The annual London Design Festival attracts many visitors from around the world. The event is held to honour and elevate London as the next design capital of the world and showcases the latest new product developments and trends from across a variety of design disciplines. The show encompasses different creative industry sectors including architecture, digital, engineering, fashion and furniture. Experimentation and creativity are readily encouraged in each. This year the festival was held from the 19th -27th September at venues across the city.
Each year, the festival organisers commission the world’s finest architects and designers to create impressive installations for the landmark projects programme. These have come to be the public face of the festival and have been featured in some of London’s most prominent places including the Southbank Centre, Trafalgar and Greenwich Peninsula.
The British Land Celebration of Design
This year, the British Land Celebration of Design awards were announced in Canada House.
The Swarovski Emerging Talent Medal was awarded to Marjan van Aubel. The production designer Sir Ken Adam received the Lifetime Achievement Medal. The Panerai London Design Medal went to to UK designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby and the co-founders of concrete canvas Ltd were awarded the PCH Design Innovation Medal. For the first time ever, the key works of the winners were displayed in an exhibition at Somerset House.
The show hosts many different talks and workshops each day ensuring there is something for everyone, regardless of sector. The festival organisers are now gearing up for the next event which will be held on the 17th – 25th September 2016.