LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL CELEBRATES ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY
This year, London Design Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary, returning to the capital from 17-25 September 2022 with a thought provoking programme of events, exhibitions and installations. The Festival will once again provide a platform for designers and creative businesses to showcase their work, and will invite a global audience to discover the breadth and diversity of talent found in London and across the UK.
Since its initiation in 2003, the Festival’s vision has been to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world. It has played a key role in the growth of the design industry, bolstering London’s position as a global destination for business, culture and tourism, and contributed to the UK’s reputation as a creative powerhouse. As one of the world’s leading design events, the Festival has also served as the blueprint for design weeks and festivals globally and continues to be a key moment on the cultural calendar.
A truly democratic event, the Festival is predominantly free and audiences have increased year-on-year with the 2019 Festival reaching 1.1 million visits by 600,000 visitors, with more than one third of them from overseas, representing 75 countries. In addition, the 2019 Festival contributed an estimated £118 million in GVA to the London economy, 2,992 FTE jobs and a much needed platform for over 2,500 businesses by delivering audiences directly to the doors of both small and established creative businesses.
ABOUT LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL
Established in 2003 by Sir John Sorrell CBE and Ben Evans CBE, London Design
Festival celebrates and promotes London as the design capital of the world.
London Design Festival has since earned the reputation as a key calendar moment
of London’s autumn creative season, alongside London Fashion Week, Frieze Art
Fair and the London Film Festival, attracting the greatest thinkers, practitioners,
retailers and educators to the capital, in a citywide celebration.