events: London Design Festival

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Looking forward to the long weekend? . Photographer @kyle_yu captioned this image '9-5', perfectly capturing the early morning commute in an industrial area of Hong Kong...

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Rain, rain go away! These tropical pink hues are a good distraction from London's very grey weather. . Hong-Kong based photographer @kyle_yu called this image 'Pink on Pink' and was...

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On your morning commute? Lookup and look around you, what do you see? . This overwhelmingly beautiful photo taken by @kyle_yu is called 'Lookup'. These buildings are located in a public...

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A colourful start to a colourful week. . @kyle_yu photo 'Rainbow' was taken in Choi Hung Estate, which is translated as Rainbow Estate . #London #Design #Festival #LDF18 #HongKong...

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Have you had a golden weekend? . @kyle_yu is taking over @l_d_f_official this week. This photo is called 'Golden' and was taken in Tsim Sha Tsui near Victoria Harbour . #London...

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The Squash, is Anthea Hamilton’s vast, immersive new installation that occupies Tate Britain’s Duveen Galleries. 7,000 white tiles transform the space, and is navigated by a performer...

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This is the initial digital render from Yayoi Kusama who will create her first permanent UK installation for the new Liverpool Street Elizabeth Line Station at Broadgate. The artist’s...

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Current and continued obsession with Oscar Niemeyer architecture. This building is The Oscar Niemeyer International Cultural Centre, located in Aviles - Spain, which opened in 2011....

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After it's debut at London Design festival 2017, While We Wait has returned to the very landscape by which it was inspired. It is now permanently installed in the Cremisan Valley, where...

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For the final day of @thismintymoment takeover, Minh T has chosen the Isokon building on Lawn Road, Hampstead, London NW3. The Isokon is a concrete block of 36 flats, designed by architect...

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Designed by Richard Sheppard in 1968, the Lecture Centre Of Brunel University London is today’s #Day4 chosen takeover image by @thismintymoment The building was also the backdrop...

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For #Day4 of @thismintymoment takeover Minh T has chosen Hayward Gallery. “A brutal beauty remade. Hayward Gallery - opened originally in 1968 - has just re-opened in 2018 after an...

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For #Day3 of our @thismintymoment takeover, Minh T has chosen the National Theatre. Designed by Architect Denys Lasdun, and located on London’s Southbank, the building is Grade II...

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For #Day2 of @thismintymoment takeover, Minh T has chosen Serpentine Galleries by the late Zaha Hahid. . . Paying a visit to one of Zaha Hadid's contributions to London - a synthesis...

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This week we are delighted to welcome Minh T from @thismintymoment who will be taking over our Instagram. Los Angeles based photographer and graphic designer Minh T creates a visual...

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Graphic Identity 2017: Neon. Pentagram's 11th consecutive visual identity for London Design Festival used red neon lettering, artfully captured by John Ross, in an effort to pay homage...

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Graphic Identity 2016: Design Is In The Detail. The 2016 Festival identity was inspired by Eames’ belief that the details make the design. London Design Festival’s title is used...

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Graphic Identity 2015: Design Takes London. Every year London Design Festival brings a city-wide celebration of design to London. A selection of emphatic newspaper-style statements...

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Graphic Identity 2014: Lose Yourself in Design. London is a huge and unplanned city where even the most experienced visitors can lose their way. For the 2014 Festival, Pentagram honoured...

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Graphic Identity 2013: Design is Everywhere. For London Design Festival 2013, Pentagram developed a theme titled 'Design is Everywhere', reflecting the fact that design is involved...

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Graphic Identity 2012: Celebrating 10 Years of Design. In 2012, London Design Festival celebrated its 10th anniversary. Pentagram produced a visual identity which drew attention to...

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Graphic Identity 2011: Design From All Angles. For the 2011 edition of the Festival, Pentagram responded by producing a visual identity which played with fragments and angles - distorting...

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Graphic Identity 2010: Facts and Figures. In 2010, Pentagram produced a theme which made use - for the first time - of an expressive brushwork style of typography, departing from the...

