The 8th London Design Festival ran through the second half of September and hosted more than 350,000 local and international visitors for a celebration of the creative industries.
“The Festival is a platform for new ideas and it is this that draws the crowds and catches media attention. Being focused on ideas is what makes the London Design Festival so distinctive,” said Ben Evans, the Festival’s Director.
Concurrent trade fairs included 100% Design, Tent, Origin, Designers Block. For the second year running The V&A hosted a number of installations. Three new districts joined the Fair this year: Covent Garden, Fitzrovia Creative and Clerkenwell.
“The internationalism of the Festival was reflected in visitors from over 50 countries and projects from 35. Also the announcement of the new partnership with Beijing will take the Festival into a new era as its influence spreads worldwide,” said Sir John Sorrell, Chairman of the London Design Festival.
Next year the London Design Festival will run September 17 – 25.