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
MINI LIVING returns for its second Landmark Project, this year creating a micro-house in collaboration with architect Sam Jacobs. Exploring the future of urban habitats in cities, the space features a shared kitchen and micro-library for the public to interact with during the show. Jacobs was inspired by London’s penchant for geometric façades, reflected in the mirrored outer surface of his structure.
16-24 September; OXO Tower Wharf Courtyard, London SE1 9PH; www.mini.co.uk