London Design Festival celebrates
the ‘march of the makers’
Now in its ninth year, the London Design Festival will be the largest and most significant yet, with an expected 180 partners and more than 250 events celebrating the world’s creative capital.
The London Design Festival has commissioned landmark design installations all by renowned British architects and designers across the city, at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and, for the first time, St Paul’s Cathedral. Festival Director, Ben Evans, said: “This year’s Festival will demonstrate the power and versatility of design across London; offering a series of quality projects that fulfil London’s design credentials”.
The Festival’s wider programme, staged by a mass of design-related organisations and individuals will again be focused on six design districts; each celebrating their own particular contribution to the world of design in London. The Brompton Design District, and nearby Pimlico Road will showcase a cocktail of international, interiors and design led installations. In central London, Covent Garden will reflect the broad range of design interests locally and stage a specially commissioned installation with Lego in the Piazza.
Following its debut in 2010 the Fitzrovia Creative programme will develop with a host of showrooms working together led by the European Design Centre. Further east, the Clerkenwell Design District will again come to life in a multitude of showrooms and studios. The Shoreditch Design Triangle will provide a range of interests and activities, co-ordinated with SCP and including Lee Broom’s debut handcrafted upholstery collection, Salon.