Friday, September 14, 2012

London Design Festival 2012 is officially here!

Finally!! Everybody, attention please because London Design Festival has officially kicked off since today! And you all better be ready because this event is honestlly HUGE. Although my plan to study the programme accurately has hilariously failed as I was away in Estonia on a relatives versus friends visiting/marathon "vacation". No worries although as I've still managed to put together a post to explain how the festival will look like. During the next 10 days all London will be overtaken by hundreds of design events and happenings and you really do not want to miss what you're most interested in. And trust me, there is something for everyone! LDF programme can be broken into a following scheme, hopefully you will find this post helpful!


Design Districts
5 different areas of London will turn into vibrant design districts.
Brompton Design District
The biggest and the most important district is situated right on the doorsteps of to the festival’s headquarters in west.

Covent Garden and Fitzrovia Now

Clerkenwell road has been for centuries the artisan district; so it’s fitting that today some of the world’s greatest furniture manufacturers have moved into the area’s showrooms and workshop spaces.
Shoreditch Triangle
The East has always been where London has reinvented itself. It’s there that today you’ll find a lot of the original design shows.

For more alternative and less commercial design, this is where you can find the most intrigueing and avant-garde projects.
Each destination could be a day out in itself. These destinations are key hubs for conducting business during the Festival, providing a focal point for international buyers, specifiers and the media. They are where new products are discovered, bespoke projects commissioned and face-to-face relationships formed and revived.
The Design Destinations don’t all share the same dates during the Festival, so check their individual websites when planning your visit. It is advised to register in advance to attend.


Landmark Projects
taken from the LDF guide:
"we had to find ways of talking to the world about what London could do for design - to attract attention to the great events our Partners were putting on. In 2007 we introduced the first series of our Landmark Projects, matching leading architects and designers to iconic spaces in London, teaming them up with partners to create eye-popping interventions in London spaces. Landmark Projects are about showing the brilliance of design and architecture's greatest names."
Stay tooned for more!


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