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The London Design Festival is on the horizon


"A Gust of Wind" by Paul Cocksedge will be on view (the "pages" are Corian).

The buzz is already beginning to build about the London Design Festival. This year, the a-list of design luminaries is extensive in one venue alone: the Victoria and Albert Museum. Programming in the musuem's architectural galleries includes installations by Max Lamb, Stuart Haygarth, Paul Cocksedge and Oskar Zieta. Lamb will create a plaster cast, inspired by the V&A's Cast Court collection while Haygarth will reuse discarded picture frames to adorn a historic staircase. Cocksedge will be exhibiting three hundred curvaceous ‘pages’ of Corian which will then be given away as part of the V&A’s Friday Late Programme, while Polish designer Zieta will take a starting point from the curves of the pool in the V&A's John Madjeski Garden to create a work using his FiDU technique that inflates steel structures. The Sackler Centre, with spaces curated by designer Suzanne Trocmé, will once again host an extensive programme of seminars, talks and special events, as well as a business and VIP space in the shape of the British Design Embassy. This year, for the first time, the V&A entrance on Exhibition Road will also be dedicated to the Festival, with a pop-up Festival café, the main public information point, and press office. 

The festival runs from September 18 through 26. More to come as time draws nearer, design fans!

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