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Open Call for Designers
Innovative Sustainability:Redefining Green Design

We are thrilled to announce an open call for designers to participate in our upcoming exhibition at the London Design Festival (14 -22 September 2024). Our exhibition will run from 19-22 September 2024 (4 days), focusing on the theme: "Innovative Sustainability: Redefining Green Design." This is a unique opportunity to showcase your most creative and groundbreaking sustainable solutions, whether they are everyday products, large-scale systems, or conceptual designs.

 

About the Theme

Our theme, "Innovative Sustainability: Redefining Green Design," aims to highlight cutting-edge designs that push the boundaries of sustainability. We are looking for projects that demonstrate innovative approaches to eco-friendly design, making a significant impact on how we live, work, and play. This exhibition will explore the breadth and depth of sustainable design, from the materials and processes used to the creative ideas that drive these innovations.

 

What We Are Looking For

  • Product Innovations: Sustainable products designed for everyday use.

  • Conceptual Designs: Speculative and forward-thinking designs that propose new sustainable solutions.

  • Interactive Prototypes: Prototypes that allow visitors to engage with and understand the sustainability aspects of the design.

  • Educational Panels: Displays that explain the environmental benefits and sustainable principles behind each project.

  • Artistic Expressions: Paintings, videos, and other forms of art that address sustainability themes.

What to Expect

London Design Festival celebrates and promotes the city as a design capital on the global stage.

London Design Festival was launched by Sir John Sorrell CBE and Ben Evans CBE in 2003. Building on London’s existing design activity, their concept was to create an annual event that would promote the city’s creativity, drawing in the country’s greatest thinkers, practitioners, retailers and educators to a deliver an unmissable celebration of design. The launch of the first Festival took place at Bloomberg on 25 March 2003, with a show of support from design, education, government and London organisations. 20 years later, this vision remains ever strong.

In 2019, the Festival welcomed a record-breaking 600,000 individual visitors from over 75 countries. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2022, London Design Festival now moves into a new decade, celebrating how it has played a key role in the growth of the design industry, bolstering London’s position as a global destination for business, culture and tourism, and contributed to the UK’s reputation as a creative powerhouse. As one of the world’s leading design events, the Festival has also served as the blueprint for design weeks and festivals globally and continues to be a key moment on the cultural calendar.

“London Design Festival is a fantastic event which brings together designers from across the globe and demonstrates the capital’s position as a powerhouse for the creative industries. London is known for its creativity and continues to attract the best companies and talent from around the world. I’m delighted to support London Design Festival, which shows that London is open to great ideas, innovation and people from all backgrounds.” Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London.

“London and Design go hand in hand. It is part of our story. London Design Festival is a platform for hundreds of design stories to be told. Each of them talks to an expanding audience hungry for design ideas and enjoying the quality and diversity of what’s on offer. It all confirms London’s status as the global centre of design." - Ben Evans CBE.

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Open Call - Join the Creative Journey

Are you a creative soul eager to showcase your talent and ideas to a captivated audience? We welcome you to participate in our Open Call for the London Design Festival 2024. Our exhibition will run from 19-22 September 2024 (4 days). Submit your projects, installations, and concepts, and stand a chance to be featured in this internationally acclaimed event. Embrace the opportunity to connect with fellow designers, industry professionals, and design enthusiasts.

To ensure the highest level of curation and support for the selected projects, there is a participating fee for each artist. 

 

Category:

1) Photographs & 2D Art £180

2a) Video Art (looped) £60   

2b) Video Art (individual screen) £220

3) Physical Work & Installation Art £360

Fee covers: 

-  Wall space, installation, and curation.

- Private viewing with bar included.

- Event documentation provided (photos, videos).

- Collective promotion and marketing.

- Labels and packaging for your works using your original.

We take 0% commission from every sale.

You will get:

1) Official London Design Festival Maker Feature

2) LDF Special Edition: Artist Interview (only for Physical Work & Installation Art category)

3) Networking Opportunities

4) Enhanced Visibility

5) Access to Art Market Insights

6) Professional Documentation

7) Customised Artist Support

8) Potential Sales and Commissions

9) Inclusion in London Design Festival Archives

10) International Exposure

How to apply?

To apply, please submit the following:

  • A brief description of your project.

  • High-quality images or renderings of your design.

  • A summary of how your project addresses the theme of innovative sustainability.

 

Submission Deadline: 1 August. 

Please note, applications will close early if capacity is reached.

 

You will receive a response within three working days of submitting your application.

How to Participate

Submitting your work is easy!

Complete the Open Call registration form. Share your vision, passion, and portfolio, and let your creativity shine. We are on the lookout for groundbreaking concepts that challenge convention and inspire awe. 

Application Fee: £5

Please note that the application fee is non-refundable.

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