7 Southbank picks for London Design Festival 2015
18 September 2015
London Design Festival is on, bigger and better than ever. There's a ton of things to see and it can feel overwhelming trying to pick a few. Don't worry, we have picked out a few things you can see South of the river while wandering along the Thames, the best way to do it! (scroll down for info and links)
1. Colourful Crossings: Bankside Design District is the newest district to be a part of LDF. This is a series of installations on Southwark Street by 3 artists commissioned by Better Bankside to bring colour and life to the street. Sounds good! The artists are: EXZT (a french collective), Morgan Silk and Adam Frank from NY.
2. Paul Antonio Scribe Open Studio: Those unable to join us on the 24th for our Hand Lettering workshop with Meticulous Ink should head to this from 21-26. They have lectures, workshops and classes for all folk who are lettering and typography mad
3. Studio Ilse: You can eat buns and drink tea at designer Ilse Crawford's studio on the 23/24 and look at her new collections... nice!
4. Neo Bankside: Home of a ceramics collector. What could be better than snooping around someone's riverside home. On the 26th you can pretend you live in one of the luxury penthouse apartments next to the Tate Modern while you look at some beautiful ceramics curated by Contemporary Applied Arts.
5. Ear Whacks at Critical Mass: "Play with sound using shoes, maps, beermats – and even tigers", so says the listing. I don't really know what this means but it sounds fun and it's free. We can find out on the 23rd
6. Design led tours of the Mondrian Hotel. 20-24th. This new hotel and my next door studio neighbour was redesigned by Tom Dixon, I've been on a tour of it and it's definitely worth a gander. Also design studio Moooi has taken over a room to show their new designs.
7. The Oxo Tower (of course!) There's always TONS to see here! My pick of the building starts In our studio (unit 1.01) we have invited amazing illustrative Children's magazine Anorak and Designer Louise of the Printed Peanut to take over our windows... they look great! View my new Cloud collection & new work by UK designer/makers M Hulot, Clara Francis and Do books (amongst many others). Upstairs you can explore the world of 3d printed jewellery at Electrobloom on the 2nd floor. I always love to pop into Wagumi along the first floor riverside from my studio. It's a Japanese design and craft store selling exquisite products. In our courtyard are a couple of installations and opposite we have Designers Block, in the Bargehouse, again, free to view!
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