Published on : Monday, September 19, 2022
This year, London Design Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary. This edition kicked off on September 17, and will continue till 25, 2022. London Design Festival celebrates and promotes the city as the design capital of the world. The 20th anniversary edition kicked off on September 17, and will continue till 25, 2022.
The Festival once again provides a platform for designers and creative businesses to showcase their work, and will invite a global audience to discover the breadth and diversity of talent found in London and across the UK.
Since its initiation in 2003, the Festival’s vision has been to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world. It has played a key role in the growth of the design industry, bolstering London’s position as a global destination for business, culture and tourism, and contributed to the UK’s reputation as a creative powerhouse. As one of the world’s leading design events, the Festival has also served as the blueprint for design weeks and festivals globally and continues to be a key moment on the cultural calendar.
The 2022 Festival once again shines a bold new light on the city, and make the familiar fresh through its programme of sensational, must-experience installations; museum exhibits; the Design Districts which highlight clusters of creative activity across the capital; and the Global Design Forum, the Festival’s thought leadership programme which will bring together creative leaders to exchange ideas and solutions for some of the most pressing issues of our time.
‘The design and creative sector in London and the UK has enjoyed a golden period this century. An extraordinary rush of ideas fed by a steady migration of world class talent made London the global capital it now is. The London Design Festival both benefited from and helped enable that reputation. On our 20th anniversary we want to take stock and move forward to ensure the Festival continues to support the design community, commissions and showcases new ideas, and reflects on the key issues from technology to sustainability to wellbeing so that the next 20 years are as fruitful as the past 20.’ – Ben Evans CBE, London Design Festival Director.