King’s Cross Design Route at London Design Festival
London Design Festival returns to the capital 15-23 September and this year King’s Cross hosts six exhibitions from leading designers and artists.
Matter of Stuff
The contemporary design research gallery, Matter of Stuff presents a concept pop-up gallery designed by Raw Edges, featuring pieces from some of the world’s most innovative designers. Look out for new materials and finishes, particularly in marble and ceramics.
Visit Matter of Stuff at Fenman House, 15th-23rd September, Monday-Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 12am-6pm
Modern Design Review and James Shaw unveil PlasticScene, an exhibition where you can discover how designers and creators are approaching the global plastic waste crisis.
See PlasticScene at Gasholder 10, Saturday 15th – Sunday 23rd September, 11am-7pm
Creative Unions showcases the work of Central Saint Martins’ graduating students whose practice addresses our current socio-political climate. Visit the exhibition to see how design can further public debate and become an active agent in the dissolution of boundaries.
See Creative Unions at the Lethaby Gallery, 15th September -27th October, 11am – 6pm
Taking place in the Tom Dixon studio at Coal Drops Yard, the ELECTROANALOGUE exhibition explores the realms of digital technology and features work by Teenage Engineering, sound artist Yuri Suzuki, Spiritland, Ege and Bill Amberg Studio.
See ELECTROANALOGUE at the Coal Office Tom Dixon Studio, Saturday 15th –Sunday 23rd September
With a career spanning 7 decades, Enid Marx’ extraordinary body of work came to define mid-century design. This exhibition is the most comprehensive retrospective ever mounted, bringing together over 150 pieces from private and public collections.
See Enid Marx: Print, Pattern and Popular Art at House of Illustration, 15th-16th & 18th-23rd September, Tue-Sun 10am-6pm (closed Mon)
Bill Amberg Print
Leather craftsman Bill Amberg has collaborated with leading British designers Tom Dixon, Faye Toogood and Timorous Beasties and US-based Alexandra Champalimaud and Natasha Baradaran, to launch a unique new product – printed leather. See the collection at the Tom Dixon store during London Design Festival.
See Bill Amberg Print at the Tom Dixon Arches, Coal Drops Yard, 15th-23rd September, Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-6pm
The Office Group (TOG) introduces its first co-designed piece of furniture, the Co Chair, in partnership with MENU and Norm Architects created in response to a tangible void in design-led seating options, flexible enough to fulfill a variety of multifunctional office spaces. The Co Chair has been designed to suit TOG’s existing and future office spaces, combining a lightweight, sleek aesthetic with comfort and stackable functionality.
See CO Chair at The Stanley Building, Seven Pancras Square, 7 King’s Boulevard, N1C 4AG. Opening hours are Mon-Fri 8.30am-6pm
About London Design Festival
London Design Festival celebrates and promotes London as the design capital of the world. It gives visitors and Londoners the opportunity to experience, discover, and be inspired by world-class design. Hundreds of installations and events, exhibitions and trade shows pop up across London, everywhere from world-famous museums to small local studios. In 2017, the event welcomed a record-breaking 450,000 individual visitors from over 75 countries.
Tradeshows taking place during the festival include 100% Design, Decorex International, designjunction, Focus/18 and London Design Fair. The V&A is the festival hub, hosting a whole range of activities and exhibitions.
Find out more and see the full programme at the London Design Festival website.