22 March 2020
Filmaker Gary Hustwit is streaming his documentaries free for the world during the COVID-19 crisis. Documentaries include Rams, a portrait of one of the most influential designers Dieter Rams. The documentaries are streamed here.
News of events covering contemporary, modern design including works around the world by both leading and emerging designers.
9 April to 14 May 2019.
Milan Design Week comprises the Salone Internazionale del Mobile and the Fuorisalone. The Furoisalone is a set of events taking place throughout Milan. Although traditionally furniture and industrial design companies take part, recently events also cover automotive, technology, telecoms, art, fashion and the food sector. Fuorisalone.
14 February to 12 May 2019
Whitechapel Gallery has invited ten groups of artists and architects including 6a, Adjaye Associates and David Kohn, to offer their visions of the future. The 'Is this Tomorrow?' exhibition follows on from Whitechapel's 'This is Tomorrow' exhibition in 1956 which featured architects including Alison and Peter Smithson. Whitechapel Gallery.
Until 5 May 2019
David Adjaye: Making Memory explores how celebrated architect Sir David Adjaye OBE uses the architecture of monuments and memorials to reflect on history, memory and record human lives. The exhibition covers Adjaye's landmark structures including the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C and the UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in London. Design Museum.
20-23 September 2018. Launched in 2007 and located in Shoreditch, the London Design Fair is a four-day industry event that brings together 550 exhibitors from 36 countries showcasing the very latest in furniture, lighting, textiles, materials and conceptual installations. London Design Fair.
22-23 September 2018. Open House London, which started in 1992, is the world’s largest architecture festival, giving free public access to over 800 buildings, walks, talks and tours over one weekend in September each year. Each year over a quarter of a million people take part. Open House.
19-22 September 2018 100% Design, the trade show for architects and designers which has been running for 24 years will include 100% Futures and 100% Forward to focus on emerging designers. This year as part of the London Design Festival will also see the launch of the West Kensington Design District. 100% Design.
Frieze New York Art Fair 2018 3 May - 6 May 2018 at Randall's Island Park Frieze New York, led by the director of Frieze Fairs Victoria Siddall and Artistic director Loring Randolph, features over 1,000 leading contemporary and modern artists at more than 190 galleries from 30 countries. Frieze
9 April - 29 July 2018. The National Gallery in London features an exhibition dedicated to Claude Monet's paintings of architecture. The image above is of Monet's Thames below Westminster (La Tamise et le Parlement) painted about 1871. © The National Gallery, London. National Gallery
25 March - 15 July 2018. This exhibition at Houghton Hall, as part of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival, will feature new paintings by Damien Hirst that will be shown to the public for the first time. The series of paintings, titled Colour Space will include Flesh Tint (shown above). Flesh Tint (2016) Household gloss on canvas 610 x 813 mm Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2017. NN Festival
2 November 2017 - 7 May 2018. The 'Impressionists in London' exhibition at the Tate Britain displays over 100 works including art by Monet, Tissot and Pissaro, created while the artists were in exile in Britain during the Franco-Prussian war. The exhibition explores London through the eyes of the French artists, and is curated by Dr Caroline Corbeau-Parsons. Tate Britain
7-11 March 2018. Collectible is a new exhibition dedicated to 21st century contemporary collectible design and brings together international designers and galleries to the Vanderborght Building in Brussels. Vanderborght Building, Schildknaapstraat 50 rue de l'Ecuyer 1000 Brussels. Collectible
2 December 2017 - 4 August 2019. The inaugural exhibition, Values of Design, at the V&A gallery in Shenzhen features over 250 objects from 950AD to the present. The V&A gallery opened on 2nd December in Shekou, Shenzhen. Image SwissChamp XAVT 80' Swiss Army Knife by Victorinox, 2006. V&A Shekou, Design Society
19 January - 10 March 2018. Bridget Riley's work from the last four years will be on display at the David Zwirner gallery at 24 Grafton Street, London W1. David Zwirner
18-21 January 2018. The iconic lighting festival Lumiere, where urban landscapes are transformed by international artists, is brought to London by the producers Artichoke. Over 50 artists transform the streets and architecture both north and south of the river Thames. Lumiere Festival
1 February - 18 March 2017. Do Ho Suh’s first exhibition with Victoria Miro will feature new fabric sculptures conceived especially for the galleries, including a walk-through configuration of Hubs, and a range of his works on paper. Exhibited for the first time will be works created by a new process in which Suh’s signature architectural pieces are compressed into two-dimensional ‘drawings’. Victoria Miro Gallery II, 16 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW. Victoria Miro Gallery
16-22 January 2017. The first interiors show of the year presents the trends that will be shaping the furniture and interiors sector and the products that are good for business. At the IMM Cologne, you will find a unique variety of interior design ideas for every room, every style and every requirement – from the basics all the way to designer items and luxury furnishings. IMM Cologne, The International Interiors Show.
