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Designersblock 2012

Festival Village
Southbank Centre

Opening Times
20th - 23rd September
10am to 7pm
Exhibitor listing
Andrew Knott
Degross Design and Innovation
Gabriella Ingram
Gas Art
Gieun Yoon
Gordon W Robertson
Hendzel & Hunt
Henrietta Jadin
House of Flora
It Wasn't a Problem
Jennifer Crouch
Jo Gibbs
Katy Jennings
Lauren Baker
Lior Smith
Lina Kovacevic
Marco Monterzino
Mark Kobine
Plummer Fernandez
Moon Jung
The New English
Nic Parnell
Oliver Taylor
Olivia Clemence
Plumen Hulger
Roland Hunt
Sam Weller
So what ? Products by Portuguese People
Solomia A New Era of Design Inovation
Studio Sudi
Tortie Hoare & Natalie Brady
Walterworks by Walter Raes
Valentina Gonzalez Wohlers
Vanja Bazdulj
Vicky Saragouda
Wobedo Design
Yardsale Project
Designers by Project
Anes Kim
Boyoung Park
Darragh Casey
Esther MacGregor
Fauzy Prasetya
Juan Juan Hu
Kate Sibley
Leigh Cameron
Mai Hirooka
Neil Cole
Tatiana Kostanian
Teresa Mulijono
10 Fold Collective
Catherine Verpoort
Coralie Bonnet
Cindy Wang
Dahea Sun
Jennifer Yang
Julie Yonehara
Langdi Lin
Sabatina Leccia
Bodging Milano 2
Clifford Leo Harris
Jon Harrison
Koji Katsuragi
Liam Hopkins
Sarah Kay
Simon Maidment
Stefano Santilli
Valentina Gonzalez Wohlers
'Here and There'
MA Design: Product+Space &
MA Design: Health & Wellbeing
@ Kingston University

Alina Tukhvatullina
Anastasiya Sorocheva
Hend Krichen
Hermann Jakobitsch
Kim Leong
Kuan-Ting Liao
Maria Alexandrou
Wanling Chen
Steven Hsiao
Trine Møller
Verena Knöbl
Yi Ying Lin
Yu-Pu Yen
Rare Breeds in the
Royal Festival Hall Shop

Another Studio
Alice Naylor
Bare Conductive
Camilla Barnard
Vikki Tucker
Confessions of a Design Geek
Custhom Design
Daniel Schofield
Emerald Faerie
Evelie Moulia
Gabriella Ingram
Gas Art
Gordon W Robertson
House of Flora
Justyna Sowa
Luna & Curious
Marina Dragomirova
Merel Bekking
Naomi Mackintosh
The New English
Peter Ibruegger
Plumen Hulger
Plummer Fernandez
Pom Pom Factory
Postler Ferguson
Reiko Kaneko
Rob Thompson
Somethings Lab
Stuart Melrose
Thorunn Arnadottir
Use It Up.Wear It Out
Valentina Gonzalez Wohlers
Vikki Tucker
Work shops
Bare Conductive
Exploring Senses
Lior Smith
The New English
Out of the Dark
Plummer Fernandez
Soju Tanaka
Speed Collaborating
Use it up and Wear it Out
Architecture For Humanity
Breaded Escalope
Chris Hall
Design Platform
Sniff Out The Southbank
What Is Britishness
Yuki Uebo
The 15th annual Designersblock at the Southbank centre.

Designersblock 2012 with Southbank Centre will take over a series of amazing spaces across Royal Festval Hall (14-23 September*) and Queen Elizabeth Hall and Hayward Gallery (20-23 September) including areas that have not previously been open to the public.

Private view 19th Sept from 18.00hrs limited places available please RSVP here.

