London Design Festival 2023
London Design Festival celebrates and promotes the city as a design capital on the
Design Festival was launched by Sir John Sorrell CBE and Ben Evans CBE
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
show of support from design, education, government and London
organisations. 20 years later, this vision remains ever strong.
2019, the Festival welcomed a record-breaking 600,000 individual
visitors from over 75 countries. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in
2022, London Design Festival now moves into a new decade, celebrating
how it has played a key role in the growth of the design industry,
bolstering London’s position as a global destination for business,
culture and tourism, and contributed to the UK’s reputation as a
creative powerhouse. As one of the world’s leading design events, the
Festival has also served as the blueprint for design weeks and festivals
globally and continues to be a key moment on the cultural calendar.
Design Festival is a fantastic event which brings together designers
from across the globe and demonstrates the capital’s position as a
powerhouse for the creative industries. London is known for its
creativity and continues to attract the best companies and talent from
around the world. I’m delighted to support London Design Festival, which
shows that London is open to great ideas, innovation and people from
all backgrounds.” Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London.
“London and Design
go hand in hand. It is part of our story. London Design Festival is a
platform for hundreds of design stories to be told. Each of them talks
to an expanding audience hungry for design ideas and enjoying the
quality and diversity of what’s on offer. It all confirms London’s
status as the global centre of design.” – Ben Evans CBE.