Now in its 12th year, the London Design Festival grows ever larger and more diverse. Here are a few of our September (and beyond) highlights picked from the 300-plus events and installations across the capital, including Blueprint at designjunction and DesignCurial in the Clerkenwell Design Quarter
Roca Gallery London,
11 September -10 January
Launching to coincide with LDF, this exhibition explores both existing schemes and future visions that transform urban rivers into public leisure spaces.
Alan Kitching and Monotype
The London College of Communication, SE1
13 September -16 October
Graphic designer Alan Kitching's homage to five design legends: Tom Eckersley, Abram Games, FHK Henrion, Josef Müller-Brockmann and Paul Rand.
Platform Gallery, Habitat King's Road, SW3
This exhibition showcases work from six of London's most respected designers, including Tord Boontje and Simon Pengelly, and explores the ideas that inspired each piece.
Double Space for BMW - Precision & Poetry in Motion
by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby
Two mirrored, silver structures, suspended from the ceiling of the Raphael Gallery, create an immersive experience for the viewer.
by Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert
The Paris-based designer has created a bold glass installation at the entrance to the museum's Glass Galleries.
Central Saint Martins, N1C 4AA
A showcase mix of recent graduates who are shaping future design practice. In focus this year are polemics: disruptive technologies, expanded boundaries and democratising
Crest by Zaha Hadid Architects
Hadid has created a typically sculptural structure for the central John Madejski Garden at the V&A. It will subsequently move to ME by Melia hotel in Dubai
The Wish List
in collaboration with Sir Terence Conran and Benchmark Furniture
Ten design legends teamed with ten emerging talents to make something they have always wanted, but never been able to find.
The Building Centre, WC1
The world's fi rst open source, digitally printed house will be built in central London. The WikiHouse is a lowenergy house whichanyone can download, adapt, 'print' and assemble in a few days.
Queens Park Design District
Lonsdale Road, W11
Queens Park Design District, new this year and led by Bill Amberg Studio, will be launching a fl ag design project - reworking the Union Jack post Scotland vote, we are told
Clerkenwell Design Quarter
Clerkenwell launches an architecture and design film festival. Films about, or with, a slight link to architecture and design - all for free. Toto will also hold a 'Toilet' Pecha Kucha with DesignCurial on board, as it were...
Global Design Forum
Southbank Centre, SE1
Expanded into a five-day event, this year's forum invites high-profile international speakers to debate topics such as democracy in design, and how to kickstart a sustainable economy.
At home with the Days
Twentytwentyone will host a selling exhibition of furniture and objects from Robin and Lucienne Day's home -- items they collected and made during their 70 years together.
Earls Court, SW5
The show's 20th year bringing together interiors, workplaces, kitchens and bathrooms, with design doyen Philippe Starck opening proceedings this year.
Old Sorting Office, WC1A
The fourth edition of designjunction includes Blueprint and a range of pop-up stores, live factory demonstrations, product launches, large-scale installations and a lively seminar programme.
A Place Called Home (in collaboration with Airbnb)
Trafalgar Square, WC2
Four designers - Jasper Morrison, Patternity, Raw Edges and Studioilse - have been invited to dream up a domestic space that you wouldn't want to leave. Test it for yourself...
Tent London and Super Brands London
Picture: Vera & Kyte - Pedestal tables
Old Truman Brewery, E1
Now in their eighth year, Tent and Super Brands return with over 280 companies from 29 countries ranging from designer makers, through country pavilions, to brands. Also a bar this year by AfroditiKrassa.
In conversation with Zeev Aram
Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of his London store, Aram owner and founder Zeev Aram looks back over his life and role in the development of the capital's design scene (see Blueprint 334).
Picture: Agnes pendant 10 Bronze by Lindsey Adams Adelman for Roll & Hill
Syon Park, TW8
The backdrop of Robert Adam's Syon House will provide this luxury design and interiors show with space for more exhibitors andbigger stands.