London 2018 – The best of London Design Festival is on Archipanic. Get ‘pinspired’ by exploring Archipanic’s dedicated Pinterest gallery and follow our ongoing report highlighting the most stunning exhibitions on show in town until September 23. “London and Design go hand in hand. It is part of our story. ” Explains the festival’s director Ben Evans. LDF 2018 “is a platform for 100s of design stories to be told. Each of them talks to an expanding audience hungry for design ideas and enjoying the quality and diversity of what’s on offer“.
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This year landmark projects are Waugh Thistleton Architects‘s MultiPly pavilion at the Victoria&Albert Museum, Es Devlin‘s Please Feed the Lions interactive installation in Trafalgar square and Kellenberger-White‘s Alphabet chairs at Broadgate. Scholten & Baijings invite visitors to immerse themselves in a daily tea ritual, held throughout the nine days of the Festival, on the first floor of the historic Fortnum & Mason store in Piccadilly.
Victoria&Albert Museum celebrates it’s 10th LDF with stunning installations by international architects and designers. Discover a multi-sensory installation celebrating Arvo Parts music, Henrik Vibskov’s Onion Farm and Michael Anastassiades’ responsive fountain. Read more…
Make sure to visit the London Design Biennale at Somerset House, here over forty countries, cities and territories showcase exhibitions tuned with the theme Emotional States and focus on the power of design to create, trigger and shape emotions. Discover this year’s top picks across fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphic design at the Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition at the London Design Museum. Here Loop.pH have created an exhibition that allows visitors to pilot an airship using their mind power.
Tom Dixon hosts ELECTROANALOGUE in the Coal Office, the brand’s new HQ and flagship shop in King’s Cross. Explore the realms of digital technology with a 1970s discotheque in a former railway arch.
The city thrives with installations, fairs and talks. Make sure to visit the the Roca London Gallery hosting an exhibition on bigdata, the creative hub DesignJunction, 100% London and the London Design Fair as well as Lee Broom‘s stellar-inspired lighting designs. In Regent Street Architectural Social Club has created a suspended installation designed to draw the viewer’s attention to the power of the natural environment.
From East to West, North to South 10 official Design Districts are ready to be explored easily on foot. Each one is organised locally and independently via the platform of London Design Festival. Fitzrovia, Marylebone, Regent Street & St. Jame’s andWest Kensington are the 4 new design districts taking part in the Festival. They join Bankside Design District, Brompton Design District, Clerkenwell Design Quarter, Mayfair Design District, Pimlico Road Design District and Shoreditch Design Triangle.