Clerkenwell Design Week

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Set in central London the annual Clerkenwell Design Week exhibition is due to take place this year from the 23rd to the 25th May 2017. Now in its 8th Year CDW has established itself as one of the UK’s leading independent design festivals.

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With a range of talks by industry professionals, alongside hosting furniture and interiors showrooms, to featuring new design projects and street spectacles, which are commissioned specially for the festival and displayed prominently around Clerkenwell. There is plenty to see and do with over the course of 3 days. All you need to do is register!

Clerkenwell Design Week takes place in various venues around Clerkenwell. Please see the online map for all locations and events.

 

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Grand Designs Live

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The popular UK Channel 4 TV design show presented by Kevin McCloud returns to London’s ExCeL

Running for 9 days, the 29th April –  7th May 2017 the show offers visitors a unique opportunity to see all the latest trends for the home as well as many products never seen before. The Grand Design Live exhibition hosts over 500 exhibitors and is set across seven different sections.

Highlights from last years show:

Image and Video Credits; https://www.granddesignslive.com

For further information,

Contact event organiser
0844 854 1348
info@granddesignslive.com

 

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London Design Week 2017

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From 12 -17 March 2017, designers, architects and tastemakers from the UK and overseas will head to Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour for spring’s ultimate design event. With a burgeoning interest in the science of design, London Design Week 2017 this year is all about exploring methods, makers and materials that have shaped the new season.

The word ‘science’ comes from the Latin ‘scientia’ which means ‘knowledge’; so if you really want to keep ahead of the curve on luxury interiors today London Design Week 2017 is not to be missed. Highly immersive, it promises a packed programme with opportunities to learn the secrets of design’s DNA. Connect with top influencers and big thinkers, explore new perspectives and see the results of invention and innovation up close. Join discovery tours and trails, encounter pioneering experts, exchange ideas with specialists at workshops, see amazing demonstrations and get rare insights from an all-star line-up at the Conversations in Designs sessions. Bursting with new ideas, explore themes of botany, geology, chemistry, zoology and much more, imagined by some of the most creative minds in the industry.

Design is a multi-faceted and complex enterprise; it involves an understanding of how people live, the pursuit of excellence, as well as a passionate interest in experimentation, craftsmanship and technical expertise. It is this depth and richness that makes visiting London Design Week 2017 an experience like no other.

With ground-breaking approaches to design from 600+ established brands at 120 Design Centre showrooms (as well as outside participants in Chelsea), this show offers a comprehensive collective to a global audience. Add to this courtesy transport, a specially commissioned restaurant and thought-provoking installations and pop-ups. And don’t forget, entry is free.

Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour
Lots Road
London SW10 0XE

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VR Computer Aided Design

“Designing within virtual reality is the next step in computer aided design” said Ekke Piirisild of the London studio VRTISAN in May 2016.

2016 was tipped to be the year for Virtual Reality.  The recent commercial release of Facebook’s Oculus Rift, Sony’s PlayStation VR, and HTC’s Vive VR, has made VR accessible to firms of all sizes.  Foster & Partners are currently using them, as are Perkins & Will.  U.S giants Gensler have set up a department entirely dedicated to VR.

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VR tools offer an immersive experience of designs, and the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) industry are using them more widely. They could reduce the divide between the “design” and the client’s perception of that “design” before it is fully realised in physical form. They would also offer a solution for those wishing to operate internationally, and with emphasis on client interactivity.


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Ty Hedfan kitchen Real (top) virtual (bottom)

Designer and 3D visualiser Olivier Demangel from 3dnation in 2014 said that he believes virtual architecture will be as convincing as the real thing in five years time. In 2011, he made a series of movies using plans, and photos of Ty Hedfan, a house in Wales designed by architects Featherstone Young.

Does it have to be absolutely photorealistic to be of use now? By offering us more tools to experience and communicate our designs in 3D, we can see the spatial impact of our designs, and make adjustments in real time.

“It could potentially save clients money, and reduce error not otherwise picked up using the standard Building information modelling (BIM) 3D modelling or 2D paper drawings,” says Revitso chief Executive Arman Gukasyan. San Francisco based Vizerra created their BIM product Revitso adding “gamification” and cloud solutions to provide a unified view, and it can be integrated with AutoCAD, Revit, and SketchUP.

