Pick Me Up returns to Somerset House for its fifth consecutive year celebrating graphic art in all of its forms. The UK’s original contemporary graphic arts festival showcases and sells affordable work from a myriad of names and collectives. A daily programme of lively events suitable for all ages and interests encourages everyone to get involved.
The Royal College of Art’s annual anonymous postcard exhibition and fundraising sale returns for it’s 20th year. The Stewart Law RCA Secret sees works from over 2,500 artists and designers such as renowned architect Zaha Hadid, fashion designer Sir Paul Smith and photographer David Bailey.
Midcentury Modern is back again for a one-day selling event at Dulwich College showing the very best in contemporary and 20th Century design. Staged by Modern Shows, the event offers a mixture of furniture, ceramics, fabrics and glass for midcentury lovers, whether you are a collector or looking for something for your home.
EXHIBITION: ‘MARTINO GAMPER: DESIGN IS A STATE OF MIND’ AT SERPENTINE SACKLER GALLERY (KENSINGTON), 5th March – 18th May 2014February 25th, 2014
Serpentine Galleries has invited the influential London-based Italian designer Martino Gamper to curate an exhibition entitled design is a state of mind held within the newly opened Serpentine Sackler Gallery, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. The exhibition presents a landscape of shelving systems, telling the story of design objects and their impact on our lives.
EXHIBITION: ‘DESIGNS BY MOTHER NATURE – BIOMIMETIC PRODUCTS’ AT ROCA LONDON GALLERY (FULHAM), 27TH FEBRUARY – 24TH MAY 2014February 23rd, 2014
Roca London Gallery hosts Designs by Mother Nature, an exhibition which highlights the many everyday products, objects and buildings that have used nature as a source of inspiration. Curated by sustainability experts, Estudi Ramon Folch together with Chris Lefteri and designed by FAT Architecture, the exhibition presents an intelligent, interactive and thought-provoking display of objects, videos and photographs that demonstrates the power of biomimicry.
Heal’s opens their Tottenham Court Road store for two weeks to celebrate the best in British contemporary design and craftsmanship. DISCOVER: The Heal’s Modern Craft Market is a curated space for customers to experience and purchase works from emerging independent talent as well as the WORKS collective. Discover also hosts a selection of events including demonstrations and workshops for all.