London Design Festival: Day 3
My third day traipsing about London for the Design Festival had me venturing east again, starting my day in Clerkenwell (that's pronounced CLARK-en-well, I learned) and then, as ever, heading back over to Shoreditch for the press preview of the much-hyped Tramshed show. I'll tell you now, it was worth it. Here's what I saw.
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- As with most trade fairs, it was difficult to find dense clumps of strong design at the London Design Festival; instead gems were dispersed throughout.
- One of the best shows I saw in all of the London Design Festival was Tramshed 2011 in the Shoreditch Design Triangle.
- It’s been a rather momentous year for London as the city played host to the Olympic Games and celebrated the Queens diamond Jubilee.
Seeking to be a departure from conventional trade exhibitions, Tramshed 2011 will celebrate the diversity of the industry in the broadest sense. Exhibitors, seminars, talks, good food and music combine to create an engaging and influential destination.
Tramshed 2011 marks the second year of the Tramshed, a premier design event that made its debut at London Design Festival in 2010. Improving upon the successes of last year’s event, Tramshed 2011 returns to its dynamic Shoreditch location with a diverse group of exhibitors known for their vibrancy and capacity to innovate. The exhibit is open from September 22-25.
- Goldsmiths' postgraduate design community have a show at The Boiler House, Old Truman Brewery, on Brick Lane as part of the London Design Festival.
- Opening tonight is From Now to Eternity, a show focusing on plastics with work by a collection of designers, including FAT, Tomoko Azumi, Stuart Haygarth and Committee.
- More ceramics from Tent, in the form of everyday, disposable objects cast in porcelain.
- The Greenhaus is a design collective of British designers whose work revolves around concepts of sustainability.