Becoming a supporter of London Design Festival can assume a variety of options, from sponsoring a major installation at the V&A or in another high-profile space to supporting the Global Design Forum or British Land Celebration of Design Awards. In so doing, you become a partner not only of LDF but of the wider design community. We will help increase your brand awareness and raise your profile within the industry. A sponsorship opportunity can be developed and tailored according to your objectives, be it a platform for thought leadership, accessing and establishing new relationships with the design community, or creating brand exposure and profile raising opportunities.  

To discuss and explore an opportunity that meets your needs, contact: Ben Bailey - Group Commercial Director - ben.bailey@londondesignfestival.com

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Mayor of London

The Mayor of London is the city's elected voice and champions London at home and abroad. His role includes improving London’s transport and environment, helping businesses and giving young Londoners opportunities.

He also works to reinforce London’s position as a world capital of culture by backing the creative industries that bring £19 billion a year to our economy, improve quality of life and attract businesses, investment and tourists. The Mayor also provides support for high-profile international creative sector events like London Design Festival.

Arts Council England

Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives. We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. Between 2010 and 2015, we will invest £1.9 billion of public money from government and an estimated £1.1 billion from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country.

Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and is a charity exempt from registration under the Charities Act of 1993. It operates at arm's length from the Government and is governed by a board of Trustees appointed by the Prime Minister. As the world's leading museum of art and design, the V&A enriches people's lives by promoting the practice of design and increasing knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the designed world.

London Design Medal supported by Panerai

Panerai London Design Medal

OFFICINE PANERAI’S WATCHES ARE A NATURAL BLEND OF ITALIAN DESIGN, EXPERT SWISS TECHNOLOGY AND PASSION FOR THE SEA. Founded in Florence in 1860 as a workshop, shop and school of watch-making, for many decades Officine Panerai supplied the Italian Navy in general, and its specialist diving corps in particular, with precision instruments. The designs developed by Panerai in that time, including the Luminor and Radiomir, were covered by the Military Secrets Act for many years and were launched on the international market only after the brand was acquired by the Richemont Group in 1997. Today Officine Panerai develops and crafts its movements and watches at its Neuchâtel manufacture. Technical excellence and exclusive design are the core principals of Officine Panerai watches due to seamless melding of Italian design flair and history with Swiss horological expertise. Panerai watches are sold across the world through an exclusive network of distributors and Panerai boutiques.

2014 Swarovski Emerging Talent Medal

Since it was founded in 1895, five generations of the Swarovski family have reinforced the company’s commitment to the arts, culture and charitable giving. In 2013, the Swarovski Foundation was set up to build on this philanthropic heritage, and Swarovski’s collaborations in art, design, fashion, film, stage and screen challenge creative talents to evolve groundbreaking new uses for crystal.

2014 Perrier-Jouët Design Entrepreneur

The champagne house Perrier-Jouët was founded in 1811 and crafts elegant, floral wines of rare finesse with a Chardonnay hallmark. Benefiting from exceptional vineyards, Perrier-Jouët is known for the finesse of its wines, the last two centuries have seen only seven Cellar Masters preserving the secrets of a unique style. Since its creation by Pierre-Nicolas Perrier and his wife Adèle Jouët the House has always favoured an approach combining skilled craftsmanship with a sense of artistry. In 1902, Emile Gallé, one of Art Nouveau’s most celebrated artists, designed a swirl of anemones wreathed in gold for the Perrier-Jouët bottle. Since then, Perrier-Jouët has continued to celebrate the marriage of arts and crafts, calling on renowned artists such as Daniel Arsham, Makoto Azuma and Tord Boontje, to creating unique works, sublime objects and artistic installations, that are a fitting showcase for the close relationship between the House and Art Nouveau. The spiritual home of the House, the Perrier-Jouët Maison Belle Epoque, is a place in which enchantment reigns, with over 200 works and unique pieces by the greatest names in Art Nouveau, from Majorelle and Guimard to Lalique and Gallé. It is one of the largest private collections of the Art Nouveau movement.

A Place Called Home

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone. Whether a flat for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 192 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetise their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.

