This month is dominated by the London Design Festival – nine days filled with countless design exhibitions, workshops, talks and installations taking place all over London from September 14th – 22nd.
It is also the one year anniversary of our #luunacollection launch at last year’s London Design Fair.
With so much going on during the festival, it can be confusing to navigate so… we have selected our favourite must see events and highlights.
Also be sure to follow our instagram stories during LDF for lots of live design inspiration as we will be posting highlights from the festival events – elnaznamaki_studio
Highlights of London Design Festival
Trade Show Exhibitions
London Design Fair, 19-22 September, Shoreditch
Located in the industrial Old Truman Brewery in the creative heart of East London, the London Design Fair is a four-day industry event that brings together 550 fresh furniture, lighting and accessories brands from 36 countries, including independent designers and established brands. This photo is our stand launching the #luunacollection at last year’s London Design Fair.
Focus/19, 15-20 September, Chelsea
Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is a design community of 120 design showrooms all under one roof. During Focus, there are new-season collection launches from the brands, as well as workshops and demonstrations alongside meet the designer sessions and talks.
%100 Design, 18-21 September, Kensington Olympia
This year is the 25th anniversary of 100% design, one of the UK’s leading design trade events at Olympia. This year’s show presents more than 400 exhibitors as well as talks programme across architecture and design.
Designjunction, 19-22 September, King’s Cross
Designjunction brings together the newest furniture and lighting designs by various commercial brands with a technology driven theme. Designjunction is spread over several public locations in Kings Cross with a central base in Coal Drops Yard.
Favourite LDF Design Events
Brompton Design District
Suffragette City by Plinth, 19-22 September, Fulham Road
Plinth and Bridgeman Editions present Suffragette City, an exhibition of female artists’ work responding to London over the years – featuring Gillian Wearing, Bella Freud, Guler Ates and more. The exhibition is located at the Green & Stone Gallery, 251 Fulham Road, Chelsea.
Chelsea Design District
I-MADE at Saatchi Gallery, 19-22 September, King’s Road
The first exhibition in London solely dedicated to Italian design, I-MADE will highlight work by designers and brands from Italy. Housed in the Saatchi Gallery, the exhibition will present Italian innovation and craftsmanship and traditions of iconic Italian brands and designers.
King’s Cross Design District
The Penthouse by Roksanda Ilinicic, 19-22 September, Gasholders King’s Cross
The Gasholders building will present ‘The Penthouse’ by fashion designer Roksanda Ilincic. Visitors will be able to explore the three-bedroom duplex penthouse where Roksanda has applied her signature sculptural form through series of guided tours.
Shoreditch Design Triangle
Please Be Seated by Paul Cocksedge, 14-22 September, Shoreditch
A large scale installation by Paul Cocksedge fuses innovation and technology, and responds to the changing rhythm of the community: its design features curves for people to sit on and walk under, further enhancing London’s largest pedestrianised neighbourhood, Finsbury Avenue Square.
Kaleidoscopia by Lee Broom, 17-22 September, Shoreditch
Lee Broom transforms the Shoreditch showroom to present KALEIDOSCOPIA, an experiential showcase which plays with kaleidoscopic impressions. Visitors can discover the lighting products within a reflective environment, forming a sequence of multiple images and optical illusions.
Unlocking the Code of Colour and Light by Atrium Limited, 16-19 September, Shoreditch
Programme of events throughout the week will take the visitor on a journey of exploration that seeks to illustrate the relationship between light and colour and just some of the ways they have influenced architects, designers and artists – and how they affect all of us in mind and body.