9 days in “the world’s creative capital”, a celebration of design & a platform for the widest spectrum of design disciplines that’s how next September’s London design event is described as.
The annual creative meeting which started in 2003 is in a way a marketing strategy to celebrate and promote London as the creative capital of the world and gateway to the UK’s world class creative industries, so you should definitely consider it a commercial event (and cultural in some sort of way). The programme ranges from major international exhibitions to trade events, installations to talks and seminars, from product launches to receptions, private views and parties. The majority of events are free of charge – enabling visitors to participate, listen, learn, commission and make purchases.
The Victoria and Albert Museum will be playing again an important role in this year’s festival being considered as the festival hub.
The V&A Sackler Centre provides a distinct Festival destination, hosting the main public information point and press office, as well as an extensive programme of seminars, talks and workshops. Throughout the museum a number of temporary displays, installations and interventions will appear for the duration of the Festival. These stimulating displays are a Festival highlight, featuring work by leading design figures and exciting new names.
But the LDF is more than just Trafalgar Square and the V&A museum. Many important London landmarks reserve that week to host especial exhibitions liked to the festival….
– The Design Museum which will be opening an exhibition of the work of British architect John Pawson
so…. happen to be in the UK capital one of those days (18-26th Sept)? Then visit as much as you can, we will.