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London Design Festival will be held between September 12-20, 2020
United Kingdom Architecture News - Feb 5, 2020 - 17:15 1173 views
London Design Festival celebrates and promotes London as the design capital of the world. The Festival returns to venues and institutes across the city from 12-20 September 2020.
London Design Festival was established in 2003 by Sir John Sorrell CBE 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.
The launch of the first Festival took place at Bloomberg on 25 March 2003, with a huge show of support from design, education, government and London organisations. 17 years later, this vision remains ever strong.
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.
In 2019, the Festival welcomed a record-breaking 600,000 individual visitors from over 75 countries. An additional passer by audience of nearly 1 million people had the opportunity to see the four Landmark Projects. In addition, London Design Festival helped drive a total of 120,000 visits to the V&A over the Festival period with 22% of those surveyed saying they had never visited the museum before and were driven there by the Festival.
See WAC's previous coverage about London Design Festival 2019.
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