Hayon and Adjaye front London Design Festival

Spanish designer Jaime Hayón and architect David Adjaye will share top billing at the London Design Festival in September.


Hayón, who lives in London, will use scaffolding for an installation in Trafalgar Square, inspired by Spanish architecture. For the Size & Matter project, Adjaye will, meanwhile, build a pavilion at the Southbank Centre, which will again be the focus of the LDF.


Other prominent features will include Portrait, an installation by Fredrikson Stallard at Somerset House. It will be London’s first Veuve Clicquot Design Commission.


Now in its sixth incarnation, the LDF will this year focus on four ‘destinations’: Brompton Design District, Covent Garden with Designersblock, the East End with Tent London, and 100% Design at Earls Court.


Signage for each LDF venue is being developed by Martino Gamper with students from the Royal College of Art. Pentagram is designing the guide edited by Grant Gibson.


The LDF will repeat its ‘digital day’ and introduce a Sustainability Hub, developed with engineering group Arup and graphics consultancy Thomas Matthews.


The LDF is part funded by the London Development Agency, but is also seeking commercial sponsors. It runs from 13-23 September with events across the capital.

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