In the coming week there is:
Ready Made Go
Opening 22 – 30 September 2015
This month for the London Design Festival, Ace Hotel London Shoreditch and Modern Design Review magazine are collaborating to create a series of objects for ‘Ready Made Go’, working with a carefully-curated team of both established and up-and-coming designers. The brief is to produce objects that offer a solution to real challenges faced by a busy London hotel. The collection of objects commissioned, made and put into use for London Design Festival and, crucially, will then be incorporated into the hotel for their continued use.
100 Shoreditch High Street
Irish Design 2015: The Souvenir Project
Opening 22 – 27 September 2015
An exciting collection of nine new souvenirs challenging the perceived notions of Ireland, championing contemporary Irish design and supporting local production will be unveiled during London Design Festival 2015. The project features exciting new work and exclusive collaborations between over 20 Irish makers and designers across a broad range disciplines. Playful, useful or simply curious, the resulting objects engage on many levels and reflect Ireland’s rich, dynamic and imaginative cultural landscape.
The Intelligent Optimist
Central Saint Martins
Opening 19 September – 17 October 2015
Central Saint Martins presents The Intelligent Optimist, an exhibition and event series exploring various futures for design using use creative practices and critical intelligence to propose provocative and hopeful new perspectives. This intelligence takes multiple forms: the rigour of traditional inquiry, emotional intelligence of empathy, tacit intelligence built through experience and haptic intelligence where hand meets mind. In all cases the intelligence is deployed in a productive manner to transform the status quo or to imagine new and better futures.
Central Saint Martins
1 Granary Square
King’s Cross, London
Like Me: Our Bond With Brands
Opening 19 – 27 September 2015
Like me: Our bond with brands shows the pervasiveness of brands while reassessing the roles consumers play in their creation. Lippincott have been building brands for more than 70 years in a rapidly evolving landscape. Today, brand is bigger than a name or a logo and more than a marketing gimmick. The power dynamic between people and brands can shift and develop in sometimes surprising ways. This interactive exhibition, exploring Starbucks, The Hunger Games, and everything in between, encourages visitors to ask: who’s branding who?
Opening 23 – 26 September
100% Design is the largest and longest running contemporary design event for industry professionals in the UK, with 28,534 visitors in 2014. There are four key industry sections; Interiors, Workplace, Kitchen & Bathrooms and Design & Build. New for 2015 are the Luxury and Modern British sections. Exhibitors are carefully selected, reflecting the show’s focus on design quality, innovation and relevance to the architecture and design community.
London, Zoomed In by Barbara Macfarlane
Opening 19 – 27 September
London, Zoomed In, an exhibition by Barbara Macfarlane, captures the meet-and-merge nature of open spaces. Studying landscapes in London exclusively for Anthropologie, her work explores Chelsea’s evolving backdrop.
131 – 141 King’s Road