VIOD by Dan Tobin Smith + The Experience Machine
Designer Dan Tobin Smith and creative studio The Experience Machine, in partnership with Gemfields, present VOID; a multi-sensory spatial installation at Collins Music Hall, Islington from the 14th – 22nd September.
Visitors will become part of an immersive experience, travelling through a series of large-scale projections that showcase the expanded space inside gemstones and map the blurring boundaries between nature and design. A selection of Mozambican rubies and Zambian emeralds from Gemfields’ mines, which date back millions of years, are brought to life through photography of tiny microcosms magnified to become abstract, galaxy-like structures.
‘Please Be Seated’ by Paul Cocksedge
British designer Paul Cocksedge is transforming Finsbury Avenue Square with Please Be Seated. Located in the heart of Broadgate, the Landmark Project will be the most ambitious of British Land’s commissions to date.
The large-scale installation fuses innovation and technology, and responds to the changing rhythm of the community: its design features curves for people to sit on and walk under, further enhancing London’s largest pedestrianised neighbourhood. The work is made from scaffolding planks, and Cocksedge has collaborated with Essex-based high-end interiors company White & White to re-imagine and re-use the building wood.
“Every single aspect of the installation is tailored to its environment as well as the function it serves,” says Cocksedge. “The curves raise up to create backrests and places to sit, as well as space for people to walk under, or pause and find some shade. It walks the line between a craft object and a design solution. It occupies the square without blocking it.”
On from the 14th – 22nd September at Finsbury Avenue Square, Broadgate, London, EC2M 2PP
100% Design, Olympia London
2019 marks the 25th anniversary of 100% design, one of the UK’s leading design trade events. This year’s show will present a stellar line-up of more than 400 exhibitors as well as an unrivalled talks programme featuring some of the biggest names across architecture and design, including David Rockwell and Marcel Wander.
On from the 18th – 21st September at Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, W14 8UX
Decorex International showcases the next-level in interior design from across the world. Each year they curate a four-day event presenting new, emerging and established design alongside immersive installations and a curated programme of inspirational speakers.
In a fresh and exciting new chapter, this year the show moves to Kensington’s Olympia London, split and styled across two floors on the 6-9th October.
Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, W14 8UX