ondon Design Festival is back with a (beautifully cured) bang in 2021, and from the 18th-26th. September buzzes the city with hundreds of outdoor installations and exhibits.
Back to its 19th edition, LDF’s mission this year? Bringing people together for a celebration of design while London continues to reopen.
Creative and cultural events take place all over the capital, just a short walk from each other, in what the festival calls Design Districts – each has its own unique personality that reflects the local community.
It’s a great excuse to explore the city on foot and discover new pockets in London (plus think of all the Insta options).
To get started, here are five of the best IG accounts to follow this LDF.
The artist has turned Tottenham Court Road into a large outdoor art gallery by giving the pedestrian areas a kaleidoscopic makeover for Bring London Together – part of the mayor of London’s Let’s Do London campaign.
Plus, over at Design London on the Greenwich Peninsula, he leads the speech program in an immersive, colorful theater (which he designed, ofc).
The main IG has all the latest news and must-sees-like ‘Medusa’ by Japanese architect @sou_fujimoto and technology developer @tindrumio.
A mixed reality installation at V&A, you take a headset for a journey of discovery, where natural and architectural features slowly change and evolve, based on movement in space. Freaky, but we like it.
The East London carpet company is launching their 90s rave-inspired collab with Henry Holland at Design London on the Greenwich Peninsula (a brand new Design District for 2021).
Nodding to (ahem) ‘out of mind’ experiences, we can’t get enough of the smiley icon and psychedelic vortices. They are almost too good to stand on!
Visit the Islington District to see the eight colorful Art of Ping Pong tables created in collaboration with London-based design agency @campbellhaybranding.
Inspired by the theme of opposing states, the graphics capture the signature movements of the sport and are further brought to life with the included IG filter.
Cabincore is so hot right now – and you can find one right in the heart of King’s Cross with Planted’s ‘Sleeping in Nature’ installation.
They strongly believe in the health benefits of biofilt design and the nomadic hut (and the surrounding enchanted garden) shows that biodiversity can be activated in even the smallest spaces.