Shows within the Show
With just 3 days until the doors to the London Design Fair 2018 open we present our Shows within the Show a selection of gallery style exhibitions taking place within the Fair. Aside from the host of designers and brands exhibiting independently these features are curated shows of their own; thought-provoking and visually arresting.
Now Nordic brings together 5 curators from 5 Nordic countries; Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Iceland who have selected 5-7 pieces from their country in order to explore the commonalities and differences between the collections. The design produced by these five countries is traditionally grouped under the label of ‘Nordic’ design world shorthand for clean lines, natural materials, simplicity and functionality. By juxtaposing collections of contemporary works from the five Nordic countries, the international design platform Adorno seeks to determine whether these design cultures do indeed share a common thread or whether categorising them under a single banner risks overlooking the characteristics and approaches that make each creative culture distinct.
Material of the Year: Plastic, Beyond the Chipper
A response to research into the reuse of plastics within the design industry Material of the Year: Plastic, Beyond the Chipper looks beyond the brash and bright examples of plastic reuse and presents four designers: Dirk vander Kooij, Charlotte Kidger, Kodai Iwamoto and Weez & Merl, who are treating gathered plastic waste as a 'virgin material', imbuing the material with new worth and meaning; a longterm solution to the single-use plastic issue. For the exhibition design, Movisi’s modular Link System is welcomed back to the Fair. Commissioned by the Tent London and designed by PearsonLloyd back in 2007, the four designers work will be interspersed within the black Expanded Polypropylene partitions, weaving through the exhibition space.
Titled Colours of Transparency
the exhibition, as part of the London Design Fair, explores the pellucidity and hue of glass with work from 23 students on display.
All trained in the studio of glass within the Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design in Prague the practitioners reveal their dynamic approach to the material, transforming it in truly unique ways.
The collection showcases the latest work from UMPRUM students, who are working with paint, disrupting classic design concepts and experimenting with the medium.
The objects are timeless, they cross the boundaries of traditional glassmaking and meddle between the fields of design and fine art all whilst honouring a high level of quality craftsmanship. See the full line-up HERE
. Hall 13, Stand 13.12
Launched in 2018 by Hole & Corner, Cræftiga is a new award programme dedicated to uncovering the most exciting young talents in the next generation of craft and making. The awards are open to makers under 35 in any craft-based discipline, and set out to champion innovative processes, sustainable practices and new material applications across the making spectrum. The finalists will have their work displayed in London Design Fair’s British Craft Pavilion during the 2018 London Design Festival in September – putting their talent in front of the fair’s 28,000+
visitors from the UK and beyond.
Hall 5, Stand 5.35
Cameron Design House
CDH x Geronimo is an immersive light installation between bespoke lighting creators Cameron Design House and balloon artist Jihan Zencirli aka Geronimo. These two sculptural mediums collide for the first time in an unexpected and visually immersive experience around light, latex and luxury.The multi-sensory four-day event will feature Cameron Design House's unique contemporary Helmi chandelier's alongside Geronimo's eccentric balloon sculptures combined within one single colour explosion.