Set to be the music event of LDF Peter Hook (Co- Founder New Order/Joy Division) takes over the decks at The Central Bar at 100% Design Earls Court 2 this Thursday 20th September 2012. Expect load guitars and fast beats and plenty of drink.
100% Design is collaborating with The Furniture Makers Company to promote British Design Excellence through the Design Guild Mark.
The Design Guild Mark, introduced by The Furniture Makers Company in 2008, recognises and rewards excellence in the British design of furniture in volume production. In this fifth year there were a very high number of applications and the design of most of them was exceptional.
This year seven of the twenty seven awarded products have been selected for display at the exhibition:
• David Chipperfield – ‘Piana Alessichair’ for KI DGM 49
• Sebastian Conran Associates – ‘Aerofoil’ Desk & Bureau for John Lewis DGM 52
• David Fox – ‘The Magic Stool’ for Boss Design DGM 58
• Marc Krusin – ‘Krusin Chair Collection’ for Knoll International DGM 66
• Simon Pengelly – ‘Theo Chair and Range’ for Chorus Furniture DGM 70
• David Young – ‘Animate Writing Desk’ for Young & Norgate DGM 73
• Zoeftig Design Studio – ‘inFINITE Seating System’ for Zoeftig DGM 74
Arts Thread @ LDF : he importance of an online portfolio as part of your creative career 15th September 2012
Arts Thread Session: The importance of an online portfolio as part of your creative careers, aimed at 18+ 14.00 – 17.00 Seminar Room 1, Sackler Centre
The importance of an online portfolio as part of your creative careers, lead by ARTS THREAD industry experts. A talk followed by a Q&A and portfolio surgery. This will include starter technical information on images and text, how to link your portfolio to other sites and social media. Free, drop in
Opening on 13th September 2012, 19 Greek Street will be London’s hub for craft, excellence and social responsibility in design. Established by Marc Péridis, Designer and Creative Director of the design studio Montage, this six-floor Victorian townhouse will be a centre for distinctive design storytelling bringing together handpicked pieces from international design studios, as well as housing the UK outpost of ESPASSO, the much acclaimed US specialists in modernist and contemporary Brazilian design.
Fueled by an innate sense of curiosity and exploration, Péridis’ extensive travels through the world’s design hubs of New York, Miami, Sao Paulo, Berlin, Milan, have set the tone for the space. Its inaugural collection will showcase works by an international stable of established design talents alongside emerging newcomers.
Arts Thread @ LDF : Showing at LDF and want to enhance your profile through blogging and social media September 14th 2012
Showing at LDF and want to enhance your profile through blogging and social media?
14.00 – 17.00 Digital Studio, Sackler Centre
Showing at LDF and want to enhance your profile through blogging and social media? ARTS THREAD’s team of journalists will give a talk and workshop to teach you how to use a WordPress blog, best use of facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. A selection of posts will be automatically transferred to the London Design Festival blog. Free, drop in
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Design Exquis Venue: The Hoxton Hotel, 81 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3HU
Date: 14 September – 14 October 2012 Private View: 17 September 2012
Five days to go before the opening. All the objects being finished, Design Exquis has now revealed the identities of its featured designers. The exhibition will make its UK début at the Hoxton Hotel in Shoreditch during the London Design Festival.
Design Exquis’ innovative concept is based on the ‘Cadavre Exquis’ (Exquisite Corpse) technique, whose British equivalents are ‘Chinese Whispers’ and ‘Consequences’. Using this idea, Design Exquis has created its own game. The rules are as follows:
An object is chosen for its design qualities.
A designer is invited to react to it by producing a work.
This work is, in turn, answered to by a second designer.
The process is repeated.
None of the designers but the first one know what the first object is.
None of the designers know who the others are.
The only information they receive is the last object created.
The exhibition narrative takes the viewer from metamorphosing furniture to bacteria detectors, through to calcified sandcastles and a kit which turns the concept of the souvenir on its head.
Another Cool Thing that everyone is going to experience at 100% Design will be the 45m-long entrance tunnel to the show which will deliver people straight into the heart of the show.
100% Design 19th – 22nd September 2012
Japanese designer Yuri Suzuki ‘london underground circuit maps’ project for the
2012 London Design Festival. Responding to ‘thrift’ as a theme, he explores communication systems in consumer electronics. A printed circuit board (PCB) is produced based upon Harry Beck’s iconic
London Underground Map . More Images and Info over at designboom.com.
Orb Light Large
Ahead of their London Design Festival re-design Tom Dixon Shop are running a one off 3 day Flash Sale at their shop and for the first time ever, their online store.
Recieve up to 80% off selected lighting, furniture and accessories from Thursday 6th – Saturday 8th September.
