London Design Festival: 2 landmark projects from the 2017 edition
By FEDERICA LUSIARDI - October 6, 2017
The London Design Festival – #LDF17- takes place in London from 17 through 24 September, 2017.
Established in 2003, the London Design Festival celebrates and promotes London as one of the world’s most important design capital. Now in its fifteenth year, the Festival features a program of over 450 projects and events across the city. Among the many projects on program, we detail here two landmark projects from this year’s edition of LDF.
Urban Cabin by Mini Living with Sam Jacob Studio
Urban Cabin, one of the Landmark Projects for #LDF17, is located at Oxo Tower Wharf courtyard. Sam Jacob Studio was commissioned by MINI LIVING to build two modules which represent London’s Character; a shared kitchen, symbolizing the importance of food markets in modern culture, and a micro-library where visitors are encouraged to share books in a city where the number of public libraries are falling every year. Jacob’s contribution to this project draws upon his expertise in using design to build relationships to make it a place of exchange and bring people together.
Mini Living is a long-term research project into the future of urban habitats, exploring how creative use of space through innovative design can support our cities and the needs of the people living in them. It is creative use of space through design that has made the MINI brand so famous since 1959.
above: Urban Cabin by Mini Living
Villa Walala by Camille Walala
In partnership with British Land, Camille Walala’s Villa Walala is an immersive and playful installation within the heart of Broadgate. Constructed from vinyl, sealed PVC inners and high-strength nylon, it is a ‘soft-textured building-block castle’ covered and coloured with digitally printed patterns. Accompanied by squeezy stress balls and other surprises, the Villa is intended to inject a little joy into what may otherwise have been just another day at the office. Camille Walala transforms materials and spaces through her characteristic use of exuberant geometries and bold colours to inspire and stimulate her audience.
above: a preview of “Villa Walala”
London Design Festival – LDF17
17 / 24 September, 2017 – http://www.londondesignfestival.com/home