LDF2019: 7 installations pushing design boundaries at Victoria & Albert Museum

Bamboo Ring by Kengo Kuma - Photo by Ed Reeve.

Robots on their way to intellective independence and weaved bamboo rings making the world a ‘lighter’ place… 7 installations pushing design boundaries at Victoria & Albert Museum!

LDF2019 leading trade destinations: the best of designunction, 100% Design, London Design Fair and Focus/19

LDF2019 leading trade destinations. Coal Drops Yard @ Kings Cross Design District - Photo via IG by @designjunction

A bioknit pavilion, a global journey in collectable design and natural materials promoting circular economy. What to see at London Design Festival, LDF2019 leading trade destinations.

7 must-see exhibitions at London Design Festival 2019

7 must-see exhibitions at London Design Festival 2019. CROSSOVER by Adorno - Photo by Tommy Frost

Explore galaxy-like formation of precious stones, discover micro-architectures for urban birds and insects and more. We have picked 7 must-see exhibitions at London Design Festival 2019.

8 designers’ installations at London Design Festival 2019

Please be Seated by Paul Cocksedge Studio - Photo by Mark Cocksedge.

From Tom Dixon’s multi sensory explorations to Lara Bohinc lunar showcase and urban interventions by Paul Cocksedge, Camille Walala and more. We have picked 8 designers’ installations at LDF2019.

Pinterest: inspirational design from LDF2019!

Non-Pavilion by Studio MICAT - Photo by Ed Reeve.
London Design Festival - LDF2019 Pinterest Board
London Design Festival – LDF2019 Pinterest Board.

London 2019 – We selected some of the best exhibitions and on show at London Design FestivalLDF2019. From Victoria & Albert installations by Sam Baron, Kengo Kuma and must see exhibitions across the city. Check our round ups including some of the best designers’ projects and product launches.

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And do not forget to check our report…

Non-Pavilion by Studio MICAT - Photo by Ed Reeve.
Disco Carbonara by Martino Gamper - Photo by @studiostagg
Martino Gamper’s installation @ Coal Drops Yard – Photo by @studiostagg.
Sea Things by Sam Jacob - Photo by Ed Reeve.
Sam Baron’s Installation @ V&A.
Walala Lounge by Camille Walala - © Andy Stagg Photography
Walala Lounge by Camille Walala – © Andy Stagg Photography.



Gordon Ramsay’s Lucky Cat nocturnal restaurant by Afroditi Krassa is inspired by Tokyo 1930’s underground clubs

Raw Bat @ Gordon Ramsay's LUCKY CAT restaurant by AfroditiKrassa in Mayfair, Lodnon - Photo by AfroditiKrassa Design Studio.

AfroditiKrassa Design Studio went deliberately dark for the hype-free Gordon Ramsay’s LUCKY CAT Asian restaurant in London which does not aim to be ‘shouty’. ‘How many times do you visit a place because it looks great in a picture but disappoints in real life?’

Sophie Thomas’ Broken Ocean glassware series turns ocean plastic waste into bespoke crafts

Broken Ocean by Sophie Thomas and Louis Thompson - Photo by Ester Segerra.

The ‘Broken Ocean’ glassware series by Sophie Thomas and Louis Thompson captures the ominous and chaotic beauty of entangled ghost nets being pulled out from the deep ocean. The duo has worked with hand blown glass, waste glass fragments and found ocean plastic from Hawaii and other beaches around the world.

“Brexit is among the main challenges of the thriving crafts sector” says Rosy Greenlees, Executive Director of the UK’s Crafts Council

Crafts Council's Executive director Rosy Greenlees on Brexit and the UK crafts sector’s tasks. Pictured: 'Node' by Claire Linder - Exhibited by Collection Atelier D'art De France, Collect 2019, photo by Sophie Mutevelian.

Low quality fakes sold online, the need for more crafts-related courses and Brexit. At the Collect fair in London, we interviewed the Crafts Council’s Executive Director Rosy Greenlees about the opportunities, challenges and risks of one of the UK’s most dynamic sectors.

Scholten & Baijings’ TIME FOR TEA installation celebrates sipping rituals through design

Scholten Baijings TIME FOR TEA installation @ Fortnum & Mason - Photo by Charles Emerson Courtesy of London Design Festival.

A Japanese exquisite tea set, soft green hues, subtle patterns and bespoke furniture. The TIME FOR TEA installation brings together crafts and design from across the globe, one sip at a time.

Up-and-coming designers from Uruguay debut at London Design Festival

Hilos Invisibles. AMERICANA by Rafael Antía with Matteo Fogale. Photo by Tali Kimelman.

The state of the art of design Made in Uruguay shone at the Aram Gallery. Matteo Fogale invited and teamed up with 7 design studio from the capital Montevideo to pay tribute to Modernist master Julio Vilamajó Echaniz blending the country’s traditional crafts, modernist heritage and contemporary vibe.

London Design Festival 2018: 5 multi-sensory design exhibitions @ Victoria & Albert Museum

LDF18: 5 multi-sensory design exhibitions @ Victoria & Albert Museum . MULTIPLY by Waugh Thistleton Architects - Photo by Andy Stagg.

A modular architectural pavilion and a multi-sensory design installation merging classical music with design… 5 exhibitions at Victoria & Albert Museum during London Design Festival 2018.

10 must-see exhibitions at London Design Festival 2018

Hilos Invisibles @ Aram Gallery - Photo by Emma Archer.

Uruguay’s cutting-edge design scene, a mind-powered airship and an exploration of how bigdata can help us to design better cities… 10 must-see design exhibitions at London Design Festival 2018.

London Design Biennale 2018 goes emotional

London Design Festival 2018. Australia installation: photo by Ed Reeve.

Themed ‘Emotional States’, London Design Biennale 2018 focuses on the power of design to create, trigger and shape emotions. We selected 12 of the best installations on show including a kinetic architecture adapting to body movement, a rainbow structure celebrating LGBT right to equal love, nostalgia-infused wallpapers and a temporary shelter and objects designed by refugees.

Serpentine Pavilion 2018: a time-piece architecture by Frida Escobedo

Serpentine Pavilion 2018 - Photo by Iwan Baan, courtesy of the Serpentine Galleries, London.

Frida Escobedo’s Serpentine Pavilion 2018 harnesses a subtle interplay of light, water and geometry. The Mexican architect is the 18th and youngest architect to accept the invitation to design the long awaited temporary structure in the Serpentine Gallery lawn in Kensington Gardens, London.

Emptiness reigns at Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

Svizzera 240: Home Tour. Photo by Christian Beutler/KEYSTONE - Courtesy of the Switxerland Pavilion.

Switzerland wins the Golden Lion at Venice Architecture Biennale with a pavilion focused on the average empty apartment while Great Britain gets an honorable mention for a Brexit-themed exhibition and with a hollowed out pavilion too. Is emptiness the key to create free spaces that can improve our lives?

David Adjaye and Ron Arad’s winning proposal for London Holocaust memorial was conceived as a “park of Britain’s conscience”

Front view of London Holocaust Memorial - image by Adjayes Associates and Ron Arad.

London Holocaust Memorial will feature 23 tall bronze fins rising next to the House of Parliament leading to a submerged space where visitors can explore and intimately reflect on antisemitism, extremism, Islamophobia, racism, homophobia and other forms of hatred and prejudice in society today.