As the cooler weather officially bites and the momentum for obligatory festive social gatherings picks up speed, our natural instinct might be to gravitate indoors – preferably towards a warm fire with a glass of wine in hand. But with so much going on in London this November, we couldn't resist rounding up our favourite cultural events of the month worth braving the cold for, from an art exhibition championing zero waste, to an inspiring new coffee table tome.
Waste Age: What can design do? at the Design Museum
With the climate crisis at the forefront of everyone’s minds, the Design Museum's 'Waste Age: What can design do?' exhibition shines a spotlight on the rather pertinent issue of the design industry's role in tackling waste. It features installations from leading designers such as Stella McCartney, Formafantasma and Bethany Williams, that cleverly recycle clothing, food, packaging and other typically wasted items in a bid to challenge throwaway culture. Facing the environmental impact of waste head on, this exhibition is a poignant and eye-opening must-visit, running until 20th February 2022.
Sister by Studio Ashby A/W Collection
A hotly anticipated drop, Sister by Studio Ashby is back this season with the unveiling of their A/W collection. A curated selection of beautiful collectibles for the home, the new range promises to deliver elegant heirlooms of the future that will elevate any space. From sleek onyx goblets to tonal cushions created using leftover fabrics from Studio Ashby, the new collection is a celebration of unique textures and patterns. With new products released fortnightly, explore the sophisticated range online, available now.
The Bronze Garden at 180 Studios
Following a standout showcase at Frieze London’s famed sculpture garden, Daniel Arsham is bringing his incredible works to 180 Studios in an exhibition entitled The Bronze Garden. Inspired by his travels to Japan, and most notably his time spent wandering around the temples of Kyoto, Arsham’s collaboration with 180 Studios is a zen garden featuring large-scale bronze sculptures. Through his art, Arsham explores the concept of temporal impermanence, with his aesthetic focusing on the notion of ‘fictional archaeology’. With two new sculptures on display, be sure not to miss this striking exhibition, available until 19th December.
Rose Uniacke at Home
A newly released first book by Rose Uniacke: 'Rose Uniacke at Home' offers an intimate glimpse into the life, work and home of this most celebrated architectural and interior designer, and is a delightful showcase of her signature warm aesthetic. With schemes noted for their serenity and timelessness, this book offers privileged access into her London home through a series of photographs by François Halard and narrations by Rose herself, as well as words from architect Vincent Van Duysen. Produced as a limited edition of 2,500 copies with Rizzoli.
Light Lines: The Architectural Photographs of Hélène Binet at the Royal Academy of Arts
Through the visionary lens of leading photographer Hélène Binet, gain insight into the works of some of the world’s most renowned architects, including Zaha Hadid RA, Le Corbusier and Nicholas Hawksmoor. The exhibition features around 90 thought-provoking photographs that deal with light, space and form and spans Binet’s 30-year career. With time spent travelling around the world to capture both historic and contemporary architecture and building close relationships with architects, one section will focus on her work with Zaha Hadid RA, in particular. Running until 23rd January 2022, it’s a must-see this month.
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Image 1: Daniel Arsham sculpture, courtesy of 180 Studios
Image 2: Sister by Studio Ashby A/W collection, courtesy of Sister by Studio Ashby
Image 3: Hélène Binet, Zaha Hadid Architects, Riverside Museum, Glasgow, courtesy of Royal Academy of Arts
Image 4: Rose Uniacke at Home, courtesy of Rose Uniacke
Image 5: Waste Age Exhibition, courtesy of the Design Museum
Image 6: Hélène Binet, Le Corbusier, Canons de lumière, Couvent Sainte-Marie de la Tourette, Eveux, courtesy of Royal Academy of Arts