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Open Studios: Lubna Chowdhary (V&A Ceramics Resident)

V&A Talk

Open Studios: Lubna Chowdhary (V&A Ceramics Resident)

Lubna Chowdhary’s practice ranges from commissioned architectural work to spatial installations and sculptural objects. During her residency she has investigated cultural hybridity in V&A objects and in response has developed a new installation of experimental ceramic objects.

Outrospectre – Frank Kolkman

V&A Talk

Outrospectre – Frank Kolkman

V&A Talk | 1

10.30am–5pm daily

V&A Museum, SW7 2RL

Outrospectre is a proposal for a medical device that simulates an out-of- body experience. As suggested by recent (para-) psychological research, this could possibly reduce our fear of death.

Please Don't Feed the Designers: Paul Priestman

Design Frontiers

Please Don't Feed the Designers: Paul Priestman

Design Frontiers | 2

10 - 6pm, Monday to Sunday

Strand, WC2R 1CN

The installation 'Please Don't Feed the Designers' showcased real designers - from visualisers to materials specialists - working on real projects, allowing visitors to engage with the creative process and gain insight into what it's like working at the frontiers of the future of transport.

Plywood: Ice-Skating Shelters

V&A

Plywood: Ice-Skating Shelters

V&A | 1

10am–5:45pm

Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL

A cluster of ice-skating shelters designed by Canadian practice Patkau Architects have been made by bending exible plywood sheets and attaching them to a timber frame.

Plywood: Material of the Modern World

V&A

Plywood: Material of the Modern World

V&A | 1

10am–5:45pm

Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL

Featuring groundbreaking pieces by Alvar Aalto, Marcel Breuer and Charles and Ray Eames, alongside an incredible range of objects from planes to skateboards, this exhibition tells the story of how this often-overlooked material made the modern world.

Supported by the American Friends of the V&A.

Prototypa: Form Us With Love

Design Frontiers

Prototypa: Form Us With Love

Design Frontiers | 2

10 - 6pm, Monday to Sunday

Strand, WC2 1CN

Swedish design studio, Form Us With Love, present Prototype, a platform that nurtures the relationship between industry and creatives through a dialogue about one of the most distinct parts of the design process—prototyping.

Rachel Kneebone at the V&A

V&A

Rachel Kneebone at the V&A

V&A | 1

10am–5:45pm

Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL

Inspired by themes of transformation and renewal, Kneebone's complex porcelain sculptures are born of intense emotions, expressing movement and fluidity in a medium usually associated with stillness and calm.

Reflection Room by Flynn Talbot

V&A Commission

Reflection Room by Flynn Talbot

V&A Commission | 1

10am–5:45pm

V&A, SW7 2RL

Reflection Room, by designer Flynn Talbot, is an immersive coloured light experience that was the first London Design Festival installation to be housed in the Prince Consort Gallery.

RIOT (Prototype) – Karen Palmer

V&A Talk

RIOT (Prototype) – Karen Palmer

V&A Talk | 1

10.30am–5pm daily

V&A Museum, SW7 2RL

An emotionally responsive, live-action film, with immersive 3D sound design, which uses facial recognition and AI technology to navigate through a dangerous riot.

Slave/Master

V&A

Slave/Master combines contemporary dance, cutting-edge robotics and interactive projection graphics in a collaborative performance, with the audience able to roam freely around the space.

StrangeFlux & Goatley: Moving Mephetic Air

Design Frontiers

StrangeFlux & Goatley: Moving Mephetic Air

Design Frontiers | 2

Somerset House,

In an interactive installation trialling new technologies, StrangeFlux & Goatley raised questions around the current and future challenges of air pollution and how younger generations will be particularly affected.

The 3D Additivist Manifesto and Cookbook – Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel Rourke

V&A Talk

The 3D Additivist Manifesto and Cookbook – Morehshin Allahyari and Daniel Rourke

V&A Talk | 1

10.30am–5pm daily

V&A Museum, SW7 2RL

The 3D Additivist Cookbook is a free compendium of imaginative, provocative works from over 100 world-leading artists, activists and theorists, responding to a call to push the 3D printer and other creative technologies to their absolute limits.

The British Land Celebration of Design Awards

V&A

The British Land Celebration of Design Awards

V&A | 1

10am–5:45pm

Cronwell Road, SW7 2RL

The British Land Celebration of Design Awards is held every year to recognise and celebrate leading design gurus for their outstanding contribution to London and the design industry. Past recipients include Zaha Hadid, Marc Newson, Richard Rogers, Paul Smith, and Thomas Heatherwick.

