September 19-27 are the dates in 2015 for the London Design Festival, which focuses its attention on the city as a celebration of the art of creative development. Starting in 2003, the festival engages with the country’s thinkers, practitioners, educators and retailers, allowing design to take London by storm. Download London Design Festival 2015 Guide
Bringing established and up and coming designers together to mix with business people and opinion formers from around the world happens at the V & A Museum. It has become the hub, where visitors visit to meet, pick up information, visit inspiring installations and events, and enjoy the festival atmosphere.
The London Design Festival spans dozens of locations with hundreds of exhibitors. For 2015 the event takes on a theme of ‘Design in Colour’, so expect to find out what next year’s big colour trends are likely to be as you admire displays. London has for more than a century had a wonderful reputation as a Design Centre for the western world and understanding patterns of connectivity and gathering information about how social values and behaviour impact on design is immensely important.
Mallett one of the oldest established antique dealers in the world will have a new installation Design House at Ely House from Monday 21st September to Saturday 26th September 2015. Their Head of Contemporary Design, Eleonore Halluitte Andrews, will launch new collections for TANE of Mexico, Pomellato of Milan and Calico Wallpaper from New York during the festival. At Ely House, championing the fusion of 18th century techniques with 21st century design, they will also host a program of events and talks.
There is no doubt festivals such as this contribute enormously to those creating cities of the future. The 2015 program includes 20 – 25 September a Global Design Forum, debating designs for our future. Profiling pivotal designers, they will discuss their product against a particular topic. Each day there will be a changing theme. Graphics (Morag Myerscough), Luxury (Barber & Osgerby), Future (Yves Béhar), Makers (Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec), International (Wolfgang Buttress) and Industry (Tom Dixon). The aim is to deliver thought provoking ideas to consider. London Design Festival, 19 – 27 September, 2015