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London Design Festival at Oxo Tower Wharf

Celebrate the very best in design, craft and innovation this London Design Festival with special events taking place across the iconic Oxo Tower Wharf, a creative hub at the heart of the Bankside Design District.

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Oxo Tower Wharf Walking Tours
15 and 22 September at 11am

Discover the history of Oxo Tower Wharf, meet some of the designer makers who call the building home and learn more about how they work. Tours start at 11am on Saturday 15 and Saturday 22 September, meeting at the ground floor lift lobby, Oxo Tower Wharf Courtyard.

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London College of Fashion: Artefact Footwear, Futures MA show
gallery@oxo, Free
15  – 17 September

An exhibition challenging the notion of how products change and influence the world we live in featuring selected work from MA Artefact, Footwear and Fashion Futures graduates.

designjunction
Bargehouse, gallery@oxo and the Courtyard at Oxo Tower Wharf plus Doon Street and the Riverside Walkway.
20 – 23 September. Ticketed event.

designjunction present a curated exhibition of cutting edge design. Set across three exciting venues – Oxo Tower Wharf, Doon Street site and Riverside Walkway – expect to discover international brands and boutique shops, product launches, outdoor installations and a stellar talks programme, including ‘The Rise of ‘South of The River’’, in which CSCB board member George Nicholson joins Tracy Meller; partner at Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP); Alex Lifschutz and Toby Neilson to discuss the riverside and its place in London’s urban landscape and Coin Street, the community fostering the area.

Design studio LDF events
Ground, first and second floor at Oxo Tower Wharf
15 23 September. Most shops open 11am-6pm, Tuesday-Sunday (times may vary). Most events free, some are ticketed.

Discover the community of talented designer-makers based on the ground, first and second floors and take part in special events in participating studios.

Visit us at Oxo Tower Wharf during LDF for a chance to enter a competition to win a fantastic design goodie bag worth over £500. The prize includes £200 worth of luxury paint from Designed in Colour, Sotis Studio Ceramics’ 24ct gold ceramic lidded pot, a Black and Blum stainless steel water bottle, a bottle of Ginnermost plus many more gifts.

SPECIAL EVENTS

FIRST FLOOR: RIVERSIDE

Snowden Flood, Unit 1.01
Snowden Flood designs and makes colourful UK made gifts and accessories. Alongside her own products, she also champions the work of upcoming designer-makers and sells vintage collectables in her studio shop.  For LDF18 she hosts ‘Inside Outside’, a collection of her small works on paper.

Private view: 19 September as part of the Bankside Design District Late Night.

15% discount on all Snowden Flood designed products to designjunction ticket-holders.

Lauren Shanley, Unit 1.04
Lauren Shanley presents her collection of clothing and interior pieces inspired by womens’ lives, her love of collecting vintage fabrics and recycling alongside an exhibition of mosaic sculptures and wall pieces by artist Helen Swanton.

Studio Fusion Gallery, Unit 1.06
Studio Fusion Gallery showcase the work of Rebecca Gouldson, an artist who creates artworks for interiors inspired by the built environment and the natural landscape.

She uses drawing, printmaking and photography as a starting point for her impressive wall pieces and has enjoyed working to commission with a diverse range of clients, to create artworks for interiors, corporate spaces, super yachts, hotels, public museums and architectural facades. Her numerous clients include Tiffany’s, Barclays Wealth and Legal & General amongst many others.

Private view: 19 September as part of the Bankside Design District Late Night.

Archipelago Textiles, Unit 1.07
Founder of Archipelago Textiles, Doreen Gittens, offers luxurious throws, bed covers and hangings handwoven on the loom in her studio. For LDF18 she is running workshops in her studio, Monday 17 September – Wednesday 19 September, where participants can experiment with weaving, colour, texture, mood-boarding and may have a go on her mini loom.

Book your place: £5 per person, all materials provided. To book please email Doreen Gittens on doreen@archipelagotextiles.com.

wagumi, Unit 1.08
Japanese design shop Wagumi have partnered with Maniwa, a town in Japan famous for its wood craft, to produce a special feature of lacquer tableware. A multi-award winning craftsman will be joining them especially from Maniwa, and will do live demonstrations of wood carving.
Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 September, 12-6pm, FREE.

