Monday, September 20, 2010

The London Design Festival

Happy Monday my lovelies, it's actually quite sunny and bright outside, so a beautiful start for the week ahead. I'm also happy to report that the city of London is alive with chaos right now, as Saturday saw the beginning of The London Design Festival. I'm super excited about all the exhibitions and installation, and as usual it's hard to decided where to start, what to see and (importantly) which parties to attend. So to give me the low down of what's what, I caught up with one of the LDF team, Ailie Marks.

What can visitors expect to see this year?
We expect this Festival to be the biggest and best yet! There are over 200 events and exhibitions that make up the Festival covering 25 design disciplines - every one has something slightly different to offer.

You have a pretty good overview of what's on offer. Have you got any favourites?

One exhibition that I really do think people should check out is Kate Maestri's showcase for CAA. She produces really beautiful glass pieces inspired by brutalist architecture, and they're really very striking.

What criteria do you use to choose which exhibition makes it into the festival and which doesn't?

As an event, the Festival is very inclusive. We love people to be involved, and all that we ask is that exhibitions are of a high quality.

Are there any surprises in store for us this year? Anything weird, or unusual?

Loads! We thrive on the unexpected! Have a look at the Anti-Design Festival for example, who aim to turn the London Design Festival on its head...

It all kicks off this Saturday, will there be a swanky opening party?

The nine days of the Festival are full of parties all across London. We held our opening launch last night on the roof of the Queen Elizabeth Hall at Southbank Centre. It was a great occasion and lovely to have everyone together to toast the success of the Festival ahead. 

1 comment:

  1. Now that's an exotic bed...have a fun time at the design festival!!


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