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London Design Festival 2018

Explore the theme ‘belonging’ at the Design Museum during London Design Festival 2018. Discover exhibitions, events and installations taking over the museum to celebrate a sense of belonging and ownership of design for all.



Mind Pilot by Loop.pH

This London Design Festival, the spatial laboratory Loop.pH invite visitors to pilot a textile airship using the power and focus of their minds inside the Design Museum's atrium. Curated by Ameena M. McConnell.

Light Bulb Moment by Plumen

Celebrating the reinvention of the Plumen 001, winner of Designs of the Year 2011, this installation will illuminate the Design Museum Shop’s facade.


Beazley Designs of the Year 2018

Discover this year’s top picks of some of the most innovative and thought-provoking designs from the past 12 months, across fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphic design. Curated by Aric Chen.

Reconsidering Canon

In collaboration with Gallery FUMI and emerging curators from the MA in Curating Contemporary Design at Kingston School of Art, this display explores ideas around selection and collecting within curation.

Last chance to see

Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier

Celebrate the timeless beauty of the female form with thirty-five years of haute couture from Azzedine Alaïa. Discover the mastery of cut, tailoring, fit, innovative form and materials behind the designer's unique creations.

Talks and events

Design Connections: 10X10

Enjoy an evening of presentations by 10 of the UK’s most exciting emerging designers of 2018.