London Design Festival 2017


London Design Festival 2017: Villa Walala by Camille Walala
Dynamic and innovative design projects from some of the best creative talents pop up in venues across the capital for the annual festival. Read More


Explore a range of creative installations and events celebrating contemporary design during the London Design Festival 2017 (LDF).

The annual festival has been showcasing the work of designers, architects, artists and retailers since 2003. During the festival, hundreds of large-scale installations, exhibitions and events pop up in many unique spaces across London, from world-famous museums to small local studios.

The V&A is once again the hub of the London Design Festival, hosting a wide range of activities, from talks and workshops, to installations and exhibitions.

London Design Festival 2017 highlights

  • Explore a construction of playful coloured shapes brightening up the office buildings of Broadgate, as graphic artist Camille Walala brings a playground of colours to the City of London with Villa Walala. 16-24 Sep
  • Walk the length of the 21.3m three-dimensional tapestry Tansmission, by British designer Ross Lovegrove, set against the 15th-century hunting tapestries that inspired the commission in the V&A’s Room 94. 16-24 Sep
  • Spark your imagination with the Design Frontiers group exhibition at Somerset House, showcasing cutting-edge designs in automobile, fashion, graphics and more, which resulted from collaborations between leading designers and their enlightened clients. 18-24 Sep
  • Immerse yourself in the While We Wait stone structure by Palestinian architects Elias and Yousef Anastas, who took inspiration from the scenic Cremisan Valley, in the V&A’s Gallery 64B. 16-24 Sep



Many installations and exhibitions are free to visit, while some events require a paid-for ticket.

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