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Graphic Identity 2009: Be Bold, Make a Statement. For the 2009 edition of the Festival, Pentagram's identity urged visitors to look at design as a way of making a statement. The graphic...

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Graphic Identity 2008: All Things Design. For London Design Festival 2008, Pentagram conceived of a theme which invited visitors to think about - and explore - design from a variety...

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Since 2007, creative agency Pentagram have produced a range of identities for each iteration of the Festival - responding to, and anticipating, trends in design and typology. While...

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Ready to take your next career step? Join our London Design Festival team and become part of #LDF18 We are currently recruiting for a Digital Assistant, Project Assistant and Project...

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Dreaming of blue skies ahead with ‘Half’, an installation by @town.and.concrete

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New-York based artist and @snarkitecture co-founder, Daniel Arsham, designed ‘Hourglass’ which was on display at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta in 2017. Hourglass features some...

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Designed by Ricardo Bofill, ‘La Muralla Roja’ was constructed in 1973. You may recognise the building for its red and pink hues. But the blue is an important component of the design....

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Hold on and keep going, it’s only Monday Photo credit: @timmy727 #LDF18 #London #Design #bluedesign #blue #commute

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Blue hues at last year’s London Design Festival. Reflection Room was designed by @flynntalbot, visitors experienced a vivid reflective space of coloured light. #ldf18 #light #design...

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Transitioning from yellow to blue with Daniel Buren’s permanent installation at London's Tottenham Court Road station. Entitled ‘Diamonds and Circles’, the walls of the ticket...

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#TBT to one of last year's Landmark Projects! @camillewalala ‘Villa Walala’ was an immersive and playful installation within the heart of Broadgate. Block colours, bold shapes and...

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The Cube Houses (Kubuswoningen) in Rotterdam are one of the city’s most iconic attractions. Designed by Dutch architect Piet Blom, this residential development stands apart as its...

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Rise and shine! In 2003, Olafur Eliasson designed The Weather Project, installed in the Turbine Hall at the #tatemodern. At the far end of the hall was a giant semi-circular form...

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Urbana Studio designed the parking garage for the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital, in Indianapolis. Completed in May 2014, the 13,000-square-foot installation spans the seven-story...

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As a commemoration of its 10th Anniversary, @thenationalartcentertokyo presented the museum activities of the past ten years in the Special Exhibition Gallery room, which was superimposed...

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Designed by Jesus Rafael Soto, this installation was made up of a vast, floating sea of yellow strands suspended from the ceiling. The ‘Houston Penetrable’ is completed only by...

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✳️ Green Space ✳️ In his Invasions series, Paris-based photographer and installation artist Pétillon aims to use balloons to alter the way people perceive familiar things and...

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Green Dream The Cloud Forest Dome at the Gardens by the bay in Singapore by Architects Grant Associates with Wilkinson Eyre Architects (2012). . . #LDF18 #Design #architecture...

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Temple For Light Ellsworth Kelly’s ‘Austin’ is due to open this month at the University of Texas’s Blanton Museum of Art. The ‘temple’ is very much the culmination...

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The multi-disciplinary team comprising of product designer Felix de Pass, graphic designer Michael Montgomery and ceramicist Ian McIntyre presented an immersive installation. ‘Candela’...

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Forests A three-part installation that explored architectural solutions to urban living as part of the brand’s MINI LIVING project designed by Asif Kahn for London Design...

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COMPETITION TIME Win a long weekend, or a mid-week trip for you and three of your friends! Sprawling over three spacious floors, this luxury retreat is the ultimate scenic...

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Red desert dreaming Monument House was designed by Josh Schweitzer. Located just outside the Joshua Tree National Park in California, the cubic shape, with trapezoidal openings,...

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Bright colours.. Infinity mirrors.. Polka dots.. The best way to start the day is with the one and only Yayoi Kusama. . . . #ldf18 #london #design #infinity #mirrors...

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⏰ Red Shift ☎️ Cildo Meireles revealed a disorientating all-red world. The first part of this installation was ‘Impregnation’, a domestic environment where everything was...

