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
SCP founder Sheridan Coakley collaborated with Piet Hein Eek on the Dutch designer’s first retrospective. The exhibition features new works from 2016 and a selection of pieces from the designer’s archive, with a special focus on porcelain objects. The display is constructed around the theme of ’past and future icons,’ with Eek exploring the concept of design icons in a broader context.
17 – 25 September; 135-139 Curtain Road, EC2A 3BX; www.scp.co.uk; www.shoreditchdesigntriangle.com