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london design festival, Endless Stair, Tate Modern
'Endless Stair' at Tate Modern Supported by AHEC - Photography Ed Reeve, 2013


A showcase of creative innovation, the London Design Festival promotes our capital as the leading city for enterprise and ingenuity. Between the 13th - 21st September, it is a chance for designers to showcase their work through fairs, installations, exhibitions, and a whole host of other outlets. For the average consumer, it is the chance to be amazed, inspired, and create our own little bit of art. The festival takes place across dozens of venues, so there is sure to be something going on near you. Here is just a taster of what you can get up to:

Workshops



Meet the Bike Builders

What: Brompton Bicycle showcase their manufacturing processes and techniques. It is an exclusive opportunity to design and buy your own bespoke bicycle.
When: 13th - 21st September
Where: North Terrace, South Kensington, London, SW3 2BA
South Kensington

Lord Whitney: Playing Faces

What: Create Take eccentric portraits with whatever props you can lay your hands on.
When: 13th & 14th September
Where: Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL

Monoprint Bunting

What: Design your own monoprints with stencils and material, and add it to the growing bunting display.
When: 19th September
Where: Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL

Exhibitions



Harrods is Design

What: Follow a design trail, tracing Harrod's history.
When: 13th - 21st September
Where: Harrods, Brompton Road, London, SW1X 7XL

Wallpaper - Artist's Interior Worlds

What: A subversive and humorous wallpaper display.
When: 13th - 20th September
Where: Harrow Road , West London , W10 4RE

Bright Ideas to Make Life Better

What: Highlights designs that are important to our daily lives and a sustainable future.
When: 13th - 21st September
Where: Great Portland street, London, W1W 6QD

Fairs



100% Design

What: The longest running and biggest design show in London, featuring designers from across the world.
When: 17th - 20th September
Where: Earls Court Exhibition Centre 2, Warwick Road, London, SW5 9TA

DesignJunction

What: Over a hundred and eighty brands promoting retail innovation.
When: 17th - 21st September
Where: New Oxford Street, London, WC1A 1BA

Decorex 2014

What: Three hundred exhibitors display their craftsmanship and technology.
When: 21st September
Where: Syon Park, Brentford, London, TW88JF

Talks



Joy in Design

What: Jim Sutherland tells stories about his designs, and how they make him happy.
When: 13th September
Where: Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL

Thinking of Studying Design?

What: Find out about how to get into the design industry.
When: 13th September
Where: The Victoria and Albert Museum, Sackler Centre, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL

The Importance of an Online Portfolio as Part of your Creative Career

What: Find out the importance of an online portfolio, followed by a Q&A and portfolio surgery.
When: 13th September
Where: The Victoria and Albert Museum, Sackler Centre, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL
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When: 13th - 21st September
Where: Across London
Cost: Free & ticketed events
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