London Design Festival
Each year the festival promotes London as the design capital of the world, creating a platform for creative talent.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, London Design Festival (Sept. 14 to Sept. 23) comes up with an extensive range of more than 300 exhibitions, events, installations and workshops demonstrating the best pieces of international design.
Each year the festival promotes London as the design capital of the world, creating a platform for creative talent and making it accessible to all. It is an opportunity to meet with designers, to buy directly from them or even commission a unique piece.
Main features of 2012 Festival:
Global Design Forum. On 18th September, LDF is launching the inaugural Global Design Forum at Central Saint Martins Campus. It provides a creative platform for presenting and debating important and controversial ideas, both on and off the stage. The Forum also gathers those ideas in order to formulate mini manifestos that will inform the themes of future Global Design Forum events.
Trafalgar Square: 19-23 September arrives the BE OPEN Sound Portal in Trafalgar Square. Situated within one of London’s most iconic places, the BE OPEN Sound Portal is an entirely new kind of installation that focuses on the design that you can’t see – the one of acoustics and sound – rather than visual image. An alien black, rubberised structure will be home to finely-tuned audio technologies aimed at delivering pure acoustic experiences to visitors in the middle of Trafalgar Square – one of the busiest and aurally chaotic environments in London.
V&A Museum: The V&A Museum offers designers a seemingly inexhaustible supply of spaces in which they’ll create specially commissioned installations by the likes of Nendo, Keiichi Matsuda, Philips and Cinimod Studio, Rolf Sachs and SodaStream. These installations will be complemented by a host of events, workshops and talks, as befits the central hub of the Festival.
There is also an iPhone App that helps to navigate all events across London, build maps, see the schedule and stay connected to the Festival.
The artist takes architecture to a new level – literally, with his mind-bending series of flying houses.
“non-control” fragmental drawing about superfluous space by an architect and illustrator Davit Yukhanyan
Lisa Alma’s new, self-directed video premiere on Sub!
Moby releases a new studio album in collaboration with several guest performers and vocalists.
A lovely dream-pop song and a sick video from a Copenhagen songstress Lisa Alma