Published on : Saturday, April 4, 2020
London Design Festival has been rescheduled and is planned to take place from September 12-20 this year, as nobody knows what the situation with Covid-19 will be in six months. Since the outbreak of novel coronavirus, COVID-19 has affected human movement severely and forced physical distancing, and hence the organisers are adapting to the situation in a responsible way and have decided to hold the 18th edition of the Festival in the latter half of the year while exploring new ideas to inspire and inform our audiences, and keeping them safe.
“The vision of London Design Festival is to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world. We look forward to welcoming visitors to the capital again for the 18th edition of the Festival from 12-20 September 2020.”
In 2019, the Festival welcomed a record-breaking 600,000 individual visitors from over 75 countries. The London Design Festival helped drive a total of 120,000 visits to the V&A over the Festival period with 22% of those surveyed saying they had never visited the museum before and were driven there by the Festival. It was expected to attract more visitors this year. Unfortunately due to the sudden outbreak of COVID-19, the scenario altered and the organisers are forced to take alternative measures to ensure safe execution of the show.
In these challenging times, they are working virtually with all partners across the city to stage a great celebration of forward-thinking design, which is full of hope.