The London Design Festival was conceived by Sir John Sorrell and Ben Evans. Building on London’s existing design activity, their concept was to create an annual event that would promote the city’s creativity, drawing in the country’s greatest thinkers, practitioners, retailers and educators to a deliver an unmissable celebration of design.First staged in 2003, the Festival is one of the world’s most important annual design events. The Festival programme is made up of over 300 events and exhibitions staged by hundreds of partner organisations across the design spectrum and from around the world.
The London Design Festival continues its collaboration with the world’s leading Museum of art and design, the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). As the central hub location for the London Design Festival for the fifth year, the V&A will again house a broad range of commissioned activity which will be spread throughout the Museum and include installations, events, talks and workshops. Highlights include an impressive eight-storey lighting installation in the main entrance by Canadian designer Omer Arbel and a trail of Swarovski lenses focussed on the design details of objects across the V&A’s collections. Alessi will provide an insight into their production processes with a display which examines the making skills of its factory in Crusinallo. Dutch Designers Scholten and Baijings have taken a theatrical approach to design with their installation ‘The Dinner Party’ which will be installed in the opulent Norfolk House Music Room.More info about the program and the list of events and installations are available on the official website.
Open:Saturday, 14 September 2013
Close:Sunday, 22 September 2013
Address:London Design Festival, 60 Frith Street, London
Phone:+44 (0)20 7734 6444
Web:London Design Festival
Photo credits:1 Walk the Light; 2 Design Fund 2012, Bone Chaise, Joris Laarman; 3 Gallery Fumi; courtesy of London Design Festival