Clerkenwell Design Week has taken place this week celebrating its tenth birthday and as always it’s a vast journey of design. The exhibition showcases brand new design projects and street installations, curated especially for the festival. Over the three day arts event they invited some of the top creative design teams in the industry, aiming to push the boundaries of design. Below shows a workspace from Alistair Ramage, a third year Graphic Design student from Chelsea. Focusing around the idea of using design as a tool in education, his ambition is to explore how far both 2D and 3D design can be pushed in communicating complex subjects and ideas. It really echoes a mid century modern vibe.
Installations seen as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2019. Left is a winning work of art named 'Lunch Break' situated outside of St Pauls Tube Station. It sees gilded angels suspended on the existing wire grid of the St Pauls Plinth. As the London Festival of Architecture explores ‘boundaries’ as its theme for 2019, the project celebrates what can happen at that creative boundary, as well as providing a charming and eye-catching temporary landmark for the City of London.
Celebrating the beauty of Great British Design, London Craft Week is an annual event that showcases the best craftsmanship from local artisans and luxury brands. On annually, every May. "Whether your intention is to consume or simply converse, if you appreciate beauty and the value of craftsmanship, then London Craft Week is one of the month’s must-visit events." (Charlotte Abrahams FT How To Spend It.) 3Dimensional design qualities and textured weaves are in abundance at this design week and are growing in popularity. Abbie Adams demostrates this (seen below) using 3D printing as a tool for the preservation of craft.