The London Design Festival, which will run from 19-27 September, is a platform for the capital’s major trade shows – 100% Design, Decorex International, designjunction, Focus/15 and Tent London & Super Brands – to showcase exhibitors from the UK and around the world. These Design Destinations are crucial for established and emerging designers, manufacturers and brands to present their products and innovations to new markets.
A number of large group-shows are taking place across the city where new and established exhibitors from the UK and around the world are debuting their designs. These ‘Design Destinations’ are crucial for designers and manufacturers wanting to reach new markets and provide excellent platforms for new and emerging designers and makers to present their products and innovations.
Over the last twelve years, a number of key design exhibitions have become an integral and vital part of the London Design Festival, each offering an exciting mix of designers, products, talks, installations and innovations housed under one roof. These Destinations are hubs for conducting business during the Festival, providing a focal point for international buyers, specifiers and the media.
Since its inception in 2003, 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 seven Districts: Brompton, Chelsea, Clerkenwell, Islington, Queens Park and Shoreditch with Bankside as the newest player. 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 of them will organise late night openings, parties and events on specific nights during the Festival.
For further information on Design Destinations visit: londondesignfestival.com/design-destinations