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


Located in Mayfair – the newest district on the London Design Festival circuit – Sketch has collaborated with creative studio Matter of Stuff on an exhibition featuring works by 13 different designers. Look out for new launches by Sabina Belfiore Lucovich and Glen Baghurst, and drink up more design with a flight of bespoke cocktails concocted by Sketch’s in-house drinks maestros.

19-24 September; 9 Conduit Street, London W1S 2XG;