10 Designers in the West Wing
21 – 27 September 2015
Monday - Wednesday 10.00-18.00 (last admission 17.15)
Thursday - Saturday 10.00-21.00 (last admission 20.15), Sunday 10.00-18.00
(last admission 17.15)
West Wing Galleries, West Wing
The London Design Festival will curate an exhibition of 10 major international designers. 10 Designers in the West Wing will present the work of an impressive list of well-established names, all of whom have been invited by the London Design Festival. Participants will include Nendo, Faye Toogood and Ross Lovegrove who will all create room installations of their new work.
Parties create spaces for us to connect with others, and invitations are the catalysts for those memorable moments. To explore the interplay between the two, Paperless Post and PATTERNITY have designed ten invitations and an immersive installation in which to experience their exclusive new patterns.
The latest shelf collection "nest shelf" by nendo. A shelf that from within a second shelf of the same size seemingly grows outward.
Odyssey: Experimenting with digital and analogue technology as a means of story-telling, Tino Schaedler of Optimist Design joins forces with VR Director Nabil of United Realities to take the visitor on a journey that transcends the space – redefining the relationship between the physical and virtual.
Presents the MP 01 Mobile Phone
Punkt. launch the new MP 01 mobile phone designed by Jasper Morrison. To mark the launch, Jasper Morrison will curate a space at Somerset House that reflects a belief in creating thoughtful, intelligent consumer electronics which rebalance people’s relationship with technology.
The convergence of Art, Design and Technology
The installation features 100 unique anodised MUO wireless speakers by Ross Lovegrove for KEF, finished by Neal Feay Studio. These special edition MUOs will showcase the convergence of Art, Design and Technology, relating the story back to the original MUONs, still regarded as an industry standard.
The Drawing Room
The genteel traditions of the English drawing room have been redrafted by designer Faye Toogood. Visitors to the building are invited to relax in an environment that evokes a derelict country house - although in this case the surrounds have been literally drawn in.
The Reading Room
Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby create an intimate reading room in the West Wing of Somerset House. Filled with Knoll furniture designed by the pair alongside other collaborators Glas Italia; visitors are invited to sit and take in the designers new book ‘One by One’ launching during the Festival.
Santa Barbara designer Alex Rasmussen surrounds visitors with a giant wave: 700+ anodized aluminum panels, invisibly fastened to form a structural swell, reflect crystalline shades of Pacific blue. Alex’s factory, Neal Feay, fabricated the modular installation and sent it to London via FedEx.
The joint work of Tabanlioglu Architects and Arik Levy will use diverse mediums of light and solid, dry and wet, warm and cold, in an interdisciplinary collaboration between architecture and art. Both parties' prior works reveal keen understanding of transparency, light, opacity and transition.
Versatile Alphabeta Lamps
Luca Nichetto’s modular Alphabeta lamps for Hem reflect a playful functionality. Just like combining letters of the alphabet to create words, the configurable pendant lamps – with a nod to Scandinavian minimalism – are composed of myriad colours and shapes, making each constellation wholly unique.