Bright Flags and the Big City
Monday 01 July, 2019
The Field and Lawn team has been all over London this June, installing flags above some of the busiest streets in the City.
As part of summer celebrations, the City of London will play host to numerous festivals and exhibitions celebrating art and culture. To showcase some of these events, Field and Lawn has been working with two BIDs and the Royal Academy of Arts to bring colourful displays to life.
First up is our work with Heart of London BID, installing flags on Piccadilly and in Burlington Arcade for the London Festival of Architecture.
The 30 flags that have been installed for the month-long festival feature the designs of international architectural practice, Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners. With the festival theme of boundaries, the designs showcase the need to ‘re-explore the physical, political, representational, social and ecomonic boundaries that exist around us’. These vibrant banners look sensational above London and make for an attention-grabbing installation.
Next, we worked with the Northbank BID to install 35 flags on the Strand as well as stickers in shop windows. Taking place from 4 June to 7 July, the Northbank area celebrates diverse and creative identities for #NorthbankTogether and the Pride in London Festival. This includes flags and stickers containing sections of a poem written by comedian and drag queen, Jonny Woo. ‘You Know My Name’ captures the essence and importance of the Strand and eloquently cements its status as a mainstay of London.
And finally (but by no means marking our final install of the season), we installed flags on Bond Street in conjunction with the Royal Academy of Arts and Bond Street itself. As part of the Summer Exhibition 2019 taking place from 10 June to 12 August, the flags were designed by Sir Michael Craig-Martin and were installed to celebrate art in the heart of Mayfair.
If you’re looking for Cross Street Flags and Bunting, or you have big plans for a bespoke install, contact our City Dressing experts at your nearest branch.