London Design Festival at Oxo Tower Wharf




Mon-Sun 11am-6pm

Free Event


Open Studio

The iconic Oxo Tower Wharf celebrates the very best in design, craft and innovation. Including LDF landmark project URBAN CABIN; Estonian design in gallery@oxo; clean air and urban design with an installation of tree saplings; plus a host of events across the designer-maker studios and more

The iconic Oxo Tower Wharf presents a packed programme of events as part of London Design Festival, showcasing the very best in design, craft and innovation, including a London Design Festival landmark project.

Look inside a micro-house from the MINI LIVING design team and architect Sam Jacob; learn about ecology and urban planning with an installation of 380 tree saplings; discover the Nordic minimalist style of Estonian design with a pop-up shop and exhibition; and immerse yourself in multi-sensory exhibition Clinic //2.

Plus discover over 25 designer-maker shops based at Oxo Tower Wharf, with many of the studios hosting special workshops and events.





London Design Festival Landmark Project by architect Sam Jacob and MINI LIVING
Courtyard, Oxo Tower Wharf, 16 – 24 Sept, Free
The ongoing project by MINI explores the future of urban habitats based on the creative use of space on a small personal footprint, which in a world of streamlined design reflects each city’s unique character. The MINI LIVING team designed a micro-house as a research space for relevant urban needs and local identities. Urban Cabin consists of a clever module reflecting its environment and featuring distinct London characteristics created by architect Sam Jacob. It will be a place to exchange, bringing people together and replicating important elements of urban life: a shared kitchen refers to the importance of food markets, and a micro-library responds to the decreasing number of public libraries.

by Estonian Association of Design
gallery@oxo, Oxo Tower Wharf, 14 – 24 Sept, Free
Exhibition and pop-up shop showcasing work by 50 designers from Estonia featuring furniture, lighting, glassware, ceramics, and textiles, encapsulates all the key characteristics of Nordic design with a minimalist style, natural materials, humour and ingenious solutions.

-- 380:1 --
by Friche Studio
Platform, Oxo Tower Wharf,15 – 25 Sept, Free
Educational installation aiming to raise awareness around air pollution, climate change and deforestation by displaying 380 sapling trees, accompanied by a programme of talks and events on ecology and urban planning.

-- Clinic //2 --
by Vitamin London
Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, 20 – 24 Sept
Digital design agency, Vitamin London, brings their exhibition, Clinic //2, to the third floor of the atmospheric Bargehouse. Through a collaborative multi-sensory experience, Clinic //2 unveils unique artworks, designs, and immersive installations demonstrating the bridging of technology and reality.




Throughout London Design Festival, Oxo Tower Wharf, Ground, First and Second floors
Enjoy creative events hosted by participating design studios and shops based at Oxo Tower Wharf.

-- Innermost, Units 2.03 & 2.04, Oxo Tower Wharf, 20 – 24 Sept --
Casambi Presentation: 20 September from 6.30pm
Gin Time Party: 21 September from 7pm (Guest list/RSVP only)
After last year’s success, Creative lighting brand Innermost are opening their studio, showroom and gin bar to the public once more, where you will be able to see their latest collections up close. This year they are also holding a drop-in portfolio surgery for design students & graduates.

On 20 September, they host a presentation on Casambi, demonstrating the Bluetooth control in lighting that is taking Europe by storm and, on 21 September, their LDF Gin Time party.

-- JeDeCo, Unit 1.17, Oxo Tower Wharf, 16 – 24 Sept --
Jewellery collective, JeDeCo, gave their members a creative challenge: to design and produce a contemporary piece of jewellery inspired by their favourite cities around the world; architecture, iconic features, symbols, iconography and much more. Their creations will be featured in JeDeCo’s gallery for the duration of the festival.

-- Bramwell Brown, Unit 1.18, Oxo Tower Wharf. 16 – 24 Sept. Late Night: 20 Sept --
Bramwell Brown launches ‘Minute Miniatures’, a new personalised range of clocks, with a series of workshops. The new clocks feature tiny pre-cast models that can be tailored to suit any family situation or hobby resulting in a totally unique ‘Weather Clock’. At the ticketed events you will be able to paint two pre-cast models of your choice. Tickets, costing £15, are available to purchase at

-- wagumi, Unit 1.08, Oxo Tower Wharf, 20 & 22 – 24 --
Japanese design shop, wagumi, hosts workshops inviting you to make your own Daruma. These are traditional, oval-shaped dolls which are used as lucky charms and goal setters in Japan. Join to paint your own doll’s face; the left eye while making your wish and the right one when the wish comes true as a sign of appreciation. Tickets are limited and cost £10 via

-- SUCK UK, G3, Riverside Walkway, Oxo Tower Wharf. 16 – 24 Sept. Late Night: 20 Sept --
If you have an idea for a product that could sit alongside ‘The Greatest Gifts on Earth’ in the SUCK UK store, LDF is the time for you to submit your designs. SUCK focuses on idea generation throughout the festival, drop in to get inspired.

