London Design Biennale

7 Sep 2016 – 27 Sep 2016

Regular hours

11:00 – 20:00
11:00 – 20:00
11:00 – 20:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

£15, £10 Concession, £5 Child (plus booking fees)

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Somerset House

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 77a, 91 and 176, while the River Bus Service can be taken to Embankment and Savoy Piers.
  • Temple, Covent Garden, Charing Cross and Embankment.
  • Charing Cross, Waterloo and Blackfriars.
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London’s major new design event takes over Somerset House this September, exploring the theme utopia by design.


London’s major new design event takes over Somerset House this September, presenting newly commissioned works that explore the theme utopia by design.  Taking over the entirety of Somerset House, including The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court and River Terrace, the London Design Biennale will explore big questions and ideas about sustainability, migration, pollution, energy, cities, and social equality. You will see engaging and interactive installations, innovations, artworks and proposed design solutions - all in an immersive, inspiring and entertaining tour of the world. See monumental installations in indoor and outdoor spaces throughout the building from some of the world’s best designers, representing thirty five countries including Austria, Israel, South Africa, Albania, the UK and USA. Barber & Osgerby will be designing the UK installation, curated by the V&A and supported by British Land. Their installation Forecast, moves with the wind, evoking the UK's nautical history and its future use of renewable energy. 

Exhibiting artistsToggle

Porky Hefer

Helidon Xhixha

Helidon Xhixha

Barber & Osgerby



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