for the finale of london design festival at the v&a, the museum will host a special event on exhibition road focusing on design solutions to the climate emergency.
together with the design museum, natural history museum, science museum, imperial college london and brompton design district, the v&a will host a street celebration to look at the role design thinking can play in fostering new ideas and changing attitudes to the way we consume food, use energy and deal with waste.
experts from the v&a and its neighboring institutions will host tables – created from upcycled museum packing crates – on which meals will be served created from ‘waste’ produce, highlighting the fact that one-third of all food grown or manufactured in the world is thrown out – enough to feed 870 million people. the upcycled furniture created by london’s design community, will then be given away to community gardens and charities tackling homelessness.
exhibition road will be further animated with talks, workshops and installations focusing on these challenges and the power of design to address the key issues of the age; and to inspire the design community and public to help tackle climate change.
supported by the royal commission for the exhibition of 1851
22 september 2019
10.00 – 17.45
cromwell rd, knightsbridge
tube > south kensington
considerate design: in response to the brompton’s nature/nurture theme for 2019, contemporary design and craft gallery mintdisplays the work of 60 designers – both new talents and established names – all chosen for their dedication to respecting nature and minimizing human impact on the environment. from lighting made from found wood to sculptural examinations of typography, the works are all exemplars of sustainability-focused, circular design. in ‘coal: post-fuel’, for example, jesper eriksson seeks to recontextualize a functional fossil fuel, finding a new purpose and value for the notorious pollutant as a beautiful design material, as precious as marble.
brompton design district
14 & 16-22 september 2019
mon-sat 10.30am-7.30pm, except thurs 19th 10.30am-6pm, sun 11am-5pm
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see••ds is pleased to present masters of disguise as part of brompton design district 2019, an exhibition that seeks to interpret this year’s theme nature/nurture by looking at the notion of human nature.
in the current age of the anthropocene, designers need to reflect not only on their work, but also at their own identity as creative professionals. who we are and how we choose to represent ourselves to the world is deeply rooted in how we interpret the relationship to the environment. this is the essence of human nature.
masters of disguise will explore this concept by exhibiting the work of key contemporary artists/designers including jochen holz, martino gamper and sabine marcelis, and more who have been invited to design masks that address questions of identity, visibility and image. together with their interpretation of their individual identity – their ‘human nature’ – in the form of a mask. questions of identity, performance and display are at the core of this exhibition. in the current era of hyper-visibility and obsession with image culture, a mask is a powerful metaphor for the changes of identity that we perform in our everyday interactions across different media and realities.
during the exhibition, a performative dinner will be hosted at the space where artists will be playing with their masks in a social gathering where the expression of hiding/revealing an identity will be presented to the hosts. the exhibition setting will be specifically created for the occasion using low-impact materials. artists/designers will also be contributing to the exhibition with a number of objects that will be used during the performative opening event (including furniture, lights, tableware, cutlery, glasses, vases etc).
curated by m–l–xl / m–l–xl is a design studio that works across different disciplines, including furniture design, installations, type design and publishing. the studio, with offices in venice and london, was founded by marco campardo and lorenzo mason, and focuses on research, experimenting with languages, techniques and materials.
14-22 september 2019
35-36 thurloe place
tube > south kensington
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to mark its 20th anniversary mint presents trans-form, an exciting collection of over 60 material-forward designers focusing on altering the state of matter through the design process. this year’s show is curated by lina kanafani’s.
along with the brompton design district bdd mint is focusing on material consequences by zooming in on the transformative power of materials and methods that will re-think our relationship with objects.taking sustainability and functionality a step further and showing how designers of today are altering the state of matter through the design process.
mint is an interior design store based in london offering exclusive works by internationally renowned designers and emerging talents.
we are crafting plastics! studio, an interdisciplinary team focusing on material and design research. by offering design concepts and prototypes, as well as our 100% oil-free and compostable material – a new generation of bioplastic emerges – join our revolution in the plastic industry.
crafting plastics! studio brings bioplastics into our day-to-day life. we experiment, produce and collaborate while having the whole product’s lifecycle in mind.
feel free to consume– an interactive installation and collection of ready-to-wear products and objects located in the brompton design district.
thanks to their newly developed sustainable material (nuatan ™) in collaboration with scientists from slovak university of technology, cp!s challenges negative prejudice on perishable materials.
