Top 20 events at London Design Festival


100% Design

It is the largest contemporary design event for professionals of the area of design. It is a great opportunity to find inspirations and also to exhibit and expand their work.

Opening times Wednesday 23rd September: 10.00 – 18.00

Thursday 24th September: 10.00 – 21.00

Friday 25th September: 10.00 – 18.00

Saturday 26th September: 10.00 – 18.00 (Public permitted to attend)

Ticketed event

Trade FREE ($23 on door) Press FREE Student $15 Pre-reg ($23 on door) Public $23

Adress: Hammersmith Rd
W14 8UX

Decorex international 2015

Decorex international

On this trade show you will find the best of design, ideas and inspirations, craftsmanship, new technologies and rising talents. There will be 400 companies exhibiting their design at Syon Park, London.

Sunday 20 September: 10am – 6pm (trade only); Monday 21 September: 10am – 6pm (trade only); Tuesday 22 September: 10.00am–7.00pm (open to trade and consumer)…

+44 (0) 20 7921 8406

General public opening on Tuesday 23 September – tickets $46 each

Adress: Syon Park, Brentford End

Tent London & Super Brands (24-27 Sept 2015)

London is the place to see the worlds’ most progressive furniture, lighting and interiors brands. As a proof, Tent London & Super Brands are two events combined together in order to bring out the best designs in London

Tent London is a platform to launch new design products. Being a design lover, this is definitely an event to attend. We are sure that for those who love design, this is the best place to find novelties, the best innovations in design and also some top and fine furniture inspired by top designers and creators.

Super Brands is a series of temporary showrooms, the brands that participate on this are carefully chosen for this purpose and it is definitely the best of the best design brands!

Opening times

Thursday 24 September

10am – 7pm

Friday 25 September

10am – 8pm

Saturday 26 September

10am – 8pm

Sunday 27 September

11am – 6pm

Last entry to the exhibition is 45 minutes before the close of the event.

Ticketed event

Public – Adult (Discounted Advance) – Sales end: 18 Sep 2015 – $15.7

Public – Child (5-16 yrs) – Sales end: 27 Sep 2015 – $ 6

Adress: Shoreditch Town Hall
380 Old Street
London EC1V 9LT
United Kingdom


Focus/15 gathers architects, interior designers and style-spotters from the UK, but also from all over the world. There, it is possible to find an exceptional collective of designer brands, flare up your imagination from the creative excellence that can be find there, enjoy conversations with some of the top designers, and so on! This is an event to be Focus on!

Opening times

Monday: 9:30am to 5:30pm

Tuesday: 9:30am to 5:30pm

Wednesday: 9:30am to 5:30pm

Thursday: 9:30am to 5:30pm

Friday: 9:30am to 5:30pm

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

Adress: Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour
Lots Road
SW10 0XE

Designjunction (24 – 27 September)

This is a great design event that happens in London and it is annually held during London Design Festival, Salone del Mobile, Milan and NYCxDesign in New York. The two venues where this event is held are stunning, one is a neoclassical landmark, Victoria House Bloomsbury and another is The College.

Victoria House will be a trendy spot because it is set up to be a designjunction shopping with 35 design led pop-up shops and premium brands during the London Design Festival.

Opening times

Wednesday 23 Sept 16.00 – 18.00 Press Preview

19.00 – 21.00 VIP opening (by invitation only)

Thursday 24 Sept 11.00 – 21.00 (Show open + late night opening)

Friday 25 Sept 11.00 – 19.00 Show open

Saturday 26 Sept 11.00 – 19.00 Show open

Sunday 27 Sept 11.00 – 16.00 Show open

Adress: Sorting Office on New Oxford Street

Brixton Design Trail

Admire installations, learn about crafts and shop for beautifully designed products with the help of Brixton Design Trail, a collection of events taking place as part of London Design Festival.

Date: 19-27 September – 9am – 11pm daily

Adress: SW9

A Bullet from a Shooting Star

This massive steel sculpture was commissioned by the London Design Festival in collaboration with Greenwich Peninsula, and references the industrial history of the site it will be poking out of. British sculptor Alex Chinneck’s 35-metre tall inverted electricity pylon weighs 15 tons, and will be visible from North Greenwich station, the Thames Clipper, the Emirates Airline cable car, Canary Wharf and planes flying to and from City Airport.

Date: 19-27 September – 10am-8pm

Adress: London

Resonance: Making, Metal and Place

Ever wondered what 100,000 big white balloons would look like? That’s what French artist Charles Pétillon has put together to form Heartbeat, his first public art installation, which fills the South Hall of the Grade II-listed Victorian Market Building. Part of the London Design Festival, Pétillon’s balloons are illuminated with a gently pulsing white light, hence the title of the work.

