This year, Design Week, produced by the American Institute of Graphic Arts/San Francisco (AIGA/SF), will again celebrate and promote San Francisco as America’s most influential design centre, creating a platform for inspirational design initiatives. Over 200 events across the San Francisco Bay Area will be offered from Silicon Valley to San Francisco, promoting ideas from more than 60 partners, representing the heart of San Francisco’s design community.
Love the atmosphere created by a real flame indoors without the associated dangers? Well take a look at Mori London’s pair of handmade glass lamps.
Created by Mori London designer and founder Moritz Waldemeyer, the two pieces are titled ‘Midnight Oil’ and ‘Eternal Flame’
Made with a small matrix of low temperature LEDs, which have been programmed to flicker and dance like a real candle. The technology is relatively simple and has the wonderful effect of fooling the eye into believing there’s a real flame inside.
Video and Image credits: http://mori.london
Moritz Waldemeyer, has a history of experimenting with the concept of lighting through technology, at the Versace Fall 2017 runway show he used liquid ink displays whilst back in 2004 for Swarovski and Ron Arad he created the interactive chandelier at the Milan Design Week.
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.
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.
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.