Throughout the week we weaved our way across the districts of London taking in the sights and sounds.
The theme for this year was ‘Lose yourself in Design’ and we certainly lost ourselves – and got lost! In the V&A which featured close to 30 exhibits exclusively for the festival week, spread out over its 6 floors of existing design collections.
Our personal highlights include Military Secret, by James Rigler, which allowed us to see the museum’s full-size replica of Trajan’s Column from the inside; a uniquely shaped secret space.
‘Breathless Beauty – Broken Beauty’ by artist and film maker Vanessa Jane Hall took us through an abandoned country house, exploring how the space had changed from its glory days to dereliction through a 4K Video installation in a purpose-built space. Big enough for just four people, it was an immersive and intimate experience. This exhibit, as well as many other LDF14 exhibits at the V&A will remain in place for just a few more weeks, so visit them while you can! Find out more by downloading the LDF guide here.
We found ourselves at ‘Home’ in Trafalgar Square, for the landmark exhibition which brought interior design out into the open, allowing visitors to explore purpose-built temporary homes in brightly coloured huts. Our favourite hut was ‘The Blue Pavilion’, by Studioilse. Taking interior design back to the one essential question: What does ‘Home’ mean to you?, visitors were invited to contribute their thoughts and ideas through digital interaction via Twitter. The responses they received were projected live on the back wall
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