8 British furniture designs debuting at London Design Festival 2020

ION desk light by Bohinc Studio - Photo by Philippe Fragniere, courtesy of Bohinc Studio.

Paul Cocksedge ‘slumped’ tables, Tom Dixon glassblower geometric barware and Thomas Heatherwick’s verdant table forests are among the 8 British furniture designs we liked the most debuting in London.

The ‘Scream The House Down’ project funnels lockdown frustration screams into an urban light installation

SCREAM THE HOUSE DOWN project - Courtesy of Marcus Lyall and Illuminate Productions.

With social distancing still in place and tensions continuing to rise, London-based artist Marcus Lyall and not-for-profit arts organisation Illuminate Productions have transformed a soon-to-be-demolished office block in London Bridge into ‘Scream The House Down’, a light-responsive public artwork. “Please scream responsibly!”

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.

Explore the dedicated Pinterest board!

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.