This September why not explore the wonderful world of design as the London Design Festival celebrates its tenth anniversary with hundreds of events across the city showcasing various design disciplines, it promises to be bigger and better than ever before.
Discover a range of over 300 individual events and exquisite exhibitions, as it demonstrates the best examples of global design and allows visitors to explore the field in depth.
New projects for 2012 include the 'Global Design Forum' (Central Saint Martins, Sep 18), with speeches, panel discussions and presentations, and 'Townhouse' (Sep 19-23), an 'adventure in contemporary living' curated by Jane Withers in a Thomas Cubitt-designed Georgian townhouse. Look out for the ‘BE OPEN Sound Portal’ in Trafalgar Square, a series of 'designs you can't see', taking visitors on a journey using immersive sound installations.
Once again, the V&A is the festival hub venue; the museum will stage staircase installations, some by Rolf Sachs, host a variety of events and talks and even give you the chance to experience a SodaStream bar. Other events include the Decorex Show at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the Townhouse at Belgrave Square and the Global Design Forum at Central Saint Martins.