Nice to meet you again Written by Morag Myerscough and Minnie

Artist and designer Morag Myerscough (find out more here) collaborates with MINI (find out more here) to invite visitors to explore a vibrant urban world centered around a blend of tradition and technology. This installation, titled ‘Nice to Meet You Again’, is located at Shoreditch Electric Light Station and presents a fresh take on the brand’s vision for the future while celebrating the power of human connection and the transformative potential of unity. Passionate about the imaginative use of space, Morag and MINI integrate their designs into the environment, making the most of every available space to create an engaging experience. These shared values ​​serve as inspiration for the installation, leading to a holistic journey into a future where spaces are adorned with lush greenery and teeming with vibrant life.

What: Nice to meet you again
when: September 16 – 19, 2023
where: Shoreditch Electric Light Station, Coronet Street, London N1 6HD

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Hana Mikoshi of the Victoria and Albert Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum (find out more here) celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Mino, a city in Gifu, Japan, famous for the production of washi paper. In cooperation with Gifu Prefecture, the museum displays items of Hana Mikoshi, or “Flower Shrine,” in the Daylit Gallery. Adapted for display at the Victoria and Albert Museum by Hayatsu Architects in London, the sculptural seating installation will be decorated with 50,000 sakura-inspired Mino Washi paper flowers, which have been applied to the bamboo structure by hundreds of visitors to the Victoria and Albert Museum in workshops over the summer. This process reflects the annual Mino Matsuri festival, a centuries-old tradition, where local families, artisans and people of all generations come together to make these paper shrines for the festival.

What: Hana Mikoshi
when: September 16 – October 16, 2023
where: V&A South Kensington, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

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Tom Dixon presents HYPERMOBILE

On the occasion of the London Design Festival 2023, the famous British designer Tom Dixon (Learn more here) presents an exhibition focusing on his brand’s latest project, Portables, a series of small, battery-operated lamps that take inspiration from his most famous designs. Visitors to the exhibition titled Hypermobile can explore the studio’s headquarters in King’s Cross and immerse themselves in the worlds of portability, miniaturization and rechargeability.

What: Hyperactivity
when: September 16 – 24, 2023
where: Tom Dixon Studio, 4-10 Bagley Walk Arches, Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross, London N1C4DH

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During London Design Festival 2023, Cassina (Learn more here) presents her unique vision for the home, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the I Maestri collection with a preview of Echoes, edited by Rizzoli and curated by Ivan Mietton. The book chronicles the unique R&D approach, focused on enhancing authenticity and culture, that Cassina has created over the years to edit great design classics, bringing to life a collection that has contributed to the history of design.

The Cassina I Maestri collection includes reissues of some great design classics, working in close contact with the heirs and founders of their creators including Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand.

when: September 16 – 24, 2023
where: Cassina London Store, 238-242 Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW3 2BB Designboom's guide to London Design Festival 2023: here's what not to missImage courtesy of Cassina

Molteni & C

From September 16 to 24, Molteni&C (find out more here) will present products from its 2023 collection in the UK for the first time. These items will be on display at the brand’s recently redesigned flagship store in London, where they will be displayed alongside signature pieces from Gio Ponti’s Heritage Collection and Outdoor Collection.

when: September 16 – 24, 2023

where: Molteni & Sea’s London flagship store, 245-249 Brompton Road, London SW3 2EP

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Lee Brom

For London Design Festival 2023, Lee Broom (find out more here) is showcasing new versions of popular lighting pieces from the Divine Inspiration collection in its Shoreditch showroom, which has been redesigned to showcase a wide range of Lee Broom furniture, lighting and accessories.

when: September 19 – 24, 2023
where: Lee Broome Gallery, 95 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3AY

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Copenhagen Satellite

Danish design and architecture studio Space Copenhagen (find out more here) returns to the London Design Festival to present The Dining Room at &Tradition’s London showroom. A private dining space has been created using new designs with fine items and furniture from the existing Space Copenhagen collection.

“The space is inviting and encourages visitors to sit, rest and mingle. The focal point is a large, attractive table within the open-plan space, with an ambiance reminiscent of being at a friend’s house. Handcrafted furniture, tableware and other amenities are woven among more personal objects, which reflect a warm atmosphere.” And intimately. Says Sijn Bindslev Henriksen and Peter Bondgaard Rutzow, founders of Space Copenhagen.

What: dining room
when: 18 – 22 September 2022
where: Nine United Showroom, 34 Queen Anne Gate, London SW1H 9AB

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Barnaby Barford at David Gill Gallery

David Gill Gallery (find out more here) presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream, new works by Barnaby Barford (find out more here), technology and the beauty of nature are seamlessly intertwined. Reflecting Barford’s journey through winding forest paths, the exhibition emerges from the strange circumstances of 2020 onwards, when countless walks through London’s woods led to the collection of thousands of photographs of plants and fungi. Many of the images from his extensive touring were transformed into four large-scale moving image artworks that the artist called “Living Paintings.”

What: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
when: September 16, 18 – 23, 2023
where: David Gill Gallery, 2 – 4 King Street, St James, London SW1Y 6QP

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