London Design Biennale 2018
Somerset House is hosting the London Design Biennale 2018 from 4 to 23 September. More than 35 countries and cities have submitted work for display on the theme of ‘Emotional States’, exploring how the design of everyday objects influences our feelings and memories.
Look out for Latvia’s Variant Studio (above), which is installing a ‘meditative space’ to show how the country strives to interact responsibly with nature.
Meanwhile, the London Design Festival returns from 15 to 23 September at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). From here, the inspirational and experimental radiate across the city.
To digest its attractions more easily, the festival is organised into Design Districts. At each location, you’ll find a hub of activity based in a walkable area. Perhaps you’ll familiarise yourself with east London at the Shoreditch Design Triangle, or see the interior designs of your dreams on Pimlico Road.
Back at the V&A, a room is going to be ‘dazzled’: the walls will be painted with a confusing array of different shapes. It’s a tribute to British artist Norman Wilkinson, who developed the design in World War I for US ships to confuse enemy submarines.
Do you like looking around other people’s houses? Love to get a bit of interior design inspiration, perhaps? In that case, Open House London 2018 (22-23 Sep) is all of your sightseeing dreams come true.