London Design Festival

19 — 27 Sep 2015 in London, United Kingdom

29 JULY 2015
'The Tower of Babel' by Barnaby Barford, bone china buildings © Barnaby Barford
'The Tower of Babel' by Barnaby Barford, bone china buildings © Barnaby Barford

Established in 2003, the London Design Festival has attained a reputation as one of the largest and most innovative design events in the world. This year the Festival will again celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world, creating a platform for inspirational design initiatives. Over 350 events and installations will be on offer across the city, from a stimulating programme at the Victoria and Albert Museum to a series of installations and exhibitions in Somerset House. The Festival will showcase ideas from more than 250 partners, representing the heart of London’s design community, proving its role as a leading force in the city’s creative economy.

Sir John Sorrell CBE, Chairman of the London Design Festival added:
“This year’s Festival programme really reflects the diversity of design across the whole of our capital with a vast array of events, installations and exhibitions showcasing the huge number of different design disciplines practiced in London. Locations this year range from some of London’s most historic buildings, to areas of the capital where regeneration is transforming the landscape in a truly exciting way.”

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, said:
“Creativity and innovation are a crucial part of our city’s continuing success and prosperity, so I am delighted to support the London Design Festival. This brilliant and buzzing gathering of international talent not only underlines London’s pre-eminent position as the design capital of the world, it is a barometer for what our world could look like in the future.”

A major part of the London Design Festival’s programme is the presentation of Landmark Projects in various locations in London. These site-specific installations not only demonstrate the imaginative capacity of designers but also present the potential breadth of design ideas to a diverse audience.

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