See the latest in design trends during the 12th London Design Festival at venues across the capital. Leading the way in innovation, this festival celebrates the best creative talents with a range of exciting events and exhibitions.
Looking to place London as the design capital of the world, leading practitioners from all nations gather to show off their latest works. Over 300 events and exhibitions are staged by hundreds of different studios and individuals, covering a broad spectrum of design innovation.
London Design Festival: Design Festivals
Ranging from exhibitions and seminars to shows and pop-up events, the programme makes full use of the many unique spaces to be found in the capital. Events can be found everywhere from the Victoria and Albert Museum to small local studios, with a select few taking place at some iconic London landmarks.
Always highly original, design enthusiasts should brace themselves for some thought-provoking works in the most unexpected of places.
Among the highlights of the 2014 festival is the A Place Called Home installation. This features individual "homes" erected in Trafalgar Square where, in conjunction with accommodation provider Airbnb, designers Jasper Morrison, Patternity, Raw Edges and Studioilse are each given a room to showcase individuality in interior design (from 18-21 September).
The Victoria and Albert Museum continues to play a vital role in the festival, and for 2014, it includes the interactive The Drone Aviary. These various drones taking up residency in the on-site John Madejski Garden even have their own Twitter accounts, providing unique images from the flying objects. Inside, a stunning installation by designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, which is composed of two giant moving sculptures, is on show during the festival at the Raphael Gallery.