The Urban Picnic 28th August – Secret Location, East London, 29th August – Elys Yard, Truman
Brewery 11am-7pm on both days
Furniture designer Gareth Neal reclaims neglected spaces of the East-End to create pop-up urban picnic sites for Londoners. One of the UK’s largest arts bursary schemes, The Vauxhall Collective, kicks off another year of outstanding art events and exhibitions around this year’s theme; The Great British Weekend. The design commission sees award winning designer Gareth Neal devise a stunning range of playful objects for London’s first urban picnics.
Furniture designer Gareth Neal reclaims neglected spaces of the East-End to create pop-up urban picnic sites for Londoners
Boldly design where no one has designed before. Explore current exhibitions Sustainable Futures, David Adjaye’s Urban Africa and Brit Insurance Designs of the Year and gaze into the portal of your imagination and predict the future. The perfect night for actual or potential innovators to flourish with workshops, discussions and music to hand.
The Future of Architecture: The AA School’s Projects Review Exhibition Launches Friday 25th June 2010
A new exhibition of work by 650 students will go on display this Friday (25 June) at the Architectural Association School. The exhibition is set to demonstrate some of the most radical and experimental thinking in architecture and cultural enquiry today.
The exhibition opening will also mark the grand opening of the AA School’s newly expanded Bedford Square campus which will be open to the public for the first time.
Image:Basso & Brooke – Adventures on the Silk Road Christopher Brooke & Bruno Basso Photo Chloe de Carvalho
Design Museum Tank FREE EXHIBITION
Bruno Basso & Christopher Brooke are renowned for producing unique and inspired textiles and prints. Having travelled to Uzbekistan on one of four exchanges initiated by the British Council, the duo present their new collection inspired by this journey in the Design Museum Tank.
The Basso & Brooke aesthetic is based on advanced and highly complex digital prints combining to create a fabric-based fashion statement; it is this unique appreciation of textiles that led the British Council to select them for the project.
Designers Furniture, an exhibition and limited edition sale of new furniture works by nine established creatives from Saturday 26th June 2010
Exhibition runs: 26.06.10–03.07.10
The Russian Club invites you to the opening of Designers Furniture, an exhibition and limited edition sale of new furniture works by nine established creatives working on the cusp of their discipline. Curated by agency Tomorrow studio and in collaboration with Sameness & Difference.
Exhibiting artists include: Jean Jullien, Korner Union, Gemma Holt, Michael Marriott, PostlerFerguson, Oscar&Ewan, Damien Poulain, Christoph Priglinger (VVork) and Vandasye.
25 June – 26 July 2010
Land Architecture People is a major exhibition which offers behind-the-scenes insights into how buildings are made – from the mysterious rules and conditions of land ownership through to the symbiotic relationship between architect and client. Conceived by award-winning architects Pierre d’Avoine and Andrew Houlton and anthropologist Clare Melhuish, the show dispels some of the mystique around the architectural design process. Land Architecture People opens in the vast subterranean gallery Ambika P3 in central London on 25 June and runs until 26 July 2010.
Image: Andy Murray
Alongside the graduates’ exhibits is a special showcase of design entrepreneurs entitled One Year On. As the name suggests, it presents a selected showcase of designers whose work has matured and progressed in their first year in business.
Image:Restaurant or bar in a hotel Runnymede-On-Thames by designLSM
Totally independent, the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, now in it’s second year, is the only concept of its kind dedicated exclusively to design. Nearly 400 restaurants and bars from over 38 different countries have entered the Awards this year. Judged by a highly influential panel of top international journalists from the design, hospitality and lifestyle sectors, the winners (both designers and hospitality operators) will be announced on the 22nd June at a special Awards ceremony at Victoria House in central London.
