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London Design Festival 2013

The London Design Festival is an annual event, held to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world, and as the gateway to the international creative community.


First staged in 2003, the London Design Festival is one of the world’s most important annual design events. The Festival programme is made up of over 300 events and exhibitions staged by hundreds of partner organisations across the design spectrum and from around the world.

The London Design Festival continues its collaboration with the world’s leading Museum of art and design, the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) which in 2012, saw audiences reach 111,538 for the 10 day period of the Festival – one of the busiest weeks recorded in the Museum’s history. As the central hub location for the London Design Festival for the fifth year, the V&A will again house a broad range of commissioned activity which will be spread throughout the Museum and include installations, events, talks and workshops.

Highlights include an impressive eight-storey lighting installation in the main entrance by Canadian designer Omer Arbel and a trail of Swarovski lenses focussed on the design details of objects across the V&A’s collections. Alessi will provide an insight into their production processes with a display which examines the making skills of its factory in Crusinallo. Dutch Designers Scholten and Baijings have taken a theatrical approach to design with their installation ‘The Dinner Party’ which will be installed in the opulent Norfolk House Music Room.

Important news about design were also presented at Maison & Object in Paris. Read here the article!

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