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Brief Published: 8 Sep 2017

London Design Festival 2017 Preview

Flynn Talbot, Reflection Room

In September, the UK capital becomes filled with exciting exhibitions and innovative installations for the annual London Design Festival. Here are three of our hotspots that can’t be missed.

  • Darc Room: New for 2017, Darc Room is a curated lighting exhibition that will highlight the importance of light when designing spatial environments. Alongside showcasing designers and manufacturers, the exhibition will feature several experimental lighting installations, including an interactive display where visitors will be invited to create sunlight graffiti using Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun solar lights.

  • Victoria & Albert Museum: Always top of our list and a key hub for the festival for the ninth year running, the V&A will host an exciting programme of events and installations that celebrate the diversity of modern design. Key highlights include Australian designer Flynn Talbot’s immersive installation Reflection Room, which will flood one of the V&A galleries with coloured light, and Slave/Master, a performance that combines contemporary dance with cutting-edge robotics and projection graphics to explore human’s relationship with robots.

  • Design Frontiers: Somerset House will host the inaugural Design Frontiers exhibition, a showcase of over 30 leading international designers whose work is redefining their disciplines. A leading name in transport design, London-based studio PriestmanGoode will move part of its design studio to the exhibition itself, giving visitors an insight into the process behind their projects.

London Design Festival can be found at venues throughout the city from September 16-24. Look out for more coverage coming soon to Stylus or see our reports on last year’s event