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Must See installations and exhibitions at London Design Festival 2016Wednesday 24 August 2016
Here are the amazing installations and exhibitions of London Design Festival 2016. The majority of events take place from September 17-25 2016 and it’s the perfect chance to explore craft and design at its very best.
London-based architect Alison Brooks‘ Smile installation aims to showcase the structural potential of cross-laminated timber (CLT), and will make use of American tulipwood to create a curved tunnel that rises off the ground. The timber tube will only touch the floor at one point, and is open at either end. It will feature a series of perforations across its sides that allow natural light in during the day, and create a pattern of light spots when the structure is lit at night. The Smile, Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, SW1P 4JU – 17 to 25 September 2016.
The Brixton Design Trail is returning for a third year at LDF, with a theme that pays homage to musician, style icon and Brixton native David Bowie. An eclectic line-up of over 40 events, including public art installations, a youth trail, and workshops spread across the south London district. Brixton Design Trail, Brixton, SW9 – 17 to 25 September 2016.
The 100% Norway exhibition will focus on the tradition and heritage behind the modern Norwegian design, and will feature work by 17 designers who were each challenged to create new products that engage with the country’s design history. 100% Norway, London Design Fair, Old Truman Brewery, Hanbury Street, E1 6QR – 22 to 25 September 2016.
French designer Mathieu Lehanneur will install the piece from his Liquid Marble series in the V&A Museum’s Norfolk House Music room as part of its LDF exhibitions programme. Liquid Marble, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL – 17 to 25 September 2016.
Benjamin Hubert unveiled a prototype for the world’s first 3D-printed consumer wheelchair, is working with electrical brand Braun to produce an installation based on the shape of the shaver foil found on the company’s razors. The installation, titled Foil, will be a 20-metre-long undulating ribbon comprising 40,000 individual metallic elements. Foil, Victoria, and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL – 17 to 25 September 2016.
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