16-24 September 2017
London Design Festival was conceived by Sir John Sorrell and Ben Evans in 2003. Building on London’s existing design activity, their concept was to create an annual event that would promote the city’s creativity, drawing in the country’s greatest thinkers, practitioners, retailers and educators to a deliver an unmissable celebration of design. The launch of the first Festival took place at Bloomberg on 25 March 2003, with a huge show of support from design, education, government and London organisations. The vision of London Design Festival is to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world; and as we enter the 2017 programme with the launch of the 15th edition, this vision remains ever strong.