Design Discovered! Speaker Wayne Hemmingway Brings Vintage Chic to London’s Southbank Centre
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1st August 2011
After the success of the first Vintage Goodwood Festival last year, Design Discovered! speaker Wayne Hemmingway brought back his award winning festival last weekend to London’s iconic Southbank Centre transforming the 21 acre site into a vintage wonderland. Taking its lead from the Festival of Britain (1951), the Vintage festival celebrates “five decades of British cool” paying close attention to music, fashion, film, art, design and cultural lineages from the 1920’s to the 1980’s.
The Vintage festival in its second year now is just one of many projects Wayne Hemmingway and his company Hemmingway Design currently work on. Originally known worldwide for his Red or Dead fashion label, Design Discovered! speaker Wayne Hemmingway is a forthright commentator and broadcaster on design, with regular appearances on the BBC. His company Hemingway Design designs everything from technology to social housing a cause Wayne has been championing in recent years by playing a central role in the award winning Staiths South Bank project in Tyneside.
Taking place at the O2, Wayne will be joined at Design Discovered! by some of the biggest names in Design at the moment most notably Trevor Baylis, inventor of the wind up radio and a guest speak from the James Dyson Foundation one of the greatest British design institutions famous world over. Touching on many of the different disciplines of Design and Technology Design Discovered! gives pupils the opportunity to pitch design ideas to one of Britain’s most acclaimed fashion, social and cultural designers - Wayne Hemingway. If you would like your school to be part of Design Discovered! please contact us for more information on school trips to London and Design Discovered!