London Design Festival 2012: SE1 Hub

Home of an emerging design community, an impressive array of cultural organisations and creative studios, not to mention the thriving hubs of Bermondsey and Borough Market, London’s SE1 district is a design fanatic's new must-see destination. Plus with the London Design Festival 2012 in full swing there has never been a better time to visit. 

Pop by The AF to pick up your free copies of the LDF and Icon Design Trail guides.

Local highlights include:

Akihisa Hirata: Tangling
The Architecture Foundation, Ground Floor East 136–148 Tooley St London SE1 2TU
15 September - 17 November 

Hot on the heels of his Venice Biennale debut and Golden Lion win, Japanese architect Akihisa Hirata’s presents his first solo exhibition in The AF Project Space. 

Admission free. Open every day, 12-6pm, over the London Design Festival (14 - 23 September). Following the LDF the exhibition will be open Tuesday to Saturday12pm-6pm

Design Museum
28 Shad Thames London SE1 2YD

The Design Museum present Digital Crystal: Swarovski exploring the future of memory in today’s fast-developing digital age. Plus the latest installment of their Designs in Residence programme featuring Freyja Sewell and Harry Trimble.

Michael Anastassiades Shop
122 Lower Marsh London SE1 7AE

Renowned for creating timeless, understated lighting and interiors objects – Michael Anastassiades's work straddles industrial design, sculpture and the decorative arts. This September sees the opening of his London shop and online store – which will showcase new mirror and lighting collections.

Preview/open house during London Design Festival: Mon-Fri: 9-6; Wed 9-9; Sat-Sun: 10-5; Viewing by appointment.

The Fashion and Textile Museum
83 Bermondsey Street London SE1 3XF

The Fashion and Textile Museum will be hosting an array of exciting events throughout September including an evening with fashion legend Andrew Logan.