London Design Festival – Design News
This year, London Design Festival (LDF) wants to put the spotlight on the brilliance of London’s design scene at a time when it needs to be promoted more than ever. Today we share the design news that stems from LDF.
The Hothouse by London-based architecture practice Studio Weave, is a Landmark Project for London Design Festival 2020 located at IQL in East London. The structure of The Hothouse is reminiscent of a Victorian glasshouse and will provide a controlled habitat for cultivating plants that would not ordinarily grow within the UK’s climate.
The crops that will be grown include guava, orange, gourd, chia seed, avocado, pomegranate, quinoa, mango, sweet potato, lemon, sugarcane, chickpea, loquat and pineapple. The large-scale site-specific installation is supported by Lendlease and LCR, with further support from Arup (Engineering), Tom Massey (Horticulture Design), Hortus Loci (Plant Nursery Partner), Cake Industries (Fabricator) and Amorim (Material).
Octagon – Tom Dixon
For #LDF20, British designer Tom Dixon unveils OCTAGON at his London HQ Coal Office. OCTAGON represents the multifaceted nature of the brand and explores eight different architectural spaces defined by the designer’s product collections. After successfully launching OCTAGON in Shanghai in June, Tom will introduce the concept to the UK for LDF, representing the versatility of the global brand.
Jeanne Gang – RIBA + Vitra Talk
Join RIBA for a live-streamed lecture with 2019 TIME100 Honoree Jeanne Gang, founding principal and partner of the global practice Studio Gang. Her award-winning practice emphasises research, experimentation and collaboration, resulting in a diverse body of work as described in a new comprehensive book, Studio Gang: Architecture.
Welcome To Our Home London Herman Miller
Herman Miller’s renewed showroom on 2 Kingsway will be reopening on 14 September. Herman Miller understand that a great workplace, whether at home or in the office makes for a happier and more productive workforce, so the space has been designed to showcase the best in workplace design.
New 2020 Collection – Molteni&C | Dada
Positioned in the heart of the Brompton Design District @moltenidada will showcase its new 2020 collections, launched in July with a private virtual experience and available worldwide starting from September. Among the new proposals, the Half a Square table marks the first collaboration with Michael Anastassiades, a Cypriot by birth who has made London his home.
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