6-9 October (Preview on 5th) 2016. The 14th edition of Frieze London brings together more than 160 of the world’s leading galleries. Frieze London coincides with Frieze Masters and the Frieze Sculpture Park, convening art of the highest quality from a spectrum of periods and countries and offering collectors, scholars and art enthusiasts an unparalleled cultural experience. Frieze.
17-25 September 2016. The London Design Festival was conceived by Sir John Sorrell and Ben Evans. Building on London's existing design activity, their concept was to create an annual event that would promote the city's creativity, drawing in the country's greatest thinkers, practitioners, retailers and educators to a deliver an unmissable celebration of design. First staged in 2003, the London Design Festivals is currently made up of over 400 events and exhibitions staged by hundreds of Partner organisations across the design spectrum and from around the world. The London Design Festival
21-24 September 2016. 100% Design, the UK's largest design trade show, returns to Olympia, London from 21-24 September for its 22nd edition, with the new theme 'Experience'. Taking place during London Design Festival, the show welcomes hundreds of exhibitors and more than 26,000 visitors to Kensington over four days, helping to foster relationships between some of the biggest architects, designers, specifiers, retailers and developers in the world. 100% Design.
1 Granary Square, Kings Cross N1C 4AA 22-25 September 2016 Designjunction is a platform for commercial and cultural design. Designjunction creates innovative and curated design exhibitions within unusual, industrial spaces. The flagship show takes place in London as part of the London Design Festival in September. More than 200 contemporary brands present their new collections to an international audience of architects, interior designers, retailers and influential press. Design Junction
Shoreditch, London. 17-25 September 2016. The Shoreditch Design Triangle is a true celebration of the area, hosted by the creative companies who work here. It blends together a range of product launches, exhibitions, installations, workshops, talks and tours which will run throughout the London Design Festival. Shoreditch Design Triangle.
17-18 September 2016. The 24th Open House London weekend will this year give free entry to 750 of the city’s best buildings, 140 of which are new to the annual programme. Among the new entries, highlights include Anish Kapoor’s Orbit Tower, the house Cheesegrater architect Richard Rogers designed for his parents in Wimbledon; Here East, the new technology hub and business campus in Hackney Wick and Second Home, a co- working office in Whitechapel that feels more like a nightclub than a workplace. Perennial favourites The Gherkin, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, tours of the Crossrail tunnels, as well as the Shard, the Cheesegrater and Portcullis House - and of course 10 Downing Street are once again among the buildings visitors can enter for free.
. 7-27 September 2016. The first London Design Biennale will open this September at Somerset House with over 30 countries and territories participating. Nations from six continents will present newly commissioned works that explore the theme Utopia by Design. London Design Biennale.
22-25 September 2016. Located in the creative heart of East London, the London Design Fair is a four-day industry event that brings together 450 exhibitors from 29 countries, including; independent designers, established brands, international country pavilions, and galleries. As the destination of the annual London Design Festival over 25,000 influential; retail buyers, architects, interior designers, press, designers and design-savvy public attend to see and specify the very latest; furniture, lighting, textiles, materials and conceptual installations from around the world. London Design Fair.
10 June - 9 October 2016. The Serpentine Pavilion, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), is an ‘unzipped wall’ that is transformed from straight line to three-dimensional space, creating a dramatic structure that by day houses a café and free family activities and by night becomes a space for the Serpentine’s acclaimed Park Nights programme of performative works by artists, writers and musicians. Serpentine Galleries.