The Shoreditch Design Triangle 2013 is set to be the most coherent street by street event during this year’s London Design Festival.
Now in its 5th consecutive year, the event brings together a fascinating collection of designers, stores, galleries, studios, cafes, bars, brands and one-off events for a week of design-led festivities.
Truly collaborative and harking back to the days when the Hoxton and Shoreditch area was re-invigorated by the Young British Artist movement, the event revels in the true spirit of London, a place that bursts with new ideas, historical places and spaces, and the colourful characters who have strode the East End for many a year.
This year the event incorporates over 50 participants and has a wonderful blend of ideas behind it. Expect to see artisan, rural and high-tech craft, agriculturally themed products, locally made products, British made products, American made products, human-centred design, design inspired by electromagnetic fields, up-cycled furniture, new sustainable upholstery, new furniture, new lighting, new objects, a large show of ceramics, portrait photography, contemporary illustration, some cat-eye shoes and even a range of architecturally shaped puddings (to eat). Alongside this visual and physical feast, there are walking tours that take in both local history and a number of contemporary design studios, design talks on most days and a range of engaging workshops.
The event runs from 14th – 22nd September with the majority of venues opening late on Tuesday 17th and the likelihood of a number of parties during the week.