It’s that time of year again when London turns into a playground for the design community. We throw on our running shoes, make up some maps and try and get to as many as the interesting, weird and wonderful sights and sounds the capital has to offer – and the best in overseas talent. By now, we all know the drill and we’ve been scouring what we *really* want to see, but here’s some of the larger statements we’re looking forward to instagramming in the coming week…
British sculptor Alex Chinneck is renowned for elevating everyday objects and scenarios to surreal monuments, transforming the familiar into the extraordinary. For this year’s Festival, he has created A Bullet from a Shooting Star, an outdoor installation at Greenwich Peninsula that is testament to the site’s rich industrial history and acts as a visual beacon signifying the site’s future as a new residential district for London. The enormous lattice of steel takes the form of an inverted electricity pylon that appears to have been shot into the ground at a precarious angle. For more information on Bullet for a Shooting Star, head here.
Inspired by the Art Nouveau movement, renowned Austrian design duo mischer’traxler have collaborated with boutique champagne house Perrier-Jouët to bring a sensual, interactive installation to the V&A’s Norfolk House Music Room. The project is part of an ongoing collaboration, ‘Small Discoveries’, which celebrates moments in nature and how people interact with the natural world. Curiosity Cloud, the new project developed for London Design Festival, takes its cues from Perrier-Jouët’s connection to the Art Nouveau movement and the traditional use of insect motifs throughout this period. Find out more about the Curiosity Cloud here.
Where will you be visiting this festival? If you have any tips for the week please do let us know on Twitter!
David & Mark x