A new edition of the London Design Festival returns this September as it’s been usual since 2007. This year, the festival celebrates its fifteenth edition and will feature over 450 projects and events from 16 through 24 September 2017.The London Design Festival has become an important event marked in the calendar of the British city. For the past years, it has allowed artists, designers, and brands to showcase and also let visitors see amazing installations, be part of talks, tours and workshops that cover all aspects of the design world.
London Design Festival: The origin
LDF was an idea created by Sir John Sorrell and Ben Evans in 2003. The main goal was to create an annual event that would encourage the creativity of the city with the best professionals to celebrate design.
The first edition of the festival took place at Bloomberg in March 2003 and this year with the idea of converting London in the world’s design capital.
This year, as it celebrates its fifteenth edition, LDF wants to keep this vision ever strong.The program includes international installations, trade events and a range of activities from both, cultural and commercial sides. Most of the events and activities are admission free enabling all the visitors to participate in the design movement.
Districts and tradeshows: All you need to know
The London Design Festival has confirmed nine districts through the city where visitors can walk around to enjoy and experiment design. Within walking distance of the District is the Victoria & Albert Museum, which will host many of the Festival’s 2017 landmark projects.
“Each of the nine districts allows you to immerse yourself in the design personality of each area. They are all distinct and different and reflect how varied London’s design story is. Above all, they offer an abundance of choice. You can discover a lot of new design all within a short walking distance of each other”, says Ben Evan, director of London Design Festival.
The festival will also set the stage for the most important trade shows: 100% Design, Decorex, design junction, Focus/17 and The London Design Fair.
This tradeshow is the meeting place for design and business. Talks where design is the main character, bespoke installations and a showcase of curated world-leading brands.
Decorex is the best place for interior design. With more than 400 international exhibitors and new participants, is the only one of its kind for the high-end interiors market.
Designjunction started in 2011 as the idea of a team of expert designers. It connects the world’s most renowned design brands with some of the world’s leading architects, interior designers, specifiers, and buyers.
Home to 120 showrooms and over 600 world-famous brands, it is the perfect place to discover world-class talent, connect with influential designers and get the inside track at high profile events.
London Design Fair
Launched in 2007, the London Design Fair has earned itself the reputation as the go-to trade show during the annual London Design Festival, hosting the single largest collection of international exhibitions, designers, brands, country pavilions, features and exhibitions throughout the festival.
The London Design Festival will also launch in this upcoming edition Desing Frontiers, a movement where 30 leading international brands will showcase at the Somerset House from automotive to fashion, product design to graphics, digital to performance where Compac The Surfaces Company will present an installation by designer Arik Levy with its newest collection, ICE of Genesis. This independent production will run from 18-24 September, coinciding with London Design Festival 2017.
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