Contemporary design show ‘Planted’ launches as part of LDF 2020

The first contemporary design show reconnecting cities with nature launches as part of London Design Festival 2020

Planted, London’s first contemporary design show aimed at reconnecting cities with nature, will make its eagerly anticipated physical debut as part of London Design Festival alongside an exciting online trailer for next year’s main event.

Staged on a purpose-built outdoor studio and set amongst the trees on Granary Square, Planted Unplugged will involve a three-part talks series filmed in real-time in Kings Cross on Friday 18 September.

The studio created by Biotecture Ltd, will play host to interviews and talks led by biophilic design expert Oliver Heath and former Sunday Times journalist Sam Peters, exploring how sustainability, food production, architecture, nature and design can combine to create cleaner, greener, healthier urban spaces.

Following hot on the heels of the critically acclaimed Planted Unearthed series, Planted Unplugged will focus on three specific topics; carbon capture, the right to repair and blooming buildings.

With a high-calibre line-up of speakers including Sebastian Cox, Andrew Waugh, Duncan Baker-Brown, Richard Sabin, Oksana Bondar and Heath himself, Planted Unplugged is set to lead LDF’s conversation on some of the most important topics of our time.

Planted Unplugged will be free to access online via registration at during the festival.

Oliver Heath – Joy of plants installation commented: “It is clear now more than ever we must all proactively explore ways of changing our manufacturing processes and consumption habits to enable the planet upon which we depend an opportunity to regenerate.”

“If this pandemic has taught us anything it’s that nature is our master, not vice versa. I’m delighted to be leading LDF’s conversation with Planted Unplugged.”

With sanitising stations provided by Bramley and social-distancing measures in place, Planted Unplugged is set to be an exciting trailer of Planted’s main physical event in May 2021.

For a flavour of what’s to come next May, registered visitors will also be able to view a curated selection of stylish and sustainable brands looking to present at the show next year via with new product launches, installations and design classics.

Showcasing the best sustainable design products today which do not damage tomorrow, brands on show will include Another Country, Vestre, Biotecture, Sebastian Cox, littala and Bramley.


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