London Design Festival reveals installations for 2015

International designers gave concrete form to the most creative themes

London Design Festival, 19-27 September.


David Adjaye, Alex Chinneck and Mischer'Traxler are among the designers set to create installations for this year's London Design Festival, which will include an electricity pylon turned on its head and a courtyard filled with mirrors.

A number of large-scale installations by Irish firm Grafton Architects, London-based designers Matteo Fogale and Laetitia De Allegri and Mexican architect Frida Escobedo were also announced during a conference at the V&A this morning.

img.0A Bullet From A Shooting Star by Alex Chinneck

They form part of over 350 events that will be held across the capital during London Design Festival, which will run between 19-27 September.

Referencing the industrial landscape of gas and oil works of the Greenwich Peninsula, London-based artist Alex Chinneck will construct a latticed-steel replica of an electricity pylon.

img.1A Bullet From A Shooting Star by Alex Chinneck

Rooted to the ground by its pointed top rather than its legs, the piece will appear as if shot into the ground. The 35-metre-tall sculpture weighing 15 tonnes will be tethered to lean at a perilous angle over an adjacent access road.

Named A Bullet from a Shooting Star, the sculpture will be illuminated, making it visible from Thames boat services, local stations and aeroplanes en route to the capital's City Airport.

img.2Somerset House

Somerset House will be used as a venue for the festival for the first time, and will host a courtyard installation by London-based architect David Adjaye for MINI, while other installations will occupy galleries at the V&A museum.

Tiny replica insects "made to appear live" will be captured inside 250 mouth-blown glass globes suspended from the ceiling of the V&A's Norfolk House Music Room.

img.3Curiosity Cloud by Mischer'Traxler

img.4The Ogham Wall by Grafton Architects

img.5Laetitia De Allegri

img.6The Mexican Pavilion: You Know You Cannot See Yourself So Well As By Reflection by Frida Escobedo


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