London Design Festival 2015 preview
London is pulling out all the stops for its annual creative showcase and we can’t wait. With a range of activities spread across the capital - from the London Design Festival hub at the V&A, to Clerkenwell, Brompton, Greenwich and more - navigation is absolutely key. Here, we bring you our edit of the top 20 events, installations and exhibitions you simply don’t want to miss…
Writers: Rosa Bertoli, Sujata Burman, Sam Rogers
Fredrikson Stallard’s studio turn 10, and to celebrate, they open their doors to showcase ten new works produced in collaboration with David Gill Gallery. A celebration of the experimental and the rigorous, as the pair calls it, the ‘Momentum’ collection references their signature style, which touches upon both the unique and the mass-produced, giving new shapes to furniture. The Species sofa gives new drastic shape to Ian Stallard and Patrik Fredrikson’s organic luxury; the red velvet embraces an asymmetric rock forming a study in evolution, the designers explain, ‘created with a brute force that is at odds with ideas of comfort or human contact, yet so inviting by the nature of its materials.’
23-27 September; 10a Warner Street, London EC1R 5HA; www.fredriksonstallard.com
Pictured: 'Parachute Table'