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London Design Festival 18 - 26 September 2021

London Design Festival celebrates and promotes London as the design capital of the world. The 19th edition of the Festival will take place across the city from 18-26 September 2021.

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2020 Landmark Projects

The Hothouse by Studio Weave

London-based architecture practice Studio Weave, supported by Lendlease and LCR, created The Hothouse, a large-scale installation located at International Quarter London (IQL).  The structure of The Hothouse is reminiscent of a Victorian glasshouse and provides a controlled habitat for cultivating plants that would not ordinarily grow within the UK’s climate.  

Freelancer Portal

This year, London Design Festival want to put the spotlight on the brilliance of London’s design scene at a time when it needs to be promoted more than ever. We recognise that freelancers in particular have been impacted by the pandemic, and the Festival wants to support this community by providing a voice to new talent and freelancers. As such, for 2020 we have created a freelancer portal where freelancers can share design content and their portfolio with the Festival audience. 

Freelancer content will be presented in the dedicated online gallery with featured spotlights per week, and across social.

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2020 Graphic Identity

Since 2007, world-renowned creative agency Pentagram, have produced an annual graphic identity for each iteration of the Festival - responding to, and anticipating, trends in design and typology. While the Festival’s colour theme of white on red has been consistent, Pentagram have adapted each brief to produce distinctive visual identities to ensure that each edition of the Festival is unique. Domenic Lippa, Partner, Pentagram, has led the creative direction of the branding and visual design for the Festival since the very beginning.