In 2016 Bankside Design District returned for its second year, running east to west along the Thames from Borough Market to Oxo Tower Wharf. Bankside is a creative hub, home to galleries, creative agencies, design studios and architect practices. This year, events in the district encouraged us to get hands-on, with a strong theme around typography and lettering.
This year's programme included large-scale art comissions in public spaces by Animating Brixton, The People's Posters asked the public what they think of Great Brixton, Brixton Youth Trail showcased young talent, as well as a host of outdoor interactive installations from Brixton Street Gallery.
Their late night opening was Friday 23 September
Activity included a cocktail reimagined by an alumini of designers including Ron Arad and Tom Dixon, a live presentation of glassmaking and its fundamental processes and materials by Dechem, as well as a multi-sensory installation by 10 designers and practioners that explored the appeal of utopian thinking.
Their Late night opening was Thursday 22 September, 6–8pm
The 2016 programme included a new fabric collection from Raoul Textiles, Bathing Culture by Roca London Gallery, a pop-exhibition of lighting installations at John Cullen Lighting, Guinevere Antiques, Loomah flooring at Reed Harris, carpets from Deirdre Dyson, aswell as sculptures, lighting and furnative from Tom Fulkner. Talisman hosted a 'pop up' exhibition for Amy Kent and Anna Burns Objects alongside a show of their 20th century designs.
Their late night opening was on Monday 19 September
This year's programme included a showcase of the top 20 graduate designer makers from across the UK. Viaduct took a fresh look at minimalism in furniture and lighting design, Barbican and Bocci collaborated on an immersive light installation, The Goldsmiths’ Centre hosted a Creative Links Talks Series, as well as an Ice Cream Social every weekday of the Festival hosted by MARK Product.
There was a late night opening on Tuesday 20 September
This year's programme included site specifc interiors and products at Ace Hotel, handmade Mexican designs from Piet Hein Eek and SCP, a space transformed with monochrome Op Art by Lee Broom, Photographs by Jasper Morrison, as well as a social enterprise project making hand crafted cushions and bags by Luna & Curious and Fine Cell Work.
Their late night opening was Tuesday 20 September