Last weekend some of the NoChintz team headed south to London Design Festival 2016. First staged in 2003, the event is held annually, to celebrate and promote the cities creativity and the diverse range of thinkers, practioners, retailers and educators from the world of design that call London home. This year there were over 400 events and exhibitions to choose from, running from 17-24th September.
With so much to see and do we were spoilt for choice, and although only in London for the day, we managed to shoe-horn in a lot. Stopping first for the obligatory visit to designjunction in its new home of Granary Square, Kings Cross. We then ventured West to Knightsbridge to see Morag Mysercough’s and Luke Morgan’s playful ‘Interactive Sign Machine’ at the Bulgari Hotel. A flying stop by nearby RIBA’s Regent Street Windows proved fruitful, with Projects Office’s humourous ‘Flying Colours’ and Architecture Social Club’s incredibly detailed ‘Arthur’ stealing the show.
Heading East across London to Clerkenwell we feasted our eyes over Camille Walala’s geometric interior for The Well, and the tiny ’13sqm House’ by Studiomama at the Viaduct showroom. We visited Lee Broom’s ‘Opticality’ light installation in his Shoreditch store, and Emily Forgot’s first solo exhibition ‘Neverland’ at the (FAT Architects designed) KK Gallery in Hoxton; both drawing quite a crowd. Still going strong, we pilgrimaged to some of our favourite design shops including SCP and House of Hackney; rounding off the day well.
Overall a very colourful and inspiration day was had by all. Roll on London Design Festival 2017!