How london’s designers reacted to the turn of the decade

The turn of any year triggers contemplation and the setting of fresh agendas for the 12 months to come. But this arbitrary annual exercise feels much weightier when it’s also the turn of a decade. It’s probably down to our odd habit of discretely sectioning history into neat little ten-year chunks, but the arrival of a new decade seems to implicitly entail a radical rethink in how we relate to the world. Faced with the daunting open horizons of the 2020s, a decade plagued by political and environmental uncertainty, London’s designers seem to have sought refuge in the fixed nature of the past in order to present their visions of how tomorrow might look. Read more at i-D.