Skylark Galleries 2, Unit 1.09
Skylark Galleries 2 artists host an array of workshops and talks including printmaking and making greeting cards from recycled materials.

Private view: 19 September as part of the Bankside Design District Late Night.

15 September, How an artist uses meditation
Informal drop-in, 12pm – 6pm
Join artist Kathleen Dutton for a 10minute guided visualisation and a short talk on how meditation inspires & influences her work.

16 September. Collage Portrait Taster Sessions Workshop* 
Choose your session: 11.30am -12.30pm, 1.30pm – 2.30pm & 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Join collage artist Kate Newington and make your own portrait collage. All materials and advice provided. Just bring a large A4 full-face image of yourself or the face you want to base your collage on. Book your place: £10 per person for a one hour workshop.

17 September. Create Delight from Recycling Workshop*
30 minute sessions from 2pm – 6pm
Create unique and attractive handmade greetings cards using recycled envelopes, wrapping paper, labels etc. guided by artist Gill Hickman. Suitable for adults & children 10 and over. Book your place: £5 per person. All materials provided: make two cards.

18 September, “How I work with porcelain / paperclay”
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nformal drop-in 12pm – 5pm
Informal artist’s chat with ceramicist Heather Tobias whose work often looks at groups of figures or tribes and how they confront the viewer.

19 September, What is Julia’s Portrait Party?
Informal drop-in 12noon – 7pm
Artist Nick Kobyluch shares his sketchbooks filled with portraits from the global art party taking the internet by storm, mingling between his vibrant sketches of London cityscapes.

20 September, The Four Treasures
Special materials for sale 12pm – 6pm
Artist Talia Lehavi displays a selection of special brushes, inks, brush rests and ink stones, known as The Four Treasures, which she uses in her Japanese ink paintings. Talia studied in Japan and now teaches the traditional techniques in north London.

21 September, Hands On Printmaking Workshop for Individuals & Families*
30 minutes sessions, 5pm – 7.30pm
Artist Kate Trafeli leads you through steps to create printing plates out of common materials. Make designs of your own and then print them with inks to make a unique card or print. Children 10 and over welcome to participate — this is a great collaborative family activity. Book your place: £5 per person for each print, all materials provided.

22 September, Paper, Gorgeous Paper!
Informal drop-in 12pm – 7pm
Textural artist Gill Hickman shares her love of paper and brings a selection of beautiful hand-made papers from around the world for you to see and touch.

23 September, Design with Lovely Lino
Informal drop-in, 12pm – 5pm
Artist / designer Sarah Knight will share her love of the linocut technique, and will bring a selection of her handcut lino plates to show how it’s done.

*To book please email info@skylarkgalleries.com specifying which workshop, the time and how many places you’d like to book.

 

FIRST FLOOR: COURTYARD

Aneberry Bridal, Unit 1.14
Wedding dress designer Aneberry has teamed up with a group of talented wedding photographers to present ‘The Story of Us’ Wedding Photography Exhibition.

Private view: 19 September as part of the Bankside Design District Late Night.

Mikala Djørup Jewellery, Unit 1.16
Mikala Djørup’s jewellery reflects both her Danish background and her fascination with the classic tradition of jewellery design. For the London Design Festival she hosts a collective exhibition of work by four Danish jewellers.

PRODUCT LAUNCHES AND OPEN STUDIOS

GROUND FLOOR

Designed in Colour, Bargehouse, west end (under the arches), Free
Designed in Colour launch historic luxury paint collection British Colour Standard©: 60 evocative and vibrant colours in a top quality eco water-based paint.

SUCK UK, Ground floor, riverside
SUCK UK feature alternative gifts and home accessories that are sure to put a smile on your face.

Brand Academy, Ground floor, adjoined to SUCK UK
Brand Academy is a unique platform enabling artists and designers to showcase their products to the public. The revenue generated by the established brands contributes to the support and aid given to the design makers enabling them to derive an income and fulfil their dreams.

