|Datebook: Exciting Lineup at London Design Festival 2016|
|Resource:artinfo 2016-09-05 14:13:59|
The annual London Design Festival returns this month — it will be held from September 17-25. Comprising over 400 events and installations across the city, the festival will have key programmes hosted at the Victoria and Albert Museum, large-scale installations will be set up across landmark locations, and innovative design ideas will come together, showcasing ideas from more than 300 participants who represent the best of London’s design community.
The highlights of the festival include The British Land Celebration of Design, hosted by British Land and the London Design Festival for the second time. Awards for design will again be chosen by an illustrious selection board of established designers and previous winners. The festival will see a new installation this year known as "The Smile," the result of a collaboration between AHEC, award-winning firm Alison Brooks Architects, Arup, Merk and the London Design Festival. The installation will be a curved floor, curved ceiling and curved walls of a 3.5m high and 36m long curved rectangular tube – an efficient structural form, and the first ever mega-tube made of timber.
Another landmark project at the festival is "Mini Living," which focuses on ‘third places’ that blur the boundaries between work and home. Third places occur as a result of shared or compact living arrangements and the changing work environment; they allow people to come together for professional and personal reasons within multifunctional spaces.
Apart from these, many other events will be part of the festival. A brand new show will make its debut at the Kensington Olympia’s Pillar and Upper Pillar Halls.