London Design Festival 2015: what to expect

The London Design Festival is an annual event, held to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world and as the gateway to the international creative community. The London Design Festival this year will be 19 – 27 September.

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Every year an illustrious selection committee comprising established designers, industry commentators and previous winners sit down and debate possible recipients of The British Land Celebration of Design Awards across four categories. The eventual winners are chosen from a wide range of design disciplines and awarded for their exceptional contribution to their field.

This year for the first time an exhibition at Somerset House will present key works from the winners of the British Land Celebration of Design Awards 2015.


Tom Dixon an internationally renowned British Designer, Creative Director of eponymous brand Tom Dixon and founder of Design Research Studio, will discuss the importance of the changing landscape of industrial manufacture to design. He will be on at Brompton Design District from the 4 pm of 25 of september.

In 2010, Dixon authored and self-published a book, Industry, which proposed alternative policies of manufacture, distribution and consumption of design. Dixon has experimented with forms of ‘flash’ or pop-up factories that make a spectacle of the industrial process of laser cutting, stamping and etching. His interiors and architectural studio recently completed his first ever hotel project, a redesign of Sea Containers House on the Thames in London.

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