David Ashton Jewellery, Ground floor, riverside
David Ashton offers award winning luxury jewellery, precision handmade to the highest standards.

FIRST FLOOR: RIVERSIDE

Katherine Elizabeth Millinery, Unit 1.03
Milliner Katherine Elizabeth reveals her new collection of hats, ‘Nature Cascades’, from 19 September.

Sima Vaziry Jewellery, Unit 1.03
Sima Vaziry presents Alina, her collection created in collaboration with Turquoise Mountain celebrating the diversity of the Afghan tribes.

20% discount on Sima Vaziry’s other jewellery range to designjunction ticket-holders.

Sotis Studio Ceramics, Unit 1.05
Sotis Studo Ceramics offers individually handmade ceramics, each pottery piece thrown by hand and fired in a kiln.

JeDeCo, Unit 1.10
JeDeCo present their new jewellery designs with the theme ‘fluidity’; each jeweller inspired by their new location on the riverside.

15% discount to designjunction ticket-holders.

Private view: 19 September as part of the Bankside Design District Late Night.

Mr Jones Watches, Unit 1.11
Cult watch brand Mr Jones Watches unveil their new watch, designed especially for the occasion.

20% off their whole collection to designjunction ticket-holders.

FIRST FLOOR: COURTYARD

Locomocean, Unit 1.12
Lighting and giftware specialists Locomocean present a display of neon products, lighting and one-off pieces in their new showroom.

Graeme McColm, Unit 1.15
Graeme McColm designs contemporary jewellery in silver, gold and platinum for women and men.

MOXON London, Unit 1.17
MOXON inaugurate their first shop at Oxo Tower Wharf, a collection of gift ideas, contemporary furniture and home accessories from the most exciting independent brands.
20% discount in store to designjunction ticket-holders.

Noodoll, Unit 1.18
Noodoll launch their new shop, offering gifts, toys and home accessories which add a touch of fantasy and fun to everyday life.

Philip Watts Design, Unit 1.19
Philip Watts Design’s showroom is packed with door handles of all shapes and sizes from giant 2m entrance handles in solid bronze to the smallest of drawer pulls.

j-me Original Design, Unit 1.20
j-me Original Design create high-quality modern gifts and shoe-racks that show a love of design, attention to detail and a sense of humour.

Josef Koppmann, Unit 1.22
Jeweller Josef Koppmann showcases his latest designs in unusual  materials that include uvarovite, pyrite slate, rutillated quartz and stingray; a chance to see his sleek, sculptural collections, contrasting textures, colours and one-off, experimental stone-cuts you won’t see anywhere else.

SECOND FLOOR: COURTYARD

Lyte Ltd, Unit 2.01
UK tech company Lyte Ltd present their new Bear Grylls product range in their new studio.

Innermost, Unit 2.02
Creative lighting designers Innermost launch a custom colour service for some of their most popular lighting ranges and invite you to see the eagerly awaited Kepler, designed by Cohda for Innermost.
20% discount to designjunction ticket-holders.

Private view: 19 September as part of the Bankside Design District Late Night.

Bodo Sperlein, Unit 2.05
Bodo Sperlein offer luxury homeware, from handmade ceramics to unique lighting and elegant furniture.

Black+Blum, Unit 2.07
Award-winning functional homeware product designers Black+Blum host a sample sale of their recently discontinued products, now design classics.

20% discount to designjunction ticket-holders.

Alan Vallis, Unit 2.09
Jeweller Alan Vallis offers designs which reflect a diverse range of influences in their beautiful patterns, colours and geometric shapes.

Studio Teresa Collins, Unit 2.10
Studio Teresa Collins features highly-collectable handmade rugs, wall hangings and runners made to order, full of sensuous colours and textures.

electrobloom, Unit 2.11
Customisable product designer electrobloom offers commissions using both traditional and digital techniques, including 3D printing.

Bankside Design District Late Night
Wednesday 19 September, until 8pm (some studios open until later).

Enjoy special late night openings across many of the designer-maker studios on the ground, first and second floors at Oxo Tower Wharf. Browse their collections, meet the makers and find out about the creative processes behind their innovative creations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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