London Design Festival 2011 : 17 – 25 September


The London Design Festival celebrates London’s creative side with hundreds of events, installations and exhibitions across the city.  From relaxing on a textile installation at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) to making your own graphic image, there are plenty of events and activities to get your creativity flowing.

London Design Festival at the V&A

London Design Festival will take over the V&A with a host of events, workshops and talks. Among the highlights are:

A striking installation by Amanda Levete Architectsoutside the museum’s entrance
Textile Field, a foam and textile floor covering by theBouroullec Brothers in the Raphael Gallery, where you can lie down, relax and admire the artworks
Power of Making, an exhibition with the Crafts Council exploring the nature of making and featuring 100 exquisitely made objects
Designer guides to the V&A by Tom Dixon, Lulu Guinness, Annie Lennox and Judi Dench

London Design Festival Highlights

Other highlights of the London Design Festival’s 250-strong events programme include:
Perspectives at St Paul’s Cathedral: An installation by architect John Pawson on the cathedral’s Geometric Staircase, made from Swarovski crystals and mirrors
Cut It Out at Outline Editions gallery: An embossing machine designed by graphic artist Noma Bar, where you can create your own image, which will be signed and numbered
Reddress at the Finnish Institute: An enormous dress made from 550m of fabric, which will be worn by a performer and fit an audience of 238 people inside its folds.

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