The vision of the London Design Festival is to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world.
London 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 deliver an unmissable celebration of design.
London Design Festival has been the platform where new stars are made, as well as established ones celebrated. Medal Winner Roland Lamb now employs over 100 people, has attracted huge investment and has had a working relationship with NASA since he won the 2014 Emerging Design Medal with his radical new keyboard instrument.