Is London still the world's design capital?

Immediately after the London Design Festival in 2012, the New York Times published a review of the event that stated: "London is the design capital of the world". A sense of delight resonated through Festival HQ. After all, a comment like that from a publication of such calibre certainly resonates. But the statement also made us ponder the scale of London's assigned creative prowess, and with it came the weighty responsibility of safeguarding such a status.

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