London Design Festival - How Green Will It Be?


The London Design Festival, the biggest design event in the UK calendar, is fast approaching. From the 15th – 30th September London will be awash with shows exhibiting the newest, coolest, sleekest and sexiest products, furniture and interiors. TreeHugger are going to be there expecting a greater presence of eco-design than ever before. In previous years it has been a case of searching for green needles in a rather large haystack, but as we have seen the popularity of TreeHugger grow rapidly over the last two years, we firmly believe that green design is coming out of the wings and into the limelight. We already have several pieces of good eco-design news from this year’s festival. Firstly the festival guide will be printed on eco-friendly paper. The paper is a combination of 50% virgin fibre and 50% recovered paper waste supplied by James McNaughton. ‘The virgin fibre is all from certified forests and the UK waste used to make the ‘era silk’ paper is all collected within a 100 mile radius of the mill, leaving a small carbon footprint.’ In addition to this the festival have chosen carbon neutral printers Beacon Press to print the guide. Other news is that Tom Dixon’s large installation in Trafalgar Square will be made using entirely recyclable polystyrene packaging; more on this at a later date. And we are happy to say that the [re]design team are returning to the festival for their third year with a show entitled Good and Gorgeous? The show will include installations from innovative organisations, each with their own take on friendly design, sustainable design for the home, and leading a series of seminars for designers with creative thinkers on sustainability. Good and Gorgeous? will be at the Boiler House, The Old Truman Brewery 21-26 September. Watch this space for more eco-design news from the upcoming London Design Festival. Thanks to Camron PR for the info. :: London Design Festival.