With the global gaze firmly on London for 2012, and with a 10-year anniversary to celebrate, it's little surprise that the London Design Festival is pulling out all the stops this year, with a promise to “more than equal the quality, imagination and innovation” of previous years.
A pivotal event for London’s creative community, The London Design Festival, starting on September 14th, was inaugurated in 2003 to commemorate the innovation and creativity that London has to offer. Year on year, it succeeds in pushing the U.K's cultural capital to centre stage.
Fulfilling its role as one of the most important events on the international design calendar, this year's festival will introduce a number of new features as well as enriching its mainstay attractions.
On September 18th, Central St. Martin's will host the first of the Global Design Forum, an intensive and enlightening one-day event that hopes to inspire debate and discussion regarding the role of design today and the evolutionary direction of future of design.
The V & A Museum will also return to its role as a London Design Festival main hub for 2012's event, hosting a number of exciting commissions, events, workshops and talks. This year's highlight is Keiichi Matsuda's Prism. Prism presents an alternative view of London living, exposing hidden dataflows in the city. A work that closely reflects Matsuda's concern with the integration of media into everyday life.
Supporting the main-stage events of the 10-day agenda are the 250 partner events taking place at a host of design retailers, galleries and pop-up spaces in all corners of the city.
The festival will take place from the 14th to the 23rd September. Visit the website for more information.