Tent London is back for its 9th year at the Old Truman Brewery. Tent & Super Brands will host over 440 diverse independent designers, global brands and installations from 29 countries.
Tent’s expansive international client list makes it one of the most exciting exhibitions of the Festival with curated presentations from Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Taiwan, Korea, Ireland, Australia, Czech Republic, and Italy. Each showcase will include up to 30 designers, brands and installations reflecting their national design direction of the moment.
The Super Talks programme will mirror this direction and will be the go-to-event for visitors to learn about international trends, designers, diversity and influences from eminent industry figures from around the world.
Brands and institutions such as Etsy, Dulux and the Design Museum will also be using Tent London as a platform to tell their design stories through talks, installation and showcases.
Thousands of new furniture, lighting, interiors products and ideas will be launched over the 4-day event, so keep an eye out for all of the latest collections.
The Rug Company is showcasing a new collection designed by Paul Smith at a special exhibition in its King’s Road showroom. The exhibition celebrates 15 years of creative collaboration, exploring the evolution of Paul Smith’s designs while paying homage to his renowned skill for creating timeless designs that perfectly marry traditional craftsmanship with British eccentricity and wit.
Our friends from Camper are leading daily walks around Southwarks creative community. Curated by Disegno, the walk will celebrate Campers 40th anniversary and will studios such as Bombass and Parr and Zandra Rhodes. The walk will end with a presentation of Campers new book ‘The Walking Society’ held at the Design Museum.
We’ll see you there!
Robin Day is an iconic figure in furniture design. Together, Jane Withers and Turner Prize nominees Assemble have curated an exhibition that celebrates 100 years since Day’s birth, creating a forest of timber blocks and a playful spatial landscape.
Alongside Day’s famous designs, Paula Day has made pieces from her personal collection available for the exhibition: “I have inherited small quirky wooden objects and drawings made by my father which have never before been exhibited and which I believe can make a special contribution to public understanding of the designer’s personal creativity.” In response to this, Assemble ‘s installation is a reflection on the forest as Day’s fundamental site of creative exploration.
The installation is on display outside the V&A’s Britain 1500-1900 Galleries. Running from 19th September, the exhibit will form the focus of ‘Day in London’, a trail across the city joining the V&A, with the V&A Seminar programme and Case Furniture.
The V&A is hosting a series of tours around the London Design Festival at the V&A. Your host will take you round to explore the installations and displays around the historic building.
The tour will depart from the LDF Desk in the Main Entrance at 12pm, 2pm, 4pm daily; also 6pm, 7pm, 8pm on Friday.
For the full programme click here.