Built entirely with HONEXT® panels, the New Contracts exhibit will host a selection of works by MA Design Products graduates from the Royal College of Art (RCA).
Against a backdrop of an increasingly unstable political and economic landscape, the event explores different ways in which we might draw up new contracts with the world around us. In a series of talks, participating graduates and a number of key speakers are invited to address topics ranging from the relationship we have with the materials and resources we use, to the application of disruptive technologies in reshaping the physical world. While members of the public will not be able to attend these talks in person, the sessions will be live-stremead and re-played on loop in the window of 35-36 and 9a Thurloe Place for the duration of the London Design Festival.
On Saturday, 18 September at 1pm, HONEXT® brand manager Berta Julià and market manager Claudia Carrasco will be joining The Material Protocol panel discussion together with materials pioneer Chris Lefteri, founder of the world-leading design studio bridging the gap between the material industries and the design community, and a representative for Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) at the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
“In keeping with the concept of doing things differently, we have designed an exhibition build that incorporates a number of ready-made, recyclable and easy to assemble elements. Our plan is to rent and return as much material as possible once the exhibition is taken down in order to reduce our carbon impact and wastage of resources. And this is the reason why we have partnered with HONEXT® and used its panels as the main building material for the exhibition.”
On Thursday, 23 September, HONEXT ® will be joining Planted at King’s Cross, the first zero-waste contemporary design event aimed at reconnecting people and spaces with nature.
Centred around a six-part talks programme exploring greening cities in a post pandemic world, the event will address critical issues like the future of waste and how to rewild our cities to halt the catastrophic loss of biodiversity and reverse the effects of climate change. The list of market-leading sustainable design brands that will be present include Benchmark, Another Country, Vestre, Naturalmat, Out of the Valley, Very Good & Proper, Form & Refine, Less is Better, Teer & Co, Nikari, and Woodnotes.
At 5:30pm, HONEXT® brand manager Berta Julià and market manager Claudia Carrasco will be chatting with biophilic design expert Oliver Heath, joining some of the most progressive thinkers from the worlds of design, sustainability, architecture, food production and nature.