The event will feature Furniture, Lighting, Ceramics, Product, Graphics, Installations and Events, a pop up shop and a series of workshops. For up to date listings of exhibitors, installations and events please visit the Designersblock Website

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Bare Conductive

Bare Conductive will be using their electrically conductive ink products in a liquid electronics workshop. The paint works as a paintable wire, you simply draw on your surface and create a circuit. The paint can be applied to paper, fabric and walls. These workshops are open to children and adults alike.Bare Conductive products will also be available in the Royal Festival Hall shop.

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Use it Up.Wear it Out

Jewellery upcycling workshop from Trash Fashion 86 (Karen Shand) and remodel remake (Joanna Whelan). Following the Autumn/Winter 2012 fashion trend seen on the Couture catwalks the workshop will involve ornate mask making. A range of sunglasses and masks will be available in the Royal Festival Hall shop.

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Pimp Your Pottery

'Pimp Your Pottery' brings the opportunity to personalise some of The New English’s exquisite bone china pieces to London Design Week. Based around a short workshop, anyone will be able to customise one of a series of pieces thereby creating a unique, highly personal item at a price point previously thought beyond the reach of everyone but the wealthiest.

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Rare Breeds

Rare Breeds: a Designersblock pop up shop for Southbank Centre during the London Design Festival. A special selection of products to buy from the Designersblock network of UK and International designers. 14th to 23rd September 12.00 to 20.00hrs.


London’s SE1 district - in and around Waterloo, Lower Marsh and Shad Thames - comprises an authentic mix of shops, market traders and eateries... nestled amongst an impressive array of cultural organisations including Southbank Centre, the Architecture Foundation, the Design Museum, the Fashion and Textiles Museum and Tate Modern.

Creative studios including; David Chipperfield, Ilse Crawford and Michael Anastassiades, not to mention the thriving hubs of Bermondsey and Borough Market...and everyone’s newest neighbour: the Shard skyscraper. Local highlights include.

The Architecture

Hot on the heels of his Venice Biennale debut, Japanese architect Akihisa Hirata’s first solo exhibition will be shown at The Architecture Foundation. Interested in creating simple and elegant geometric solutions that emulate and abstract nature's interwoven tangle - Hirata sees architecture and ecology as a complex, interwoven tangle. His designs rigorously explore future possibilities for architecture and structure. A lecture by Akihisa Hirata has been programmed in response the exhibition, taking place on Tuesday 18 September at the Bloomberg Auditorium (Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1PQ)

18 September - 17 November 2012
The Architecture Foundation
136-148 Tooley Street
London SE1 2TU

Free admission more information here

Michael Anastassiades

Since setting up his London studio in 1994, Michael Anastassiades has been on speed-dial by some of the most respected architects and designers – including David Chipperfield, Ilse Crawford and Hussein Chalayan, as well as private patrons and collectors. Renowned for creating timeless, understated lighting and interiors objects – his work straddles industrial design, sculpture and the decorative arts. This September sees the opening of his London shop and online store – which will showcase new mirror and lighting collections.

Michael Anastassiades Shop
122 Lower Marsh
London SE1 7AE
+ 44 (0)207 928 7527

Preview/open house during London Design Festival:
Mon-Fri: 9-6; Wed 9-9; Sat-Sun: 10-5;

Viewing by appointment.

Design Museum

Exhibitions During the London Design Festival include Digital Crystal: Swarovski exploring the future of memory in today’s fast-developing digital age. As well as the latest instalment of their Designs in Residence programme featuring Freyja Sewell and Harry Trimble. Harry and Freyja will be with us at Designersblock, Freya as part of Studio Sudi and Harry as one of the curators of "It Wasn't a Problem" a satirical exhibition that explores our desire to solve non existent problems. Watch the Design Museum videos about the Designers in Residence programme here

Also happening at Southbank Centre during the London design Festival is the relaunch of Design Nation in the Festival Terrace shop, Art of Change - New Directions From China at the Hayward gallery, you can read their full programme here

The Fashion and Textile Museum

The Fashion and Textile Museum in Bermondsey has an excellent array of events throughout September including an evening with fashion legend Andrew Logan, you can read more about their activity here.
General entry is free with pre registration, click here!

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