Selama lebih dari 20 tahun, Dewan Ekspor Hardwood Amerika (AHEC) telah berada di garis depan promosi kayu di kawasan Eropa, berhasil membangun merek yang khas dan kreatif untuk hardwood A.S. Dukungan AHEC untuk proyek-proyek desain kreatif seperti The Wish List, Endless Stair dan The Smile, untuk London Design Festival menunjukkan potensi kinerja dari material yang berkelanjutan ini dan memberikan inspirasi yang berharga.
AHEC memelopori Analisis Dampak Lingkungan (AMDAL), suatu pendekatan yang telah diadopsi oleh bidang industri lainnya. AMDAL mengukur berbagai dampak yang ada: permintaan energi utama (dari sumber daya terbarukan dan tidak terbarukan); potensi pemanasan global; potensi pengasaman; potensi eutrofikasi; dan, potensi penciptaan ozon fotokimia.
Waugh Thistleton merupakan praktik yang berorientasi pada penelitian, yang dikhususkan untuk merancang bangunan dan tempat dengan tingkat mutu arsitektur tertinggi serta mengakui dampaknya bagi lingkungan hidup. Studio ini mempraktikkan keberlanjutan dalam arti yang paling luas, dengan fokus tidak hanya pada energi yang digunakan, namun juga pada energi yang terkandung dan usia pemakaian yang lama. Tim ini sangat yakin bahwa solusi keberlanjutan dan rancangan kelas dunia bisa dicapai secara bersamaan.
Pendekatan holistiknya didasarkan pada prinsip mengurangi, menggunakan kembali, mendaur ulang (reduce, reuse, recycle). Selalu berupaya untuk menghasilkan solusi rancangan yang inovatif dan imajinatif dengan memanfaatkan teknologi terkini, mutu bangunan dan komitmen terhadap penggunaan bahan konstruksi kayu telah membuatnya mendapatkan reputasi internasional di bidang arsitektur dan rancangan yang bersifat ramah lingkungan.
Arup merupakan pendorong kreatif utama di berbagai proyek konstruksi paling terkemuka di dunia dan lintas industri lainnya. Dengan lebih dari 80 kantor di 35 negara, Arup mempekerjakan lebih dari 13.000 perencana, perancang, insinyur, dan konsultan, serta menghadirkan proyek inovatif dengan penuh kreativitas dan semangat ke seluruh dunia.
Lighting design goes beyond the distinction between functional lighting and ornamentation; it is about shaping human perception itself, creating atmosphere and defining focus to unlock hidden qualities in architecture and expand its possibilities. From their London-based studio and their outpost in Bangkok, SEAM Design provides independent architectural lighting design services to clients, architects and other design consultants located around the world. Supporting this diverse global portfolio is their experienced team of designers, whose professional and academic backgrounds touch all aspects of design, going beyond core competence via exceptional interests in experimentation, emergent design and technologies. SEAM has been a supporter to The London Design Festival and annual design partner to LDF's talented artists and architects since 2011.
INTERNI is the leading Italian magazine for interiors and contemporary design, reporting on innovative trends and the modern culture of living for an international audience. Human Spaces is the title of the much-anticipated exhibition-event conceived by the Mondadori Group magazine, edited by Gilda Bojardi, that will take place during the FuoriSalone, from 8 to 19 April, in the courtyards of the University of Milan, at the Orto Botanico di Brera and at the Arco della Pace. INTERNI asked leading protagonists of Italian design, as well as international designers and architects to address the issue of Human Spaces, in collaboration with companies, multinationals, start-ups and institutions. The result is an extraordinary collection of installations and design islands, micro-architecture and macro-objects, all site-specific, that interpret the places, landscapes contexts and, by extension, media and objects that place at the centre of their vision the wellbeing of people.
Stage One are a creative construction and manufacture company working within the architecture, theatre and events industries. Collaborating with some of the world’s most creative minds, they have constructed each of the Serpentine pavilions since 2009; worked with RSH+P on a Prouvé House; manufactured complex façade panels for Zaha Hadid’s Chanel pavilion; and built Thomas Heatherwick’s iconic London 2012 Olympic cauldron. they combine innovative design, engineering and technology to deliver astonishing impact on a global platform.
The London Design Festival is a key constituent of London’s autumn creative season, alongside London Fashion Week, Frieze Art Fair and the London Film Festival. Established in 2003 its role is to celebrate and promote London as the world’s design capital and gateway to the international design community and it has now established a reputation as one of the largest and most exciting design events in the world. This year the Festival will run from 15-23 September and over 400 events and installations will be on offer across the capital, from an exciting programme at the V&A to plus over 300 partners who will participate in the nine-day Festival.
Glenalmond Timber Company is a third generation family run business with over 90 years of experience; employing a team of professionals, highly experienced across all disciplines within the timber industry. Their Methven factory houses the latest finger jointing technology, CNC detailing and moulding lines. They can engineer and detail large section glulam and CLT projects, modular building components, feature trusses and bespoke prototyping. They also operate a quay and distribution facility on Perth harbour with the largest low-pressure treatment facility in the UK where their in-house stevedoring team can accommodate vessels of over 4000m3.
CSIC supports Scotland’s construction related businesses to innovate, collaborate and grow by matching innovation requirements with business support and academic specialists. Focusing on Business, Product, Process and Service forms of innovation, CSIC offers advice, funding, facilitation and access to the appropriate expertise, improving Scotland’s global competitiveness and growing economic impact. CSIC facilitates collaboration with Scottish businesses, academia (through 13 partner universities) and public sector organisations, enabling businesses to benefit from Scotland’s world-renowned skills, expertise and fair approach to business in areas such as Infrastructure Delivery, Offsite Construction, Low Carbon Solutions, Architecture and Retrofit.
The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) is the world’s leading museum of art and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.3 million objects that span over 5,000 years of human creativity. The Museum holds many of the UK's national collections and houses some of the greatest resources for the study of architecture, furniture, fashion, textiles, photography, sculpture, painting, jewellery, glass, ceramics, book arts, Asian art and design, theatre and performance.
Established in 1972, Atrium is the UK’s largest independent lighting specialist. With a reputation for enhancing clients’ projects through the skilful application of artificial light, they add value through outstanding service, support and a unique portfolio of products enabling them to create complete and diverse lighting solutions across different market sectors including retail, commercial, hospitality, residential and public buildings.