LDF 2019: Our highlights
One of the biggest events in London’s design calendar, London Design Festival celebrates the capital's creativity with hundreds of events and installations across the city. We joined the creative crowds for a week of great design – here are our highlights…
London’s West End was given a bold injection of colour and pattern with Camille Walala’s sculptural benches – transforming South Molton Street into an open-air urban living room. A place that encourages conversation, we even got chatting to Drew Pinazza who commissioned the project:
“Camille’s team have literally changed the personality of the street overnight. The installation now invites us to spend time in the street: to relax and people-watch, to have a picnic or to catch up with friends. It’s a real people place, and long may that continue” Drew Pinazza, Senior Development Manager for Grosvenor
A Life Extraordinary - Moooi
The Foscarini Rooms
An immersive lighting experience using colour, sound and smoke – visiting the Foscarini rooms was one of our standout moments of LDF.
Kaleidoscopia by Lee Broom
Using kaleidoscopic optical illusions, Lee Broom transformed their Shoreditch showroom into a stunning, sculptural display of light.
Never Lost by Emily Forgot - citizenM Shoreditch
Designer Emily Forgot created a colourful, tactile maze at the entrance to citizenM in Shoreditch, a playful interaction of the physical and fantastical.
iMade - Saatchi Gallery
It was a treat to hear Italian design maestro Giulio Cappellini speak about the future of Italian design as part of the Saatchi Gallery’s iMade exhibition, alongside brands such as cc-tapis and Moroso.
Kings Cross Design District
Kings Cross - Talk to Me by Steuart Padwick
Supported by the ‘Time To Change’ campaign – ‘Talk to Me’ comprised of two 5.5m sculptures that encourage Londoners to talk about mental health. This installation reminds us that through communication with each other, we can lessen the weight that we all carry on our shoulders, a message that all of us here at Nest fully support.
Kings Cross - Anglepoise in the Light Tunnel
The Giant Anglepoise floor lamps looked fantastic displayed in the theatrical setting of the LED light tunnel between Kings Cross and Granary Square. We also stumbled across the Rado awards, celebrating the next generation of design talent – watch this space.
Kings Cross - Tom Dixon Party
On Wednesday night, we were lucky enough to attend the Tom Dixon LDF Party. Filled with colour and music, the Coal Office was transformed into a space to celebrate this week of great design events.
What were your highlights at LDF19? Have we missed out your favourite moment? Let us know on Instagram @nest.co.uk. There’s always more to discover...