9 places you need to visit during London Design Festival 2019

Sep 13, 2019by Emily Weston

Our favourite time of year is back, it's time for London Design Festival 2019!

If you’ve been following us for a while you'll know we always get involved with LDF. This year we have some special events planned that'll involve you too.

But for now, here's we’ve put together a guide of things we're excited to see this week to make your planning a little easier...

London Design Festival leaflet outside Mr Jones Watches

1) Assembling Reciprocity by Fabrizio Tozzoli and Alfredo Ferrer

Assembling Reciprocity by Fabrizio Tozzoli and Alfredo Ferrer

Assembling Reciprocity is an installation designed by students Fabrizio Tozzoli and Alfredo Ferrer. The installation looks at timber sections as self-supporting frame structures. The designers used advanced digital tools for both the designing and manufacturing process.

This installation is free - find it on the Platform in the Central Courtyard at Oxo Tower Wharf.


2) Please be seated by Paul Cocksedge

Please be seated by Paul Cocksedge

Next up, make the short journey to Broadgate to have a seat on this cool interactive installation!

Please be seated combines innovation and technology to make a structure from only scaffolding planks. It's an interactive installation for the busy London community - the design has curves for people to walk under and sit on.

Please be seated by Paul Cocksedge 2

This installation is free, and it's located at Finsbury Avenue Square Broadgate.


3) Design junction

London Design Junction

Design Junction is an event showcasing the best of British craft. Discover your new favourite designers while visiting stalls, talks and exhibitions.

A design show where you can shop anything from furniture to jewellery - what’s not to like?

Design Junction is taking place at Kings Cross this year with tickets available at just £15.


4) Take the plunge by volume creative

Take the plunge by volume creative

This is one of our favourites - dive into a new experience of discovery by the Volume Creative!

'Take the plunge' is an installation made of recycled and recyclable materials. It was made by a group of designers called the Volume creative, in collaboration with Virgin Voyages.

The concept is inspired by a ‘love of the sea-the great unknown with the promise of epic discoveries’.

The installation is free event located at the Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf.


5) Connected by The Makers Art

Connected exhibition

Located on the ground floor (just below our shop) at Oxo Tower Wharf, Connected -The Makers Art is an exhibition featuring work from MA graduates from the University for The Creative Arts.

Come down to see some of the UK’s newest emerging designers and their exciting work!

Find this free exhibition at Gallery@Oxo


6) ‘Drift’ by Valeria Nascimento

Drift exhibition

Drift is a delicate exhibition by Valeria Nascimento, consisting of porcelain artworks inspired by nature.

Valeria describes it as “my work carries references to both architectural and botanical forms”.

Drift is a free exhibition taking place at the Woolff Gallery in Fitzrovia.


7) Negative space / positive encounters by Cristian Zunzunaga

Negative space / positive encounters exhibition

Artist Cristian Zunzunaga explores negative spaces to print volumes and grids onto paper, films or textiles.

Especially for London Design Festival, his photographs, patterns and colours will interweave the atelier’s fabric. And that will include exploring a different, new scale to be revealed at Mad Atelier.

Free event at Mad Atelier in Lower Clapton.


8) London Design Fair

London Design Fair

The London Design Fair is a trading event across four days. It brings together over five hundred brands, designers and makers.

If you fancy going to Brick Lane based trade fair, it will cost you £15 but it'll be well worth the £, to see all of the cool indie makers.


9) Mr Jones Watches

Mr Jones Watches shop

Lastly, the most exciting part of London Design Festival for us - we will be running competitions all week and an extra special treasure hunt!

Don't worry if you can't make it to London, we'll be sure to have some online activities so everyone can get involved this year.

Follow our event page on Facebook for more info here.

Don't forget to show us what you get up to during London Design Festival with the hashtag #mrjoneswatches - we can't wait!