What’s happening in King’s Cross for London Design Festival

King’s Cross is hosting an exciting, fun filled scheduled of installations and events for London Design Festival. Visitors will be able to explore and discover new contemporary designs, interactive exhibitions and thought-provoking activations. There will be an array of workshops on offer, events and opportunities to meet your favourite designer.

Below is a taster of what you can find in King’s Cross

Wolf & Badger – workshops

You will find a number of sustainable British designers and concessions focusing on homeware and interiors, alongside sessions with forward-thinking ethical creators. Look out for live drawing with Johanna Fleming and Jimbob, customized pieces from Jemimasara and ethically sustainable chocolate making with Brik.

Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon Studio are investigating the theme of ‘materiality’ and will be showcasing new launches in furniture and lighting. You will also find an exhibition throughout the building accompanied by a series of events.

Botanical Boys – workshops

Join the Botanical Boys and get creative in creating your very own terrarium or join their weaving and creating botanical prints workshops, to add some nature back into your home.

Boutique by Shelter – exhibition by The Prodigy frontman

Boutique by Shelter will be showcasing a powerful and poignant, pandemic inspired EP and film, created by The Prodigy frontman and artist, Maxim and mixed-media artist, Dan Pearce. The short film touches on the mental health implications the virus has had on children and also references the pandemic’s impact on homelessness. Boutique by Shelter and Accumulate have joined forces to feature art created at their art school for people who are homeless. This mini exhibition will be completed with a couple of exhibits from Boutique by Shelter’s recent ‘Shoes Have Names’ exhibition.

The Illuminated Garden, featuring Super Nature TV

Lighting up Coal Drops Yard is the return and reinvention of the popular ‘Space Frames’ installation. This year the clever reusable modular design, by Studio Mieke Meijer, transforms into an Illuminated Garden which will be home to Super Nature TV – a series of films, curated by Modern Design Review, from designers, institutions and brands which tell a story related to circularity, reuse and sustainable systems. Experience the illuminated garden and be inspired by craftspeople involved in hyper-local production, architects dreaming of the urban spaces of the future to artists working with waste.
Throughout the day you can get a refuel at Café BAO who have come up with a special King’s Cross Design District bun and bubble tea. What’s not to love!

Dates: 18th – 26th September

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Photo: Space Frames by Studio Mieke Meijer in Granary Square, King’s Cross, courtesy of King’s Cross.

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