About The London Design Festival:
The London Design Festival has established itself as a major event on the international design calendar, appealing to an increasingly wide audience, from consumers to professionals to students and all those with a keen interest in design. The London Design Festival promises an array of creative events, imaginative exhibitions and installations taking place across London, involving a diverse range of talents, from established innovators to rising stars.
Key Features of 2012 Festival:
Global Design Forum: On 1h September, London Design Festival is launching the inaugural Global Design Forum at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. The Forum will be a stimulating and intensive one-day event to set the global agenda for design.
Townhouse: Townhouse is another new feature. Located within an elegant Georgian house in Belgravia, Townhouse will see a rich diversity of contemporary design set within the different rooms of the house, and assembled by curator Jane Withers.
Trafalgar Square: London's best-known public space Trafalgar Square has hosted a number of London Design Festival design commissions in the past. This year, working with Be Open, Arup and Sound and Music, the Festival will focus on the idea of sound as a means of conveying memory and evoking emotion. A black rubberized structure will become an immersive space for a variety of soundscapes created by musicians and sound artists.
V&A Museum: The V&A Museum continues its relationship as the hub venue for the Festival. Once again, the museum will house a broad ranging program of activity including specially commissioned installations by the likes of Nendo, Keiichi Matsuda, Philips and Cinimod Studio, Rolf Sachs and SodaStream. These installations will be complemented by a host of events, workshops and talks, as befits the central hub of the Festival.