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London Design Festival at Oxo Tower Wharf

Celebrate London Design Festival 2019 with special events taking place across the iconic Oxo Tower Wharf as part of Bankside Design District.

From 11-22 September Oxo Tower Wharf will be a hub of LDF activity with exhibitions, installations and events across gallery@oxo, Bargehouse, Courtyard and our designer-maker studios on the first and second floors. On Weds 18 September, we’ll be opening late for a chance to explore after hours, click here for more info.

Read on for our LDF programme:

Click here for LDF at Oxo Press Release

UCA Farnham: Connected – The Makers’ Art

Venue: gallery@oxo
Dates: 11-22 September
Times: 11am – 6pm [late opening 18 Sept]
Event Type: Exhibition

A collective of 20 MA graduates from the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham at gallery@oxo. This showcase of selected works are from some of the UK’s finest emerging craft and designer-makers.

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Volume Creative – Take the Plunge

Venue: Bargehouse
Dates: 14-22 September
Times: 10am – 8pm
Event Type: Exhibition

Volume Creative present an interactive project through a stand-alone immersive experience, depicting the beauty of our oceans. Discover the sounds of waves that stimulate emotion surrounding the detrimental changes happening to our seas and the rapid deterioration of ocean life.

A London Design Festival special project.

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Assembling Reciprocity

Venue: Oxo Tower Wharf, Courtyard
Dates: 14-22 September
Times: 8am–8pm
Event Type: Installation
Assembling Reciprocity is an innovative installation in the courtyard by two students at the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL: Fabrizio Tozzoli and Alfredo Ferrer. The installation utilises a self-supporting reciprocal timber design, made using advanced digital and manufacturing tools.

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Oxo Tower Wharf is home to over 25 designer-maker studios, many of whom will be hosting workshops, demonstrations and special displays throughout the festival:

Innermost BUD 321 Giveaway

Venue: Innermost, Unit 2.02 [Second Floor, Courtyard Side]
Dates: 14 September – 22 September 2019
Times: 11am – 6pm
Late Opening + Giveaway: Wednesday 18 September from 6pm

To celebrate the arrival of their much anticipated cordless lamp, Innermost will be running some special promotions for ‘Bud’ throughout London Design Festival 2019.

Be the first to get your hands on these rechargeable lights at the Bud 321 Giveaway on the late opening of their Oxo Tower Wharf Showroom on Wednesday 18th September 2019. The first 3 visitors through the door at 6pm can take away a free Bud!

All other visitors can receive 50% off Bud (£50) throughout LDF by visiting the Innermost Showroom at Oxo Tower Wharf (as well as popping in for a Ginnermost & tonic)!

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wagumi: Brilliant Corners and Folds: Inkaren paper artisans of Tokyo

Venue: wagumi, Unit 1.08 [First Floor, Riverside]
Dates: 19-21 September
Times: 11am – 6pm
Event Type: Meet the makers – Talk and demonstration.

Japanese paper craft company Inkaren will present the folds, pierces, ring binding, letterpress and other aspects of techniques that create their work, in a residency at the wagumi craft and design shop at Oxo Tower Wharf. Inkaren will also present a special ‘visit Japan notebook’ made in collaboration with wagumi.

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Studio Fusion: Material Movement

Venue: Studio Fusion, Unit 1.06 [First Floor, Riverside]
Dates: 13 September – 20 October 2019
Times: 11am – 6pm
Private View + Talk: 13 September 5pm

Material Movement is a collaborative exhibition from four artists each working in a different discipline: ceramics, jewellery, painting and silversmithing. Artists Gareth Jones, Ria Lins, Tal Batit and Naama Haneman, who will also curate the exhibition, all share a common language through their creative process; each exploring the concept of movement and how this informs their own practice.

JeDeCo: From JeDeCo with Love

Venue: JeDeCo, Unit 1.10 [First Floor, Riverside]
Dates: 14 September – 22 September 2019
Times: 11am – 6pm (12pm-5pm on Sunday)

In anticipation of Bond 25, jewellery collective JeDeCo pay tribute to all things Bond. Each designer will create a piece inspired by the film franchise to be displayed in the JeDeCo studio over London Design Festival.


Noodoll: Collaboration with 24Bottles Launch

Venue: Noodoll, Unit 1.18 [First Floor, Courtyard side]
14 September – 22 September 2019                                                                                                      Times: 11am – 6pm (late opening 18 Sept)                                                                                                          Press Launch: Fri 13 Sept 
Designers of super cute toys, Noodoll launch their new water bottle with a press evening on 13 Sept as well as offering 15% off throughout LDF in their shop.

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Victoria Eggs: Special Discount for LDF 

Venue: Victoria Eggs Studio, Unit 1.21 [First Floor, Courtyard Side]
Dates: 18 September 2019
Times: 4-8pm

Victoria Eggs will be open for an evening of shopping on Wednesday 18th September from 4-8pm offering 30% off everything in store and 10% off trade orders placed during this time.

The Victoria Eggs studio is also open daily 11am-6pm.

Mr Jones Watches

Venue: Mr Jones Watches, Unit 1.11
Dates: 14 -22 September 2019
Times: 11am – 6pm (late opening 18 Sept)

Cult watch brand Mr Jones Watches will be running competitions and challenges in and around their shop throughout London Design Festival.


Check back for updates in the coming weeks.

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