Controliss Recommends: London Design Festival 2010

This entry was posted on 30th September 2010

London Design Festival

London becomes the centre of creativity once again as the London Design Festival 2010 goes in full swing. If you haven't gotten around to attending an LDF event, here's a list that is still ongoing. The Victoria and Albert Museum is the headquarters of the LDF, so be sure to drop by this museum, too. A Living Space-Curated by Kit Kemp: Commissioning art and craft for the home This event runs until October 2 at the Contemporary Applied Arts, 2 Percy Street W1. Design Director of Firmdale Hotels, Kit Kemp is displaying unique creations from the top British craftspeople. The CAA Gallery showcases an imaginary Bloomsbury Group sitting room. Tecta: Hidden Classics Arup is featuring German design company Tecta at 110 Drury Lane WC2. Tecta’s modernist take on interior design is pioneering. They’ve been around since the 1920s and the 1930s. You’ll see Marcel Breuer’s F41E lounger and Hans Wegner’s CH468 chair which are rightful iconic pieces of the Modern movement.  This event runs until October 13. Hands On Theatrical installations and automata from Central Saint Martin’s graduates will be featured in the Arts Gallery, University of the Arts London, 272 High Holborn WC1. Catch them now until October 29. RCA at the LDF Of course, the Royal College of Art will not miss LDF. From September 23 to October 7, RCA will play host to seven exhibitions, including Design Products Collection where you can buy works of art by RCS recent graduates and staff tutors. Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore SW7 Off the Floor You only have until October 2 to enjoy the work of Fabien Cappello and Daniel Heath. Advocates of reusable design, the tandem will feature creative works of art made from limestone that were salvaged from the Heathrow Terminal 2, the oak drawer bottoms of the Natural History Museum and parquet flooring rescued from a north London school. Visit Retrouvius, 2A Ravensworth Road NW10 for this one-of-a-kind exhibit. Midwinter Modernist: the iconic designs of Jessie Tait Bulthaup, the company that makes designer kitchens will showcase Jessie Tait’s crockery from the 1950s. The exhibit will only be around until October 1, so you better hasten to 36-42 Clerkenwell Road EC1 or you’ll miss these mouthwatering delights. Gastrotypographical-Assemblage: the designs of Lou Dorfsman CBS Television’s “ad man” Lou Dorfsman is the focus of an exhibit in the Kemistry Gallery, 43 Charlotte Road EC2. The event will run until  October 30. The exhibit will feature Dorfsman exciting career as a graphic designer in the United States.

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