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5 design things to look out for in September 2017

What: London Design Festival (LDF) returns this month with a mix of trade shows, public installations, exhibitions and talks across the city.

One headline installation is Breathing Space, by Hassell and Arup, an oasis for pedestrians and cyclists where real time data will be used to explore the effects of pollution.

Most interestingly it is also promising to “literally provide them with a breath of fresh air” before their onward journey.

Camille Walala will be brightening up Exchange Square in Broadgate with a typically bold installation. It looks a bit like Bertie Bassett’s bedroom but we can’t wait to explore it. Expect an assault or even allsort on the senses.

Design hubs have been delineated across London. The Clerkenwell Design Quarter will see showrooms throw open their doors, while the Shoreditch design trail and Brixton design trail will give you access to the East and South.

The five trade shows are London Design Fair, 100% Design, Decorex International, Designjunction and Focus/17.

You can catch Design Week deputy editor Sarah Dawood hosting panel talks on the value of creative education in schools and on the need to diversify the design industry at Designjunction.