The London Design Festival brings together a global community of designers, artists, architects and retailers together to showcase their projects which respond to the power of what design can entail. The festival is open from 17-25 September.

London Design Festival 2016
The Green Room by Glithero, Supported by PaneraiGlithero/ London Design Festival
London Design Festival 2016
The Green Room by Glithero, supported by PaneraiGlithero/ London Design Festival
London Design Festival 2016
The makings of The Green Room by Glithero, supported by PaneraiGlithero/ London Design Festival

Supported by British Land, the London Design Festival 2016 features more than 400 events taking place across the capital The festival is a platform for innovative design initiatives. It presents ideas from more than 300 partners, who represent the best of London's design community. Established in 2003 the nine day long event celebrates London as the world's design capital and gateway to the international design community.

Sir John Sorrell, chairman of the London Design Festival, said: "Since the London Design Festival started in 2003 it has always welcomed the world to our great city and has also inspired over 100 other cities to produce their own annual design event."

London Design Festival 2016
Mini Living 'Forests' Installation by Asif KhanAsif Khan/ London Design Festival
London Design Festival 2016
Ink drawing of Mini Living 'Forests' Installation by Asif KhanAsif Khan/ London Design Festival
London Design Festival 2016
Mini Living 'Forests' Installation by Asif KhanAsif Khan/ London Design Festival

With projects such as The Smile, by Alison Brooks Architects, which is on display in the grounds of Chelsea College of Art and Design, and Mini Living 'Forests' by Asif Khan, the festival has a broad range of installations throughout London. Other highlights include Foil by Benjamin Hubert Layer and The Green Room by Glithero.

London Design Festival 2016
The Smile by Alison Brooks Architects, engineered by ArupAlison Brooks Architects/ London Design Festival
London Design Festival 2016
The Smile by Alison Brooks Architects, engineered by ArupAlison Brooks Architects/ London Design Festival
London Design Festival 2016
Architectural model of The Smile by Alison Brooks Architects, engineered by Arup/London Design Festival
London Design Festival 2016
Liquid Marble by Mathieu LehanneurMathieu Lehanneur/ London Design Festival
London Design Festival 2016
Liquid Marble by Mathieu LehanneurMathieu Lehanneur/ London Design Festival
London Design Festival 2016
The design process of Liquid Marble by Mathieu LehanneurMathieu Lehanneur/ London Design Festival
London Design Festival 2016
Foil by Benjamin Hubert Layer, supported by BraunBenjamin Hubert Layer/ London Design Festival
London Design Festival 2016
Foil by Benjamin Hubert Layer, supported by BraunBenjamin Hubert Layer/ London Design Festival
London Design Festival 2016
Foil by Benjamin Hubert Layer, supported by BraunBenjamin Hubert Layer/ London Design Festival
London Design Festival 2016
Foil by Benjamin Hubert Layer, supported by BraunBenjamin Hubert Layer/ London Design Festival

This year sees the first edition of the London Design Biennale, which will overlap with the Design Festival programme. Held at Somerset House, the Biennale brings together 40 countries to present design installations based on the theme Utopia by Design. Other highlights include works by Tracey Neuls, 1882 Ltd and a film set design exhibition reimagining an iconic scene from Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey at the Well Gallery at London College of Communication.

London Design Festival 2016
LeveL by mischer'traxler studio (Austria)mischer'traxler studio / London Design Festival
London Design Festival 2016
Forecast, an installation by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby (UK)London Design Festival
London Design Festival 2016
Otium and Acedia - a series of hanging nests in the form of animals, into which you can climb by Porky Hefer (South Africa)Porky Hefer/ London Design Festival
London Design Festival 2016
A 1970s utopian project to give a socialist state a democratic electronic backbone is reconstructed in The Counterculture Room. The socialist government of Salvador Allende imagined giving the state a cybernetic spine, enabling ministers to view economic information in real time and make informed decisions from a futuristic hub that resembles a set from Kubrick's 2001. This project was called 'Cybersyn' and it was a precursor to today's 'smart city'. The installation tells the story of the Cybersyn experience (Chile)FabLab Santiago/ London Design Festival
London Design Festival 2016
Shenzhen: New Peak by URBANUS (China)URBANUS/ London Design Festival
London Design Festival 2016
Plastic Effects by Brodie Neil (Australia)Brodie Neil/ London Design Festival
London Design Festival 2016
The Wish Machine, by multi-disciplinary practice Autoban (Turkey)Autoban/ London Design Festival
London Design Festival 2016
The Icon Collection by 1882 Ltd, bringing together three of the design world's most respected and renowned designers and studios, known for their devotion to purity and process designed - John Pawson, Max Lamb and Snarktecture1882 Ltd/ London Design Festival
London Design Festival 2016
The Icon Collection by 1882 Ltd, bringing together three of the design world's most respected and renowned designers and studios, known for their devotion to purity and process designed - John Pawson, Max Lamb and Snarktecture1882 Ltd/ London Design Festival
London Design Festival 2016
Tracey Neuls Sweetheart Collection by Tracey NeulsTracey Neuls/ London Design Festival
London Design Festival 2016
Tracey Neuls Sweetheart Collection by Tracey NeulsTracey Neuls/ London Design Festival
London Design Festival 2016
Pauliina Pöllänen presents a site-specific sculpture inspired by Aaro Hellaakoski's poem 'Hauen laulu’ (‘The Pike’s Song’), an iconic Finnish poem from 1928 reflecting the beginning of modernism while drawing on Finnish folklore and epic poetryPauliina Pöllänen/ London Design Festival
London Design Festival 2016
The Joy of Sets by The Kubrick Archive, showing at London College of Communication as part of LDF at LCCLewis Bush/ London Design Festival