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Brief Published: 14 Sep 2016

London Design Festival 2016: Preview

Clockwise L-R: Brodie Neill, Hagit Pincovici, Bend Goods

This month’s London Design Festival – the UK’s most acclaimed annual design event – is coinciding with the first ever London Design Biennale. Spread throughout the city, the festival is bigger than ever. Here, we round up some of our most anticipated new launches and works on display.

  • Wood Mosaic Flooring: Known for its mosaic flooring, Italian brand Bisazza is showcasing the newest additions to its WOOD collection. Dutch group Studio Job’s flooring design features 3D patterns and bold colours, and is said to embody the brand’s versatile nature while expressing the studio’s creativity.
  • Plastic Waste Highlighted: The Australian Pavilion at the London Design Biennale features an installation called Plastic Effects by designer Brodie Neill. Incorporating harvested marine microplastic that has been turned into a terrazzo-like composite, the work makes the devastating impact of sea plastic tangible.
  • Contemporary Wireframe Furniture: Californian design and manufacturing company Bend Goods is making its debut at Tent London at the London Design Fair. The studio produces functional wireframe products such as chairs and tables, which are sustainable and easy to assemble.
  • Functional Art: Milan-based designer Hagit Pincovici will be launching a brass sculpture called Flamingo at Design Junction in King’s Cross. The art piece has a hidden functional feature: a revolving secret compartment for storing small objects.

London Design Festival runs from September 17-25, while the London Design Biennale runs until September 27. Watch out for our coverage of the festival, which will follow soon after. Meanwhile, take a look at LDF 2015 for more on the designers we’ll be tracking at this year’s show.