London Design Festival 2019: Design and Research


23 September 2019

Sequins, potato chips, asthma inhalers and a water fountain: Disegno's editorial team examines a series of smaller, research-led design projects exhibited at this year's London Design Festival.

The third episode of the podcast looks at James Plimmer’s Flohaler; Chipsboard, a young bioplastics company; Elissa Burnato's Bio Iridescent Sequins, exhibited at CSM's Designing for Turbulent Times; and the Fleet Fountain by Michael Anastassiades for the London Fountain Company.

Design and Research is the third instalment in Disegno’s LDF podcast series, which sees the journal’s editorial team podcasting from around the city as they analyse the festival’s various installations, exhibitions and events.

The new episode – as well as the the first two episodes, Design and Public Archives and Reuse and Reclamation – are available to download here. All of Disegno’s podcasts are also available from iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever else you get your podcasts.

Flohaler by James Plimmer for the Rado Star Prize

Chipsboard, exhibited as part of Material of the Year at London Design Fair

Bio Iridescent Sequin by Elissa Brunato, exhibited as part of CSM's Designing for Turbulent Times

Fleet Fountain by Michael Anastassiades for the London Fountain Company