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London Design Festival announces full programme of events hitting the city later this year

London Design Festival has unveiled its line-up of events, installations and exhibitions for 2016 which will be taking place across the city later this year.

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London Design Festival has unveiled its line-up of events, installations and exhibitions for 2016 which will be taking place across the city later this year.

The Smile by Alison Brooks, Alison Brooks Architects, Supported by the American Hardwood Export Council in collaboration with ARUP
The Smile by Alison Brooks, Alison Brooks Architects, Supported by the American Hardwood Export Council in collaboration with ARUP

From 17-25 September, the festival will be taking over London’s leading art and design museum the Victoria and Albert, which will be acting as the hub of the event and showcasing a host of projects.

These projects will involve an exhibition from British design duo Glithero, who will create a time-based installation with watch maker Panerai. Benjamin Hubert of Layer will also be exhibiting ‘Foil’, an undulating metallic ribbon installation which will transform one of the V&A spaces with LED lights and pattern, inspired by Braun. The Festival has also commissioned a number of leading design visionaries including Paul Cocksedge, Amanda Levete and the late Zaha Hadid to create their own souvenirs of London, which will be available to purchase at the V&A shop.

2016’s London Design Festival will also stage several Landmark Projects during its London take-over including ‘The Smile’ by Alison Brooks Architects, a cross–laminated hardwood structure using American tulipwood that will offer a new way of looking at the city. A second Landmark Project entitled Baboushka Boxes will be erected in a bid to address the current housing crisis in the capital through an experiential installation designed by London based international studio of architects and designers dRMM.

Baboushka Boxes by dRMM supported by Legal and General with Shelter
Baboushka Boxes by dRMM supported by Legal and General with Shelter

This year, the Festival will welcome its first headline partner British Land, a company with a long history of working with leaders in architecture, art and design to enhance places and environments in tune with modern lifestyles.

Established in 2003, the London Design Festival is a citywide celebration that brings together a global community of designers, artists, architects, and retailers to activate projects responding to the transformative power of design. This year, there’s be ideas from more than 300 partners who represent the best of London’s design community, as well as over 400 events and installations taking place in total, from the engaging programme at the Victoria and Albert Museum to a colourful and eccentric crazy golf course in the heart of the city in Trafalgar Square.

The Green Room by Glithero supported by Panerai
The Green Room by Glithero supported by Panerai

link to previous SEEN article: Visionary Crazy Golf in Trafalgar Square
www.londondesignfestival.com

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