London Design Festival takes over London in September

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The London Design Festival kicked off this weekend for the 16th time and to celebrate the tenth anniversary at the V&A museum. From 15 to 23 September, London is the indisputable design capital of the world with many events, trade shows, workshops, talks, in- and outdoor installations, displays, and daily design tours.  London Design Festival designjunction2018_SouthBank (1)In previous years the festival has seen more than 450,000 visitors from 75 countries and aims to break this record this year. Ben Evans, London Design Festival director and co-founder said: ‘London and Design go hand in hand.’ The nine days will have to be planned to capture all the action spread out in different districts in the city.  London Design Festival DJ_LONDON_DECO COLLECTIVE_COLOURED STONEWASHED LINEN SHEETSWhile the London Design Biennale already got a good start to display international installation art, the trade shows 100% Design, Decorex International, designjunction, Focus/18, and the London Design Fair will do their best to bring the most innovative and latest products and services designs from brands around the world to the visitors’ attention.   London Design Festival designjunction2018_Photoshoot1The London Design Festival was established in 2003 by Sir John Sorrell and Ben Evans. It has emerged to one of the top cultural events in London. It is an international platform that is frequently mentioned alongside with the London Fashion Week, Frieze Art Fair, and the London Film Festival.  London Design Festival DJ LONDON_2017One of the highlights is the Global Design Forum. 50 thought leaders from the design and creative industry come together for talks, debates, tours, workshops, and share innovative thinking and out-of-the-box solutions to future design problems. Among the speakers lined up for the 2018 event are Lord Richard Rogers, Ilse Crawford, Rankin, Marina Willer, Morag Myerscough. They share their perspectives and show leadership in their respective disciplines that will help shape the future.  London Design Festival 1.4Putts_timber_OroOn a much smaller scale although not less interesting the KOHLER Design Forum London at Jerwood Hall brings designers and architects together to discuss ‘all things connected’ and the latest in IoT and the bathroom space.  London Design Festival DJ_LONDON_MJW_Fantastic-ExploitsThe three major trade shows not to miss are 100% Design from 19 to 22 September, Decorex International from 16 to 19 September that is the main event of the organization that also organizes Decorex South Africa, and designjunction from 20 to 23 September.  London Design Festival DJ LONDON_Vitra_Original Roadshow_2360585_masterLuckily, they are spread out in time and place, so that the design enthusiasts can get their maximum fill of design novelties and news over the next few days. As Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London and supporter of the London Design Festival, said: ‘London Design Festival…demonstrates the capital’s position as powerhouse for the creative industries.’   London Design Festival 42297680101_809d96f2bf_b

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