London Design Festival
15 – 23 September 2018
The London Design Festival’s aim is to make the city’s lively world of design accessible to all. The numerous events include exhibitions, trade fairs, workshops, public tours of studios and ateliers, and much more.
The themes include sustainability, health, the future of cities, architecture, and technology. Up-and-coming young talents and established designers will be exhibiting. Creative people from the areas of graphic design, industrial design, architecture, and textile design, as well as representatives of new media and craft, make the design festival a multidisciplinary event. A special highlight of the festival is the exhibition at the London Design Biennale at Somerset House, where designers from around the world will display interactive installations that illustrate the influence that design has on emotions. It will demonstrate how design pleases, educates, and surprises its viewers and how it challenges us.
Other festival projects include a 3D-printed fashion store made of recycled plastic waste, a workshop inviting visitors to learn bookbinding practice at Shepherds London, and an exhibition to mark the bi-centenary of the creation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The Victoria and Albert Museum is also collaborating with the London Design Festival, showing exhibitions by Henrik Vibskov, a meeting of music and design by the composer Arvo Pärt in collaboration with the engineering firm, Arup, and about the American musician, Beatie Wolfe. The well-known installation format Landmark Projects in the city’s remarkable squares will reappear this year.