Designed for life – festival highlights
London Design Festival was one of the first design events post-lockdown to commit to running on its scheduled September dates. The festival programme reflects the events of 2020. This year there’s a new Virtual Design Destination by Adorno hosting work by European designers unable to travel to the UK. The exhibition theme is The New Reality and all the work has been inspired by, or created in response to, the pandemic.
One LDF landmark project is the Hothouse, a greenhouse created by architects Studio Weave and planted by gardener Tom Massey. The exotic jungle within features tropical plants that will be able to be grow in the UK climate by 2050 if global warming and the climate crisis continues. There will also be a series of talks and seminars in association with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to start a long-term project looking at the