Moss Your City, by the Oslo-based architectural practice PUSHAK is the outcome of The Architecture Foundation’s international exchange programme for emerging architects in Norway and the UK – launched to promote the best new architects from both countries
A surprisingly comfortable Chesterfield Made from concrete. The sofa weighs about 100kg so it’s reasonably easy to move about but has a good solid feel to it. You can catch it at 100% design 2010 apparently there’s even a concrete 50p stuck down behind one of the cushions.”
Image:Andrew Beaumont University of Plymouth
FRONT PAGE Image:Gina Hughs
In 2010 New Designers will have been running for 25 successful years. Its longevity testifies to its success as the leading showcase of graduate design talent, presenting the work of the next generation of professional designers as they emerge from the UK’s design courses to make their impression on the creative sector.
DATES: PART 1: 1-4 July 2010 – Textiles; Fashion ; Accessories; contemporary Applied Arts; Ceramics ; Glass; Jewellery ; Precious Metalwork.
PART 2: 8-11 July 2010 – Product Design; Furniture; Visual Communications (including Graphic Design ; Illustration; Spatial Design.
The industry acclaimed New Designer Award and VIP Previews take place on the evenings of Wednesday 30 June and Wednesday 7 July 2010.
Image: Eugene Osborne Plymouth University
New Designers attracts the support of leading brands, commercial organisations such as Hallmark Cards Plc, and The Goldsmiths’ Company to sponsor and present awards; keen to be associated with and able to identify the brightest ideas, latest trends and hottest fresh design talent. The event has propelled the likes of Thomas Heatherwick, Ella Doran, BarberOsgerby and Frederickson Stallard into the design sector spotlight. These alumni remain staunch supporters for New Designers.
Such is the show’s importance and prestige within design education, it is continually oversubscribed, with a strong mix of existing and new colleges taking part. The Visual Communications zone has been increased in size for 2010 and includes an expanded college list showing animation and illustration.
Looking forward to New Designers 2010, the show’s director Isobel Dennis comments, “New Designers is the freshest and most vibrant show of its kind bringing together the very best in UK graduates design, showcasing the work, energy and talent of the next generation of designers. In this economic climate, young designers are not property for anyone wishing to bring fresh blood into their businesses. Their creativity and transferable skills are crucial. New Designers’ committed and forward thinking supporters recognise and value their association with an event that continues to introduce creative and smart thinking talent into the workplace.”
New Designers 2010 1-4 ; 8-11 July at the Business Design Centre, Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0QH
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New Designers takes place at the Business Design Centre, London, N1 OQH. Nearest tube Angel.
www.newdesigners.co.uk is a portal to a wealth of design talent in every design discipline. The website features individual designers and design businesses who launched their careers at New Designers. Designers’ work is available to purchase direct or to commission for bespoke projects.
Event : Blow by Blow an Exhibition of Glass Projects by Sebastian Bergne’s studio at Somerset House from Friday 10th June 2010
This summer marks the 20th Anniversary of industrial designer Sebastian Bergne’s studio. To celebrate this occasion, the exhibition Blow by Blow will show an extraordinary collection of unseen personal glass projects.
Since starting his professional practice in 1990, Sebastian has collaborated with small glass making workshops to produce these private pieces alongside his regular studio activities.
Unlike other Award event formats which can be relatively static, typically formatted with round tables and chairs, the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards has turned things on it’s head. We have identified that in addition to the importance of highlighting the shortlisted and announcing the winners, networking is the main reason guests come to such an event. The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards (which will be held at Victoria House on the 22nd June) proposes a unique format and layout. Using pods that are used as both award podiums as well as networking areas, guests are always on the move and therefore also networking much more effectively.
4 June – 26 July 2010
The 10th annual Free Range celebrates the best of young British art and design and looks forward to the future Since its inception 10 years ago, Free Range has become the number one platform and launchpad for graduates to showcase their work both to the public and creative industry.
Attracting visitors numbers to rival the biggest art events in the capital, the show presents the work of thousands graduates from art and design universities around the UK, in several distinct categories over 8 weeks.