London Design Festival 2018 is coming and as one of our favourite events in the city, we’re excited to present our own installations as well exploring the other 300+ events that will take over London. Design is at the core of everything we do and this celebration encourages locals and tourists alike to come together and discover new brands, designers and promote creativity in the capital. Check out our top recommendations from the London Design Festival programme and be sure to visit us first!


pulpo x W.A.Green in collaboration with Lois O’Hara | Shoreditch Design Triangle

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Explore our Shoreditch store takeover with the game-changing German design brand pulpo and window installation from visual artist Lois O’Hara. Pulpo are launching their new collection ‘Serie Noire, the last chapter’ fresh from the Maison du Objet show in Paris and the takeover is sure to be a little bit wavy, as per Lois’ signature style.

Local London favourite and new designer Concrete Candy will be also presenting her fun 'Pudding Party' installation commissioned especially for the event. Made with a variety of materials that include resin, jesmonite and of course concrete expect to see a feast for the eyes that looks good enough to eat.  Sarah will host a Q&A on Sunday 23 September from 11.30-12.30 so please pop down and join us for a friendly chat about her design journey and how she set up her business from home.
W.A.Green, 9-10 Charlotte Road, EC2A 3DH


Alphabet by Kellenberger-White | Shoreditch Design Triangle

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Just down the road in Broadgate, which saw Camilla Walala’s Villa Walala last year, design studio Kellenberger–White have designed a new series of interactive colourful alphabet chairs as one of the festival’s Landmark Projects. Visitors are encouraged to explore, interact, move, and make words with the letters, which consist of 26 bespoke colourful alphabet chairs in Finsbury Avenue Square. We’ll race you to finding your initials!
Broadgate, London, EC2M 3WA



Flynn Talbot at London Design Biennale | Somerset House

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After the success of Flynn Talbot’s Reflection Room at the V&A Museum last year, we’re excited to see another installation from the Australian designer. Full Spectrum is a rainbow-coloured light installation that acts as a celebration of love and openness, inspired by the moment same-sex marriage became legal in Australia. Peace and love are at the very core of the design, which is something us W.A.Greeners can totally get on board with. The Biennale also plays host to over 40 other countries, cities and territories - perfect for a few hours of design inspiration!
Somerset House, WC2R 1LA


Hotel Praha by Sigmar & Okolo | Brompton Design District

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This installation will tell the unique story of HOTEL PRAHA, the flagship socialist regime project which recently became a victim of political architecture. This exhibition will tell the story of the now demolished landmark Gesamtkunstwerk, including original pieces from the hotel.

London-based design gallery Sigmar and Czech creative collective OKOLO will present interior items from the hotel within a complete installation representing the original furnishing  of the hotel. This one could be very special!
1st Floor, 3 Yeoman's Row, London, SW3 2AL


Pentagram X 14-18 NOW: Dazzle | V&A Museum

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Have you ever heard of “dazzling”? Well you will have after this installation at the V&A Museum.

Another Landmark project sees London Design Festival collaborating with 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, on a commissioned project inspired by the First World War concept of Dazzle - a camouflaging process used during the war to confuse enemy ships.

The Creative Studio at the V&A is being “dazzled” by design studio Pentagram via a typographic exploration. Using the Wilfrid Wilson Gibson poem “Suspense” as its source, Pentagram’s design will abstract the letterforms and words into an immersive experience by placing the visitor inside the Dazzle room.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London, SW7 2RL


Henrik Vibskov, The Onion Farm | V&A Museum


Another one to catch at the V&A is this interactive experience from Danish fashion designer Henrik Vibskov housed in long narrow Tapestries Gallery. The length of the room was the inspiration behind the idea for this 25m long installation. Surrounded by untouchable ancient tapestries, The Onion Farm is designed to interactive as you touch and move through it as you make your way through the gallery.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London, SW7 2RL


The Eco Townhouse by Skandium | Brompton Design District

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Another colourful recommendation comes in a Scandinavian style from contemporary furniture store Skandium. The brand will transform its four-storey Townhouse in South Kensington into a Scandinavian eco home, populated exclusively with Scandinavian design products with a level of ethical commitment such as Montana and Skagerak. Skandium wants to demonstrate that ethical and environmentally-friendly living can be a vibrant, beautiful, and liveable solution to interior design.
The Skandium Townhouse, 31 Thurloe Place, London, SW7 2HQ


The Paddington Central Flip Book Garden by Studio Appétit | Paddington Central Design Route

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Founder of Studio Appétit, Ido Garini has created an installation along the canal that will mimic the exciting life size sensation of a pop-up book. A colourful urban oasis that will be flipped throughout the day to create an entirely new atmosphere that visitors are encouraged to interact with.
Canal Side, Sheldon Square, London, W2 6EZ


For more of our top tips on places to visit in London, check out our journal or pop into our Shoreditch-based store for a chinwag!

September 16, 2018 — Zoë Anderson