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♨️ All in red ♨️ Anish Kapoor’s ‘Ascension’ was shown at the Guggenheim in New York. Red smoke bellowed and plumed, contrasting against the installation’s backdrop of...

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⭕️ Henrik Vibskov’s installation ‘Salami Kitchen of the Non-Existent’. Featured originally in Paris for SS17 ⭕️ . . . #ldf18 #fashion #design #surrealism #martialarts

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♦️ All in plaid ♦️ A reflection on the exhibition ‘Let’s fall in Diamonds’, Charles Kaisin’s first temporary installation at the Monte-Carlo Casino in Monaco. Kaisin...

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British sculptor, Alex Chinneck, created A Bullet from a Shooting Star for London Design Festival 2015. The enormous lattice of steel takes the form of an inverted electricity pylon,...

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Easy breezy colours from Damian Ortega. This piece was shown at the White Cube in Bermondsey last year. . . . #london #design #festival #ldf18 #sculpture #pastels #concrete #friyay

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The beautiful pink-hued Casa das Histórias Paula Rego is a museum in Cascais, Portugal. Designed by the architect Eduardo Souto de Moura to house some of the incredible works of the...

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On May 7, 1983, the installation of Surrounded Islands by Christo and Jeanne-Claude was completed in Biscayne Bay. Eleven of the islands were surrounded with 6.5 million square feet...

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In his fanciful photographic series Filling Spaces, graphic designer and pianist Federico Picci imagines music materialised as delicate, blush-coloured bubbles. Just like a melodic...

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Floating into the week. Photo taken in 2013 as part of London Design Festival's programme. . . #Design #Create #Imagine #London #Colour #Balloon #Festival #Monday #LDF18

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Postmodern architecture combines everything from the historical to the whimsy. Presented by this eccentric building, John Outram constructed the Isle of Dogs Storm Water Pumping Station...

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The Inntel hotel designed by Wilfried van Winden (WAM architecten, Delft) is the ultimate postmodern attention grabber. The colossal, twelve-storey-high hotel tower, is a monumental...

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Kuma’s first major project was the stunningly discordant M2 Building, a car showroom still punctuating the landscape in Tokyo’s Setagaya Ward that he built in concrete around a...

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Joshua Tree National Park as captured by @francesloom

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Opened in 2015, the Hill of the Buddha in Sapporo Japan, designed by Tadao Ando, is an extraordinary moment of contemporary architecture and design merging within a sacred landscape....

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The remains of an ancient village, usually submerged under water, are seen inside the reservoir of Sau in Vilanova de Sau, Catalonia, on January 11th 2018. Built in the early 1960s,...

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It's the final day of #LumiereLDN so don't miss out on the chance to see these magnificent lighting installations across London! Head over to St James's Square to see Spectral, a colourful...

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Out and about tonight for #Lumiere? London Design Festival can recommend heading over to Kings Cross to see Aether. Presented by @architecturesocialclub, a British collective of designers,...

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#LumiereLDN officially opened yesterday. If you haven't already started to explore the 6 different destinations, then you still have the next three nights to discover 50 stunning light...

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2010's spectacular Trafalgar Square installation was created by designers Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram, supported and enabled by @audi Outrace allowed the general public to take...

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In 2016, the historically designed landscape of @yspsculpture became home to a series of monumental and imposing sculptures in @kaws trademark style – nostalgic characters in the...

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In 2015, London Design Festival launched an exhibition of ten major international designers at @somersethouse As part of this exhibition, @patternity and @paperlesspost designed 'Connected...

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Don't let the Monday blues get you down . ‘Textile Fields' by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec took over 240 square metres of the gallery floor at the @vamuseum in 2011. Gentle undulations...

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Opened in 2017, the five-level Tianjin Binhai Library in China has a total space of 33,700 sq metres. It features floor-to-ceiling, terraced bookshelves able to hold 1.2 million books,...

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New York based street artist @tombobnyc reimagines everyday public items and transforms them into cartoon creations. #Design #Street #Graphic #Create #Imagine #London #NewYork #Cartoon...

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For London Design Festival 2017, Universal Design Studio and The Office Group collaborated to present On Repeat, an architectural pavilion of repetition located within Shoreditch Design...

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Installed in Dartmoor in November 2017, Henry Brudenell Bruce’s sculpture entitled Stairway To Devon celebrates its surrounding environment and responds directly to the landscape....

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Built in 1913, the Plaza Athénée in Paris is classically French in its design, with the exception of the Art Deco style seventh and eighth floor. In 1947, Christian Dior opened his...

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The North Mole Lighthouse began operation in 1906 at entrance to Fremantle Harbour in Western Australia. The occulting red light, emitted from a fixed lightsource at a focal plane height...

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For London Design Festival 2013, Norfolk House Music Room in the British Galleries @vamuseum provided a theatrical backdrop for 'The Dinner Party', where visitors were invited to interrupt...

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Brixton design studio 2MZ and Black Cultural Archives collaborated during London Design Festival 2016 within Brixton Design Trail. BDT is one of LDF’s nine Design Districts, and launched...

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As part of London Design Festival 2013, Canada-based designer Omer Arbel presented a large-scale custom chandelier stretching more than 30 meters in the main atrium of the V&A titled...

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In 2015, @l_d_f_official launched an exhibition of ten major international designers at Somerset House: Ten Designers in the West Wing. Santa Barbara designer Alex Rasmussen presented...

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For London Design Festival 2011, Finnish creative duo Company - Aamu Song and Johan Oli - conceived REDDRESS in collaboration with the Finnish Institute in London. Realised in over...

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Commissioned by London Design Festival for the GREAT Festival of Creativity in 2014, @paulcocksedge created Palette, which celebrated Britain and Turkey, their historical connections,...

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Swinging into the New Year like... Video: @wannerstedt . . #2018 #LDF18 #NewYear #Design #London #Festival #CGI #3D #Video #Gif #Cinema

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Happy New Year from London Image: @antbuchet Repost: @prettylittlelondon

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Follow your dreams in 2018 This is the facade of the Road Traffic Hall Building, a part of the Swiss Museum of Transport (@verkehrshaus) in Lucerne, Switzerland. The facade...

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For #LDF17 in September, Partner GBA&D DESIGN ROOM presented "The Lost Heaven", an installation which explored the theme of Paradise Lost as the concept of creation and a laboratory...

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For London Design Festival 2015, designers Laetitia de Allegri and Matteo Fogale created Mise-En-Abyme, a colourful and immersive installation for the bridge over the Medieval and Renaissance...

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For London Design Festival 2016, French multi-disciplinary designer Mathieu Lehanneur invited viewers to enter into a meditative state with his work Liquid Marble, a large piece of...

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High rise residential facade in Singapore shot by @berlinstagram . #Architecture #Living #Space #Life #ArchDaily #Cycle #Bike #Colour #Design #Festival #Singapore #Asia #London #Urban...

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Senior 3D Design Manager for Nike @chadknight created Reconcile, a 3D render of a female sculpture lost at sea.

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Design experts are flocking to Barcelona to see the Antoni Gaudi’s Casa Vicens which opened after years of restoration this November. The architect’s very first residential project...

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Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season! Merry Christmas & a very Happy New Year!

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Designed by Santiago Calatava, the library of the Institute of Law at the University of Zurich in Switzerland is an architectural delight. Repost: @designmilktravels Image: @lerichti

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In 1958, the government of Hong Kong granted land to the Hong Kong Housing Authority to build a large housing estate, which subsequently opened in 1963. Accommodating nearly 43,000...

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It’s the final day of our #12DaysOfChristmas celebration and today we are gifting a £150 gift card for our #LDF17 Partner @habitatuk To enter, like this post and follow @l_d_f_official...

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It’s the penultimate day of our #12DaysOfChristmas celebration and today we are gifting a beautiful Lumio Book from our #LDF17 Partner The Conran Shop. Exclusively available at The...

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It’s Day 10 of our #12DaysOfChristmas and today we are gifting an Ulrik stool by Alex Hellum courtesy of SCP Ltd. Part of the SCP Boxed collection, the Ulrik stool is...