London Design Festival
13-23 September 2008

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100% Design – Look out for TEN’s new collection with twentytwentyone, the ever probing IF:Lab at 100% Sustainable, [re]design’s Lighten Up feature, and the launch of the new Cornish brand MARK.

Designersblock – Innovative thinking on display in great surroundings. See Karen Ryan and the Greenvirus Project in Covent Garden, plus WEmake and KithKin at Selfridges.

Creative Resource – Product designers, you have been waiting for this. A look at the development of sustainable materials made from waste, with a unique sample library.

From Now to Eternity – Leading designers creatively rethink discarded plastic, highlighting its versatility and upcycling it as a beautiful and precious resource.

24HR DESIGN&MAKE – Goldsmiths students and alumni take up a one-day non-stop design challenge, showing what can be done with modest means and bold imagination.

TENT – Visit Circa to buy modernist designs that have stood the test of time, and discover future antiques at Content, where you can check out BlueGreen&Co.

Cockpit Open Studios – Don’t miss this chance to peek behind the scenes at the Deptford workshops, home to delightful designers such as Lost & Found and Lucy Jane Batchelor.

Bottom Drawers – What does it take to create an emotional connection with an object? Michael Marriott’s among those with answers.

Alternative Sitting – Sustainable seating installations at the Eco store. A good excuse to check out the new roof terrace at London’s first eco design shop.

Wouldn’t it be nice… – Art meets design dreamtime. Watch out for witty and fanciful creations from Marti Guixe and Martino Gamper.

'SOFT' – Contemporary ECO and SLOW-made Textiles. Designers include Kaffe Fassett, Brandon Mabley, Barley Massey, Eleanor Feddon, Sarah Egholm, Sarah McPhee, Annie Sherburne.

360degrees Conference – Charting New Territory in Sustainable Design Education.

Wool N Dance – Get down to some live music and co-create a big felt carpet underfoot!

Making Time – Hatcham & Design’s investigation of time.

Feelgood Fashion – talk about ethical entrepreneurship and cutting-edge design, with a panel including Safia Minney (People Tree) and Ed Gillespie (Futerra).

Making Timber Towers – a three storey build and a picnic.

System Reload : "Retooling Ourselves – Collaborative Design Actions" – Participative workshops. Facilitators include Clare Brass (SEED Foundation), Niels Peter Flint (o2 Global Network), Alison Coward (Bracket) and Damien Melotte (o2 Australia).

Greener by design – RIBA architecture lecture

Design That Doesn’t Cost The Earth – KLC interior design lecture

Made in Brunel – student showcase

Panel 2 : "Nothing better than a touch of ecology and catastrophe to unite the social classes…" – solo presentation from Martin Beck

Another Kind of Silence: a new play about the environmentalist Rachel Carson – Silent Spring author.

Recycling mixed plastics – Debate about the opportunities and challenges associated with recycling plastics in London. Panel includes WRAP, Nextec and Veolia.

There’s plenty to see during the LDF – but progress in sustainable design needs us all to be thinking, talking and doing as well as looking. Wherever you go, please ask questions, share knowledge and push sustainability up the design agenda. Get involved and help us to [re]design design.



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