November 9, 2016 - Comments Off on Autumnal Events Post-London Design Festival
Autumnal Events Post-London Design Festival
November 9, 2016
Photographed by: Image © Ed Reeve
Autumn has already proven to be extremely generous to the design loving community in London. It’s been over a month since the annual London Design Festival concluded, but our artists in the London office are still buzzing with excitement over some of the highlights from the range of creative installations and events which celebrated London's vibrant design scene.
The Victoria and Albert Museum played host to two of the festival’s crowd favorites. Foil, an installation by Braun and Benjamin Hubert, was a 20-meter long moving ribbon of steel comprising 40,000 individual metallic elements. French designer Mathieu Lehanneur also wowed festival goers with his piece ‘Liquid Marble,’ comprised of polished black marble that has been sculpted to convincingly resemble a rippling pool.
Another high point from the festival was a giant wooden 'smile' by Alison Brooks' Architects. Visitors were invited to walk inside and up the curved sides of the beautifully simplistic design.
And last, but certainly not least, the inaugural London Design Biennale (ended Sept 27th), where exhibitions and installations from international participants were displayed, each based on the theme of ‘Utopia by Design.’
Before you spend too much time agonizing over what you’ve missed, we have good news for you. Fortunately, there is a full slate of upcoming design-related events to help you ease your pains. Here are a few we are especially excited to check out:
- Between Data and Senses: Architecture, Neuroscience, and the Digital Worlds
8 Fitzroy Street | March 23 - March 24, 2017
- How Should We Live? Propositions for the Modern Interior
Design Museum | October 1, 2016 - April 23, 2017
- Abstract Expressionism
Royal Academy of Arts | September 24, 2016 - January 2nd, 2017
- You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970
The V&A Museum | On now until Sunday, 26 February 2017