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London Design Festival: Exclusive InfographicFriday 16 September 2016
Learn more about London Design Festival. Which trade shows will be happening during the Festival? Where are they located and on which days? Know the answers to these questions and more with this unique infographic.
The London Design Festival was conceived by Sir John Sorrell and Ben Evans. Building on London’s existing design activity, their concept was to create an annual event that would promote the city’s creativity, drawing in the country’s greatest thinkers, practitioners, retailers and educators to a deliver an unmissable celebration of design.
First staged in 2003, the London Design Festival is one of the world’s most important annual design events. The Festival programme is made up of over 400 events and exhibitions staged by hundreds of Partner organisations across the design spectrum and from around the world.
“The London Design Festival is the most vivid possible proof that London is the hub of the creative industries in the world. 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.” – Boris Johnson, former Mayor of London.
The Festival is both a cultural and a commercial event. The programme ranges from major international exhibitions to trade events, installations to talks and seminars, from product launches to receptions, private views and parties. The majority of events are free of charge – enabling visitors to participate, listen, learn, commission and make purchases. The Festival is funded through a combination of public and private sources. The Mayor of London’s office provides grant funding for the Festival; Arts Council England have been long term supporters of the Festival.
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