The London Design Festival 2014 – Favourite images.

London Out and About being inspired –

September in London is the most exciting month of the year for me for Design inspiration. There is so much going on during The London Design Festival 2014 and I have included a few of my favourites photos from this years. Over a week I went to see so many amazing events and my favourites were:

Decorex International 2014.

A great Decorex International out in it’s old venue and now new venue Syon Park. Loved seeing the Watts of Westminster wallpapers being block printed and the pattern created by this light plus all the different fabric and wallpaper launches happening this season. A day full of design inspiration.

Design Junction 2014.

Loved seeing Bert & May making the tiles at Design Junction and the Blackbody lights. Plus so many wonderful carpet and furniture pieces – Inspiring afternoon.

Tent 2014.

Lots of pattern was being used all around Tent this year – loved the patterned table, the colour /texture / pattern created on the blue wall & Futuristic life the stand with all the people wearing glasses! Black and white to name but a few inspiring stands.

100% Design 2014.

The patterned layers as you walked through the tunnel to 100% Design worked so well along with the Lasvit Ice installation at the entrance to 100% Design by Daniel Libeskind. 

Victorian and Albert Museum #LDW14.

The Double Space for BMW – Precision & Poetry in motion #LDF14 installation at the V&A was amazing to see and experience.

The sculptural piece by Zaha Hadid in the pool in the V&A garden was stunning. The Aluminium Wave over the pool reflections were beautiful.

A Place Called Home – Trafalgar Square.

The Home exhibition ‘A Place Called Home’ including the Patternity Kaleidoscope was fun to see. This Home was celebrating the patterns that shape everyday life.

Also loved seeing the new addition to the square The Big Blue Cockerel, by Germain Artist Katharina Fritch in front of the National Gallery London

Serpentine Pavilion 2014.

Love going to see the Serpentine Pavilion every year. Fun being in the shell of the Pavilion by Smiljan Radic with the semi tranlucent walls and window out to the park. Bit Fred Flintstone from outside!

Other…..

Then two other inspiring events that were not part of The London Design festival were the Poppies and the Royal Academy exhibition on Anselm Kiefer.

The exhibition was so inspiring to see and loved all the textures and mix materials used. The Entrance photo I have included of the symbolic sculpture of human history & war gives a feel for the layers and colour inspiration for a textile designer.

Then I completely loved seeing the Poppies at the Tower which was a very moving experience. I had ordered a Poppy many months ago so it was wonderful to get the chance to see them for real. The installation called Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Created by artists Paul Cummins and Tom Piper, 888,246 ceramic poppies. #WW1 #Remembrance