Many events will take place during the London Design Festival. Design Biennale and Top Drawer are two of them that you shouldn’t miss while visiting the design capital.
LONDON DESIGN BIENNALE
Somerset House Strand | 4 – 23 September
The 2018 London Design Biennale will be devoted to the theme, Emotional States. National entries will explore how design affects every aspect of our lives – the way we live and how we live – but it can also influence our very being, our emotions, and experiences.
- British yacht maker, Princess Yachts, presents a new dazzle for their latest and most provocative project: The R-35. This one-of-a-kind luxury yacht sees its dazzle designed by Katie Sheppard, a BA student from the Plymouth College or Art, as well as partnerships with BAR Technologies (the creators of British America’s Cup challengers), and the world renown design studio Pininfarina.
- The installation by Biome Collective for Scotland, will investigate whether video games can help to start young people talk about their mental health. Shpeel, invites individuals to share their emotions via gaming techniques and 360-degree sound and animation. The technology then produces an avatar that imitates these feelings, giving people an alternative communicative therapy to words.
Olympia London | 9 – 11 September 2018
Top Drawer is the perfect platform for UK and international lifestyle brands to present new ranges and best sellers in the curated and complementary worlds of Home, Gift, Fashion and Craft.
With each world showcasing an expert sector edit, this is where the leading brands, designers, suppliers, manufacturers and distributors come to do business with the most successful creative retailers and contract buyers from across the UK and beyond.