Brompton’s programme for the London Design Festival 2016 is curated around the theme Transformation: “Key exhibits explore the processes and perception of transformation – revealing how designers are meeting the challenges of diminishing resources by giving new value and meaning to the most base and neglected materials – from sand, soil and vegetation to shit.” says curator Jane Withers.
Centre stage will be Breathless, a live presentation of glassmaking and its fundamental processes and materials. Glass designers Dechem and design collective Okolo from Czech Republic, will offer an insider’s perspective on the intricacies of glass-making.
Continuing the theme of transformation, UMPRUM, Prague’s Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design will focus on experimental textiles made from unexpected everyday materials in a presentation titled: Land, Wood, Water.
And the independent design magazine Dirty Furniture collaborate with The Shit Museum, Piacenza, on an exhibition and public programme that explores how design can help us re-evaluate our perceptions of our most primordial activity and show how shit can be transformed into a potentially invaluable resource.
IGuzzini’s groundbreaking work ‘Light Pollination’ will illuminate the Garage Space at 3 Cromwell Place Mews. A reflection on the potential for digital media to influence the way we use light in our cities, the 20,000 LEDs used in the installation respond to any light source (a mobile phone light, for instance) so that users can ‘speak’ to each other through light.