Inside Purple’s events and launches for London Design Festival
Italian brand Kartell will unveil the world premiere of new products, the Venice and Catwalk Chairs and the Cara armchair designed by Philippe Starck, which are the protagonists of a unique tour across Italy and its exclusive landscapes. Kartell has combined the unique landscapes of the Bel Paese with contemporary Italian design, in an extraordinary tour across Italy. Kartell products play the starring role in this journey to discover the better and the lesser known corners of Italy, in a surprising dialogue of silhouettes, colours and shapes, where the boundary between the beauty of the venues and the evocative power of design fades to near non-existence.
Press event: Thursday 20th September, 11am-12pm | address: 223 Brompton Road, London, SW3 2EJ
King’s Cross Design Route
King’s Cross Design Route debuts for the first time for this year’s London Design Festival. Internationally
renowned design brand Tom Dixon will host ELECTROANALOGUE at The Coal Office, the brand’s new Headquarters, flagship shop and showroom in King’s Cross. In collaboration with friends and partners Bill Amberg Studio, Teenage Engineering, sound artist Yuri Suzuki, sound lab and bar Spiritland and Ege, ELECTROANALOGUE will explore the realms of digital technology through a diverse range of events, installations and interventions. Bill Amberg Studio will exhibit their new printed leather collaboration with British leading designers Tom Dixon, Faye Toogood and Timorous Beasties, alongside US-based Alexandra Champalimaud and Natasha Baradaran. Teenage Engineering will transform the last arch of the Coal Office into a 1970’s discotheque to showcase their new OP-Z synthesizer and Yuri Suzuki will cut records in The Factory and introduce his latest innovations in the realms of sound.
Press event: Monday 17th September, 8.30am-11am | address: The Coal Office, 1 Bagley Walk, London, N1C 4PQ
Joyce Wang Studio Present FLINT: A collection of terrazzo objects and furniture
Presented by Joyce Wang Studio; FLINT is a limited edition collection of terrazzo objects rooted in the studio’s fascination with unearthing new perspectives in materials. Composed of accessories and tables; the collection is made in Italy by marble and terrazzo specialists of three generations, injecting novelty and challenge into familiarity. FLINT will be showcased at Joyce Wang’s London Studio throughout the week and to celebrate the launch, the “Travelling Terrazzo” ice-cream cart will make its appearance on Wednesday and Thursday; allowing festival goers a quite literal taste of Terrazzo itself.
Press event: Wednesday 19th September, 4-7pm | address: One Warren Mews, London, W1T 6AR
Kathleen Reilly & Studio Augmenta at Showcase
Ahead of the official opening in October, Showcase, London’s new destination dedicated to discovering the hottest new designers, will partner with conceptual tableware designer Kathleen Reilly & Studio Augmenta to create a conceptual window installation in the new space at the heart of St James’s. The Next Big Thing is Showcase’s platform for championing up-and-coming design talent, from fashion to jewellery and interior accessories.
Press event: Wednesday 19th September, 6.30pm-9pm | address: 12 Regent Street, St James’s, SW1Y 4PE
White City Place present Second Nature, a solo exhibition by Oren Pinhassi
To coincide with London Design Festival, New York based artist Oren Pinhassi will present Second Nature at White City Place, the former BBC Media Village in West London. The pop-up exhibition will offer a chance to view his collection of ‘non-binary’ sculptures in which traditional categories of architecture, nature and body are collapsed. If the postmodernist era has been defined by an aversion to reimagining society’s structure, then Pinhassi’s intention is to overcome this cultural trauma by reawakening the utopian impulse, queering rigid classifications and transforming social spaces.
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