Showcasing works from both undergraduate and postgraduate design students, this years festival will present a host of fresh talent to get your teeth into.
With over 20 separate events run by colleges and independent students, you'll be hard pushed to get around them all - so this is our selection of some of the best.
Circa @ Tent London
Truman Brewery, London
L’Equipement des Arts the London and Paris based trio of Michael Mohammed, David de Kervern and Andrew McIntosh Patrick, present Design Existence part of a series of exhibitions dedicated to merging and blurring the boundaries between art, design and entertainment.
For the second year the London Design Festival has commissioned two leading architects / designers to create an installation for the setting of the Southbank Centre.
This year sees leading architect David Adjaye working with The American Hardwood Export Council to create a dramatic pavilion of American tulipwood.
Villa Foscari La Malcontenta, Italy
To celebrate the 500th anniversary of Andrea Palladio’s birth (1508-2008), La Malcontenta invited Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher to design and build two installations within Villa Foscari La Malcontenta, a building designed by Palladio in 1555.
Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy
Oostelijke Handelskade 34, 1019 BN Amsterdam, NL
For this year’s Inside Design Amsterdam, Amsterdam’s major annual showcase of leading-edge interior design, the Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy has been given a dazzling transformation by the crème de la crème of the Dutch design world.
Prinses Irenestraat 19, 1077 WT Amsterdam, NL
Hacking existing design is a recent phenomenon. For a variety of personal motives, professional and nonprofessional designers are making individual alterations to off-the-shelf products.
Some do it for fun, others out of necessity, and still others out of a critical attitude toward mass production.
Pierre Bergé & Associés
Place du Grand Sablon, Brussels
Pierre Bergé & Associés will auction a selection of installations and designs created for DuPont international events and exhibitions promoting DuPont™ Corian®, one of the most known brands worldwide among materials for design and architecture.
PM Gallery & House
Walpole Park, Mattock Lane, London
PM Gallery & House and designer Carl Clerkin present Bottom Drawers, an exhibition of new work and installations by sixteen artists and designers investigating the things we choose to live with.