We’ve selected seven current and upcoming design and architecture exhibitions taking place in London, including Tomorrow’s Tigers, Parables for Happiness and The Gingerbread City.
Also included are Objects of Desire: Surrealism and Design 1924 – Today and The New Black Avant-Garde: Photography Between Art and Fashion.
Parables of Happiness
From September 15, 2022 to June 25, 2023, the Design Museum
Designer and artist Yinka Ilori presents his Parables of Happiness exhibition at the Design Museum.
Parables for Happiness explores the bright colors and prints often used in Ilori’s work, which represent joy and her multicultural upbringing in London.
The exhibition features Ilori’s own work and objects that influence it, such as Nigerian fabrics that inform the geometric shapes regularly seen in his designs. This includes 100 objects, such as chairs, textiles, artwork, billboard installations, photographs and books.
Objects of desire: surrealism and design 1924 – today
From October 14, 2022 to February 19, 2023, the Design Museum
Objects of Desire: Surrealism and Design 1924 – Today, organized by the Rhenish gallery the Vitra Design Museum, also takes place at the Design Museum.
The exhibition explores the surrealist movement from its origins with works by surrealist artists and designers, including Salvador Dalí, Man Ray, Dora Maar, Lee Miller and Leonora Carrington, as well as contemporary works by designers such as Schiaparelli and Dior and the musician Björk.
The exhibition showcases a range of unconventional and playful objects, including fashion pieces, furniture, artwork, photography and interior design.
The Tigers of Tomorrow
November 24, 2022 to November 29, 2022, Sotheby’s
The Sotheby’s auction house presents the Tomorrow’s Tigers exhibition in partnership with the WWF association.
The six-day event features tiger-themed rugs to raise awareness of endangered species.
The 10 rugs are designed by world-renowned artists and designers, including Anish Kapoor, Francesco Clemente, Rose Wylie, Kiki Smith, Peter Doig and Ai Weiwei, in addition to rug designer Christopher Farr.
After the exhibition, Sotheby’s will auction the rugs to raise funds for the association’s tiger conservation programme.
November 25, 2022 to December 11, 2022, Jahn Court
Supermodels is an exhibition organized by the London design and architecture studio Piercy & Company.
The exhibit features eight animated models moving around an empty building site in King’s Cross.
The studio created the models to represent a building it designed and encourages visitors to interact with them as they would other small moving models, such as cuckoo clocks, dollhouses and model trains .
The exhibition also uses projection mapping, sound, light and smell to utilize both physical and digital technology.
Designed in Hackney
November 26, 2022 to December 4, 2022, Cent Shoreditch
Dezeen launches the Designed in Hackney exhibition 20 years after its original initiative which showcased the diverse design community in London’s Hackney borough.
The exhibition, organized in collaboration with One Hundred Shoreditch and curated by Dezeen, showcases the projects of five upcoming designers.
Designers include furniture and product designer, Amechi Mandi; the ceramic designer, Bisila Noha; artist and designer, Coco Lom; host, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley; and fashion designer, Marie Lueder.
Each designer was nominated by an established Hackney-based brand, including Lee Broom, Pearson Lloyd, Camille Walala, Nelly Ben Hayoun and Roksanda Ilincic.
The New Black Vanguard: photography between art and fashion
October 28, 2022 to January 22, 2023, the Saatchi Gallery
The Saatchi Gallery hosts The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion, an exhibition exploring representation in the fashion industry.
The work of 15 black photographers showcases the creativity and diversity of fashion and photography from New York, Johannesburg, Lagos, London and more.
The exhibit was curated by writer and critic Antwaun Sargent and explains how stylists, models, makeup artists and creative directors all helped produce the final images.
Photographers include Campbell Addy, Quil Lemons, Daniel Obasi, Arielle Bobb-Willis, Namsa Leuba, Ruth Ossai, Micaiah Carter, Renell Medrano, Adrienne Raquel, Awol Erizku, Tyler Mitchell, Dana Scruggs, Nadine Ijewere, Jamal Nxedlana and Stephen Tayo.
From December 3, 2022 to January 2, 2023, the Museum of Architecture
The Gingerbread City is a festive exhibition taking place at the UK Architecture Museum and returning for its sixth edition.
More than 100 architects, designers and engineers create model cities from gingerbread houses to display in the exhibition.
The Museum of Architecture instructed participating architects to place cities in polar, continental, temperate, dry and tropical climatic zones to show how design is changing around the world.
The models show how resources, construction methods and the environment impact architecture and what consumers prioritize post-Covid, such as convenience, sustainability and affordability.
About Dezeen Events Guide
Dezeen Events Guide is our guide to the best architecture and design events happening around the world each year.
The guide is updated weekly and includes virtual events, conferences, trade shows, major exhibitions and design weeks, as well as up-to-date information on events that have been canceled or postponed due to the pandemic. ongoing coronavirus.
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