FEBRUARY DESIGN DIARY
Top 5 design events and exhibitions this month
ND’s February Design Diary is here – this month, discover exciting events in the Fashion and Surface Design worlds, as well as a brand new film screening and talk series at The Design Museum. Keep reading to learn more.
DESIGN ON FILM: THE LOBSTER (SCREENING & DISCUSSION)
THE DESIGN MUSEUM, 5 FEBRUARY
On Sunday 5 February 15.00-17.40, the Design Museum will be hosting a screening of Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster (2015) starring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman followed by a discussion and audience Q&A with set designer Shona Heath to celebrate the Objects of Desire: Surrealism and Design 1924 – Today exhibition. The Q&A will be hosted by curator Kathryn Johnson.
BEYOND THE STREETS LONDON
THE SAATCHI GALLERY, 17 FEBRUARY – 9 MAY
Head to the Saatchi Gallery to explore the work of over 100 international artists, from defiant train writers to iconic murals by Shepard Fairey and other renowned street artists, giving a comprehensive overview of graffiti and street art. Supported by adidas Originals, this major exhibition has enjoyed success in Los Angeles and New York and will now arrive on our doorstep from 17 February.
OLYMPIA LONDON, 12-14 FEBRUARY
Source Fashion, described as ‘the gateway to the UK fashion industry’, connects global manufacturers and suppliers with buyers seeking inspiration and tools to start their new projects. Be at the forefront of fashion with raw materials, fabrics, trims and packaging as well as in house design services at this exciting event which brings new collections to life.
SURFACE DESIGN SHOW
BUSINESS DESIGN CENTRE, 7-9 FEBRUARY
At the home of New Designers, Islington’s Business Design Centre, Surface Design Show is the leading event in the UK for architects and designers to explore the best in surface material innovation. Over 180 companies and organisations exhibiting creativity and quality are available to explore, alongside an inspiring content programme including main stage presentations and much more.
JAPAN: COURTS AND CULTURE
ROYAL COLLECTION TRUST, UNTIL 26 FEBRUARY
A rare glimpse into the Royal Collection’s significant examples of Japanese art and design which are amongst the most significant in the western world. This exhibition includes rare pieces of porcelain and lacquer, embroidered screens and diplomatic gifts given to UK monarchs, offering a unique view into the cultural and political relationship between Japan and Britain.