London Design Biennale




London’s major new design event takes over Somerset House this September, presenting newly commissioned works that explore the theme utopia by design.  Taking over the entirety of Somerset House, including The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court and River Terrace, the London Design Biennale will explore big questions and ideas about sustainability, migration, pollution, energy, cities, and social equality.

You will see engaging and interactive installations, innovations, artworks and proposed design solutions – all in an immersive, inspiring and entertaining tour of the world. See monumental installations in indoor and outdoor spaces throughout the building from some of the world’s best designers, representing thirty five countries including Austria, Israel, South Africa, Albania, the UK and USA.

Barber & Osgerby will be designing the UK installation, curated by the V&A and supported by British Land. Their installation Forecast, moves with the wind, evoking the UK’s nautical history and its future use of renewable energy. 

Duration 07 September 2016 - 27 September 2016
Times Mon - Wed & Sat 11.00-19.00, Thur & Fri 11.00-21.00, Sun 11.00-18.00 EXCEPT Thur 8 Sept 11.00-17.00, Wed 14 Sept 11.00-17.00, Thur 27 Sept 11.00-18.00
Cost £15, £10 Concession, £5 Child (plus booking fees)
Venue Somerset House
Address Strand London WC2R 1LA, ,
Contact 020 7845 4600 / info@somersethouse.org.uk / www.somersethouse.org.uk/visual-arts/london-design-biennale-2016

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