London Design Festival 2019

The London Design Festival starts today. Established in 2003 by Sir John Sorrell CBE and Ben Evan CBE, the festival’s goal is to make London the design capital of the world. Has the event achieved its goal?

I picked up the event guide at a local gallery this morning at OXO Tower. The free guide is a whopping 240 page paperback booklet.

If you are into technology, you can download the festival app from their website. Apparently all you have to do is go to their homepage and ask to add the app to your homescreen. (I have not done this.) If you are technology challenged, pick up a guide. It is always fun to have a book to mark up with a pen.

Londonartists.co will be attending events from the 14th through the 22nd. If you have an event that you would like us to attend, please let us know. Otherwise, I will be attending whatever events I can find an available seat… many events are already booked which is something I need to remember for when planning next year’s visit to this event.

If you are interested in some of the workshops, you can register for them at the global design forum. The booklet states what is happening each day but doesn’t tell you specifically where to get the tickets.

The event I’m interested in for tomorrow is Speculative Future Business Models. Exploring ideas for future practice and the business of design. It technically is sold out but MAYBE I can get a press pass and tell you what they talked about. Keep your fingers crossed.

London Design Festival 2019