Design Connections: the best of the London Design Festival

 Design Connections is our annual design industry networking programme. It offers directors and curators from design museums, centres and festivals around the world an inspiring and immersive introduction to the best of the London Design Festival, and an opportunity to meet talented and pioneering practitioners across a range of disciplines.

Curated by our UK-based architecture, design and fashion department, the programme connects international leaders in design to key UK designers and organisations, paving the way for new global connections and collaborations between some of the world’s leading institutions.

The 2017 Design Connections programme will take place between 18-22 September.  This year, we've invited Timothy Moore, Satellite Program Curator for Melbourne Design Week 2018, to attend Design Connections.

The 2017 programme includes meetings with senior staff members of prominent galleries and museums, private studio visits with both emerging and established design practitioners as well key networking opportunities with international industry counterparts. 

In 2016, we supported Janson Hews, Head of Programs at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, to attend Design Connections. The 2016 programme included 10x10, an evening of talks showcasing a selection of the best emerging design talent in the UK. Listen to the podcast, created by Soho Radio, here.

About Timothy Moore

Timothy Moore is a director of Sibling Architecture, a practice that forms a social agenda around all of its projects whether it is a building, installation, urban strategy or event. Prior to joining Sibling, Timothy worked at architecture offices in Melbourne, Amsterdam and Berlin, and as an editor for two influential magazines, Volume and Architecture Australia. He is currently the editor of Future West (Australian Urbanism), part of NGV’s curatorial team for Melbourne Design Week 2018, and undertaking a PhD within the Melbourne School of Design at the University of Melbourne entitled The Instruments of Transitional Architecture.

Sibling has residential, cultural, retail and hospitality projects underway in Melbourne, Sydney, Bali and Kuala Lumpur. Its expanded architecture practice has seen Sibling exhibit at the National Gallery of Victoria, Istanbul Design Biennial, Gyeonggi MoMA, Seoul National University and provide foresight for leading cultural institutions and organisations. Sibling won the Premier Award at the Australian Interior Design Awards in 2015.