London Design Festival is all set to return for its 16th edition this year, celebrating 10 years at the V&A as the official festival hub, with an impressive series of unmissable projects across the city from September 15 to 23, 2018.
London Design Festival Director, Ben Evans says “London and Design go hand in hand. It is part of our story. London Design Festival is a platform for 100s of design stories to be told. Each of them talks to an expanding audience hungry for design ideas and enjoying the quality and diversity of what’s on offer. It all confirms London’s status as the global centre of design."
For the nine days of the Festival, visitors to the V&A will explore a range of special displays and installations throughout the museum, complemented by an extensive programme of events, daily tours, and workshops from Global Design Forum.
Dr. Tristram Hunt, Director of the V&A says: “This year’s programme is bigger and more ambitious than ever, and presents a unique opportunity for leading designers to engage with and respond to the V&A’s world-class collections of art, design and performance. London Design Festival occupies a vital role in London’s thriving design sector, reaffirming London’s position as the world’s leading global design capitals.”
London Design Festival will launch a series of city-wide commissions and installations. The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) is returning for their fifth London Design Festival with a playful, ambitious, and immersive Tulipwood structure, which will be the first installation ever to be located in the new Sackler Courtyard at the V&A.
The vision of London Design Festival is to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world. In 2017, a record-breaking 450,000 individual visitors from more than 75 countries attended the Festival. These visitors contributed to an overall 991,000 visits to London Design Festival events with 150,000 people passing through Broadgate each day having the opportunity to see Landmark Project “Villa Walala.”
Founder: Louise Blouin