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.
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.
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.
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).
INDONESIA – FREEDOME
Freedome is inspired by the spirit of world peace and co-operation embodied in the 1955 Asian-African Conference.
AUSTRIA – LEVEL L
LONDON DESIGN JUNCTION All the Fun of The Fair!
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.
Designed by Michael Sodeau, the Timber Tent is made of extraordinary long and wide Douglas and HeartOak planks from Danish wood specialist Dinesen.
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.
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.
Design week is not over yet!
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