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London Design Festival 2012

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The London Design Festival is celebrating it's 10th year with new exhibitions, installations, workshops and the launch of the Global Design Forum. The festival celebrates London as the design capital of the world.

This year Trafalgar Square is home to a major landmark project called Be Open. It appears as a large drum, encased in rubber, which has 3 entrances taking you into the installation. The giant 'drum' acts as a sound portal, with a number of soundscapes.

At the Sorting Office on New Oxford Street you can visit Design Junction. In the 1960s sorting office, Canteen have a London Transport dining experience. Design Junction is also the home to over 100 designer lighting and furniture brands.

At the South Bank Centre is Designersblock with an eclectic mix of designer showcases. The spaces will include the Royal Festival Hall and the Queen Elizabeth, opening up some spaces to the public for the first time. At the V&A the designer of the moment, Nendo has created a project that is not to be missed. It begins with a single white chair that multiplies and develops into 10 different galleries in 10 different ways. Follow the evolution around the museum, starting in the main entrance.

To find out a full calendar of the events on in London click here.

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