It’s hard to pinpoint the exact design capital of the world, especially since each city boasts varying design influences. Is it Taipei, home to some of the coolest skyscrapers on the planet? Or could it be Mexico City, which boasts culturally-important attractions such as the Frida Kahlo museum and home studio of Pritzker Prize-winning architect Luis Barragán.
Yet, one city that continuously puts itself at the forefront of design is London, which attracts some of the best designers in the world. Every September, the city is host to London Design Festival — a trade event which brings a blockbuster schedule of over 400 events and installations across the city.
This year’s edition, which took place from 15 to 23 September, marked the festival’s sixteenth year. And if that’s one thing that is a given, it’s that the festival provides a preview to the trends that will dominate the design industry the following months.
With the festival done and dusted, we’ve curated a list of trends from London Design Festival 2018 that will set the tone in interior design for the rest of the year — with some tips that you can hopefully use for your home.