Materials and Design Exchange at the London Design Festival
The Materials and Design Exchange (MADE) will have a major presence at the 2007 London Design Festival. An annual celebration of London’s position as a global design capital, the event will run across the capital from 15-25 September, featuring events, exhibitions and installations.
The Materials and Design Exchange and Crafts Council will open proceedings by co-hosting the first debate, to be chaired by Arts Council chairman Sir Christopher Frayling. The activities of MADE will include workshops on materials in advanced lighting and ceramics in the kitchen, as well as a networking seminar on fashion design and materials technology, jointly organised with the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London.
During the festival MADE will launch the Materials Resource Centre, a national resource for designers and materials scientists wishing to explore new materials and their applications. The Centre will be hosted at 1 Carlton House Terrace, SW1Y 5DB. Finally, in collaboration with the Royal College of Art, MADE will run a major one-day conference on rapid manufacturing, presented by speakers of international standing.