London Design Festival 2017 preview

Exhibition list

London Design Festival 2017 preview

Summer may be winding down in London, but things in the British capital are just hotting up. The London Design Festival (16-24 September) is set to kick off this week, with galleries, museums and studios in all corners of the metropolis poised for action. This year – in addition to popular staples like the Landmark projects and V&A installations – the festival is upping the ante, introducing Mayfair as the newest bustling design hub, as well as the inaugural Design Frontiers exhibition at Somerset House. From Shoreditch’s hidden pockets to Chelsea’s well-heeled design district, we’ve mapped out the top 20 exhibitions, installations and events not to be missed...

Writers: Rosa Bertoli, Sujata Burman, Holly Patrick

Design Frontiers

This year, Somerset House will focus on innovation in different design disciplines with ‘Design Frontiers’, uniting fashion, product design and graphics under one umbrella event. The various exhibitions taking over the Terrace Rooms and West Wing Galleries include ‘My Canvas’, an exhibition by Kvadrat comprising conceptual installations using its textiles by Teruhiro Yanagihara (pictured), BCXSY, GamFratesi and more.

18-24 September; Somerset House, London WC2R 1LA; www.somersethouse.org.uk