Brompton plays a pivotal role during The London Design Festival. For the eleventh time the district, founded in 2007, will take part in the London exhibition from 15 to 23 September. Jane Withers Studio curated this year’s program of the event, which features the theme “Material Consequences.”
Brompton district attracts a high number of design brands from around the world to a territory of fashion stores, local coffee shops, and renowned restaurants. Completely-empty venues and offices will host most of the contemporary exhibitions. The district will also showcase design projects that explore and suggest a new approach to materials and waste, with the aim of encouraging the conversion to a circular economy all around the planet.
The London district is without doubts one of the most important venues of the Festival and stems from the intention of creating a space where individuals get to know each other, share ideas, have fun and expand the meaning of design in its broadest sense related to culture, fashion, and food.
Frida Escobedo has been appointed to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2018. Through a subtle play of light, water, and geometry, her design draws on both Mexican and British architecture for its materials and history. Only a few steps away, The London Mastaba, a floating sculpture situated on Lake Serpentine, by the duo Christo and Jeanne-Claude.
Kartell presents an installation that tells the story of the brand, offering a comprehensive overview of Kartell’s world and philosophy. The exhibition will highlight the constant dialogue between form, matter, and creativity, illustrating a style that explores new boundaries of contemporary life.
Poltrona Frau arrives in London with 2018’s collection, by world-renowned designers. The contemporary style characterizes furniture, light fixtures, and accessories.
Among the projects to be presented at the London district, there is “Territorio“, presented by the Milanese studio Cara/Davide. A research project on the artifacts of the sub-Saharan African cultures, which grasps the most interesting formal aspects that have developed in that geographical area.