London Design Festival Recap
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. When an object did stand out, the work was clever, as exemplified by a flat-pack boat made by two recent RCA grads; gracefully technical as in Jake Dyson’s handsome and super-long-lasting (will-it-to-your-grandchildren) task lamp; or adorned with traces of the maker’s hands as was Johannes Nagel’s pottery. Creativity was found, and hailed from, everywhere: The Australians made a fine showing at Designjunction while the streets of London, itself, provided wall space for those who didn’t want to hire an exhibition booth at Earls Court.
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- 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…
- The annual London Design Festival attracts both emerging and established creatives, who gather each fall to present their latest creations.
- One of the best shows I saw in all of the London Design Festival was Tramshed 2011 in the Shoreditch Design Triangle.
- If the name Jake Dyson sounds familiar, he’s the son of the famous James Dyson, of vacuum cleaner and hand-dryer fame.
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- Goldsmiths' postgraduate design community have a show at The Boiler House, Old Truman Brewery, on Brick Lane as part of the London Design Festival.
- I spent my second day at the London Design Festival in the Shoreditch Design Triangle in East London.
- One of the most surprising things at Tent—one of the LDF shows—is the 'Lazy Chair' by Freshwest Design.