See London through the eyes of a designer

See London through the eyes of a designer

London’s world-renowned design festival kicks off next week, giving travellers the chance to explore the city – and design – from a different point of view. Here’s our selection of the best events…

Tokyobike Tours

Hip Japanese company Tokyobike will run tours over the festival, giving Londoners the opportunity to try out their sleek and stylish bikes. Urban cyclists will be led by Max Fraser, author of London Design Guide, around London’s design hotspots and creative districts.

“Visitors to the London Design Festival have the daunting task of seeing as many events as possible which are spread out across this vast city,” says Fraser. “Running tours on bikes makes that task more manageable, not to mention more fun. With the support of the Mayor, London has recently become more bike-friendly and the appeal of cycling is high right now.”

The bike tours will last four hours, finishing at nearby restaurants – including Finnish pop-up restaurant HEL YES! – for lunch.

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London Biblio-geography: A Personal A-Z

Few and Far are hosting an exhibition inspired by the work of Mrs Pearsall, who, frustrated at getting lost herself, created London’s iconic A-Z map book in 1936. Rachel Hazell, known as the Travelling Bookbinder’ was asked to produce an exhibition with ‘an atmosphere reminiscent of a cartographer’s studio full of grids, compartments, repetition and order’. Rachell combines a passion for typography and cartography in her graphic works which will be for sale.

The exhibition will run from 10 September to 29 September at Few and Far, 242 Brompton Road, London

Traverse Tourist at Tenderpixel Gallery

Tenderproduct and Tenderpixel Gallery present the Traverse Tourist exhibition, exploring tourism and souvenirs – ‘the notion of the lure of the local within a global metropolis and hyper-connected world’. Artists and designers, including Akiko Ban, Lizzie Cannon, Sunshine Frere, Jang-Oh Hong, were invited to create a limited-edition object which will be installed in the shop’s window. Downstairs, in Tenderpixel’s Collectors Showroom, will be a multi-media exhibition where the artists and designers present an art-object from their practice.

The exhibition will run from 9 September to 26 September at Tenderproduct, 6 Cecil Court, London

London Design Festival runs from 18 – 26 September 2010 (00 44 (0)20 7734 6444; )

Find Finnish food and furniture at this pop-up restaurant, part of London Design Festival

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