London Design Festival runs from 14 - 22 September. Here are Footprint’s picks of what to go and see
Where on the riverside of Tate Modern, Bankside
Designed by dRMM for the American Hardwood Association, this Escher-like staircase has been prefabricated from tulipwood in Switzerland. It will be located outside the Tate Modern for the duration of the London Design Festival, where visitors will be able to scale the 15 combined staircases.
Tree Hub Werk Studio
Where LOT 9, Peckham
Had enough of the hustle and bustle of the festival? Tree Hub is a temporary timber sanctuary 3m in the air providing refuge to festival goers. The venue will host a number of talks on subjects such as experiencing cities, free press, nature, and design.
Built 1:1 Eurban
Where The Building Centre, Store Street
This exhibition celebrates Eurban’s ten years and more than 100 built works in the UK. Their cross-laminated timber construction has been used on a number of high profile projects including Sheppard Robson’s Waingels College.
Is the market ready for furniture made from plant based plastics?
Where Coexistence, 288 Upper Street
Coexistence has collaborated with Roger Batemen, of Sheffield Hallam University to present research into using flax and plant based polymers within the furniture industry.
Re-imagined + David David
Where 19 Greek Street
This exhibition shows what can be done with old furniture. Nominated for Design of the Year by the Design Museum, Nina Tolstrup’s Upcycled furniture has launched a new collaboration with fashion and textile brand David David.
George Made That @ Collective pop-up
Where Camden Collective, 69 Camden High Street
George Made That is a young emerging architecture practice who specialise in pop-up architecture. At this pop-up in Camden, George Made That have created a timber nest-like lattice structure which will act as a venue for talks on sustainability and architecture.
The Progressive Extension of the Field of Individual Development and Experience
Where Gallery 112, V&A, Cromwell Road
As a collaboration between architecture practice FAT and cork manufacturer Amorim, a natural cork floor will be installed on the existing bridge over the V&A’s Medieval Galleries.