London Design Festival 2014: in pictures

Octagonal structures made of bright coloured Plexiglas

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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

Octagonal exhibit enclosed in yellow Plexiglas

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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 hanging lamps

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

Giant mood board taking up an entire wall

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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

Mood board contained in a table with raised edges

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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

Dining area with a glass display cabinet in the middle

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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

Three stages of building a wooden table and diagrams on the wall

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

Dining area where each table has its own set of matching tablecloth and napkins in geometric designs

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

Left: seating area with sofa and chairs. Right: glass display cabinet

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Installation view at Wrong for Hay. Photography: Aaron Tilley

Inside a pigeon-fancier's hut, looking out to a set of stairs and people

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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

Two lamps and a table made from glass sheets and rope-like twisted plastic

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The Aram Gallery’s show ‘Future Stars?’ showcases the work of seven emerging designers including RCA graduate James Shaw, who presented pieces from his latest project ‘Plastic Baroque’. Using a handheld tool for extruding recycled thermoplastics that he invented himself, Shaw was able to create hand-formed plastic furniture with unusual, soft-looking structures. Photography: Ali Morris

Folding screen with colourful pixelated design

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Also at ‘Future Stars?’, Kim Thome’s ‘Layer Screens’ are made by sandwiching diffusion lighting gels – typically used to filter artificial lighting - in between two panes of glass supported by a bespoke wooden frame. Cut into a squares and rectangles, Thome has cleverly arranged the gels into a multicoloured grid of varying hues, opacities and saturations that beautifully filter the daylight. Photography: Ali Morris

A range of wooden vessels with bold patterns and colours

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Polish designer Maria Jeglinska applied bold graphic patterns to wooden vessels for her Drawn Objects project at the Aram Gallery’s ‘Future Stars?’ show. Photography: Ali Morris

Wooden dining table and chairs

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New pieces at design gallery 19 Greek Street include: upholstered ‘Wind’ bench and chair by Merel Karhof; ‘Bloomberg Chairs’, by Nina Tolstrup; ‘Current Table’, by Marjan van Aubel; ‘Switch & Light’, by Marc Trotereau and Studio Merel Karhof. Photography: Jamie McGregor Smith

Stool and shelving units in a white room

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‘U Stool’ and shelving systems, by Hamajima Takuya at 19 Greek Street. Photography: Jamie McGregor Smith

Circular mirror with words reflecting in it

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‘Vino’ mirrors by Iina Vuorivirta at 19 Greek Street. Photography: Jamie McGregor Smith

‘Soft Pink’ sculptures, by Christina Schou Christensen; ‘Dust Works’ mirrors and table-top items, by Merel Karhof; and ‘Rubber Lamp’, by Supercyclers

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‘Soft Pink’ sculptures, by Christina Schou Christensen; ‘Dust Works’ mirrors and table-top items, by Merel Karhof; and ‘Rubber Lamp’, by Supercyclers at 19 Greek Street. Photography: Jamie McGregor Smith

Two patterned towels hanging on a dark blue wall beside a lamp

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Installation view at 100% Norway

Wooden modular table

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‘Bit by Bit’ modular table, by Morten & Jonas at 100% Norway

A blue chair and a trio of brightly coloured tables

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A show called ‘Weathering’ by the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland presents the work of other 25 Irish designers and makers. Originating in Cork, south west France-based studio Nest Design created the marbled surface of ‘The Sirens’ chair (left) by dipping the maple frame in two or three colours of lacquer. The trio of brightly-coloured tables are by Dublin-based Woodenleg. Photography: Ali Morris

Two glass vessels in orange and brown

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The ‘Futurama’ and ‘Void’ vessels by glass artist Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert are being shown as part of his solo show ‘Glass’ at Gallery FUMI in Hoxton. Photography: Ali Morris

Bronze cats in different poses and with illuminated eyes

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Installation view at ‘Pussy Cats’, by Studio Job at Carpenters Workshop Gallery (opens in new tab). Cast in bronze, the limited edition sculptures double as lamps, with fierce, illuminated eyes. Courtesy of Carpenters Workshop Gallery

