London Design Festival 2011
From Saturday 17th of September to the 25th September, London city is going to be immersed in the design culture.
Over nine days, the London Design Festival features hundreds of events that take place across London, showcasing the city’s pivotal role in global design.
First staged in 2003, the London Design Festival is one of the world’s most important annual design events. The Festival programme is made up of over 280 events and exhibitions from around the world.
The Festival is both a cultural and a commercial event. The programme ranges from major international exhibitions to trade events, installations to talks and seminars, from product launches to receptions, private views and parties. The majority of events are free for the visitors to participate, listen, learn, commission and make purchases.
For the first time, this year, St Paul’s Cathedral will play host to an exhibition. Minimalist architect John Pawson has installed a new work entitled ‘Perspectives’, in one of the capital’s most iconic landmarks. The designer has collaborated with crystal experts Swarovski to create a precision-made meniscus – the largest lens possible to manufacture.
Get your Design Festival Guide or go to http://www.londondesignfestival.com/ to know what is going on around the city, but if I was you I won’t miss the ”Barcelona design meets London Design”. The contemporary art gallery The Vyner Studio is hosting this exhibition featuring 4 professional studios from Barcelona and 2 studios based in London: AloyMas, Causas Externas, GR Design, Tomás Alonso, Oscar Diaz and OutOfStock.
Don’t miss a thing!