The annual London Design Festival (September 13-21) is an epic platform for designers and manufacturers to showcase their new products at concurrent mini-trade fairs around town. This year’s lineup includes 100% Design, Designjunction, and Decorex International, among many others. Throughout the city, however, there will also be discussions, exhibitions, architectural installations—from a digitally-manufactured house to an enormous new Zaha Hadid sculpture—and many more diversions for the design fan. We’ve rounded up a handful of highlights below.
WikiHouse 4.0, September 13–21 Pushing forward into the digital future of construction, ARUP and the architects, designers, and programmers of collaborative studio Zero zero have created plans for what they’re calling the WikiHouse, an “open-source, digitally manufactured, two-story” building for anyone to download, CNC-mill, and assemble. The design team intends to erect their first home in Central London in real time during the festival, for which they’ll offer two interior tours daily. The Building Centre, Store Street South Crescent, 26 Store Street