What are you most looking forward to seeing at London Design Festival?

As the capital gears up for this year’s LDF, designers tell us about the talks, exhibits and installations they can’t wait to see.

Jay Osgerby, co-founder, Barber and Osgerby

“The London Design Festival has grown so much in its international importance; it is now one of the most important design events globally.

This year I am happy that my own area, south east London is represented with South East Makers club where I’m particularly looking forward to Ben Chatfield’s talk on Saturday 24 September.

Tord Boontje, our neighbour on Charlotte Road and also at home in Brockley has organised Electro Craft. Made up of new and existing work, this show is about the craft of electronics and electronics made as craft.”

Katie Treggiden, editor, Fiera magazine
Katie Treggiden, design journalist

“19 Greek Street was the highlight of my London Design Festival last year, so I am really looking forward to this year’s exhibition. In the midst of what can feel like a tsunami of consumerism, a gallery that champions the role of art and design to create a more ethical and sustainable future is a breath of fresh air.

From 24 September until 1 October 2016, this Soho townhouse will host “a multisensory experience [that] explores our connection with nature, with ourselves and our surroundings.” Events include design, art, books, tea, meditation and talks. I wouldn’t miss it for the world.”

Sam Bompas, co-founder, Bompas & Parr (photo Charlie Surbey)
Sam Bompas, co-founder, Bompas & Parr (photo Charlie Surbey)

“LDF is a brilliant goad to exploring London, in particular seeing familiar spaces in a fresh guise. The one project currently on my list is the RIBA Regent Street Windows – where artists, designers and visionaries transform the windows of iconic Regent Street shops.

It’s not a part of London I’d regularly visit, but the promise of Design Haus Liberty’s elegantly dangling light installations at Kate Spade is more than enough to get me there.

Their beads of light have the curious effect of being so sensual and luxurious that the formal architecture of Regent Street now provokes an erotic response!”

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