It’s that time of the year again, where London becomes the Design capital of the world with one more edition of the London Design Festival 2018 (#LDF18) from 15-23 September, and we’ve got all the design events listed in one place so your don’t miss out on anything!
The destination show for luxury interiors and contemporary design, returns to the historic location of Syon Park for the 41st year. It’s the opening destination of LDF and one of its five key Design Destinations. This year’s theme is Blank Canvas, offering a concept that allows exhibitors to explore how an empty space can celebrate a new beginning. And we can relate to that as our soon to be launched website feels like a fresh start!
We’re excited to see what renowned art & design critic and curator Corinne Julius has in store for us at Future Heritage, a place to discover the best of luxury British crafts and applied arts.
From the archives, Ginger & Jagger at Decorex 2016
New for 2018, the show will present 100% Futures — an exhibition showcasing a selection of inspiring and innovative designs geared towards ‘Designing for London’. Curated by lovely interiors writer Barbara Chandler, this is one area you won’t want to miss. The design exhibited here aim to improve life in our city of London. Plus, another 400 international brands exhibiting at Olympia London and the launch of the West Kensington design district.
From the archives, 100% Design 2014
Now in it’s 8th year, Design Junction transforms iconic spaces in London into premier design destinations. This year they’ll be taking us to London’s South Bank Doon Street site, Oxo Tower Wharf and Riverside Walkway. We’re particularly excited about the purpose built super-structure on the Door Street site, the largest and most ambitious build Design Junction has ever undertaken presenting furniture, accessories, lighting and homewares in dedicated zones across two floors.
Highlights: Its stellar line-up of brands in 2018, including leading international names such as Erik Joergensen, New Tendency, Northern, Gemla, James Burleigh, Norr11 and VitrA
From the archives, Design Junction 2017 Granary Square, Turkish Tiles
We travel to the Truman Brewery in East London to discover 500 exhibitors from 28 countries. Here, you can find the latest trends in furniture, lighting, textiles, materials and outstanding conceptual installations. In addition, Tent London, exhibits the best in contemporary art so you’re home inspiration is covered from all angles!
One of the things we’ve always enjoyed about our neighbourhood is our proximity to the fabulous Design Centre in Chelsea Harbour. A place to connect with tastemakers from the world of interior design, architecture and style. This year Focus/18 celebrates with ‘Journey of Colour’, a specially commissioned installation by international artist Moritz Waldemeyer that offers an unforgettable immersive experience of light, colour and movement. We can’t wait!
Highlights: Conversations in Design series, in particular Living Etc, “Distinctive Interiors: How to Decorate with a Difference” and Personal Space: Creating & Capturing True Style with Allegra Hicks. Plus, complementary transportation from Sloane Square tube station is the cherry on the cake.
- Focus/ DCCH
A relative new comer to LDF18, and building from its inaugural success in 2016, the London Design Biennale brings together 40 countries to exhibit at Somerset House in response to the theme Emotional States. It explores big questions and ideas about sustainability, migration, pollution, energy, cities, and social equality. We love how the design world can bring an all immersive, inspiring and thought provoking tour of the world.
From the archives, India’s installation at Somerset House at the London Design Biennale 2016
As always, we will be on the ground travelling through the city to bring you the latest news, events and design agenda from each of the events. Make sure you’re following us on twitter @TheLongestStay and Instagram here so you don’t miss out!