crafting plastics! studio will also will be holding a series of workshops together with malai where participants will explore a set of low-tech techniques of working with biocomposites and bioplastics and have a chance to create a small item. for more information and to register go here
opening times: sat – tues 10-6, weds & fri 10-8, thurs 10–9
[ Brompton Design District ] celebrates its 5th Anniversary at this year’s [ London Design Festival ] with 40 events and exhibitions around the V&A including a new, four-story, temporary Design Destination:
4 cromwell place SW7 london
14 > 23 september
[ The Conran Shop – RED ]
Marking 25 years at the Michelin building and inspired by the iconic British pillar box red, pieces by 40 re- nowned designers including Thomas Heatherwick, Ross Lovegrove and studio, Jasper Morrison, Raw Edges and John Pawson.
[ Sub Zero & Wolf ]
Alessi collaborates with Sub-Zero & Wolf to create an innovative cookware installation featuring the new Marcel Wanders ‘Dressed’ collection.
[ Bamford – Max Lamb & 1882 Ltd. ]
1882 Ltd continues the 130-year Johnson pottery legacy with the launch of two fine bone china collections – Crockery by Max Lamb and Plates by Emily Johnson. Suzanne Trocmé also shows her inaugural collection, Aspi- rals.
[ Margaret Howell + Ercol and Nicola Tassie ]
Ercol 2012 reissue of the stacking and butterfly chairs. Nicola Tassie launches a series of six ceramic lamp bases.
[ Mint – A Spatial Surprise ]
Eclectic new concepts by 50 new and established designers, including Established & Sons and Southern Guild, showcasing works that embody a new and dynamic interpretation and manipulation of space be it a small or a large object.
[ Skandium – Three credenzas by Eva Schildt & The Origin of Objects ]
A series of new creations, adding to Skandium’s own production, three credenzas by Swedish designer Eva Schildt. Along with a retrospective of Sweden’s hottest new design duo, Folkform.
[ B&B Italia ]
An installation and series of events to celebrate the exclusive launch of the marble versions of the Tobi-Ishi table – the first project by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby for B&B Italia.
[ Nigel Coates – CASA REALE ]
Provocateur and protagonist, Nigel Coates, continues to challenge design expectations with his Casa Reale pre- sentation which evokes a chimerical residence where games of light, refraction and scale distort perceptions.
[ Boffi ]
The UK launch of the 2012 collection of accessories for kitchen and bathroom as well as a unique living room storage system and a beautiful kitchen with Acacia wood doors.
[ Serpentine Gallery ]
Pavilion by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei, the design team behind the Beijing National Stadium for the 2008 Olympic Games.
[ Smallbone ]
Smallbone is working with Kelly Hoppen, the world renowned designer who has not only created a distinctive style but an aesthetic that is synonymous with elegance, luxury and timeless classics, to launch a unique, con- temporary kitchen collection.
[ Dudgeon Sofas ]
Showcasing the new range of luxury handmade sofas including the Portofino sofa and Flair sofa longue and ot- toman. Hosting a lifestyle talk followed by champagne and canapés. 5pm, Tuesday 18 September.
[ Helen Green Design ]
A comprehensive studio synonymous with the creation of crafted interiors. New for 2012 is the launch of Col- lection III, their third furniture collection.
[ Jonathan Adler ]
See the newest products to bring style, craft and joy to your home and have a chance to win a signed copy of one of Jonathan’s books on Thursday 20 and 22.
[ Ralph Lauren Home ]
Celebrating the world of Ralph Lauren Lighting and to explore Ralph Lauren Home for Autumn/Winter 2012.
[ Robert Frew LTD ]
Fine antiquarian books, including travel, bindings, illustrated books of all kinds, library sets, topographical and decorative prints and maps of all areas of the world.
[ Something good – Methods ]
The new project from the Italian collective highlights the importance of method in design development, analys- ing different approaches between experimental international designers.
[ Andipa Gallery – GREAT + British ]
Stunning works by Great British artist royalty including Hockney, Bacon and Hirst and a commissioned installa- tion by Hugo Dalton.
[ RCA – Design for the Real World ]
Exhibition of inclusive and sustainable designs by RCA graduates, inspired by the 40th anniversary of Victor Papanek’s seminal text, Design for the Real World.
[ V&A ]
The V&A Museum is again the Festival hub with 80 exhibitions, installations and events with designers including Nendo, Alexander Taylor, BarberOsgerby, Konstantin Grcic, Amanda Levete and digital designer Keichi Masuda.