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
Eight works in stone have been peppered throughout the Design Museum, inside and out this year. The likes of Eduardo Souto de Moura, Paulo David (pictured), Michael Anastassiades and Peter Saville were invited to explore the technical qualities and processes of marble and limestone – among the results, a slide and public seating.
16-24 September; 224-238 Kensington High St, London W8 6AG; www.designmuseum.org