Tom Dixon Square
Edited by Annie Block -- Interior Design, 8/1/2007 12:00:00 AM
Furniture-phobic Londoners should make alternative living arrangements during the fifth annual London Design Festival, when designers, manufacturers, and educational and arts institutions join forces to bring more than 200 projects to public places around the city. For a returning favorite, the Materials Project, Zaha Hadid, Thomas Heatherwick, Amanda Levete, and Barber Osgerby have been commissioned to produce one-of-a-kind designs to be placed along the south bank of the Thames. In Kensington, René Hougaard is transforming the interior of a traditional English mews house into a modern Danish home. And Tom Dixon, who last year installed 500 gray polystyrene chairs in Trafalgar Square, is returning to the same location with 2,500 recycled-plastic bulbs lit by CFLs. Like the chairs, the bulbs will be given away at festival's end. September 15-25; 44-20-7739-3814; londondesignfestival.com.