The British Land Celebration of Design Medal Exhibition

The British Land Celebration of Design Medal Exhibition

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Mon-Thu, Sat-Sun 10am-5.45pm Fri 10am-10pm

Victoria and Albert Museum, SW7 2RL

For the third consecutive year, London Design Festival has partnered with British Land for the British Land Celebration of Design Awards. Every year, an illustrious judging panel compromising established designers, industry commentators and previous winners debate possible recipients.

The Data Detox Bar – Tactical Tech and Mozilla

V&A Talk

The Data Detox Bar – Tactical Tech and Mozilla

V&A Talk | 1

10.30am–5pm daily

V&A Museum, SW7 2RL

Do you feel your digital self slipping out of control? Installed too many apps? Clicked “I agree” too many times?

The Human Sensor

V&A Talk

The Human Sensor

V&A Talk | 1

10.30am–5pm daily

V&A Museum, SW7 2RL

The Human Sensor examines breathing as an interface between environment and our inner selves (“invironment”), highlighting our own bodies as the sensor for diagnosing the condition and thus health of our surroundings.

The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains

V&A

The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains

V&A | 2

10am - 5.45pm

Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL

The first international retrospective of one of the world’s most iconic and influential bands.

The Story of Two Chairs

V&A

The Story of Two Chairs

V&A | 1

10am–5:45pm

Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL

London-based architects Amanda Levete and Carmody Groarke have recently designed new chairs for the V&A – Levete for the courtyard cafe and Carmody Groarke for the new Members’ Room.

Tour: London Design Festival at the V&A

V&A Talk

Tour: London Design Festival at the V&A

V&A Talk | 1

11am, 1pm, 4pm daily; Friday 6pm, 7pm, 8pm

Victoria and Albert Museum, SW7 2RL

Join a guided tour of the London Design Festival at the V&A, taking in a host of installations and displays around the building.

Tours depart at 11am, 1pm and 4pm daily, and at 6pm, 6pm and 8pm on Friday 22 September.

Meet at the LDF Desk, Grand Entrance, Cromwell Road.

Trashpresso: Pentatonic

Design Frontiers

Trashpresso: Pentatonic

Design Frontiers | 1

Somerset House,

Pentatonic presented the world's first mobile off-grid recycling plant. Using London's rubbish, Pentatonic created architectural tiles that pieced together an immersive installation, demonstrating the power and potential of upcycling.

Urban Cabin by MINI LIVING with Sam Jacob Studio

Landmark Project

Urban Cabin by MINI LIVING with Sam Jacob Studio

MINI LIVING is a long-term research project by MINI which explores the future of urban habitats based on creative use of space through innovative design, the principle of which made the MINI brand so famous since 1959.

V&A Digital Design Weekend 2017

V&A

The V&A Digital Design Weekend brings together artists, designers, engineers, technologists and the public to celebrate and share contemporary digital art and design, engage in conversations, and learn about processes.

Victoria and Albert Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum

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Mon-Thu, Sat-Sun 10am-5.45pm Fri 10am-10pm

Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL

The V&A provides a central hub of creativity during the London Design Festival.

Villa Walala

Landmark Project

Villa Walala

Landmark Project |

7am-9pm

Exchange Square, EC2M 2RH

In partnership with British Land, Camille Walala's Villa Walala was an immersive and playful installation within the heart of Broadgate.

While We Wait

V&A

While We Wait

V&A | 1

10am–5:45pm daily; Friday 10am-10pm

Victoria and Albert Museum, SW7 2RL

While We Wait is an immersive installation by Bethlehem-based architects Elias and Yousef Anastas about the cultural claim over nature in Palestine.

Woman’s Hour Craft Prize

V&A

Woman’s Hour Craft Prize

V&A | 1

10am–5:45pm

Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL

A display of works by the winners of the Woman’s Hour Craft Prize has been established to celebrate the creativity, inventiveness, and breadth of craft practice in the UK today.

“Exhale” Bionic Chandelier by Julian Melchiorri

V&A

“Exhale” Bionic Chandelier by Julian Melchiorri

V&A | 1

10am–5:45pm

Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL

Julian Melchiorri is an innovation design engineer and entrepreneur and CEO of Arborea, a biochemical technology company.

A Tale of Two Museums

V&A Talk

- Exploring the relationship between museums and the cities they inhabit 
- The Bilbao effect 2.0: Moving from buildings as icon to iconography of place
- Creating public places within cultural projects
- Adding flexibility for exhibits of all scale while directing the gaze and controlling flow

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion – Behind the Scenes

V&A Talk

Cristóbal Balenciaga is one of the most revered fashion designers of the 20th century.

Caren Hartley

V&A Talk

Caren Hartley

V&A Talk | 1

11am-4pm

Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL

Caren Hartley is the founder of Hartley Cycles, an award-winning bespoke bicycle company. Each bicycle frame is handmade using a variety of jewellery and metalwork techniques, reflecting Hartley's background as a trained jeweller and silversmith.

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