Thursday 23 June 2016

Somerset House - London Design Biennale 2016 - Tickets On Sale Now

London Design Biennale 2016
Book now for London’s major new design event taking over the whole of Somerset House in September. See monumental installations from some of the world’s best designers, from thirty five countries including Austria, Israel, South Africa, Albania and USA, presenting newly commissioned works that explore the theme Utopia by Design.

Austria - mischertraxler studio LeveL
mischertraxler’s large-scale kinetic lighting installation is set in motion by the smallest changes to the air current around it. Its form unwittingly created by the viewers’ movements to produce a state of constant flux that is both graceful and chaotic.
Israel - Aid Drop Yaniv Kadosh ACT Shenkar ┬ ®SashaFlit
ACT Shenkar
ACT Shenkar presents two innovative projects: a device for parachuting supplies into disaster areas, and Louder, a pair of speakers designed for deaf people, one a floor surface that transmits vibrations felt through the feet and the other a visual speaker with textures that move in response to rhythms and beats.
South Africa - Porky Hefer: Pelicanus Iris - Image © Adriaan Louw
South Africa
Porky Hefer
Porky Hefer will be exhibiting his signature hanging constructions that are both working seats and fantastical creatures. Hefer’s playful nests are symptomatic of a new era in South African design that is built around themes of equality and unity.
Albania ® Helidon Xhixha
Helidon Xhixha
Helidon Xhixha’s installation takes the Renaissance city layout – built around a central core – as its starting point.  Using his trademark reflective surfaces, the installation is a space for both interaction and personal reflection (literal and metaphorical), highlighting the need for a cohesive society in the midst of a migration crisis.
USA - Installation view of Immersion Room - Photo Matt Flynn ® 2014 CooperHewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Cooper Hewitt’s immersion room will envelop you in a truly sensory and interactive experience using digital pens. Visitors will be able create their own personal utopias in this 360 degree installation.

Tickets £15 (concessions available)
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London Design Biennale is part of UTOPIA 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility