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This London Design Festival 2020 Planted made its physical debut showing attendees and viewers what is instore for the next physical main event to (hopefully) take place next year in May 2021.

To launch the first design festival of its kind, we (Oliver Heath) hosted a panel of speakers for a three-part series of talks called Planted Unplugged.

Oliver Heath hosts planted unplugged at Kings Cross with other panel speakers.

Specific topics such as carbon capture, the right to repair and blooming buildings were discussed with Sebastian Cox, Andrew Waugh, Claire Potter, Duncan Baker-Brown, Mak Gilchrist, Richard Sabin, Oksana Bondar, Greg Lavery, Ugo Vallauri.

Oliver Heath presenting at Planted Unplugged

“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 the chance to replenish and regenerate,” said Oliver Heath.

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

All three talks can be relived here.

The Planted show stage background, a living wall created by biotecture

The talks took part in Granary Square, Kings Cross, London set against the stunning living wall backdrop created by Biotecture. Looking ahead to next years physical show Planted co-founder and former designjunction creator, Deborah Spencer said

“We are hugely excited about the audience, partners and brands we’ve engaged with since the beginning of lock-down back in March,” said Planted co-founder and former designjunction creator, Deborah Spencer.

“So many people have re-engaged with nature in recent times and the mental and physical benefits of living in and around green spaces has never been more evident.

“We would have loved to have launched our main event this September, but under the circumstances we believe Planted Unplugged, accompanied by an exciting product offering on our website, provides an excellent taster of things to come. We’re really excited to be part of LDF.”

Oliver Heath presenting at Planted Unplugged