IN CASE YOU MISSED IT | LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL

Highlights of the London Design Biennale and London Design Junction
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Architects and designers from 37 countries took over London’s Somerset House and The London Design Junction at King’s Cross for the first ever London Design Biennale. In case you missed it, Mood Board Magazine brings you some of the highlights.

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Photo © Tatjana Crossley for Mood Board Magazine

LONDON DESIGN BIENNALE – SOMERSET HOUSE

PORTUGAL – UN/BIASED

Sexism: an eroding factor in Portuguese society. UN/BIASED merges design and science, using bacteria to visualise date streams.

Photo © Tatjana Crosley for Mood Board Magazine

Photo © Tatjana Crossley for Mood Board Magazine

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Photo © Tatjana Crossley for Mood Board Magazine

THE NETHERLANDS – Design Diorama: The Archive as a Utopic Environment

The blue foam diorama is accompanied by a digital archive in which the Dutch design studio, Studio Makkink & Bey elaborate on the narrative power of objects and index their relations to the world.

Photo © Tatjana Crosley for Mood Board Magazine

Photo © Tatjana Crossley for Mood Board Magazine

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Photo © Tatjana Crossley for Mood Board Magazine

ALBANIA – BLISS

Helidon Xhixha’s installation takes the Renaissance city layout – built around a central core – as its starting point. Using his trademark reflective surfaces, the installation is a space for both interaction and personal reflection (literal and metaphorical).

Photo © Tatjana Crosley for Mood Board Magazine

Photo © Tatjana Crossley for Mood Board Magazine

INDONESIA – FREEDOME

Freedome is inspired  by the spirit of world peace and co-operation embodied in the 1955 Asian-African Conference.

Photo © Tatjana Crosley for Mood Board Magazine

Photo © Tatjana Crossley for Mood Board Magazine

AUSTRIA – LEVEL L

A reflection on the fragile balance of utopia, mischer’traxler’s kinetic light sculpture is poised to unsteady itself at the slightest movement
Photo © Tatjana Crosley for Mood Board Magazine

Photo © Tatjana Crossley for Mood Board Magazine

LONDON DESIGN JUNCTION All the Fun of The Fair! 

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Transport for London (TfL) celebrates ‘Metroland’ and its role in the suburban development of London’s housing stock at this year’s designjunction, as part of this year’s London Design Festival.

Arriving at Central St Martins, the visitors are immediately welcomed by the 8.5m high and 7.5m long installation by Dinesen.  Inspired by sculptor Richard Serra’s work,  the cathedral-like walkway fulfils a practical purpose, but also acts as a work of art welcoming visitors to London’s leading contemporary design event.

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Photo © Dinesen

Designed by Michael Sodeau, the Timber Tent is made of extraordinary long and wide Douglas and HeartOak planks from Danish wood specialist Dinesen.

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Photo © Dinesen

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Photo © Dinesen

 

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Kirkby Design

TfL featured a series of homeware products in collaboration with designers such as Kirkby Design, the Finnish design house Vallila and London based designers Loris&Livia.

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TALA LED

TALA LED

TALA environment-friendly lighting brand catches the eye to all the visitors. The young British lighting brand aims to create the most beautiful lighting bulb. Not only does this invention save a tonne of CO2 over its lifetime but for every 200 units sold, they plant 10 native trees in the UK.

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TALA LED

Design week is not over yet!

Next week, @MoodBoardMagazine will bring you to Mexico Design Week for the first time. We will be live on our Instagram account and on www.moodboardmag.com.

 

To learn more about the Designers:

Tala Led
Kirkby Design
Vallila
Dinesen
Loris&Livia

London Design Festival: www.londondesignfestival.com
Design Junction Online 
www.thedesignjunction.co.uk

 

 

Sarah Barlondo is the Founder and Editor in Chief at Mood Board Magazine. An entrepreneur and devoted activist, she studied Architecture at Parsons, School of Design and Journalism+Politics at The New School in New York. She founded Access New in New York, the first student coalition for students with disabilities. Sarah Barlondo is now based in London where she studied at the Architectural Association, School of Architecture and is now completing her Architecture degree at Central Saint Martins.