Last sunday we braved the drizzly chilly weather and headed into London for the London Design Festival!
The LDF is an annual event showcasing the best and most creative examples of design that London has to offer. But it’s not just design, it covers all forms of the creative world from photographers, galleries, museums, agencies and artists.
We started our day in the wonderful V&A Museum and as we got there quite early we blissfully had the place almost to ourselves. There are heaps of special events and exhibitions going on within the museum as part of the London Design Festival and we had a fab time exploring them all. Highlights include the Type Tasting sessions where we got hands on with type (no prizes for guessing which word I picked), the Moleskin Sketch Relay is awesome and we loved both the Wind Portal by Najla El Zein and Artist In Resident Julia Lohmann’s Seaweed Sculpture. Also don’t forget to seek out The Typographic Circle’s brilliant exhibition all about Circular Magazine in Gallery 55.
After lunch we headed into the middle of London, stopping at Fortnum and Mason to place the order for this week’s food shopping…ha, as if, we actually stopped by to see the guys from Sort doing some letterpress demos. We then walked up to Anthropologie on Regents Street to see Gwyneth Leech hand painting bajillions of coffee cups live in store. Plus of course we stopped and shopped – it’s compulsory I think.
After a refreshment break we headed to Greek Street, number 19 to be specific, where there are four floors of seriously amazing interiors and furniture exhibits including Wonderland: A Design Fairy Tale and Re Imagined by Nina Tolstrup. Plus The Analogia Project by Andrea Mancuso and Emilia Serra has to be seen to be believed!
After a beer some food and a wonder round Convent Garden we jumped back on the train, happy, inspired and full of creative goodness!
The festival is on until September 22nd and for more information on all the events going on visit londondesignfestival.com