colour & design diary november 2011
Each month I search out inspiring colour and design events, exhibitions and tradeshows from the UK and around the world. There’s a great variety of events happening this month…
inside, barcelona, spain 2-3 nov
Inside is a brand-new festival celebrating the finest interiors and their creators. Through a series of curated events, talks, installations and a prestigious awards programme, Inside will be a vibrant platform for creative thought, mutual inspiration and idea exchange – capturing the design zeitgeist in style over two exciting days in Barcelona.
world architecture festival, barcelona, spain 2-4 nov
World Architecture Festival is the world’s largest, live, truly inclusive and interactive, global architectural awards programme. It is a unique meeting point for architects, suppliers and clients, attracting hundreds of entries and visitors from all over the world.
winter fine art & antiques fair, olympia, london 14-20 nov
The Winter Fine Art & Antiques Fair, now in its 21st year, is considered one of the most important annual art and antiques events and is the only fair of its calibre between October and February attracting over 20,000 visitors. Midcentury.Modern.
midcentury.modern, dulwich college, london 16 nov
The best in design from the last century or the latest in future collectables from this one, look no further than Midcentury.Modern.
the sleep event, business design centre, london 23 – 24 nov
The Sleep Event Europe fuses inspiration, innovation and opportunities for the design, development and architecture of hotels across the globe.
colour, stripes planes and curves, kettle’s yard, cambridge until 31st dec
For fifty years Bridget Riley has been one of the world’s leading abstract painters. For most of that time colour and our perception of its fleeting nature have been at the heart of her work. This exhibition, organised uniquely for Kettle’s Yard, takes paintings and studies from the last thirty years to trace her progress through the agency of stripes, planes and curves and back to stripes.
postmodernism, v&a, london until 15 january 2012
This is the first in-depth survey of art, design and architecture of the 1970s and 1980s, examining one of the most controversial phenomena in recent art and design history: postmodernism.
Do you have a favourite colour or design event this month? I’d love to hear about it.