London Design Festival 2019

The vision of London Design Festival is to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world. We look forward to welcoming visitors to the capital again for the 17th edition of the Festival from 14-22 September 2019.

Building on London’s existing design activity, their concept was to create an annual event that would promote the city’s creativity, drawing in the country’s greatest thinkers, practitioners, retailers and educators to a deliver an unmissable celebration of design. 

Free

Jaguar Presents: The Future Legacy

12-22 September
10am-6pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Jaguar explores the British influences in its design process by showcasing individual Jaguar pieces. Four specially designed components inspired by Britain’s rich creative identity, both past and present, will be displayed to highlight Jaguar’s ability to unite traditional and contemporary design.

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PriestmanGoode presents Get Onboard: Reduce. Reuse. Rethink

12 September-January 2020
10am-6pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Whether we travel for work or pleasure, air travel has become an integral part of our lives. However, our consumption habits mean that we are leaving behind great trails of waste every time we fly.

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Reflections: The Anatomy of Form

6-22 September
10am-6pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Showing for the first time in London, this exhibit explores the work behind Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), an interdisciplinary practice responsible for some of the world’s most technically and environmentally advanced buildings.

Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition

On til 17th Sept 2019
Design Museum Kensington
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Step inside the world of Stanley Kubrick, one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century. It will offer a unique insight into the director's vast archive through original props and costumes, set models and rare photographs, while tracing the design story behind Kubrick’s body of work.

Beazley Designs of the Year

11 September 2019
10:00-6pm
Design Museum Kensington
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Discover the most innovative designs across fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphic design from the past 12 months, as nominated by the public and design experts from around the world.

London Design Festival 2019

14th - 22nd Sept
V&A
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This September the V&A will be transforming iconic spaces across the museum with specially-commissioned projects by leading international designers and hosting an inspirational line up of talks, debates, daily tours and workshops.

Exhibition Road Day of Design

22nd Sept
11am - 5pm
V&A
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For the finale of London Design Festival, there will be a special event on Exhibition Road focusing on design solutions to the climate emergency. There will be a street celebration to look at the role that design thinking can play in fostering new ideas and changing attitudes to the way we consume food, use energy and deal with waste.