London Design festival Announces New Deputy Director

Published on : Monday, February 9, 2015

logoChristopher Turner has been appointed as Deputy Director of the London Design Festival. He now replaces Max Fraser who is now working on a consultative basis specifically on the editorial content of the festival, including the official guide. Turner will take up his new position on March 9, 2015 and work closely with director Ben Evans to focus on developing and realising the Festival’s expanding thought-leadership activity and other new directions.


“I’m very much looking forward to joining the team at London Design Festival, to which I hope to bring my editorial experience at ICON, and to helping grow the Festival and the Global Design Forum, both in London and internationally.” Commented Turner.  “Chris will provide valuable experience and perspective to a growing Festival and will play a leading role in its future success.” Commented Ben Evans, Director of the London Design Festival.


Christopher Turner was Editor of leading architecture and design publication Icon Magazine, which he relaunched in 2010, introducing the Icon Awards. He used to live in New York, where he was a fellow at Columbia University, Editor-in-Chief of Modern Painters and an Editor at Cabinet magazine. His book, Adventures in the Orgasmatron (HarperCollins, 2011), was the recipient of the Jerwood Prize, and a New Yorker and Economist Book of the Year. He also writes for the Guardian, Sunday Telegraph and London Review of Books about art, design and culture.

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