Tuesday 6 September 2016

Somerset House - Opening Tomorrow: London Design Biennale 2016

London Design Biennale 2016 - Opens Tomorrow. Image: Porky Hefer - Dora Esca © Justin Patrick
The first London Design Biennale opens tomorrow, exploring the theme Utopia by Design – how can design make the world a better place?

Expect newly commissioned artworks, prototypes and concept designs from 37 countries and territories, each in their own space throughout the building, in an entertaining and inspiring exploration of the role of design in our collective futures.

Interact with brand new work by world-leading architects, designers, scientists, writers and artists in a broad, vibrant exhibition that includes large-scale kinetic sculpture, immersive digital installations, conceptual culinary pop-ups, performances and VR renderings of the future.

Get involved with London Design Biennale
Barber & Osgerby - London Design Biennale Forecast Model
Outdoor installations - UK
Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby’s 14-metre kinetic sculpture can be seen in the iconic Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court.
Lebanon at London Design Biennale
Outdoor installations - Lebanon
Grab a pomegranate juice, falafel or a wet shave in Annabel Karim Kassar’s recreation of a Beirut street on the River Terrace.
Utopia in Four Movements - Utopia Sign
Talks Programme
Speakers include architect Richard Rogers, MoMA curator Paola Antonelli, plus this week, participating designers Porky Hefer, Noura & Basma Boura and Xiaodu Liu feature.
London Design Biennale Public Medal
Have your say
Vote for your favourite installation at the Biennale. From 11.00 tomorrow visit