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Thirty young and upcoming designers selected for Dezeen Platform exhibition

London Design Festival 2011: Dezeen has selected 30 designers to showcase their talents at Dezeen Space, Dezeen's month-long residency in Shoreditch during London Design FestivalLondon Fashion Week and Frieze Art Fair.

Dezeen Platform

Above: mode:lina's Audiochmura, 24 September.

Each day, for 30 days, a different designer will use a one metre by one metre space to exhibit their work. To see all our Dezeen Platform stories so far, including video interviews with the designers, click here.

Dezeen Platform

Above: Ariane Prin's recycled pencils, 2 October.

Dezeen Space will also host a Dezeen Watch Store pop-up and a video studio for Dezeen Screen, as well as providing a launch venue for a number of new products, including the Dezeen Book of Ideas.

More details at

Dezeen Platform

Above: Paula Benvegnú's Family Tea, 11 October.

Scroll down for the full Dezeen Platform line-up.

Hakes Mojito Shoe by Julian Hakes

Saturday 17 September
Julian Hakes - architect/shoe designer

Hakes will present Mojito (above), a shoe that has no sole and no upper but instead supports the foot on a continuous looping form. The shoes were first shown on Dezeen in 2009 when they were prototypes and due to the response to our story they're now in production. Update: watch our interview with Hakes while at Dezeen Platform on Dezeen Screen.

Sunday 18 September
C.A.N - architecture graduates

Mat Barnes and Eddie Blake (C.A.N) will build a 1:87 scale-model island in the style of a Hornby model railway. The island can be read by a smartphone as a QR code when viewed from above. Update: watch our interview with C.A.N while at Dezeen Platform on Dezeen Screen.

Monday 19 September
Sivan Royz - textile designer

An Israeli textile designer, Royz will exhibit examples from her Blooming Structures project, a series of purses made of layers of laser-cut silk, as featured recently on DezeenUpdate: watch our interview with Royz while at Dezeen Platform on Dezeen Screen.

Tuesday 20 September
Roger Arquer - industrial designer

Arquer will launch his Alba chair and stool, a child’s chair and stool made from wooden kitchen implements including rolling pins and wooden spoons. Update: watch our interview with Arquer while at Dezeen Platform on Dezeen Screen.

Wednesday 21 September
Victoria Spruce - shoe designer

Spruce graduated from the Royal College of Art earlier this year and will present her graduate collection of shoes, which were published on Dezeen in July. Update: watch our interview with Spruce while at Dezeen Platform on Dezeen Screen.

Thursday 22 September
studio vit - designers

studio vit will present a special configuration of their storage system called 11 Boxes.

Friday 23 September
Evelin Kasikov - embroiderer

Kasikov will create a three-dimensional image by cross-stitching coloured threads onto clear acrylic sheets, using the CMYK technique she has invented.

Saturday 24 September
mode:lina (Jerzy Woźniak and Pawel Garus) - architects

Visitors will be able to listen to Garus and Woźniak's cloud-shaped sonic installation through corrugated pipes.

Sunday 25 September
Stewy - street artist

Stewy will tag Dezeen Platform with one of his signature graffiti animals, which you can often spot stencilled on walls and under bridges in and around east London.

Monday 26 September
Thomas Hudson - Part II architecture graduate

Recently graduated from the University of Sheffield, Hudson will use Dezeen Platform to present three models from his thesis project inspired by the work of Walter Benjamin.

Tuesday 27 September
Lingjing Yin - graduate designer

Freshly graduated from the Royal College of Art, Yin will create an interactive sculpture especially for Dezeen Platform based on TOUCH*PLAY, her project looking at how technology can help children with autism.

Wednesday 28 September
Jan Rose - graduate industrial designer

Rose will showcase two pieces from his MA project while at Central Saint Martins, The Knitting Craftsman. Update: watch our interview with Rose while at Dezeen Platform on Dezeen Screen.

Thursday 29 September
Jólan van der Wiel - graduate designer

Van der Wiel graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam this summer, and will be setting up a mini production line at Dezeen Space using a machine that creates objects using nothing but magnetic fields and the power of gravity. Update: watch our interview with van der Wiel while at Dezeen Platform on Dezeen Screen.

Friday 30 September
Florian Schmid - industrial designer

Schmid is a recent industrial design graduate from the Hochschule München and will be using Dezeen Platform to showcase examples of his final project, Stitching Concrete which was published on Dezeen in August. Update: watch our interview with Schmid while at Dezeen Platform on Dezeen Screen.

Saturday 1 October
JAILmake - designers

JAILmake is the creative partnership of Liam Healy and Jamie Elliott, who will be using Dezeen Space to set up a factory producing Reseeding Bricks. The factory will pack seeds into clay and soil bricks, which can then be placed in holes in walls and left to sprout.

Sunday 2 October
Ariane Prin - graduate product designer

Freshly graduated from the Royal College of Art, Prin will demonstrate how she manufactures her pencils made entirely of waste materials.

Monday 3 October
Fraser Ross - designer

This Glasgow-based artist and designer will present Blooming Senses, a collection of artificial organisms contained within bell jars that momentarily come to life when interacted with by humans.

Tuesday 4 October
Mirna Kerr - jewellery designer

Kerr is a young designer from Croatia and will showcase pieces from her jewellery collection made out of everyday household items.

Wednesday 5 October
Manuel Netto - designer

Netto is a young Portuguese designer currently living in Lausanne and will be exhibiting his Dock Lamp.

Thursday 6 October
Wrap - magazine

Wrap magazine showcases the work of up-and-coming illustrators and is designed so every page can be used as wrapping paper once it has been read. Wrap will be launching their third issue at Dezeen Platform.

Friday 7 October
Clinton Sheldon - furniture design graduate

A recent product and furniture design graduate from Bucks New University, Sheldon has created a series of products made out of rejected and obsolete components of Ercol furniture, which would otherwise be destined for the furnace.

Saturday 8 October
Brendan Magennis - furniture design graduate

Magennis will be running a micro workshop, with himself as foreman, demonstrating his range of Whackpack Furniture, as recently featured on Dezeen.

Sunday 9 October
Merel Slootheer, Liat Azulay and Pieter Frank de Jong - designers

Dutch designers Slootheer, Azulay and Frank de Jong will unveil a protoype of their Feats per Minute project, a bicycle that allows you to play records on its wheels as you cruise through the city.

Monday 10 October
AT.AW - designers

Canadian studio AT.AW. will be exhibiting their range of plush toys that they developed from an earlier street-art project called  The Orphans.

Tuesday 11 October
Paula Benvegnú - product designer

Benvegnú is an Argentinean designer working in Barcelona and will use Dezeen Space to exhibit Family Tea, a set of 30 ceramic cups and a teapot that represent a family tree.

Wednesday 12 October
Thomas Feichtner - designer

Viennese designer Feichtner will present One Crystal Chandelier.

Thursday 13 October
Denis Guidone - watch designer

Guidone will showcase some examples of his latest watch designs, including some prototypes of models not yet in production.

Friday 14 October
Pia Wüstenberg - designer

A German-born designer, now working in London after her time in Finland, Wüstenberg will showcase pieces from her Processed Paper project, a series of products made out of recycled paper.

Saturday 15 October
Philippe Malouin - furniture designer

A Dezeen regular who spoke to Dezeen Screen at Milan earlier this year, Malouin will have some examples of his latest work on show.

Sunday 16 October
Sarah Colson - graduate designer

Another recent graduate from the Royal College of Art, Colson will create her own interpretation of an analogue photo booth, an interactive installation in which members of the public are invited to become both the photographer and the model.