The London Design Festival is coming!
With events across London for all disciplines, LDF is an event not to be missed. Based between the 14 – 22 September 2013, it is one of the largest design events in London.
To organise your visit, download this map and guide to help you plan where you wish to visit and what events you want to see;
Some of the larger shows to visit include;
100% Design (18-21 September) is the largest and longest running contemporary design event for industry professionals in the UK, with 25,096 visitors in 2012 (ABC certified). First staged in 1995, the show has been run by leading independent publishing and events company Media 10 since 2012.
Staged over 20,000m2 at London’s Earls Court Exhibition Centre, 100% Design is the commercial cornerstone event of the London Design Festival.
The award-winning layout of the show is defined by four key industry sections; Interiors, Office, Kitchen & Bathrooms and Eco Design & Build. Uniquely, an entire section is dedicated to International Pavilions alongside a substantial platform for new designers within Emerging Brands.
Sculptural elements from Babini Spa
designjunction has now established itself as the largest destination for contemporary design and culture in central London, held annually during the London Design Festival. In 2012, designjunction featured more than 100 world-class international brands set against the stunning industrial backdrop of a 1960’s Sorting Office in the heart of central London. Three floors, across an impressive 120,000 sq ft. space, were devoted to leading global brands, smaller cutting-edge labels, design shops, installations, pop-up eateries, interactive flash factories and a cultural talks programme.
Exhibition in 2012, London
Southbank Centre is embracing the London Design Festival this year like never before. Building on the legacy of its founding, during the Festival of Britain in 1951, the Centre is laying on an array of free, eclectic design events across its site. There are showcases from international designers, an array of talks and screenings, Designersblock’s flagship show, the largest lava lamp in the world and so much more. Spend the day and evening exploring, eating, shopping and enjoying all that this famous riverside location has to offer. Southbank Centre is bringing design for the people, to the people.
Constantly evolving, always thought provoking; trade shows Tent London & Super Brands London have carved out an impressive reputation as an anchor of LDF, a beacon for anyone looking to discover the best contemporary design. The 11-acre East London hub is well known for presenting extraordinary interiors products from 240 established global brands, independents and undiscovered talents; as well as country/gallery showcases. The four-day event also includes a roster of inspiring talks, graduate show Brink, and engaging installations – Project Spaces and the Super Design Gallery. A firm festival favourite.