The curtain has now closed on London Design Festival for 2016. London certainly pulled out all the stops to showcase its talented citizens and remarkable ability to bring together talent from across the globe. It’s a creative city at the best of times but during the festival it really comes to life through the various design districts and landmark projects. Anyone with an interest in design should try to make it part of their calendar of events and exhibitions. Where it gets tricky is deciding what is going to make your selection out of the 400+ events, talks, workshops and installations. I had a chock-a-block schedule and I didn’t even see 10% of the possibilities and it wasn’t just me running from one place to another in a desperate bid to fit it all in.
A major feature of the Festival each year is the ambitious programme of special projects and installations centred at the Victoria & Albert Museum the Festival’s official hub. The series of installations were totally arresting and were accompanied by some truly splendid talks.
official image: Ed Reeve