Our old neighbours Present & Correct have moved down the road to Bloomsbury – the new store is a collaboration with Architecture for London, described as a stationery ‘Wunderkammer’.
2. Icons only
At their Clerkenwell showroom, our Danish client CARL HANSEN & SØN launches the 2023 edition of the CH07 Shell Chair by Hans J. Wegner, alongside an exhibition exploring the Wonders of Wood, with sculptures by Nicholas Shurey.
Modernists should make haste to Mayfair and nearby Covent Garden. At their Mayfair showroom Vitsœ host The Modernist Book Fair, a two-day event that invites new interpretations and recitals of modernist and brutalist architecture, meanwhile in Covent Garden, Aram Store, London present a series of new rug designs inspired by the art of Modernist pioneer Eileen Gray.
Over in Shoreditch, Lego and It’s Nice That invite visitors to build their own Lego art pieces in a make-shift community garden.
3. Futureproofing design
For the annual V&A Emerging Designer Commission during LDF, Andu Masebo retells the life story of a scrapped car through a series of objects at Part Exchange.
Material Matters’ four-day takeover of the Bargehouse at the Oxo Tower explores ‘how we can create new sustainable systems for design and architecture by rethinking the materials we use’, and features live talks from speakers including Sofia Hagen of HagenHinderdael, Debika Ray, Pearson Lloyd and Nancy Diniz, as well as a live recording of the podcast, with Michael Young .
Try your hand at welding, laser cutting, or just have a look around as the UK’s first open-access factory, BLOQS designed by 5th Studio, opens its doors to visitors for workshops, tours and more.
4. Public vs private
On Fashion Street, Istituto Marangoni’s art director, Giulio Cappellini will be in conversation with Jay Osgerby of Barber Osgerby and Tom Dixon, moderated by Sarah Douglas, Editor in Chief of Wallpaper*. They’ll discuss ‘future landscapes’ – exploring the future of both public, and private spaces.
An installation in Egerton Gardens looks for creative solutions to combat loneliness – All Together by social enterprise All in Awe for the Brompton Design District is a participatory project, in collaboration with local residents, as well as Mind Kensington, the Kensington & Chelsea Volunteer Centre and the Kensington and Chelsea Foundation.
In Somers Town, Climate Art, in collaboration with AKT II I, present three innovative proposals for the future artwork for the neighbourhood currently undergoing a major regeneration project, master-planned by DSDHA .
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