Max Fraser, Deputy Director of London Design Festival previews the 2013 Festival
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London – Max Fraser, deputy director of the London Design Festival (LDF), believes this year’s festival is overflowing with diversity and possibility. With a plethora of choices and an event guide thicker than ever, the annual event will be bustling.
The theme of the 2013 LDF is Design is Everywhere. ‘Design doesn’t just exist on a pedestal,’ says Fraser. ‘It permeates every level of our lives from the super mundane such as light switches, electricity sockets and street furniture that we take for granted, to the magnificent and spectacle pieces that are often brought to the fore during the festival.’
The festival explores all aspects of design. The Victoria and Albert Museum will be the main hub and other key design destinations and major shows will go on throughout the capital. As well as being a showcase for local and international designers, the festival will host a series of talks and a Global Design Forum to discuss the dilemmas facing contemporary design. ‘I hope it will be provocative, really pulling apart the design industry,’ says Fraser.
London Design Festival 2013
Sir John Sorrell, Chairman of the London Design Festival introduces the 11th Festival which took place 14-22 September 2013. With project highlights and comments from designers and contributors.
Global Design Forum 2013
In this video by Dezeen, London Design Festival deputy director Max Fraser summarises the aims and key themes of this year's Global Design Forum 16-17 September 2013.
Taking place annually, The Global Design Forum is the pre-eminent thought leadership event for design bringing together key figures from across the design industry as well as those from other sectors to explore and debate the powerful and pressing issues facing design in the modern world.
The event was held at the V&A and Southbank Centre during the London Design Festival 2013 and addressed some of the most turbulent and critical areas of activity: innovation, urbanism, brand power, the character of creativity, and the realisation of the ‘Big Idea’. Over 250 delegates and 25 speakers took part, including Peter Saville, Brent Hoberman, Jamie Hayon, Ilse Crawford, Ross Lovegrove, Sir John Hegarty and Michael Young.
BE OPEN SPACE- At The Dock with Tom Dixon. A Wallpaper* Film
"Tom Dixon's west London canal-side HQ was the venue for BE OPEN's first off-schedule event at the 2012 London Design Festival. Following BE OPEN's theme of exploring the five senses and described by Dixon as a flash-market showcase of young design talent, BE OPEN SPACE consisted of eight site-specific raw-wood stands conceived by designer-engineers Pan Studio and JailMake. Each of the huts showcased one of the five senses, while their solid, practical construction made reference to pine art-transport containers and the old trade stalls of Florence's Ponte Vecchio."
See the full article by Wallpaper* Magazine at http://bit.ly/OMgLXt