what to see at london design festival 2019

London Design Festival is back for 2019 and the celebration of all things design is set to be bigger and better than ever, with events, fairs, installations, pop-ups and exhibitions happening all over town. Here are our top things to see and do this LDF…

Sam Jacob | Sea Things

Drawing inspiration from an Eames pattern in the V&A’s collection and the global plastics crisis, Sam Jacob has created a two-way mirrored cube with an infinitely reflected animated graphic to hang in the museum’s entrance, designed to represent the scale of the challenge ahead.

Sat 14th – Sun 22nd September 2019
The Grand Entrance, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Rd, London, SW7 2RL

Paul Cocksedge | Please Be Seated

Paul Cocksedge is taking over Finsbury Avenue Square with this large curved installation made from scaffolding planks. A response to the changing rhythm of the community, you can interact with the piece however you like, whether that’s walking underneath or sitting on top.

Sat 14th – Sun 22nd September 2019
Finsbury Avenue Square, Broadgate, London,EC2M 2PP

Tom Dixon | TouchySmellyFeelyNoisyTasty

Tom Dixon HQ is being transformed into a multi-sensory lab for LDF, with different spaces focusing on sight, sound, touch, taste and smell. There’ll be a razor bar, padded walls and new Fat chairs on display in the ‘Touchy Feely’ Arch; two new fragrances will be launched in the perfumery; the Coal Office restaurant will house a carrot installation created by Natoora; and the reception and gallery will feature state-of-the-art speakers and a chandelier sculpture from Teenage Engineering.

Sat 14th – Sun 22nd September 2019
Coal Drops Yard, Stable Street, London N1C 4AB

Camille Walala | Walala Lounge

Camille Walala is bringing her signature bold patterns to South Molton Street, turning the street into an open-air living room by installing a series of geometric benches and planters, giving people a place to stop, sit and chat.

Sat 14th – Sun 22nd September 2019
South Molton Street, London, W1K 5QE

Patternity | Life Labyrinth

This black-and-white geometric labyrinth, created by Patternity in homage to the brickwork of the Abbey, offers you a new way to experience the piazza – immerse yourself in the installation as you make your way to the wild flower and grass centre.

Sat 14th – Sun 22nd September 2019
Westminster Cathedral Piazza, London, SW1

Dan Tobin Smith x The Experience Machine | VOID

Designer Dan Tobin Smith and creative agency The Experience Machine have joined forces for VOID, a multi-sensory immersive installation that features projections of the inside of gemstones, accompanied by female electronic drone choir NYX.

Sat 14th – Sun 22nd September 2019
Collins Theatre, London, N1 2XH