The annual Serpentine Gallery Pavilion commission is back for its twelfth year with a cloud-like, delicate latticed structure of steel, by award-winning Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto.
Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) is back for its fourth year, welcoming over 200 designers and manufacturers from Britain and across the globe. This year sees an enhanced format including increased exhibition spaces, an array of curated projects and a programme of talks and seminars from leading design experts.
Modern Shows return once again to host the one-day selling event, The Midcentury Show at Lord’s Cricket Ground. Held in the heart of St John’s Wood, a variety of design classics and modern collectables are available from over 50 top dealers, including designs by Wegner, Eames, Jacobsen, Nelson and Day.
EXHIBITION: ‘’24′ BY PAOLA PETROBELLI’ AT GALLERY LIBBY SELLERS (FITZROVIA), 9th May – 14th June 2013May 8th, 2013
Gallery Libby Sellers presents ‘24’, an exhibition of new lighting commissions by Italian-born, London-based glass designer Paola Petrobelli. Eschewing the purely decorative, Petrobelli favours the functional in her work, believing that restraint in approach allows for a pure and sophisticated expression.
EXHIBITION: ‘PROTOTYPES & EXPERIMENTS’ AT THE ARAM GALLERY (COVENT GARDEN), 3rd May – 15th June 2013May 2nd, 2013
The Aram Gallery is hosting its seventh exhibition in the Prototypes & Experiments series, exhibiting models and protoypes sourced from established names and emerging designers across various design disciplines. The display series focuses on the important role model making plays in a design process and charts the development of an object through its physical and experimental steps.
The Modern Movement is back for its sixth year celebrating 20th century design. Taking place at Brockwell Lido, the Art Deco surroundings offer the perfect backdrop for the free event. A range of vintage furniture, clothes and more are available including designs from Alvar Aalto, Charles & Ray Eames, Le Corbusier and more.
EXHIBITION: ‘INSIDE DESIGN WITH BETHAN GRAY’ AT GREAT WESTERN STUDIOS (WESTBOURNE PARK), 26TH APRIL – 9TH MAY 2013April 22nd, 2013
Welsh-born designer, Bethan Gray, is presenting Inside Design, an exhibition of her work at Great Western Studios, the West London hub for the creative industries. It explores Gray’s emphasis on understated luxury and longevity, highlighting the importance of high quality material and craftsmanship in her practice.
Pick Me Up, the UK’s first graphic arts festival, returns for its annual celebration of contemporary graphic art, design and illustration. Now in its fourth year, the 11-day extravaganza of creative workshops, late-night art and music mash-ups, family-friendly events and interactive shopping spaces offers original, affordable artwork and limited-edition prints for sale from just £10. Read More…