Date: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm

Adress: Covent Garden Piazza London WC2E 8RF

RIBA Regent Street Windows Project

The windows of fifteen of Regent Street’s top retailers will look even more splendid than usual this September as the Royal Institute of British Architects fill them with striking installations for the world to admire.

Date:Mon-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 12pm-6pm

Adress: London W1

Somerset House

One of the key venues in this year’s London Design Festival, Somerset House is hosting a number of free events. The major exhibition is in the West Wing: for 10 Designers, ten international designers and brands (Nendo, Faye Toogood and Ross Lovegrove among them) will showcase collaborative installation rooms. An interactive virtual reality installation called Odyssey promises to challenge your understanding of perception. There is the excitement of a global electronic project launch too: Samsung have built a gadget designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.

Date: Mon-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 12pm-6pm

Adress: Strand

London Design Festival Zotem

Bold and colourful installation conceived by London-based Norwegian designer Kim Thomé with Swarovski.

Date: Mon-Sun 10am-5.45pm

Adress: Brompton Design District

Designed|Crafted 2015

From sand-etched glass and wood, embellished textiles and porcelain, to bird skulls and preserved fish skins, this is where cutting edge craft meets dreamland. Contemporary craft at its best in this delightfully intimate gallery from a select group of members of the Society of Designer Craftsmen.

Date: Mon-Sat 11am-7pm

Adress: Shoreditch Design Triangle

The Millinery Works Ltd
21st Century Furniture V

An eclectic mix of well-established and up-and-coming young furniture designers will be showing an innovative range of furniture at the 21st Century Furniture V exhibition.

Date: Tue-Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 12pm-5pm

Adress: 87 Southgate Road, , N1 3JS

Serpentine Galleries
Serpentine Pavilion 2015 designed by selgascano

In 2015 Serpentine Galleries celebrates the 15th anniversary of the world-renowned Pavilion commission. This year, award-winning Spanish studio selgascano have taken on the brief. Serpentine Pavilion 2015 designed by selgascano.

Date: Mon-Sun 10am-6pm

Adress:Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA

Carpenters Workshop Gallery
Atelier Van Lieshout Bronze

Atelier Van Lieshout’s solo show ‘Bronze’ includes sculptures covering themes such as social ties and the impact of the industrial revolution on our lives. The choice of material takes us to the ‘Bronze Age’, sending us to the tribal past of our modern society, telling the story of humanity.

Date: Mon-Fri 9.30am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm

Adress: Carpenters Workshop Gallery, 3 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, W1S 4HE

Absolute Abode
“London and Thereabouts” by Janine Kilroe

Absolute Abode presents an exhibition of Janine Kilroe’s fine art photography, in which colour is reintroduced by hand to black and white images. Absolute Abode combines an interior design practice, café and lifestyle emporium. It is one of the London Evening Standard’s ‘Top 10 Design Cafes’.

Date: Mon-Fri 8am-6pm, Thu 8am-10pm, Sat 8.30am-6pm, Sun 9am-5pm

Adress: 76-78 Coombe Lane, London SW20 0AX


Atelier D&D
At Home With India Mahdavi

D&D is a luxury lifestyle emporium dedicated to extraordinary design. For London Design Festival 2015, Atelier D&D will be showcasing a collection of India Mahdavi’s designs – featured on the 2014 AD100 list of the world’s best interior designers.

Date: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat-Sun 12pm-5pm

Adress: 25 Thurloe Street, London SW7 2LQ


London Design Festival at the V&A
Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

This exhibition looks at the extremes of footwear from around the globe, presenting around 200 pairs of shoes ranging from a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf originating from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers.

Sponsored by Clarks

Date: 10am – 5.45pm; Friday 10am – 10pm

Adress: Victoria and Albert Museum, London, SW7 2RL

London Design Festival at the V&A
Exhibition Road Project display

The Exhibition Road Building Project is the largest architectural intervention undertaken in the last 100 years of the V&A’s history. This display uses models, sketches and mock ups to explore the project, including the design competition, development of AL_A’s winning scheme, and the build itself.

Date: 10am – 5.45pm; Friday 10am – 10pm

Adress: Victoria and Albert Museum, London, SW7 2RL

London Design Festival at the V&A
What is Luxury?

What is Luxury? interrogates ideas of luxury today. It will address how luxury is made and understood in a physical, conceptual and cultural capacity.

A V&A and Crafts Council Exhibition
Sponsored by Northacre

Date: 10am – 5.45pm; Friday 10am – 10pm

Adress: Victoria and Albert Museum, London, SW7 2RL


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