London Design Festival 2014

As the London Design Festival (13 - 21 September) takes over the capital, we'll be bringing you the highlights as they happen. From the show–stopping installations to the best new collections and brand debuts, team Wallpaper* will leave no stone unturned to round up the finest the festival has to offer

London Design Festival 2014: in pictures

  • At its Brompton showroom, Cassina presented 'Charlotte Perriand: An Icon of Modernity'. Pieces include a special limited edition of the iconic 'LC4 CP' chaise longue designed by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand. Photography: Daniel Burman

  • Displayed within a neon Plexiglas structure illuminated from below by LED lights, this 'LC4 CP' tribute piece was inspired by a renowned photograph of Perriand relaxing on one of the first models of the chaise longue. The limited edition mattress is made from a natural cow hide leather with a contrasting dark brown saddle leather on the foot and headrest. Photography: Daniel Burman

  • Oak and walnut lamps by Samuel Chan, for Channels, at Designjunction

  • Swiss/Argentinian designer Alfredo Häberli is celebrating the launch of his new knitted textiles for Kvadrat with a show at the Danish brand’s London store. At the far end of the showroom spread across an entire wall, Häberli has created an oversized floor to ceiling moodboard that spans 3 floors and includes furniture as well as fabric samples

  • Called ‘DIS-PLAY’ the show brings together a series of moodboards collated by Häberli that capture his creative process. The launch is Häberli's third textile collection for Kvadrat and takes its design cues from details found in a floral Japanese picture and clusters of stars

  • Danish brand Hay and its offspring Wrong for Hay tasked Wallpaper* entertaining director Melina Keays and interiors editor-at-large Benjamin Kempton to refashion its St James’ showroom into a pop-up restaurant, ‘Design & Dine’. Photography: Aaron Tilley

  • Keays and Kempton have curated the spaces using some of the latest pieces in the collections, alongside some old classics. Photography: Aaron Tilley

  • Finnish chef Antto Melasniemi is in charge of the menu at the temporary restaurant. Photography: Aaron Tilley

  • Installation view at Wrong for Hay. Photography: Aaron Tilley

  • For ‘A Place Called Home’ - this year’s London Design Festival Landmark Project in Trafalgar Square - four design studios were asked to create their own shed-sized interpretation of home. Jasper Morrison’s humorous design, based on a pigeon fancier’s house -  ‘Because who else would choose to live in the middle of Trafalgar Square?’ he mused – was completed in the designer’s typically understated style and furnished with a selection of his iconic designs. Photography: Ali Morris

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