London Design Festival – Special Event

This September the V&A will be at the centre of the seventh annual London Design Festival. As the Festival hub, the V&A will be a focal point of design-related activity and the first port of call for all visitors to the Festival. Enjoy an exciting array of displays, installations, talks and workshops throughout the Museum, and take the opportunity to rub shoulders with London’s design community and Festival visitors from around the world. Throughout the week the V&A’s Sackler Centre will be the place to head for information, inspiration and to take in the atmosphere of the city-wide Festival.

UK’s biggest and best

The London Design Festival is the UK’s biggest annual celebration of design and reflects London’s status as the world creative hub.

It is made up of the widest possible range of design disciplines, all of who prosper in the city. These new ideas and activities make each Festival dynamic, different and uniquely London. Supported by government, the design sector, and leading businesses, the Festival offers a platform for the best design talent.

Excellence And Inclusion

The Festival inspires and engages. In particular, it supports emerging talent that reflects London’s diverse influences. Acting as an platform brand, the Festival works with national museums, retailers, universities, trade shows, magazines, international design businesses and of course individual designers, all of who contribute excellence to the Festival programme.

New Ideas All Year Round

The Festival works year-round with key London venues and spaces such as Trafalgar Square, Southbank Centre, the V&A and Somerset House to programme engaging design-related content that reflects London’s diverse design story, and makes it a global destination for new ideas and talent

Our Umbrella

The London Design Festival acts as a brand umbrella and unites the UK’s world-class creative community by bringing together individuals and organisations from across the design spectrum. The Festival allows the creative community the opportunity to explore issues, showcase ideas and generate business with a specifically invited global audience.

Creative Industry & Cultural Liberty

The Festival is both a cultural and a commercial event with as much on offer to trade and commerce as to the casual visitor.

Our Festival programme offers visitors the opportunity to see our creative industries at work. During the Festival London opens its doors to the public with open studios, product launches, trade shows, major international exhibitions, private views and site specific public installations. The Festival offers the chance to meet the designers at the heart of British design and to see their work in one condensed period of time.

Bringing The Capital Together Online

Since our inception in 2003 we have constantly refined and developed our approach to promoting London. We’ve listened to our partners and our audience and worked with our team to ensure that guests and collaborators alike get the most from the festival. We hope you enjoy our new look!

A message from Sir John Sorrell

The London Design Festival is a spectacular celebration of world-class talent across the city, shining a bright light on the amazing creative people that make London the design capital of the world. The Festival reflects the growing worldwide recognition of the power of design to change things for the better, to help deliver economic prosperity and to improve quality of life. Whether you want to be inspired, informed, talk business or just soak up the atmosphere, there is something for you to see and do.

The Festival is now a major event on the global design calendar, attracting thousands of visitors from around the world. As a leading cultural event in London and one of four key international events in the city’s autumn creative season, the Festival continues to evolve. I hope you will be part of its future. Sir John Sorrell – Chairman, London Design Festival

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Duration 21 September 2009 - 25 September 2009
Times 10.00–17.45
Cost free
Venue Victoria & Albert Museum
Address Sackler Centre london SW7 2RL, ,
Contact +44 (0)20 7942 2211 / /

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