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


Italian furniture company Molteni&C is celebrating the legacy of Gio Ponti with a pop-up exhibition designed by the brand’s creative director Vincent Van Duysen. A highlight: the showroom will host screenings of Vivere alla Ponti, Francesca Molteni’s documentary paying tribute to the design legend.

16-24 September; 245-249 Brompton Road, London SW3 2EP;

Pictured, ‘D.154.2 01’ armchair, by Gio Ponti