London Design Festival marches on with virtual launches, public modern art projects, art installations, and tightly-controlled, socially-distanced exhibitions throughout the British capital. Inspiration and Ideas leads you on a journey through these incredible novelties of modern furniture, art exhibitions, and modern design in general.
Maestro chair by Lee Broom
Ion lighting collection by Bohinc Studio
Envisioned Comfort armchair by Vytautas Gecas and MarijaPuipaite
A new initiative conceived in response to the events of 2020, “Adorno,” on view through September 20, is LDF’s first virtual contemporary design destination. The online art exhibition features more than 200 art and design objects and 14 country-specific environments.
Puck glassware by Tom Dixon
With a thick base resembling a hockey puck, the Puck collection of mouth-blown cocktail glassware by Tom Dixon has the resilience to withstand the professional restaurant environment.
Half a Square table by Michael Anastassiades for Molteni & C|Dada
Kadamba Gate table by Ini Archibong
“There’s an idea of being connected to the earth, the earth being connected to the stars, and the notion of microcosm and macrocosm. That led me to be inspired by The Giant’s Causeway and its columns of basalt hexagons.”says designer Ini Archibong.
Slump Rock coffee table by Paul Cocksedge
The table is one of eight featuring melted or “slumped” glass included in “Paul Cocksedge: Slump,” an exhibition of the designer’s new work on view at Carpenters Workshop Gallery through December
“Walala Parade” by Camille Walala
“Walala Parade” by Camille Walala sees the artist transform an entire East London street. The initiative is now one of the capital’s largest public art projects.
A Verdant Global Warming Warning
Designed as a petite Victorian glasshouse, the balmy structure—which will remain in place for a year—is filled with tropical crops that by 2050 could potentially thrive outdoors in the U.K. if no drastic environmental measures are taken.
Marlene Huissoud’s Inflatable Sculpture
Tom Dixon’s Evolving Vision and Yair Neuman’s Installation
For this year’s London Design Festival, the hub will embrace the theme “Octagon,” showcasing eight different spaces, including a pop-up bar, a disco adorned with the dramatic LED chandelier Burst, and two lounges.