The onset of autumn heralds the return of the London Design Festival, which this year, has the whole of the capital in its grips. Souped-up venues - including shops, galleries, museums - across the city are preparing to emerge as transcendent repositories for new work by an exciting roster of the world's leading designers. As always though, its not possible to see it all, so to spare you your sanity, here's our edit of the festival highlights.
Like last year, the V&A constitutes the hub of activity. Over the festival, the Sackler Centre will host special events, talks and workshops; prepare to see installations and exhibits as eclectic as graphic designer Michael Johnson's special V&A maps and Paul Cocksedge's 'A Gust of Wind' installation of floating corian.
But for aesthetes-at-large, the festival this year stretches its reach across six creative quarters. Already established as LDF stalwarts are the Brompton Design District, the Shoreditch Design Triangle, and Portobello's The Dock, where Tom Dixon is expanding his output alongside a new showroom from Moooi. New to this year's line up, however, are the Covent Garden Design District, the Fitzrovia Collective and the Clerkenwell Design District.
That's just the tip of the iceberg. Check Wallpaper.com soon for more news live from the festival.