London Design Festival, 'Forests' by Asif Khan

London Design Festival is currently taking place all across the capital between the 17th-25th September. There are hundreds of events taking place during this time covering a wide variety of design disciplines. Luckily, our favourite plant bloggers Haarkon pinpointed this one for us so we decided to check it out. Without giving too much away, here are some photos from our visit. We strongly recommend you go along if you are Shoreditch way this week and discover it for yourselves!

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'Forests' is a three part installation designed by Asif Khan in collaboration with Mini's MINI LIVING programme. The concept arises out of the idea that inner city spaces could be used to create 'Third Spaces', places away from home and work that we can relax, connect and create in. The three different installations have been designed with these purposes in mind. 

The installations are made from plastic sheeting with LEDs, giving the space a warm glow. Our visit was on quite an overcast Saturday, but it would be great to see how the spaces react when the sun shines through. 

Of course one of our favourite aspects was the green plants that have been used to fill the spaces providing a calm and tranquil environment in the middle of East London. Jin Ahn, the horticulturalist behind Hackney's Conservatory Archives has curated the plant life on display here. We loved going from one installation to the next, we recommend leaving 'Relax' until last!

Find out more:

MINI LIVING 'Forests' by Asif Khan

Asif Khan's Work

The Conservatory Archives, Hackney, London