London Design Festival 2016 preview
As summer draws to a close, London braces itself for a rush of activity, biggest – and most exciting – of all: its annual creative showcase. This year’s festivities stretch across the capital, from the London Design Festival hub at the V&A, to the newly baptised London Design Fair in the east, alongside veterans like Clerkenwell and Brompton, by way of new district Brixton, and a few other surprises along the way. (Not to mention the inaugural London Design Bienniale, which will take place simultaneously, too!) To make navigating London’s design wonders infinitely more enjoyable we’ve put together an edit of the top 20 exhibitions, events and installations, just for you…
Writers: Rosa Bertoli, Sujata Burman, Jessica Klingelfuss, Sam Rogers
Marking their tenth edition, Tent London and Super Brands London will this year come under the umbrella brand of the London Design Fair. As the first guest country, India will present ten designers and brands from the subcontinent, spanning product, textile, furniture design and beyond. Curated by Spandana Gopal of Tiipoi with exhibition design by Kangan Arora, expect bright colours, jagged geometries and delightful abstraction.
22 – 25 August; Old Truman Brewery, 26 Hanbury Street, E1 6QR; www.londondesignfair.co.uk
Pictured: Observers, by Claymen