Design Districts are a key component of the London Design Festival 2018. Each Design District constitutes a cluster of events within a short walking distance of each other, enabling visitors to navigate the 400 events and geography of the city.
London Design Festival vision is to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world. The Festival programme is made up of over 400 events and exhibitions staged by over 300 partner organisations across the design spectrum and from around the world. The Festival also commissions its own projects and produces a Guide every year, containing information about all activity.
Today, the Master Bedroom Ideas presents the design districs in the London Design Festival 2018:
The Bankside Design District
The Bankside Design District is coordinated by Better Bankside, a partnership of over 650 businesses in Bankside, London SE1. Better Bankside, a Business Improvement District, exists to make Bankside a better place to live, work and visit. A Business Improvement District (BID) is an independent, business-owned and led company, which seeks to improve a given location for commercial activity.
The Brompton Design District
The Brompton Design District was the first London Design Festival design district, now twelve years on, the programme continues to be a seedbed for experimental design in an area of London known for it’s iconic, international design brands.
The cluster of design retailers and global brands first joined forces in 2006 with local cultural institutions including the Royal College of Art and the V&A to foster a space where new design can flourish.
The Clerkenwell Design Quarter
Brought to you courtesy of Industry Publicity, who has curated the design district, Clerkenwell Design Quarter, will include new product launches and events from showrooms and manufacturers including TOTO, Viaduct and Moroso; as well as refreshments from bars, cafes and restaurants in the area, to be announced nearer the time.
The Fitzrovia Design District
Fitzrovia has a proud history of being home to artisans, authors and artists who have shaped the area and the world. The area is a recognised design hub emanating creativity that is a stimulus to nurture and attract the finest in global design.
Its distinctive personality sees design-led independents sit alongside world-leading retailers, organisations and universities. Today, Fitzrovia is home to London’s food quarter as well as 25 flagship stores on Tottenham Court Road.
The new Fitzrovia Design District will showcase the area’s established and new design influencers including homeware, architecture, the built environment, product design with key partners such as Heal’s, Habitat, Arup.
The Marylebone Design District
Marylebone Design District is coordinated by The Howard de Walden Estate and The Portman Estate, the two historic estates that together protect and promote the wider Marylebone area for the benefit of residents, businesses and visitors. Both estates – which also work in partnership with the area’s Business Improvement Districts, Baker Street Quarter Partnership and Marble Arch London – have sought to develop an environment in which creative businesses can thrive.
The District is supported by the Marylebone Journal, the area’s bi-monthly publication, which is distributed to 20,000 addresses in the West End.
The Mayfair Design District
Mayfair continues to emerge as the leading destination for contemporary & collectable design in London. The past few years have seen an increase in the focus towards contemporary design of the existing galleries & auction houses, as well as the opening of new gallery spaces which only enhance the design-centred character of the area.
Mayfair welcomes back a number of collaborators including Achille Salvagni Atelier, Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Galerie kreo, & Gallery Fumi amongst others & looks forward to welcoming new partners including Sotheby’s, David Gill Gallery & 18 Davies Street.
The Pimlic Design District
London´s premier design district, is the capital´s must-visit destionation for those in the know seeking the most tasteful and unique furnishings, as well as the most interesting artworks and antiques
Set within the heart of Belgravia on Grosvenor’s London estate, the eclectic mix of retailers create a shopping environment like no other. What sets Pimlico Road apart from would-be peers, is that this isn’t just a place that bears the names of famous designers, it is where you’ll find the designers and craftsmen and women themselves.
Pimlico Road offers a breadth of shopping opportunities, which you’ll struggle to match elsewhere. And, best of all, the street is cheerfully free of the “usual” high street stores.
The Regent Street St James’s Design District
For the first time in the Festival’s history, The Regent Street & St James’s Design District will be home to two Landmark Projects; the first will be suspended above the iconic curve of Regent Street; the second can be found within Fortnum & Mason. The District will also host an abundance of other events and experiences over the course of the festival.
The full programme for the Regent Street & St James’s Design District events, installations and activities will be revealed here soon, please visit our page again for the most up to date programme of events.
The Shoreditch Design Triangle
Shoreditch Design Triangle is a cultural platform for the most imaginative and creative souls in London. In its tenth consecutive year, the Shoreditch Design Triangle is the largest official Design District during the Festival. The diversity and quality of events attracts a discerning and influential audience of press, designers, architects, retailers and buyers from across the globe.
The Victoria Connections Design District
Working with the theme of ‘Connections: people and places’ the Design District showcases the role that design plays in creating a place such as Victoria. Different forms of design can be seen in a variety of events and activities, brought to you by an array of local businesses. The Victoria Connections Design District seeks to show visitors how excellence in design is now part of the new landscape of Victoria – a place with a fascinating history and an exciting future. Design, in all its forms, is something that binds the area together – its people, its historic buildings and its new developments.
The West Kensington Design District
The newly formed West Kensington Design
District brings together leading design destinations, cultural institutions and must-see events during London Design Festival this September. The affluent area will be brought to life by a stellar array of partners and will be unmissable for design enthusiasts.
Discover an exciting programme of exclusive content curated by partners including Olympia London, 100% Design, Design Museum, Television Centre, Japan House and Arthill Gallery. Take part in exclusive tours of the V&A Archive at Blythe House plus much more.