London Design Festival 2012 – the Design Districts

The Design districts

Shoreditch and Clerkenwell
Late night opening Tues 18th September

Craft central

Monday 17/9/2012 : One day designer sale at Craft Central
Includes products from Takae Mizutani

Circus , Aria
In collaboration with British design and manufacturer Innermost, lifestyle store Aria celebrates one of Innermost’s latest designs: Circus, created by London-based designer and St Martin’s graduate Corinna Warm.

A selection of local, London-based designers have been commissioned to customise these fantastic spun aluminium shades, which will fit right in amongst Aria’s eclectic range. The shades will be auctioned after the event, for the charity Art Against Knives, a youth-led organization which works to reduce the root causes of knife crime through arts initiatives. Custhom and Warm.

SCP East Design Department

Including products from Max Lamb, Donna Wilson and Gareth Neal. Also work from Kay & Stemmer.

Ceramics in the City

Geffrye Museum, Kingsland Road

Over 50 ceramicists many known to Hidden Art, including Karen Bunting, Tina Vlassopoulos & Nick Membery.

1 Ezra Street
14-23 September
10am – 6pm

Launch of the latest sofa LolaLola by Richard Ward.  Lolalola is a compact and economical modular seating system designed to make the most of Londoner’s homes .

Variations on Normal by Dominic Wilcox
KK Outlet
42 Hoxton Square
N1 6PB
Artist and designer Dominic Wilcox has created a pair of fully functional prototype shoes with embedded GPS that will guide you home no matter where you are in the world. Commissioned by Northamptonshire’s Global Footprint project.

“I was commissioned by the Global Footprint project in Northamptonshire, a place famous for shoe making, to create a pair of shoes. I decided to make some shoes that can navigate you home or to any destination you wish. I thought about the Wizard of Oz and how Dorothy could click her shoes together to return home.

After uploading your required destination to the shoes via a piece of custom made mapping software connected via a USB cable, the GPS, which is embedded in the heal, is activated by a heal click. It then communicates to the wearer via a ring of LED lights to point in the required direction. The shoe with the GPS wirelessly communicates with the right shoe that has a progress bar of lights to show how close you are to the destination.”

Covent Garden & Fitzrovia and surrounding areas
Late night opening Wed 19th September

Design Junction

For details see under Main Venues

Designers Block

For details see under Main Venues

Design Nation
Design Nation are based near Designersblock and they have taken over the Terrace Shop at the Southbank.

Dezeen Superstore
39 Monmouth Street
open until 30th September

Pop-up watch store and design emporium curated by Dezeen Magazine
Here you will also find the, Seven Designer Installations in the Seven Dials area of Covent Garden organized in association with Dezeen.

Dwell Store
200 Tottenham Court Road
Design Funked show with young designers including Kal Chottai.

Cockpit Arts
14-20 September
tours – presentations of designers

Contemporary Applied Arts
Domestic Matters
2 Percy Street, W1
7 Sep – 20 October

Curated by Brian Kennedy and Peter Ting this exhibition addresses the link between contemporary craft makers and some of the most important design and manufacturing companies supporting contemporary British design. It is an exhibition with a mission; the ultimate goal is to stimulate and develop interaction between uniquely skilled designer makers, potential producers and retailers.

Kay & Stemmer have designed a new console table Dexter for Benchmark. This is an elegant piece made from solid oak, beautifully executed as usual by the cabinet makers at Benchmark.

Commissioned by French lifestyle company The Collection, Ella has collaborated with furniture designer Alex Macdonald and created a new patchwork repeat pattern for his Formica children’s table.

Also on display are Kay & Stemmer’s Flow side tables for Heal’s and Cedric desk for SCP.

Brompton –
Late night opening Thursday 20th September

100% Design

For details see under Main Venues

V & A
For details see under Main Venues

B&B Italia
B&B Italia Store, 250 Brompton Road, SW3 2AS
17 – 23 September
Panel discussion: can design save Europe
New work from Barber & Osgerby

East London  Late night opening Friday 21th September

Barley Massey
Enter the Imaginerium
Enter ‘The Imaginerium’, an exciting new craft space built on Fabrications 12 year foundations. Premiering for the London Design Festival there will be a special exhibition of sketches, ideas boards and models by Delvendahl & Martin architects as well as one off pieces by Barley Massey and out of the Dark created for the festival .

 Lee Broom
93 Rivington Street, EC2A 3AY
14-23 September
Crystal bulb shop

The Tramshed – part of Design Junction

Established & Sons
5-7 Wenlock Road, N1 7SL
17-23 September

As is tradition, Established & Sons will open the doors of their London HQ with an installation of their collections, including new works incl Bouroullec, Ingo Maurer and Sebastian Wrong launched during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan this year.

Black + White + Colour design shop pops up in London Fields shipping containers
Includes products from Takae Mizutani

West London

Tom Dixon: The Dock
Wharf Building
Portobello Dock
344 Ladbroke Grove, W10 5BU

In addition to Tom Dixon, you will find Moooi here, as well as work from some other designers including Piet Hein Eek from the Netherlands.   There will also be work from Piet Hein Eek.

Throughout the London Design Festival 2012 Moooi will team up with Tom Dixon, founder of THE DOCK, to help create an international design hub during the Festival. “Luminosity” at THE DOCK will welcome international brands and designers. Join us for an exciting programme of events and activities!

Designs on Chocolate consisting of 5 sculptural designs

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