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The best of London Design Festival 2019

London Design Festival 2019 was a celebration of creativity in the capital. The best projects put the spotlight on sustainability and activating public spaces – these are our favourites.

Max Lamb partners x Tate Modern director create a legacy at London Design Festival 2019

Ten of the world’s most prolific designers have partnered with the leaders of London’s cultural institutions to explore the creative process of collaboration and the concept of “legacy” for an exhibition at the V&A during London Design Festival 2019

The Golden Chair, designed by Nika Zupac for Moooi. Photo by Andrew Meredith.

Can objects be gendered?

“I’m interested in the invisibility of the design scripts that are hidden within objects we use every day that channel certain stereotypes,” says Central St Martins course leader Betti Marenko. Looking around there are plenty of design objects embedded with gender stereotypes – from the ubiquitous fail of Bic for Her pens to Nika Zupanc’s “feminine” gold chair for Moooi.

Flynn Talbot at London Design Biennale. Photo by Mark Cocksedge.

Top 9 picks from London Design Festival

London Design Festival 2018 – 15-23 September – is one of the most anticipated events on the global design calendar. Here’s our pick of design inspiration.

Nik Karalis

The boy from Adelaide: Woods Bagot CEO Nik Karalis

London-based Woods Bagot CEO and Indesign Luminary Nik Karalis is still that curious boy from South Australia – always looking to qualify his understanding of design’s purpose and intent, and ultimately, search for its meaning in the most unlikely of places.

Super colliders: PearsonLloyd

When Luke Pearson and Tom Lloyd founded their eponymous studio, PearsonLloyd, in 1997 they set out to bring the worlds of furniture design and industrial production closer together – an approach that has brought them success as one of the world’s most celebrated design studios.

Mega Mash-Ups With Kit Neale

Are collaborations between big brands and young designers a way to launch careers? British designer Kit Neale thinks there’s more to it than that…

DojoWheels | IndesignLive

Mobile Working is a Thing, and it’s the future of Agile

What happens when you combine agile and remote working concepts? That’s the thinking behind #dojowheels, a mobile workspace designed by Belgian design studio FIVE AM.

KU.BE Copenhagen, designed by MVRDV and ADPET | IndesignLive

“The idea was not just to make a culture house, but to create a whole new typology that hasn’t been seen before.”

Tired of being a grown up? Copenhagen’s KU.BE by MVRDV and ADEPT is a new type of community centre based around play, incorporating a mix of disparate building types into one, from library to cooking school and gym to theatre. And we love it.

Jozef Youssef | Indesignlive

Can Design Disrupt our Experience with Hospitality?

Meet Jozef Youssef, the experimental chef of London’s famed Kitchen Theory, who uses science and design to change the way we perceive food.

Lucy McRae | Indesignlive

Architecture, Design – and Space Exploration

Lucy McRae’s new film project explores how space travellers might use architecture and design to train their bodies from the extremes encountered away from earth.

Patternity | Indesignlive

A Climbing Wall for Design Enthusiasts

We met London-based creative studio Patternity to discuss ascension, the power of pattern, and a graphic climbing wall they recently installed in the gym of the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch.

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