Trend Report: London Design Festival 2022

We bring you the voices of the visitors and participants of London Design Festival 2022!

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Now in its 20th year, the London Design Festival returned to its regular slot between 17th – 25th September with a series of live and in-person events across the city.

With an array of thought-provoking exhibitions, installations and talks, the festival is an opportunity for the international design community to discover the latest work from designers and brands from across London and the UK. The renowned Victoria and Albert Museum once again acts as the central hub for the entire show and plays host to a number of leading installations and interventions found scattered amongst the permanent collection.

The surrounding area, Brompton, forms one of 12 Design Districts that also include the Bankside Design District, Islington Design District and Greenwich Penninsula; all of which are intended to showcase the unique design-led character of all regions within the city. The latter is also home to the returning Design London, a fair in its own right that boasts big-name interior brands as well as emerging studios. Visitors are enticed to explore further by a series of special commissions that are placed in public spaces such as Swivel by Sabine Marcelis at St Giles Square, although Sony’s INTO SIGHT installation drawings the longest queues.

Pentagram once again designs the graphic identity of the show, which this year explores the idea the festival is the sum of its parts.

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