5 Exhibitions You Can’t Miss At The London Design Festival 2018 ⇒ This year marks the 16th anniversary of the London Design Festival, and that’s certainly a reason to celebrate. The event boasts an ambitious and eclectic programme of landmark projects, from installations to events, all scattered across the city. To assure you don’t miss out on any of the special events, today Decor and Style brings you the 5 exhibitions you can’t miss at the London Design Festival 2018!
Located at the V&A Museum’s Sackler Courtyard, Thistleton Architects’ maze-like structure aims to challenge two current problems in today’s world – the need for housing and the growth in climate change. It makes visitors climb up it and cross bridges to peer out the top.
Address: The Sackler Courtyard at the V&A, V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL
The 26 letters of the alphabet, made of folded steel and painted in a variety of bright colours chosen from a specialist paint manufacturer, will be popping up in Broadgate in the form of individual chairs. The work of Kellenberger-White, the studio known for its playful approach to typefaces, is designed so that visitors can interact with it – as well as taking a seat, of course.
Address: Finsbury Avenue Square, Broadgate, London EC2M 3WA
In 1812, John Soane wrote ‘Crude Hints towards an History of my House,’ a strange text in which he imagined his home as a ruin centuries into the future. Soane suggested that the visitors to the museum have been inhabited by four characters; a Lawyer, a Monk, a Magician and an Architect. Fast-forward two hundred years and these characters have been brought to life by MUTT as unique architectural compositions. Marrying ornament, rich colour palettes and shape, these 3D forms will breathe a playful new life into a space which has remained untouched since its creator died 180 years ago.
Address: Sir John Soane’s Museum, 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3BP
Located at Trafalgar Square, this exhibition is the result of a collaboration between designer ES Devlin and Google Arts and Culture, who worked together for one year to achieve this result. Visitors are invited to ‘feed’ words to the lion, which will appear as LED lights in its mouth by day and light up Nelson’s column at night. The new big cat will be joining the four original lions, which have remained in pride of place in the square since 1867 and each way around 7,000 kilograms.
Address: Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5NJ
Head Above Water by Steuart Padwick
London’s South Bank has a new resident in the form of an incredible 9-metre-high sculpture by British designer, Steuart Padwick. Head Above Water looks out across the Thames with panoramic views of St Pauls and the iconic city skyline as part of the DesignJunction takeover of London Design Festival. Beyond its striking standpoint, Padwick intends the sculpture to stand as a symbol of hope, bravery, compassion and positive in support of Time to Change’s campaign to remove the stigma of mental illness.
Address: Queens Stone Jetty, South Bank
Source: London Design Festival