Events: May 2018
09 February – 19 May / Roca London Gallery, Station Court, Townmead Road, London SW6 2PY
The exhibition explores ‘vertical visions for the cities of tomorrow’, focusing on the new revolution in timber high-rise buildings.
Hans J. Wegner: Designing Danish Modern
02 March – 03 June / Vitra Schaudepot, Charles-Eames-Straße 2, 79576 Weil am Rhein, Germany
Within the Vitra Schaudepot, the exhibition Hans J. Wegner: Designing Danish Modern presents a selection of his most important designs and highlights the historical context, complemented by photographs and films.
Thomas Chippendale – Designer, Maker, Decorator
23 March – 2 September / Harewood House, Harewood, Leeds LS17 9LG
Harewood House marks the tercentenary of the birth of Chippendale with an exhibition that explores and celebrates Harewood’s own Chippendale collection.
24 March – 2 September / Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ
The exhibition, Superstructures: the new architecture 1960–1990, explores developments and tells the story of architecture’s fascination in the post-World War Two decades.
Making the Glasgow Style
30 March – 14 August / Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG
The art gallery and museum hosts ‘Charles Rennie Mackintosh Making the Glasgow Style’ to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of the renowned architect, designer, and artist.
Monet and Architecture
09 April – 29 July / The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN
The exhibition features over 75 Monet paintings with buildings playing substantial, diverse, and unexpected roles in the pictures.
LOEWE Craft Prize 2018
04 May – 17 June / The Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG
The exhibition features the nominees of the 2018 Loewe Craft Prize, showcasing and celebrating newness, excellence, and artistic merit in modern craftsmanship.
Blowing Hot and Cold
04 – 26 May / London Glassblowing, 62-66 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3UD
The gallery’s spring exhibition will be showing the work of twenty UK glassblowers, who also employ cold working processes.
Artists Open Houses Brighton
05 – 27 May / Various locations across Brighton
Throughout the city, artists and designers open their homes and studios to display work over the weekends of May.
The Future Starts Here
12 May – 04 November / Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
The exhibition explores the power of design in shaping the world of tomorrow. Over 100 objects will be on display.
The Return of the Past: Postmodernism in British Architecture
16 May – 26 August / Sir John Soane’s Museum, 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3BP
The exhibition focuses on a selection of pivotal works by the movement’s principal protagonists.
Chair: 500 Designs that Matter
18 May / The Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG
The event for The Design Museum members celebrates Phaidon’s forthcoming publication, Chair: 500 Designs that Matter, with a conversation between senior curator, Alex Newson and Phaidon publisher, Emilia Terragni.
18 – 20 May / Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate’s, Oxford OX1 1BX
This will be the first edition of the show in Oxford, an event for UK designer makers selling contemporary craft.
Clerkenwell Design Week
22 – 24 May / Locations around London EC1
For three days British and international design companies celebrate design and architecture in one of London’s most creative quarters.
Designs From the Past, Inspiration for the Future
25 May / John Lewis Partnership Heritage Centre, Grove Farm, Odney Lane, Cookham, Maidenhead, SL6 9SR
The CPD provider event includes an illustrated talk on the origin and history of the Textile Design Archive held by the John Lewis Partnership.
London Festival of Architecture
01 – 30 June / Various locations, London
With a diverse programme of public events, the annual festival takes places across the city addressing the theme ‘identity’.
The Contemporary Craft Festival
08 – 10 June / Mill Marsh Park, off St John’s Lane, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AL
The Contemporary Craft Festival is one of the south-west’s leading craft events with a wide range of makers and products.
Designing with Light
12 June / John Cullen Showroom, 561-563 Kings Road, London, SW6 2EB
John Cullen hosts a CPD that covers various topics including using different light sources and examining building regulations.
12 – 17 June / Hall 1 Süd, Messe Basel, Switzerland
The fair has become a venue for collecting, exhibiting, discussing and creating collectible design.
RA summer exhibition
12 June – 19 August / Main Galleries and The Sackler Wing of Galleries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD
Grayson Perry coordinates the 250th year of the world’s longest running and largest open-submission show.