JANUARY DESIGN DIARY
Top things to do in the design world this month
2023 is already off to an exciting start in the design world, with exhibitions, talks and courses to discover in a range of disciplines from fashion to furniture and textiles to AI. We’ve included free and affordable events and an exclusive offer to give you even more reasons to fill your diary with design this month.
LONDON ART FAIR
BUSINESS DESIGN CENTRE, ISLINGTON, 18-22 JANUARY
London Art Fair is set to return to launch the international art calendar with a line-up of over 100 leading Modern & Contemporary galleries from across the globe from 18-22 January 2023.
Join fellow collectors and art lovers at the Business Design Centre in Islington, the home of New Designers, to discover the very best artwork on the market today, experience sensational live performances and immersive installations, and engage in debate and discussion with art world icons and industry experts.
London Art Fair is delighted to offer a 30% discount on tickets to ND’s readers. Enter code ‘LAFGIFT30’ at checkout to redeem your offer.*
*Offer valid on adult and concession day tickets only. Not valid for Preview Evening, Thursday Late, Premier Pass tickets or group bookings. Valid for advance booking only not on on-the-door prices. Offer valid until midnight on 16 January 2023.
DESIGN MUSEUM - TALKS & COURSES
Discover what’s on this January in the Design Museum’s monthly programme of talks, workshops and courses. On Tuesday 24 January from 18.30-19.40, join multi-disciplinary artist and designer Yinka Ilori in conversation with the Design Museum Head of Curatorial, Priya Khanchandani. From 18 January – 1 February, you can also engage in the 3-part course ‘Surrealism and Design: From Dalí to AI’ to learn more about how the Surrealism movement has shaped the design world.
MAGDALENA ABAKNOWICZ, 'EVERY TANGLE OF THREAD AND ROPE'
TATE MODERN, UNTIL 21 MAY 2023
Step inside a forest of woven sculptures by textile artist Magdalena Abakanowicz at the Tate Modern, from now until May 2023. In the 1960s and 70s, Abakanowicz created these magnificent sculptures from woven fibre, pioneering a new form of installation, which became known as the Abakans. These spectacular works are now on display in the 64-metre long gallery space of the Blavatnik Building at Tate Modern.
REBEL REBEL, SOHELIA SOKHANVARI
BARBICAN, UNTIL 26 FEBRUARY 2023
‘Rebel Rebel, the first major UK commission by Iranian artist Sohelia Sokhanvari, celebrates and commemorates feminist icons from pre-revolutionary Iran.’
Be immersed in the hand-painted geometric patterns based on traditional Islamic design by Sohelia Sokhanvari, who has transformed the Curve into a devotional space from floor to ceiling, filled with exquisite miniature portraits of glamorous cultural figures from Iran, in order to shed light on the histories of these women and their creative careers.
JANUARY FURNITURE SHOW
NEC BIRMINGHAM, 22-25 JANUARY
The January furniture show is the place to discover premium interiors in the UK, connecting influential national and international buyers with top brands, showcasing a range of furniture from classic to contemporary as well as flooring, lighting and accessories in an exclusive, premium setting.
SAATCHI GALLERY, CHELSEA, 29-31 JANUARY
The contemporary designer women’s wear show, Scoop, returns to the Saatchi Gallery this month. Discover an exclusive edit on sought-after new season collections and emerging international designers at one of the UK’s leading fashion trade shows, with over 250 designer labels to explore in a bespoke environment.