March is an exciting time for design, as London is only an hour away on the train from Brighton, there’s no excuses for not getting stuck into all the events that are going on. One of our students, Daniel Cano, has put together a list of all the best goings on in London, so all you have to do is the leg work. Here’s four things to do in March…
London Design Week 2012 – Design Centre
What better way to kick off the season than with a whole week of design based stuff. With over 500 brands exhibiting, it’s the best way to get ahead of the game in the design world and be inspired by the spring/summer collections, with a host of “conversations” with industry designers also taking place throughout the week.
The location’s not too bad either…
When – 11-16 March, 10am-6pm
Where – Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, SW10 OXE
Designs of the Year 2012 – Design Museum
This exhibition started in February and continues until early July, showcasing the best in design from around the world over a range of disciplines. Dubbed “the Oscars of the design world,” the winners are announced in April and it’s definitely not to be missed. Also currently showing at the Design Museum is ‘The Way We Live Now’, a celebration of Sir Terence Conran’s 80 birthday, looking at his work, impact and legacy (finishes 12 April).
When – 8 February – 4 July
Where – Design Museum, SE1 2YD
INPUT: MARK + Kvadrat – Coexistence
A collaboration between British furniture company MARK and Danish textiles company, Kvadrat shows a ‘behind the scenes’ look at every stage that goes into designing a product. The product in question is Tomoko Azumi’s new Verso chair, and it looks really cool. Take a seat.
When – 6 March – 2 April
Where – Coexistence, N1 2TZ
Design 2012 – Dreamspace Gallery
Focused on British design, Design 2012 looks at trends between all design disciplines. The nine day exhibition will show off some very interesting pieces including ‘Talking Sticks’ by Laura Gill and the Mortar&Pestle Studio’s work for the Bow Arts open Festival.
Where – 6-15 March
Where – Dreamspace Gallery, EC1Y 8NA