Website: www.londondesignfestival.com/The London Design Festival is set to return to the capital once again this year (September 19-27), promising small-scale exhibitions and ambitious public projects that highlight the best of homegrown and international design talent.
London-based design duo Matteo Fogale and Laetitia De Allegri will take over a raised walkway at the Victoria and Albert Museum – one of several installations in the iconic venue. Their design will layer semi-transparent archways to create a feeling of depth in response to the space. A gridded floor will further emphasise the sense of perspective – see our A/W 15-16 Design Direction Outline for similar inspiration.
This year, Somerset House joins the design festival, hosting a collaborative project between British architect and designer David Adjaye and automotive brands Mini and BMW. The historic building will also showcase installations by 10 renowned designers, including Welsh industrial designer Ross Lovegrove and Japanese design studio Nendo, whose solo exhibition during Milan Design Week last month became a key Stylus highlight.
A key destination for the week, DesignJunction will move to two new venues this year, taking over the former Central Saint Martin's college and nearby Victoria House. These characterful locations will house more than 180 design brands, alongside a variety of pop-up shops and eateries.
Look out for more London Design Festival coverage on Stylus over the upcoming months. In the meantime, take a look back at our reporting from last year's event, along with our extensive coverage of 2015's design events, including Milan Design Week, Maison & Objet and Stockholm Furniture Fair.