If VR is the next logical step, how would BIM and VR complement each other? IrisVR provides software that can take BIM into VR in seconds. Likewise, Autodesk is working on Project Expo using the cloud to bring BIM models from Revit into Stingray who is offering a free 30 day trialUnity for AEC also offers excellent visuals also compatible with CAD tools.

Have you got a passion for design? Would you love to learn all about interior design, and channel your creativity? Whether you’d like to learn for fun, or are looking for a change of career, we have online courses that would suit you. Visit us http://www.rhodec.org, and http://online.rhodec.org.

Sources

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37541598

http://www.dezeen.com/2015/04/27/virtual-reality-architecture-more-powerful-cocaine-oculus-rift-ty-hedfan-olivier-demangel-ivr-nation/

Plumen 003 lightbulb: The London Design Festival

Award winning design studio Hulger, launched the new Plumen 003 low energy light bulb at The London Design Festival this week.

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Specialist lighting designer,  Claire Norcross designed the glass bell-like dome, and jeweller, Marie-Laure Giroux designed the tiered gold filament.

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The low energy light bulb serves two functions. It emits a warm ambient glow, and at the same time provides a downward spotlight. The warm soft glow compliments the space, and the LED’s ensure that tasks such as reading, or writing are sufficiently lit.

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The Plumen 003 is available early November.

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London Design Festival 17th-25th Sep 2016

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The London Design Festival is an annual event, held to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world and as the gateway to the international creative community. The next Festival will be held 17-25 September 2016.

What is the London Design Festival?

The London Design Festival was conceived by Sir John Sorrell and Ben Evans. Building on London’s existing design activity, their concept was to create an annual event that would promote the city’s creativity, drawing in the country’s greatest thinkers, practitioners, retailers and educators to a deliver an unmissable celebration of design.
Festival events are staged in up to 400 different venues across the city. Check individual event listings for details. The Festival’s hub is at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), which provides a good starting point from which to explore the Festival.

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Most Festival events are free to enter. Ticketed events are managed by host / organising venues. Check listing and contact details for each event you’re interested in.

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Architect Alison Brooks, The Smile.

 

Full information on all event dates and times can be found at http://www.londondesignfestival.com/

All text and image credits: London Design Festival.

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KLIO, 4K Digital Art Into The Home

 

Art.com is looking  to do for art and design as what Spotify has done for music: turn visual art into an ever changing and on-demand catalogue of streaming imagery for the home, all in 4K resolution.

 

Art in the home is evolving from static poster/prints into animated digital prints and video. Digital prints can be gathered into ‘playlists’ just like music.  Electric Objects EO1, Meural, and Depict are all competing for wall space in the home, each offering differing options of connectivity and styles. Where the KLIO differs is its large 4K display.

 

KLIO size dimensions

Being around 41”by 26” or the even larger 47” by 31”, both 3” thick, the framed display offers 3840×2160 pixels. The KLIO is available in three styles; Muse, Stylist and rival (seen below) each with varying frame widths, materials and style to suit your individual interior decor.

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The KLIO requires a wi-fi connection as art files are downloaded into its local memory. As with most technology today users are able to customise and control the KILO using a browser or iSO app.  It can display a variety of static and animated images. Art.com also has a digital marketplace where artists are able to upload and sell their work directly to KLIO.

All image and video credits: http://www.klioart.com/

 

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A Library Of Materials

Material ConneXion maintains a physical library of over 7000 materials and processes. The company relies on an independent jury of design practitioners to help it determine whether a new material or process is worthy of inclusion.

Video credits: https://www.materialconnexion.com/

In addition to its New York office, the company has locations in countries all around the world and also maintains an online materials database.

 

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Tubular Living

We’ve taken a step back to 2015 to see what the future of vertical living could hold.  Lane Crawford invited the Peoples Architecture Office (PAO) to create installations to celebrate their 165th anniversary.  PAO responded offering living spaces within steel ventilation shafts.

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Image credits go to Peoples Architecture Office .

Horizontal, and vertical tubular structures flow.  Open cross sections, complete with furniture, and lighting designed by Peoples Industrial Design Office suggest how each space might function.

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