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
The South Kensington hub returns with a solo exhibition by set designer and Panerai London Design Medal winner Es Devlin, in addition to an immersive light installation by Flynn Talbot (pictured), an outdoor stone lace structure by architects Elias and Yousef Anastas, and a 3D tapestry by Ross Lovegrove made in collaboration with Alcantara.
16-24 September; Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL; www.vam.ac.uk