London Design Festival 2016
The London Design Festival is an annual event, held to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world and as the gateway to the international creative community. The next Festival will be held 17-25 September 2016.
The London Design Festival is an essential platform for the capital’s major trade shows taking place across London, featuring work from a local and international network of both new and established exhibitors. These shows comprise 100% Design, Decorex International, designjunction, Focus/16 and The London Design Fair (including Tent London & Super Brands). This year, a brand new show makes its debut at Kensington Olympia’s Pillar and Upper Pillar Halls. Exciting and innovative design will be debuted at these ‘Design Destinations’, which are key events for designers and manufacturers alike aiming to build their presence and reach new audiences as well as for consumers seeking design and interiors ideas.
The London Design Festival is renowned for its Landmark Projects. Set in iconic locations across the capital, these demonstrate some of the most inventive ideas in design and have become the public face of the Festival. This year, in collaboration with Knight Dragon, the Hong Kong based property developer, the Festival commissioned a major project on the Greenwich Peninsula. Conceptual artist Alex Chinneck, renowned for elevating everyday structures into the extraordinary, created A Bullet from a Shooting Star. This took the form of an upside down electricity pylon, leaning at a precarious angle as though shot into the earth. The construction and materials reflect the same visual and material language of multiple structures across the Peninsula, particularly the redundant gas tower located on site while also evoking the idea of power generation and supply. The 35m-high structure was designed to be seen from a distance, and can still be viewed from North Greenwich Station, the Emirates Airline cable car, the Thames Clipper service, Canary Wharf and planes that fly to and from City Airport.
For further information on Design Destinations visit: http://www.londondesignfestival.com/