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
Crowds will enter into the British designer’s hypnotic vision this year with an optical illusion showcase at the East London studio. The enveloping installation celebrates the launch of Broom’s graphic ’Optical’ lighting collection that is inspired by the postmodern op art style and will feature alongside floor to ceiling mirrors and an abstract monochrome floor.
20 – 25 September; 93 Rivington Street, EC2A 3AY; www.leebroom.com