Design Events / Fairs



Oh wow, it’s been a crazy couple weeks. So much going on! And when I thought, hey, let’s go to London Design Festival, take some time for design and trends, inspiration and innovation – Queen Elizabeth passed away… That changed the tone of that week-end in London significantly! Suddenly we had to deal with closed shops, tube stations, and exhibitions. Monday was even a national holiday, with long queues of people and empty streets. Nothing went as planned but we got to see a mourning country and felt all the love (some) Brits have for their royals. Very impressive! – and in the end there was still a tiny bit of design festival….

We went to see Greenwich Design District, open since 2021, designed to host creatives and offer a platform to meet, share and exchange. The district is made of 16 cool buildings developed by SelgasCano, 6a Architect, Adam Khan Architects, Architectur00, HNNA, Barozzi Veiga, David Kohn Architect and Mole Architects. Right behind the O2 and only a foot step away from the tube station and the London Cable Car, it is located with a stunning view of the Docklands and the City. It was part of London Design Festival later in the week, unfortunately it was closed the day we wanted to visit. Anyhow, even only seeing the buildings was worth going there. Looking forward to London Design Festival next year, and finding out more about the idea and the people working at Design District.

window detail in bright colours
Detail of a building at DESIGN DISTRICT, utilising dichroic foils
bubble-like façade
white, ribbed facade
ribbed facade detail at DESIGN DISTRICT

One of the design events that luckily was open during the weekend at London Design Festival was Sony’s “Into Sight” installation. “Into Sight” is an interactive experience in which the visitor gets immersed in movement, light, sound, pattern and colour.

colourful light effects
Unknown model at “Into Sight” by Sony, Cromwell Place
colour and light art installation
spheric sounds and psychedelic pattern at Sony’s “Into Sight”

It was fun and really pretty to watch, for the design element but also for how much people enjoyed it!

Check out more about London Design Festival next week, when I’m back from Sicam….

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