IQL to support London Design Festival 2019

  • 3 Sep 2019

Leading Italian architect and designer, Fabio Novembre, will headline the ‘Next Generation Design’ event that will be held on 18 September at Workable, one of the newest and best-connected shared working spaces in the capital.  

The London Design Festival celebrates and promotes London as the design capital of the world. A major element of the festival is the Global Design Forum, which is a thought leadership programme celebrating design and reflecting the most innovative thinking in the world of design today.  

Next Generation Design will explore how design practices and brands spot and nurture new talent, and how emerging designers can get noticed and stay ahead in the creative industries.  

Fabio Novembre, Domus Academy Scientific Director, will kick off the event with a keynote speech that discusses how to get noticed in the creative industries. It will be followed by a panel discussion with industry experts including Julian Vogel, CEO Modus BPCM and Linda Roberts, Director of Business & Innovation, London College of Fashion and Hannah Robinson, Programme Manager for Architecture Design and Fashion at the British Council. 

The Next Generation Design event will be the only element of the Global Design Forum not to be hosted at the V&A, the world’s leading museum of art and design. V&A East is due to launch in 2022 in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and holding an event at Workable helps showcase the cultural powerhouse being developed in the area.  

Tickets can be booked here: 

Based in IQL, Workable offers outstanding shared office facilities alongside panoramic views of the city’s skyline.  

IQL is a £2.4 billion joint venture development between Lendlease and LCR. With the vision to create London’s new home for progressive businesses, International Quarter London benefits from an abundance of green space and fresh air, access to some of the world’s most forward-thinking cultural institutions, unrivalled transport connectivity and a workplace design that has employee wellbeing at its heart. 

Address: Workable, 1 Westfield Avenue, Stratford, London, E20 1HZ  

Doors open at 18:30, talk from 19:00 and drinks from 20:00 

Twitter: @I_Q_London  
Instagram: @iql_stratford  


Notes to editors: 

About London Design Festival 

Established in 2003 by Sir John Sorrell CBE and Ben Evans CBE, London Design Festival celebrates and promotes London as the design capital of the world.  

London Design Festival has since earned the reputation as a key calendar moment of London’s autumn creative season, alongside London Fashion Week, Frieze Art Fair and the London Film Festival, attracting the greatest thinkers, practitioners, retailers and educators to the capital, in a citywide celebration.  

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Media enquiries: 

For further information, please contact the IQL team at Caro Communications: 
Danny Sullivan, Account Director 
Gabriel Rodriguez-Calderon, Account Manager 
Gracie Bennett, Account Executive 

T: +44 (0)20 7713 9388 

For all press enquiries regarding the wider programme of Global Design Forum, please contact Exposure on +44 (0)20 7907 7130 or email