London Design Festival here i come …… my pick of 2013

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September sees the 10th year of the London Design Festival a citywide celebration of the capital as a global creative hub. With some 300 events taking place across the city over the next week, there is a head-spinning array of sights to take in, Design Junction100% Design , Tent London, and Decorex are just a few of the core venues that make up the Design Festival. Bold installations such as the MC Escher-esque Endless Stair will also feature across the city. You’ll find full listings of what’s going on at

And if you’d like a unique view of the festival you could jump on my favourite bike manufactururer Tokyo Bikes and go for a cycle tour round the city- sounds fun!

tate modern endless stair

100% Design runs alongside the London Design Festival next week, 100% Design will be divided into 4 clearly defined hubs: Interiors;  and Build; Office and Kitchens and Bathrooms, all in the Earls Court Two venue. But mosty of all im looking forward to the  Eco design section featuring innovative building materials andproducts.

Glancing through the programme many things promise to impress such as these LED panels by Neonny are sure to be an attention grabber. The Moving Sky LED Panel brings the outdoors inside in a different way. The panel is designed as a stimulating way to improve ambience in commercial environments such as offices, hotels and hospitals.

Shenzhen Neonny Technologies - sky LED panels

Part of the London Design Festival at Southbank Centre with Designersblock  has been called The Fifth Element and features a live exhibition of installations in which ‘designtists’, futurologists and dreamers advance the boundaries of design.  Showcasing thirty cutting-edge projects, the exhibition features designers who look to current thought in the sciences, technology, new materials and nature when they create. They make use of very new ideas to deliver products, experiences and services that instigate and anticipate change in our day-to-day landscapes. I can’t wait to visit.


I will also be attending the London design festival giving a talk on, ‘Sustainable Luxury’ at Decorex International, and giving advice alongside seminars on Creating Happy Homes and the Future of Smart Homes at The National Home Improvement Show. 

London Design Festival is a wide ranging and exciting peek at the current stat of design thinking. Spread across 300 events and exhibitions it’s sure to cover every aspect of design medium no matter how obscure.