London Design Week 2011

London Design Week, held over nine days in September, features hundreds of events that take place across the city. The programme of events ranges from small trade fairs to major international exhibitions, installations, talks and seminars to product launches, private viewings and parties.

Funded through a combination of public and private sources, the Festival covers five key design districts within London, Covent Garden, Clerkenwell, Brompton, Fitzrovia and Shoreditch.

The world’s greatest architects and designers are commissioned to create pieces of work that are constructed and displayed in some of London’s best loved public spaces, making them the centrepiece of the Festival.

This year the Landmark Projects as they are known, include Amanda Levetes dramatic red oak spiral outside the V&A Museum, the Bouroullec brothers ‘Textile Field’ at the Raphael Gallery, Sebastian Bergnes Lego Greenhouse and David Chipperfield’s installation ‘Two Lines’, a large reflective structure in metal coated fabric mesh and glass.

‘Textile Field’ by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, hundreds of metres of Kvadrat fabric in the Raphael Gallery.

‘REDDRESS’ by Aamu Song,

550 metres of fabric, 238 people, 1 performer.

Amanda Levetes dramatic red oak spiral featured in the V&A grand entrance.

A green house constructed entirely from LEGO bricks by Sebastian Bergnes in London’s Covent Garden.

‘Two Lines’, a collaboration between David Chipperfield and structural engineers Arup outside the Royal Festival Hall.

Find out more in our next post on what was featured at London Design Week…

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