The London Design Festival has commenced, and although there will a be a number of exhibitions where the automotive and design spheres cross paths, one of the most conspicuous instances is at The Conran Shop in South Kensington.
RED, a special exhibition to mark 25 years at the Michelin Building, is located in the Blue Room and will present works by over 40 designers – all in red, funnily enough – which have been inspired by the British Pillar Boxes seen on almost every over street all over the UK. Each piece has been commissioned by The Conran Shop and includes works by Jasper Morrison, Thomas Heatherwick (whose studio design the New Bus for London), Ingo Maurer and Marcel Wanders to name but a few.
By the window in the Blue Room, and indeed dominating the space, is a red vinyl-wrapped Twizy – winner of this year's Red Dot Award for the Best of the Best Product Design. The Twizy sits amongst red tables, red chairs, red coat-hangers, red neon signs and more than we can list. In fact, the only part of the room that isn't red or blue is the wood flooring.
The exhibition runs until the 23rd September as is open every day of the week (although opening times differ, check here). Admission is free and it's an excellent chance to see unique works by world-renowned designers and emerging talent alike.
The main foyer of the two-storey Conran Shop. Turn right for the Blue Room.
The Conran Shop can be found at 81 Fulham Road, Chelsea, SW3 6RD.
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