As more areas of the UK go into lockdown, these socially distanced outside spaces are increasingly more necessary. Taylex was very happy to work on this project alongside its clients, Vestre.

Planted, the first contemporary design show aimed at reconnecting cities with nature, made its eagerly anticipated physical debut as part of the 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 involved a three-part talk series filmed in real-time in Kings Cross on Friday 18 September.

The studio created by Biotecture Ltd, played 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 focused 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 led LDF’s conversation on some of the most important topics of our time.

Planted Unplugged’s vibrant green studio created by living wall specialists Biotecture Ltd, featured their new sustainable vertical planter, PlantBox, covered in a variety of plants.

Furnished beautifully by Vestre, the studio set provided one of LDF’s most eye-catching installations.

With sanitising stations provided by Bramley and social-distancing measures in place, Planted Unplugged was 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, littala and Bramley.