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Central Saint Martins at the London Design Festival


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15 September 2017

With London Design Festival right around the corner we take a look at where you can find our students, staff and graduates during the festival.

As every year, Central Saint Martins alumni are appearing across the capital. There’s too many to mention them all but we’re particularly proud to see both Marlene Huissoud (MA Material Futures) and David Marques (BA Ceramic Design) showing in Decorex’s Future Heritage, a showcase of the best and brightest craftspeople working the UK today. And if you find yourself at the London Design Fair out East make sure you catch Mark Laban (MA Design: Furniture) and Reiko Kaneko (BA Ceramic Design).

Creative Unions

16 September – 21 October | Lethaby Gallery

Bringing together 50 boundary-crossing projects, Creative Unions shares the work of our graduating students who are using the power of design to challenge isolationism. Taking place in the Lethaby Gallery, at the heart of LDF’s King’s Cross design district, come along and see how the next generation of designers are responding to current contexts with urgency and ingenuity. #CreativeUnions

Also at the College, the Design Against Crime Research Centre is presenting its award-winning Makeright project, an initiative teaching design skills in prisons. The display, on show 22 September – 31 October, launches a range of anti-theft bags designed by the inmates of HMP Thameside following an eight-week Makeright workshop.


21-24 September | King’s Cross

If you’re heading to designjunction, our neighbouring London Design Festival show, then expect to see familiar faces from across our Product, Ceramic and Industrial Design programme:

Very Good & Proper

  • For her third year client project recent BA Product Design graduate Libby Howard created a bench for British furniture brand Very Good & Proper. Lily’s bench has since been prototyped and you can see it for yourself at Very Good & Proper’s designjunction stand.


  • MA Industrial Design partnered with Renault to challenge students to rethink the future of modularity in car design. As part of their designjunction presence, Renault will exhibit designs by the three finalists. Expect to see bold and boundary-pushing future solutions.

Trouping Colour 

  • Visit Trouping Colour, curated by MA Design Course Leader Simon Fraser, to see work by a host of emerging designers including alumni of the course Ana Jimenez Palomar, Gigi Barker and Troels Flensted.

SPACE10 Pop-Up: Exploring Spaces of Tomorrow

18 – 23 September | 31 New Inn Yard (EC2A 3EY)

If you’re interested in the future of architectural design then be sure to visit SPACE10’s (IKEA’S external future-living lab) pop-up where you’ll find forward thinking work by recent graduates from across our Spatial Practices programme. Exploring the shared spaces of tomorrow, from co-living to rewilding, our graduate’s will be exhibiting and discussing their work on Tuesday 19 September from 12 – 9pm.

Extra-Ordinary: Inspired by Balenciaga

Friday 22 September | Art Studio, Sackler Centre For Arts Education, V&A Museum (SW7 2RL)


As part of the V&A’s impressive talks programme, our BA Jewellery Design students will be showcasing a collection of new works inspired by Balenciaga. Catch them at the Sackler Centre from 11am – 3pm.

The Laundry Pile: Materials, Meanings and Mundanities of Everyday Life

Wednesday 20 September | Carpenter’s Arms (W1H 7NE)

Look past the mundane routine of laundry and discover its cultural and environmental impacts at this panel discussion featuring Cultural Studies lecturer Dr Victoria Kelley.

And finally, congratulations to set-designer extraordinaire Es Devlin (Foundation alum) who has been awarded the prestigious London Design Medal, a centrepiece of the LDF calendar.