Mind over Matter at Kemistry gallery on Charlotte Road in east London was one of my fave spots. The exhibition brings together a collection oforiginal material and notes from Alan Fletcher’s archive, documenting thirty or so years of attentive curiosity. A small space but I found myself there for a good hour perusing the sketches filling the walls. Definitely worth a look.
Another favourite was ANOTHER COUNTRY at design junction – beautifully simple well made furniture with a real material honesty – yum – I want it all.
If you want to see what happens when you leave ten London-based designers inside an empty factory in the Dutch countryside for a week then check out these pics from this lovely exhibition from okaystudio at ‘The Garage’ sandwiched between Mint and Few & Far just off Brompton Road. Interesting, ingenious. Particularly love the very useful looking circular take on the bobby trolley.
Great summing up here on Design Milk: http://design-milk.com/ldf-2011-okay-studio-arco/#ixzz1a5uQoNKT
And a team favourite here from Nobrow Gallery on Great Eastern Street- an exhibition called Masks by Ben Newman – amazing geometric and brightly designed prints inspired by ceremonial masks from all over the world.