The events coming up this month and next
Words by Sophie Tolhurst
1. Beautiful People: The Boutique in 1960s Counterculture
1 October 2021 – 13 March 2022
Fashion and Textile Museum, London
Image Credit: Karl Ferris
Celebrating the ’60s fashion revolution sparked by Chelsea boutiques such as Granny Takes A Trip, Mr Fish and Biba, these era-defining stores will be recreated, and their clothes, worn by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix, displayed.
4 – 6 October
Aiming for an ‘unhampered in-person NeoCon’, the commercial design community is invited to come together for product launches, special installations and an events programme including daily keynotes – the keynotes will also be streamed as part of the accompanying virtual programme.
3. Workspace Show
4 – 5 November
Business Design Centre, London
The UK’s first dedicated workspace design show will hold its inaugural event focused on ‘redesigning tomorrow’s commercial interiors together’. Over two days there will be product showcases, design talks from industry leaders, as well as a more informal ‘pub quiz night’.
4. British Ceramics Biennial
11 September – 17 October
Swift House, Stoke-on-Trent
Image Credit: ALISON COOKE
A five-week festival of artist commissions, exhibitions and hands-on events accompanied by an inaugural online programme. Highlights include the AWARD exhibition; a large installation of 250 plates designed by local residents; and cultural exchanges with potters from Gundiyali, India and Kasama, Japan.
5. Tokyo 1964: Designing Tomorrow
5 August – 7 November
Japan House London, London
Image Credit: COURTESY OF PRINCE CHICHIBU MEMORIAL SPORTS MUSEUM
The exhibition explores how Japanese designers and architects shaped the 1964 Olympic Games, in part to reframe how the world perceived Japan. The first ever sports pictograms, Games posters, original architectural models and uniforms will all be on display.