London Design Festival 2019: Innovation and Inspiration in the Global Design Community


We’re halfway through this year’s London Design Festival (LDF), and we at Casper & Casper are amazed at the innovative and conscientious designs on display. From renowned designers like Tom Dixon to emerging talents, diverse creators from all over the world are exhibiting the latest in unmissable design.

London is the design capital of the world and its annual Design Festival is anticipated year-round. This year, the exhibition began on September 14 and is set to close on September 22, allowing just over a week for people to explore the many events and exhibits that embody this year’s theme: ‘designing for a shifting future.’ Our rapidly-changing world requires adaptive design, and the exhibitors at London Design Festival are definitely delivering – we’re particularly excited for tomorrow’s discussion on AI in the design of public and private environments.

In addition to exhibitions and events, incredible temporary installations are scattered cross the capital for LDF, such as Paul Cocksedge’s Please Be Seated. Three massive, undulating wooden ribbons are arranged in concentric rings, inviting the public to sit within the folds in a communal yet individualistic space. The raised waves of the ribbons are high enough for people to walk underneath, occupying Finsbury Avenue Square without blocking it. Every aspect is tailored to the environment, providing comfortable seating as well as an interesting path.


The Casper & Casper team looks forward to London Design Festival every year, finding inspiration in every event. Our founder, Milla Maria, admires the innovation and imagination that emerges from London, and hopes to attend in person in the future.

I’m super excited about this year’s London Design Festival – with the increase of sustainable practices and design, there are a lot of exciting ideas that deal with our planet’s crucial environmental issues. 

I’m also eager to learn about the integration of AI technology and design within public spaces. Hearing from some of my favourite designers like Kengo Kuma, Astrid Stavro, and Fabio Novembre on the future of design, and how it will change the appearance of our world, will definitely be of interest.
— Milla Maria

There’s still several days left for London Design Festival 2019, so if you’re in London, make sure to check out the amazing installations and exhibits all over the city. If, like us, you’re unable to go in person, stay tuned for our upcoming articles on the highlights of this year’s festival!

To learn more about London Design Festival, visit their website here.


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