The ironic oversized photo of Miguel Figueroa has been split into 14 pieces creating a collage of 14 separate lampshades. The lampshades thus become an art installation in which the individual pieces work on their own or all together to generate an overall image.
SERVOMUTO, the Italian duo comprising Alessandro Poli and Francesca De Giorgi, will present a new collection of handmade lampshades at this year’s 100% Design (19-22 September). Available exclusively in the UK from Animali Domestici, the London-based 20th & 21st Century Italian furniture, lighting and arts objects showroom, this will be the first time UK audiences can discover the quirky craftsmanship of these unique pieces.
Brought together by their mutual interest in designing for food preparation and consumption, this special exhibition of new products will explore Mellor and Bergne’s distinct but compatible design approaches.
5th SEPTEMBER 2012 – 13th JANUARY 2013
Over the past decade, Swarovski’s design and architecture commissions have served as an experimental platform for leading figures in design to conceptualise, develop and share their most radical ideas.
Digital Crystal: Swarovski at the Design Museum Ron Arad – Lolita Image courtesy of Swarovski
Building on this platform, the Design Museum and Swarovski are now challenging some of the most exciting talents in contemporary creativity to explore the future of memory in the fast-developing digital age in an exciting new exhibition.
Explaining the central premise of Digital Crystal: Swarovski at the Design Museum, Deyan Sudjic, director of the Design Museum says: ‘
Digital Crystal: Swarovski at the Design Museum explores the meaning of memory in the digital age, with the demise of the analogue era our relationship and connection with personal memory, photographs, diaries, letters, time and ephemera is changing.’
Deyan continues: ‘Digital Crystal: Swarovski at the Design Museum takes this as its starting point, to question the future and our relationship with the changing world, where it seems all too easy to lose connection with the tangible and the real, as we move ever faster to a digital age where memory and the personal possessions we once held so highly are now online or gone in an instant.’
In addition to specially commissioned pieces by a new generation of designers, Digital Crystal: Swarovski at the Design Museum will also feature a select number of works from the Swarovski archives and by juxtaposing old and new, the exhibition offers up for debate the changing nature of our relationship with objects, and even with time.
Nadja Swarovski comments:
‘It is an honour that the Design Museum has chosen to collaborate with Swarovski on this forward-thinking exhibition. To work with such creative minds and to see how they have responded to the brief is fascinating and offers new insights into our changing relationship with memory and technology. Swarovski’s passionate commitment to cutting-edge contemporary design and innovation is driven by our work with these visionaries who push the boundaries of how crystal can be used as a creative ingredient.’
The 14 designers and their commissions are listed on the next page:
The title of the exhibition “Marks” is inspired by the quote “Le souvenir commence avec la cicatrice” (Alain). The large table with feathers (shown on the attached save the date invitation) suggests the idea of a deep open mark, but one difficult to decipher.
This will be the second time that her furniture line, Collect-xion, is shown in London. Collect-xion began in 2003 in Paris by Françoise Fredj Weill; its concept was not only to create beautiful pieces but also to tell a story; a story of the partnership between craftsmanship and concept.
The base of each piece, be it a table, a shelf or a light, is metal, but the materials used to complete it are varied: feathers, porcelain, felt, and so on. Metal is used as the base material as a result of Weill’s admiration for artists such as Jannis Kounellis and his Arte Povera.
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MERCEDES DRIVE THRU: food artists Bompas & Parr create a unique dining experience
Digital interview magazine “The Avant/Garde Diaries” is inviting guests to enjoy an interdisciplinary art and dining experience in London between the 14th and 16th September, 2012.
The festival is being curated by leading food artists Sam Bompas and Harry Parr. The British duo are designing a temporary, driveable restaurant – the MERCEDES DRIVE THRU – in the lobby of the old Selfridges Hotel on Oxford Street (Mayfair). Together with the British multimedia collective the Jason Bruges Studio, they are presenting a spectacular mix of food and light art designed to turn the enjoyment of dining in a car into an exceptional sensory experience.
As every seroius design company Lammhults dedicates themselves to the need for reducing environmental impact. Sustainability is to us an essential part in the product development process, reflected both in materials and manufacturing. High quality and long durability are key words at Lammhults for ages. A recent example is the Archal range, launched in 2011, designed by danish team Johannes Foersom & Peter Hiort-Lorenzen.
Archal frames are made in 90% recycled die-casted aluminium. It takes 460 recycled cans to produce the Archal armchair below. Swedes consume one billion cans per year. 90% of them are recycled- it covers the needs of many chairs…
Brand and Design Director Lammhults Design Group
LAMMHULTS will be exhibiting at this years 100% Design more details HERE.