What’s On: London Design Festival, V&A Museum of Art

London Design Festival returns to the capital for its 17th year running from September 14-22, with an inspiring programme of events and installations across the city.

During the festival, the V&A museum of art, design and performance will once again play host to a series of projects by internationally-renowned designers.

One example is Cox London, sculptors and furniture makers based in Pimlico, who will present Fine Line: The Distinction Between Art and Design, where visitors will hear the design duo discuss their design practice and enjoy an exhibition of their art and sculpture.

Initially established in 2003 by Sir John Sorrell and Ben Evans, London Design Festival is an annual city wide celebration which brings together a global community of designers, artists, architects and the creative industries with a vision to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world.

Since its inception, the London Design Festival has grown to encompass a range of activities, and attracts visitors from around the world.

The 2018 festival welcomed 588,000 visitors from 75 countries, generating almost one million visits.

London Design Festival director Ben Evans said: “London has the biggest creative economy in the world, and design is a key part of it.

“The London Design Festival celebrates design excellence in a period when showcasing creativity is even more important.”

For the nine days of the festival, the unique collaboration with the V&A will once again see spaces within the museum transformed by a curated collection of displays and installations.

The museum will also play host to the London Design Festival’s thought leadership programme, Global Design Forum, which celebrates design with an inspirational line-up of talks, debates, daily tours and workshops.

Dr Tristram Hunt, director of the V&A, said: “The V&A is once again proud to be the festival hub for this year’s London Design Festival, bringing to life an ambitious programme of events and installations which celebrate London’s role as the design capital of the world.

“The festival is a wonderful opportunity for leading figures from the international creative community to engage with the V&A’s world-class collections of art, design and performance.”

To find out more about events and projects near you visit www.londondesignfestival.com

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