Double Space for BMW

The BMW Group is the leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles in the world with its BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brands. The vehicles manufactured by BMW set the highest standards in terms of aesthetics, dynamics, technology and quality, borne out by the company’s leading position in engineering and innovation. For almost 100 years now, design has been created at BMW by people for people. The common goal is an optimum, coherent development concept for the design of a vehicle. Perfection and innovation in technology and design are the identity-defining characteristics of all BMW Group products. For more than 40 years now, the BMW Group has initiated and engaged in over 100 cultural cooperations worldwide. The company places the main focus of its long-term commitment on modern and contemporary art, jazz and classical music as well as architecture and design.

The Wishlist

For over 20 years the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) has been at the forefront of wood promotion in Europe, successfully building a distinctive and creative brand for U.S. hardwoods. AHEC’s support for creative design projects, such as the Endless Stair at London Design Festival 2013, demonstrates the performance potential of these sustainable materials and provide valuable inspiration.

Panerai collaborates with de Pass, Montgomery and MccIntyre

OFFICINE PANERAI’S WATCHES ARE A NATURAL BLEND OF ITALIAN DESIGN, EXPERT SWISS TECHNOLOGY AND PASSION FOR THE SEA. Founded in Florence in 1860 as a workshop, shop and school of watch-making, for many decades Officine Panerai supplied the Italian Navy in general, and its specialist diving corps in particular, with precision instruments. The designs developed by Panerai in that time, including the Luminor and Radiomir, were covered by the Military Secrets Act for many years and were launched on the international market only after the brand was acquired by the Richemont Group in 1997. Today Officine Panerai develops and crafts its movements and watches at its Neuchâtel manufacture. Technical excellence and exclusive design are the core principals of Officine Panerai watches due to seamless melding of Italian design flair and history with Swiss horological expertise. Panerai watches are sold across the world through an exclusive network of distributors and Panerai boutiques.

Human Nature

The champagne house Perrier-Jouët was founded in 1811 and crafts elegant, floral wines of rare finesse with a Chardonnay hallmark. Benefiting from exceptional vineyards, Perrier-Jouët is known for the finesse of its wines, the last two centuries have seen only seven Cellar Masters preserving the secrets of a unique style. Since its creation by Pierre-Nicolas Perrier and his wife Adèle Jouët the House has always favoured an approach combining skilled craftsmanship with a sense of artistry. In 1902, Emile Gallé, one of Art Nouveau’s most celebrated artists, designed a swirl of anemones wreathed in gold for the Perrier-Jouët bottle. Since then, Perrier-Jouët has continued to celebrate the marriage of arts and crafts, calling on renowned artists such as Daniel Arsham, Makoto Azuma and Tord Boontje, to creating unique works, sublime objects and artistic installations, that are a fitting showcase for the close relationship between the House and Art Nouveau. The spiritual home of the House, the Perrier-Jouët Maison Belle Epoque, is a place in which enchantment reigns, with over 200 works and unique pieces by the greatest names in Art Nouveau, from Majorelle and Guimard to Lalique and Gallé. It is one of the largest private collections of the Art Nouveau movement.

Supporters on Double Space for BMW

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London Design Festival 2014 Official Party Supporters

Ketel One

With ten generations of Nolet family distilling passion and expertise, the Ketel One Vodka brand is built on one-to-one conversations with the bartending community. Launched in the United States in the early 1980s, Carolus Nolet Sr. was inspired by original recipes and techniques of his ancestors when he created the recipe and distinctive personality of Ketel One Vodka. Drawing on the long-established distilling craft of his forefathers, Carolus Nolet Snr used a unique combination of modern column distillation and cherished traditional copper pot still distillation methods, including coal-fired Distilleerketel #1 – from which Ketel One Vodka takes its name. Ketel One Vodka is a sophisticated and crisp, wheat-based, super-premium blend, which is produced exclusively in the Nolet Distillery in Schiedam, Holland and is now available in over 75 countries. The Nolet family’s passion for craft continues to grow and in Ketel One Vodka’s quest to celebrate those who do one thing well, we raise a glass to all of those who pave their way to realise their dreams.

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