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
Returning for its second year, the south-east London design trail spans areas from Deptford to Brockley, celebrating local craftspeople. Highlights include an exhibition at Peckham’s Copeland Gallery, where 13 designers have been invited to go back to basics and explore the fundamental qualities of water; and Irish studio Superfolk, which is showing its latest launches at Simple Shape in Brockley.
23-24 September; various locations across south-east London; www.southeastmakersclub.co.uk
Pictured, design by Unit Lab, part of the ‘Water’ exhibition