The London Design Festival, which will run from 13-21 September, encompasses the capital’s major trade shows – 100% Design, Decorex International, design junction, Focus/14 and Tent London & Super Brands London – where new and established exhibitors from the UK and around the world will debut their designs. These Design Destinations are crucial for established and emerging designers and manufacturers to present their products and innovations to new markets.
Since its inception twelve years ago, the Festival has also nurtured a growing number of Design Districts – areas of the city where there is a concentration of design expertise, retail outlets and creative enterprise. These Design Districts have been steadily growing in number and scale and this year there will be six districts: Brompton, Chelsea, Clerkenwell, Islington, Queens Park and Shoreditch.
Each of the areas, variously known as quarters, triangles and districts, will organise a programme of exhibitions, events, open studios as well as retail and community engagement. All will organise late night openings, parties and events on specific days and nights during the Festival.