London Design Festival 2019 3equals1 Preview

The London Design Festival 2019 takes place in multiple locations across the capital from 14th to the 22nd September.


London Design Festival 2019 is almost upon us and 3equals1 are here to give you the low down.

Sprawling across the whole of London and taking place this year from 14th to the 22nd September 2019, LDF can be quite overwhelming and impossible for visitors to spread themselves thinly enough to check out everything it has to offer. Unlike Clerkenwell Design Week, LDF is not just targeted at the commercial interiors market but an annual celebration of creativity to promote London as the design capital of the world. The festival takes over exhibition halls, shops, museums and public spaces, drawing in just under 600,000 people from 75 countries to come and experience everything from latest products and concepts, to installations and talks.

Here’s what we’re looking forward to seeing:



Brompton Design District:

‘Masters Of Disguise’ at The Seed Gallery

Design Studio M-L-XL will be at The Seed Gallery with their exhibition ‘Masters Of Disguise’ which explores the notion of ‘Human Nature’ and the relationship between the artists/designers’ work and their own personal identities


Bankside Design District:

Fora, Borough.

The fab new co-working provider Fora have teamed up with Better Bankside to do what they do best: bringing together local residents to host interactive workshops, panel discussions and talks from Bankside’s creatives.


While at Bankside:


The Ginprint ‘The Art of Perfection’

We love a bit of perfection at 3equals1 HQ, especially when served with an ice and slice.

Location: Art Yard Bar & Kitchen, Bankside Hotel, 2 Blackfriars Road, SE1 9JU
Date: 17th September 2019
Time: 7pm until 10pm

The Ginprint by No.3 Gin is a great shout for liquid refreshment during the London Design Festival 2019.

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Design Quarter:

‘Waste Not Want Not’ at Viaduct’s showroom

Although it could be design week every day of the year over in Clerkenwell, 3equals1 are looking forward to dropping in on Viaduct’s showroom to see their ‘Waste not Want not’ exhibition. They’ll be showing five pioneering furniture companies that lead by example in terms of sustainability and social responsibility.

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Kings Cross Design District:

Tradeshow: Design Juntion

Showcasing products from the world’s leading designers alongside undiscovered brands, Design Junction is a one-stop shop for talks and installations, as well as discovering the latest products the market has to offer. We’re particularly excited to see ‘The Best of British’ showcasing some of the most innovative and forward-thinking British craftsmanship.

Also in King’s Cross:

Disco Carbonara by Martino Gamper at the London Design Festival 2019

Installation: Disco Carbonara, Martino Gamper

Gamper’s fake façade of a disco in Coal Drop Yard is inspired by the concept of a Potemkin village. The term derived from stories of a fake portable village built to impress Empress Catherine in the 1700s – Fake it till you Make it!


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Design District:

Tradeshow: London Design Fair


The largest LDF tradeshow London Design Fair will be sure to keep you busy, promising to host even more international design brands and talent than ever before with a comprehensive mix of country pavilions brands, features, and experiences from 550 exhibitors. There’s also a chance to take something away! Design Milk the hugely successful design blog, will be setting up a pop-up shop, where visitors can meet the makers behind their purchase.

Check out the website here:

The Truman Brewery in E1, one of the largest exhibition venues for London Design Festival 2019.
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Also In Shoreditch:

Showroom: Lee Broom, Kaleidoscopia

Lee Broom transforms their Shoreditch showroom for LDF with an experiential showcase which plays with kaleidoscopic impressions

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Kaleidoscopia by Lee Broom, part of the London Design Festival 2019

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West Kensington Design District:

100% Design

100% Design is a must attend for anyone keen to visit a commercially-focused tradeshow.


Landmark Project

Please Be Seated by Paul Cocksedge

‘Please Be Seated’ by British designer Paul Cocksedge and commissioned by British Land fuses innovation and technology and responds the to the changing rhythm of the community. The piece invites the public to sit or pass through, blurring the lines between craft object and design solution. Practical and beautiful, one of 3e1’s mantras!

Maz Mahmoudi is the founder of innovative workplace design consultancy, 3equals1 Design.

To get in touch with Maz, 3e1’s owner, or the rest of the team visit our contact page here.

Maz Mahmoudi