom Dixon, the winner of this year’s London Design Medal, who introduces Look! Touchy Smelly Feely Noisy Tasty at his hub in King’s Cross. The Coal Office will become a lab hosting talks, workshops, events and parties blending all the 6 senses. Tactility thrives at the Harry’s grooming razor bar, while liquor tasting is provided by Danish distillery Empirical Spirits. The designer launched also his new Urban & Alchemy fragrances.
Lunar House by Laura Bohinc
Sept. 16-20 ¬ Bohinc Studio, 74 Saint Augustine’s Road, NW1 9RP [Map].
Bohinc Studio opens its doors with the Lunar House, a pop up exhibition to mark the Moon landing’s 50th anniversary. Space and planets continue to inspire the designs of Lara Bohinc, who presents aptly named new pieces such as the Jupiter vase and the Juno box at the Lunar House, alongside the freshly launched Planetaria collection. By appointment only.
Kaleidoscopia by Lee Broom
Sept. 17-22 @ Lee Broom, 95 Rivington Street, EC2A 3AY [Map].
British designer Lee Broom unveils the KALEIDOSCOPIA brand new installation in his Shoreditch showroom. Hung both horizontally and vertically, the designer’s acclaimed Orion lights create a kaleidoscopic sequence of multiple images and mesmerising optical illusions.
URUSHI Wajima by Max Lamb
Gallery FUMI, 2 Hay Hill, Mayfair, W1J 6AS [Map].
Max Lamb continues his ongoing exploration into the craft of Urushi laquer. His latest works created in collaboration with 23 craftspeople in Wajima, Japan, are on show at Gallery FUMI. The new range comprises tables, cabinets, selves, stools benches, chairs and tableware.