Aside from the inaugural biennale at the Somerset House, the 14th edition of London Design Festival felt like business as usual. Indeed, the introductory text to the official guide to LDF2016 only makes a passing mention of the Brexit. Similarly, only one exhibition in East London explicitly addressed the results of June's referendum — an apt indication that the effects of leaving the EU remain to be seen.
Among the many exhibitions and events from September 17–25, Place Your Bets solicited visitors' opinions about the post-Brexit future of London through a series of infographics. But the balance of the offerings in Shoreditch — a neighborhood inevitably labeled as "trendy" or "hip — were rather more conventional design week fare. Highlights among the product and furniture exhibitions included the Map Shop and Particle Particular, which we've covered before, as well as Emily Forgot's photogenic Neverland at KK Outlet.
Meanwhile, the well-gentrified environs of Brick Lane have long been home to the (somewhat confusingly named) London Design Fair, one of three tradeshows that takes place during the second weekend of LDF. Formerly known as TENT London and Super Brands, this year marks the tenth anniversary of the event at the Old Truman Brewery, where it has expanded into the third floor.