Clerkenwell Design Quarter will surely act as one of the main attractions of the London Design Festival (15-23 September). The district aims to be a place of exchange not only between visitors and professionals but also between technology and nature, art and crafts and originality and authenticity.
One of the main attractions of Clerkenwell is the Japanese group Asa & Yu that will present Visionaries of the Kaleidoscope, at the TOTO. The exhibition will feature kaleidoscopic origami: three-dimensional objects made of folded paper that reconfigure into various geometries and interpretations and arranged on rotating robotic mechanisms.
Not only Asia. Moroso will be exhibiting the Mono Mania Mexico, a collection of new furnishing pieces and textiles by Bethan Laura Wood. Visitors will have the opportunity to attend a lively Mexican-themed exhibition, enliven by colors, textures, and fabrics.
Common Senses is the project presented by Viaduct. The installation is the result of the joint efforts of renowned design brands: textiles by Nani Marquina; lighting fixtures by industry professionals such as Nina Maso and Santa & Cole; Fien Muller, Muller Van Severen and Ilse Crawford will experiment with the use of materials deriving from a single plant. Common Senses will also boast the participation of Farah Ebrahimi, art director of e15.
Finally, Culture Mile, in collaboration with Jason Bruges, will present Brutalist Tapestry, a monumental kinetic installation situated in the Beech Street gallery, near the Barbican shopping mall. The project has resulted in three robotic operators who will translate images, videos, sounds.
One of the most intriguing attractions of the district is the Zaha Hadid Gallery, which will showcase the latest news from the studio founded 35 years ago. The projects will explore various sectors, including architecture, interior design, furniture, and product design.
To celebrate 30 years of successful collaboration, Cappellini UK will host a retrospective dedicated to the work of Jasper Morrison. The exhibit will reunite the most outstanding projects by the designer for the Italian brand in the last three decades.