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Each year the London Design Festival seems to grow in scope and ambition. This year, it has even wangled the usually off-limits South West tower of St Paul’s Cathedral as a venue (for John Pawson’s Perspectives installation), and shows and installations are now popping up literally all over town. As the action kicks off, we’ll be bringing you the highlights as they happen.
While areas of the capital like Clerkenwell may be home to the global furniture mega brands, a leafy street in South-West London has long been drawing the design cognoscenti with its troop of independent shops and galleries.
Watch the Breton brothers' textile installation, in collaboration with Kvadrat, take shape in the Raphael Gallery at London's V&A museum...
Once upon a time admirers of Libby Sellers were made to follow her, like 1990s ravers, to temporary locations across London, where she would hold exhibitions featuring Europe's most progressive designers...
Fendi has officially moved into its new Peter Marino -designed store in London's Sloane Street. On display next to Karl Lagerfeld's furs and fashion, and Silvia Venturini Fendi's bags, shoes and leather accessories, are works of lesser-known, and rather more local talent: students from the Royal College of Art....
With the opening of the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield and Turner Contemporary in Margate, David Chipperfield is having a moment in the UK, so it's fitting that he should be the designer of this year's Size + Matter project...
The Japanese studio’s cloud-like take on the capital for Established & Sons
A new collection by British designer Faye Toogood at Phillips de Pury
Wallpaper* Tudor Style File is back for another year-long season
StokkeAustad and Silhouette team up for the ultimate opticals