London Design FestivalLondon Design Festival

A visual feast for the eyes as well as creative inspiration in all directions, the London Design Festival will captivate audiences from all over the world. Held in some of the capital’s trendiest locations, the event will bring together the “greatest thinkers, practitioners, retailers and educators to deliver an unmissable celebration of design.”

Held from 19-27 September, the London Design Festival offers interactive design installations, avant-garde displays, exhibits and workshops, and showcases the latest trends in modern interior and exterior design. Gathering for the celebration will be 440 designers, brands and installations from 29 countries.

The theme of this year's event offers visitors the opportunity to explore The Future of Luxury. There will be displays of new furniture, lighting and accessories from more than 400 brands. Events will be hosted at the V&A, Somerset House and various design destinations and districts.

New innovative products will also be released at the event, the perfect inspiration for your own home decorating. Direct from Mumbai, The Lattu Light is inspired from children’s spinning tops. Crafted by reclaimed teakwood, each pendant light is shaped, turned, carved and sanded by local artisans. Japanese designers will also feature at the event, as well as designers incorporating reclaimed machines in the development of their interior design ideas.

For admirers of vintage lighting, Marianna Kennedy will present her impressive collection of sophisticated lamp designs. Produced in her Spitalfields studio, her lamps have garnered her a cult following over the last decade. Her most iconic and enduring design is the Spring Lamp. Created in a variety of colours, the lamp is crafted from hand-finished cast resin. It is inspired by bunches of flowers and emulates classic 18th-century design motifs.

The London Design Festival was created by Sir John Sorrell and Ben Evans. They hoped to create an annual event that would shine a light on the city and country's creativity and design heritage. Since the first London Design Festival in 2003, the event has grown into one of the largest design events in the world.

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