Thursday, June 04, 2009

SCNUK + Designerblock collaborates for London Design Festival

About London Design Festival

Since 2003 the London Design Festival has been recognized as one of the most important events on the global design agenda and attracts world class design talent to showcase their latest designs.

The Festival provides a platform for global design talent to interact with the public, explore ideas and do business.

Facts of London Design Festival 2008:

· 300,000 visitors from 45 countries;
· Contribution from over 150 organizations;
· 200 public projects and events alongside 152 launch events and private viewings; and
· 576 separate pieces of media coverage in the UK inclusive of printed press, valued at over £2m

Festival Past and Present Projects/Exhibitions:

'Size + Matter' was first commissioned in 2007 and has shown each year since. Its aim is to challenge the usage of materials, design boundaries and the scale of production;

Prototile’, 2007

'Sclera' by David Adjaye, 2008
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Jaime Hayón ( )

'Wasted' - a seating stratum using reclaimed materials ( )

SCNUK + Designersblock SCNUK has previously worked with the Designersblock event during the London Design Festival. We are teaming up with the Designblock again this year and we invite you to be part of this exciting design event.

More about Designersblock at:

Designersblock Venue Information

Designersblock London ‘09 will offer space at 100% Design, Earls Court (we expect to confirm a central London venue in the next 2 weeks). Venues can accommodate large scale structures and installations for any ideas that you might have.

We Are Calling For Submissions For London Design Festival 2009

Objective: To create a high quality product design, installation design or graphic design of your current project or area of interest.

You need to articulate your ideas, i.e.: explain how your design is an embodiment of that idea. Your design should demonstrate functionality, ideology and a vision that we can relate in our everyday life.

Submission method: Please submit your proposal in the form of a short write up detailing the aforementioned information in no more than 500 words by 19 June 2009.

Send your proposal via email to:

For further details please contact: Tina Johnson ( or Vivian Chan (

Funding: SCNUK will act as an intermediary and assist you in applying to organizations for partial funding (i.e. grants from Design Singapore). However, there is no guarantee that the grant will be approved and participants (individuals or organizations) will be expected to pay for the cost of exhibition (i.e. cost of venue rentals, marketing and publicity fee).

Please submit the following details along with your 500 words write up:
a curriculum vitae (including details of educational and professional history, past awards, exhibitions, shows and publications, and features in local and international online and print media e.g. newspapers and publications.

If you have any enquiries concerning the funding of your exhibit, please contact Tina Johnson ( or Vivian Chan (


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