-- BRAND ACADEMY, G3, Courtyard, Oxo Tower Wharf. 16 – 24 Sept. Late Night: 20 Sept --
Brand Academy, the newest resident at Oxo Tower Wharf, opens its doors with exciting workshops and events throughout LDF. Screen-print a tote bag, watch in wonder at the live window painting and shop till you drop during late night opening.

-- SNOWDEN FLOOD x PRINT ARCHIVIST and SNOWDEN FLOOD & ARLO & JACOB Unit 1.01, Oxo Tower Wharf. 16 – 24 Sept. Late night: 20 Sept --
Artist/Designer Snowden Flood launches a new range of fabrics for LDF in collaboration with design archive Print Archivists, as well as a limited edition chair collaboration with UK furniture maker Arlo & Jacob.

-- BLACK + BLUM, Unit 2.07 & 2.08, Oxo Tower Wharf. 18 – 22 Sept. Late Night: 20 Sept --
Black + Blum host a special LDF sale in the shop only. There will be some fantastic offers of up to 50% or more on some items as well as one off samples and designs.

-- STUDIO FUSION GALLERY, Unit 1.06, Oxo Tower Wharf. 16 – 24 Sept. Late Night: 20 Sept Meet the artists: 23 Sept --
‘6 make a bridge from Europe’ is an exhibition which sees renown enamel artist and curator, Elizabeth Turrell, bringing 6 European artists and designer makers together to exhibit their work in a variety of media, including vitreous enamel, metal and found objects.

-- SIMA VAZIRY & KATHERINE ELIZABETH, Unit 1.03, Oxo Tower Wharf. 20 Sept. Late Night: 20 Sept --
Jeweller Sima Vaziry and milliner Katherine Elizabeth host two talks in their studio for LDF:
3.30-3.40pm and 6.40-6.50pm: ‘Hat Etiquette’ with Katherine Elizabeth
3.40-3.50pm and 6.30-6.40pm: ‘Gems’ with Sima Vaziry.

-- J-ME, Unit 1.20 & 1.21, Oxo Tower Wharf. 16 – 24 Sept. Late Night: 20 Sept --
Modern gift designer, j-me, launches their A/W collection in their studio.

-- MR JONES WATCHES, Unit 1.11, Oxo Tower Wharf. 19 – 27 Sept --
Mr Jones Watches is hosting a treasure hunt. The prize is a distinctive, London made watch.
Throughout the week of LDF, follow @mrjoneswatches on Instagram as they post cryptic clues leading you round their daily treasure hunts. Eventually you’ll find the key to your prize hidden somewhere near Oxo Tower Wharf.

-- ELECTROBLOOM, Unit 2.11, Oxo Tower Wharf. Late Night: 20 Sept, time TBC --
Digital craftsman and award-winning 3D print designer, Mark Bloomfield, hosts a thought provoking discussion on the future of design, autonomous systems & artificial intelligence on the evening of 20 September.

-- SKYLARK GALLERIES 2, Unit 1.09, Oxo Tower Wharf. 17 – 24 Sept. Late Night: 20 Sept --
Skylark Galleries 2 presents ‘Materials of Choice’ featuring:
17 Sept 2-5pm: ‘River finds – Thames Glass Fish’ with Mudlark Nicola White.
Nicola showcases glass and other objects found on the foreshore and talks about the secrets and stories hidden in the murky waters of the Thames.
18 Sept 2-5pm: ‘Handmade papers from around the world’ with Gill Hickman. Gill will show a selection of the fine papers that she uses in her embossed collages
20 Sept 5pm: ‘September Talk & Demo’ with Kathleen Dutton. Artist and illustrator Kathleen Dutton will be sharing the story of handmade wood and paper books as well as a a guided meditation by Kathleen Dutton.
20 Sept 6-8pm: ‘Paint on ceramic tiles, paint on canvas’ with Linda Samson. Linda will be showing and talking about her latest collection
of colourful oil paintings and framed ceramic tiles with images of quiet contemplative interiors and references to the sea and skies of the North.
21 Sept 3-6pm: ‘Copper, wax, acid, paper ink’ with painter / printmaker Kit Boyd. Kit will talk about the ancient art of etching, with samples of etching plates.

Oxo Tower Wharf

Oxo Tower Wharf is an award-winning, landmark building situated on the Riverside Walkway part of London’s fast moving South Bank and Bankside areas. Oxo Tower Wharf is home to some of the UK’s most innovative and internationally renowned contemporary designers, restaurants, cafes, bars and exhibition venues gallery@oxo and Bargehouse.

Oxo Tower Wharf is owned and managed by Coin Street Community Builders. Coin Street Community Builders is a social enterprise and our aim is to make our neighbourhood a great place to live, work in, and visit.

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