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London Design Festival 2023: A Recap

29 September 2023

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London Design Festival is an annual event, originally launched in 2003 by Sir John Sorrell CBE and Ben Evans CBE. The premise is to facilitate the city's creativity and promote London as the design capital of the world. The launch of the first LDF took place at Bloomberg, with a show of support from a collection of design and education organisations - 20 years later, their vision and the support they receive remain just as strong.

LDF has played a key role in the growth of the design industry over the past twenty years and hosts various events in partnership with designers and brands in the field.

This year, London Design Festival ran from the 16th to the 24th of September 2023, and some of our team were lucky enough to attend.

It was a great opportunity to experience many new releases in person, and the David Village Lighting team were able to meet up with a range of brands including Moooi, &Tradition, Tom Dixon and HAY. Now we are here to give you a run-through of all the beautiful lighting designs we had the honour of viewing whilst at London Design Festival 2023!


The &Tradition showroom is like an oasis from the busy streets of London outside, presented in such a way that it's easy to forget you aren't just in a friend's home. The Scandinavian design of the building offered a cosy yet stylish environment where you could truly appreciate their products.

London Design Festival offered our team the chance to finally experience all of the &Tradition newness in-person - including the Mist Collection, the Pivot Portable Lamp and the special edition Blue Steel Utzon Pendant. These lighting solutions were even more stunning up close!

The showroom also included a cosy dining space that had been formed for the team to host a private dinner party with the iconic design duo Space Copenhagen the night before. Every feature in the room was designed by the pair and assisted in broadcasting their numerous pieces. Featured in this room was the Copenhagen Pendant, the Como Table Lamp and the Manhattan Portable Lamp.

Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon is a David Village Lighting bestseller and their showroom is a perfect environment to broadcast all of their maximalist designs. We were given a tour of the space and got to not only learn more about some of their classic designs but also get a closer look at some of their 2023 releases. The Puff Pendant was showcased in both finishes, with the chrome suspended in a cluster in the window on a motor, resembling a constellation of planets orbiting around the same point. The Melt Portables were a hit, gathering vast amounts of attention and highlighting their mesmerising lighting effects.

As always the classic Melt Pendant took centre stage in one area of the showroom, showing how the lighting solution can be suspended in varying numbers to create a statement piece in your space.

Buster + Punch

This year's London Design Festival was a perfect way for Buster + Punch to celebrate their ten-year anniversary! And they were also able to celebrate the release of their first chair - the Chopper Chair was originally a 1970's design by Massimo Minale's father that the brand has rereleased to mark the occasion.

Buster + Punch showcased some of their characteristic designs as well as their latest release, the Caged Wet collection, which is available as either a ceiling light or wall light. Caged Wet is suitable for use in damp environments such as bathrooms, wet rooms and kitchens, and comes in three metallic colours with the Buster + Punch signature coin screws for detailing.


The Moooi showroom was as extravagant as expected, presenting a collection of eclectic lighting and furniture designs, decorated with their prominent Moooi wallpaper. Their designs included the iconic Random Pendants and the Moooi Starfall, as well as the new Pallana Suspension which features adjustable light sources and is a perfect addition to dining spaces.

Moooi used LDF to promote their collaboration with EveryHuman, which is a bespoke room fragrance experience fuelled by AI. The user answers a number of questions pertaining to their personality and their home environment, resulting in a personalised scent for their home. Our team all had the chance to try the experience and were thoroughly impressed with the final result!

Hackability of the Stool Exhibition

Hackability of the Stool is a creative exhibition, the project of Tokyo-based architect Daisuke Motogi. This exhibition features 100 different alterations to the Artek Stool 60, designed by Alvar Aalto in 1933. Motogi first presented this project in 2020 as an online exhibition on his Instagram account, this was where it caught the attention of Artek. The stool has been adapted in varying ways - some added elements, others took elements away, and others transformed the stool into another object entirely. This exhibition was a great success and a huge hit for visitors of London Design Festival.

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