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

Poltrona Frau

Poltrona Frau is launching a limited-edition, 225-piece collection of the ‘Vanity Fair’ armchair this year. The patterned pieces will be on view at its Chelsea showroom, and in addition, a workshop for local schoolchildren will be led by Design Museum director Deyan Sudjic, followed by a talk. It’s all for a good cause too – the sale of the collection will support the construction of the Farm Children’s Museum in Favara, Sicily.

16-24 September, workshop on 21 September; 147 Fulham Road, London SW3 6SN; www.poltronafrau.com