Actually, the London Design Festival Impressions can be summed up in one word: overwhelm. Over the nine days of the festival from 4 to 23 September 2018, it touched so many different design and art disciplines that a quick and short digest might not be possible. The events overlapped or were adjacent to each other and one was grander than the other. They definitely tried to outshine the others. The designjunction at Southbank in London stood out with its outdoor installations, workshops, shopping events, pop-up stores, and great talks. In its 8th year, hundreds of product launches, exhibitions and presentations drew large crowds of people to the venues. The Mud Shell at the Riverside walkway, a housing project built with ancient earth architecture techniques and combined with latest drone spraying was a highlight. Artist and designer Stephanie Chaltiel collaborated on the durable housing system with students of the Architectural Association School of Architecture to turn a temporary shelter in a permanent one by applying sustainable materials and advanced technologies. The talks with more than 50 speakers in 14 sessions focused on ‘equality and diversity’. The two-day event with discussions and debates was fiercely defended by designers and creative brands. On a completely different stage and venue, the KOHLER Design Forum London looked into the future with ‘All Things Connected’. It fit nicely within the diversity and equality theme with two prominent female speakers on stage. The phenomenal London Design Biennale drew visitors back in to revisit the creative and unique installations of forty countries and territories for a deeper look and some contemplation. Only to catapult them back out to the trade shows that interspersed the London Design Festival. 100% Design showcased emerging designers and future innovations in West Kensington with exhibitions of best interiors in the areas of light, textile, furniture, and more. The more than 27,000 architects, designers, and design-interested visitors also had a chance to wander through the display of 100% Build London that demonstrated the dedication and the focus of the construction and architecture industry. Decorex International preceded Designjunction and 100% Design with a strong exhibition space at Syon Park where interior designers, artists, creative minds mingled with brands and products and picked up the latest trends in the industry. Overall, the London Design Festival had something from the design world for everyone and some. The city brimmed with the creative energy of the industries and inspirations were found multifold. The London Design Festival impressions will last for quite a while, confirming the city as the design capital.