LONDON DESIGN WEEK 2017 - HIGHLIGHTS

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The Science of Design – Unlocking the Secrets of Design’s DNA

London Design Week 2017 was an unmissable event for designers, architects and styleseekers from across the globe. The word ‘science’ comes from ‘scientia’, the Latin for ‘knowledge’, and this year’s programme was packed with opportunities to get the inside track. With 120 exhibitors and over 100+ events, it was bursting with ideas, new perspectives and ways to see the results of creative innovation up close. There were thought-provoking installations, alongside experimental pop-ups and dining experiences. Think you know design? Think again.

100+ Events – One Authoritative Show – Infinite Design Possibilities

CONVERSATIONS IN DESIGN

There were fascinating talks and lively panel discussions with an all-star line-up including  including Tara Bernerd, Tom Bartlett, Henriette von Stockhausen, Christopher Boyle, Alistair Hughes, Stephen Lewis and Peter Gomez who will share rare insights into their worlds of design. For the full programme CLICK HERE

   

ART & INTERIORS AT LONDON DESIGN WEEK 2017

In conceiving this exhibition, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour anticipated a shifting landscape in which the art and design worlds are now profoundly inter-connected. With this in mind, showrooms were asked to nominate artworks for visitors to enjoy in this specially commissioned space in which we explore 'The Science of Design'. From minerals to mediums; lineament to landscapes, we've curated this special exhibition to demonstrate the very rich and diverse expanse of design's DNA. Second Floor, Designer Walkway

 

DESIGN IN PROGRESS GALLERY

Visitors made a deeper connection to the latest collections at this exhibition telling the design and manufacturing stories behind the season’s most engaging products. GuestTrace the design journey from start to finish via original material such as moodboards and sketches through to the finished work. 

DESIGN LAB

Science and design came together in a new, interactive space.

ACCESS ALL AREAS

Creative processes were revealed, from concept to reality. These events were informal and informative, and included, amongst others, artisan demonstrations to showcase maker expertise, meet the designer sessions, Q&As and round table discussions to exchange ideas.

TATLER RESTAURANT

Visitors savoured a modern menu and a well-curated wine list at this chic space, with seating at individual tables or around a large central bar. Picking up on the Science of Design theme, its materials palette took creative cues from a traditional chemistry lab, with dark wood and burnished metals; terrarium planting adds a dash of the botanical. 

SUSHI TERRACE

Sushi boxes and refreshments were served in a colourful, vibrant space dressed in a decor on an anthropological theme. 

CARAVAN COFFEE BAR

Guests had their free caffeine fix from Caravan, a speciality coffee roastery whose aim is to source the best quality green coffee in the most sustainable and environmental way. 

BESPOKE INSTALLATIONS

NEWTON’S CRADLE

Science met spectacle in the Centre Dome: floral alchemist Larry Walshe created an aerial installation of botanical plants, inspired by Newton’s investigations into momentum.

TIGER, TIGER

Taking inspiration from zoology, Salazar the Siberian Tiger, hand painted and flocked, surrounded by botanticals prowled the domes.