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London Design Festival appoints Icon editor Christopher Turner as deputy director

The London Design Festival has appointed Christopher Turner to the role of deputy director. He replaces Max Fraser who is now working on a consultative basis specifically on the editorial content of the festival, including the official guide.

Turner, who will take up his new position on 9 March and work closely with director Ben Evan, will look to focus on developing and realising the festival’s expanding activity and other new directions.

He joins from his current role as editor of leading architecture and design magazine, Icon. In 2010 he relaunched the publication and was also responsible for introducing the Icon Awards.

Speaking on his appointment, Turner commented: “I’m very much looking forward to joining the team at London Design Festival, to which I hope to bring my editorial experience at Icon, and to helping grow the Festival and the Global Design Forum, both in London and internationally.”

Now in its 13th year, the London Design Festival holds over 395 events over the nine days of the Festival every September.

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