Bronze cats in different poses and with illuminated eyes

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‘Cat Fight’ is the newest work in the collection. Musing on the inspiration for the collections, Job Smeets says: ‘To a certain level, I believe, cats are autistic. They can’t really understand people’s emotions and can be quite ruthless. They kill birds, butterflies, mice and sometimes a mole, then they come home and sleep in our bed. Some say that cats are closely related to humans. Do they have a point?’ We’ll leave you to decide. Courtesy of Carpenters Workshop Gallery

Arched tunnel lined with colourful patterned tiles

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Design and print studio David David and Johnson Tiles are welcoming visitors arriving via the V&A’s tunnel entrance with a bold, geometric installation in dazzling colours. Photography: Ed Reeve

Stacked glass pipes

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Glass artist Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert’s ‘Human Nature’ installation for Perrier-Jouët. Courtesy of  Perrier-Jouët. Photography: Adrian Fisk

A line of glass tubes in white, green, and blue

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The installation was made at mouth-blown glass factory Lamberts Glas in Germany, who 300 year old techniques to create stained glass, a dying craft. Courtesy of  Perrier-Jouët. Photography: Adrian Fisk

A glowing, spinning disk which creates patterns as it moves

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Product designer Felix de Pass, graphic designer Michael Montgomery and ceramicist Ian McIntyre joined forces to create Candela, a spinning disk that illuminates the dark Tapestry Gallery at the V&A. Commissioned by Officine Panerai, the disk’s surface is made from superluminova, the material used to illuminate watch faces. Over 700 LEDs make the superluminova glow in a variety of patterns as it rotates, casting a soft glow over the space. Photography: Ed Reeve

Mouth-blown opaline spheres connected with brass to form a ring

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Michael Anastassiades has teamed up with Flos to present 'Ama', a lighting installation at the V&A, made by mouth-blown opaline spheres and brass. It gives a nod to the ‘pearl diving mermaids of Japan’. Photography: Ed Reeve

Furniture and accessories in bold grid designs

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New pieces from Darkroom’s ‘Off The Grid’ collection of furniture and accessories inspired by radical architects Superstudio in the 1960s and 70s

Painted glass vases

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‘The Seasons’ vases, by Kristine Five Melvær at 100% Norway

Stools/tables created from using different textiles and textures

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New US firm AMMA Studio, launched a few months ago by Samuel Amoia and Fernando Mastrangelo, combine unusual materials like rock salt, sand, coffee, silica, and pink himalayan salt with traditional materials like cement and plaster to striking effect in these stools/tables, on show at Design Junction

Five tables with different coloured and different shaped tops

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Peter Marigold’s ‘Wooden Tables Series’ at Gallery Libby Sellers are actually made from Jesmonite, cast iron or cast polymorph on steel legs. Their surfaces, however, are imprinted with wood grain during the moulding process, which gives them their unique texture. Courtesy of Gallery Libby Sellers. Photography: Gideon Hart

Five tables with different coloured and different shaped tops

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Details view of the tables’ wood-like surfaces. Courtesy of Gallery Libby Sellers. Photography: Gideon Hart

Orange, cast-iron tabletop

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‘Wooden Table (Cast Iron)’, by Peter Marigold, 2014. Photography: Gideon Hart

Two watches, one with straps and one without

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‘Touch’ watch, by Christopher Konings at 100% Norway

Bullet-like stationary artistically arranged

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Bullet-like stationary from young UK brand Ajoto, debuting at Design Junction

Two saxophones on a stand

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Established & Sons is turning ten, and for the occasion Italian design duo Formafantasma created five different interpretations of timekeeping

Left: The 'Pendulum' clock is made up of a long, brass rod with a small brush on its end suspended from the ceiling. It swings back and forth over an arched brass strip, the bristles polishing it as it moves. Right: The 'Fan' clock, meanwhile, comprises a brass disc that gradually unfolds over the space of five minutes, forming a full circle before snapping back shut

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Left: The 'Pendulum' clock is made up of a long, brass rod with a small brush on its end suspended from the ceiling. It swings back and forth over an arched brass strip, the bristles polishing it as it moves. Right: The 'Fan' clock, meanwhile, comprises a brass disc that gradually unfolds over the space of five minutes, forming a full circle before snapping back shut

Five cuboid-shaped structures emitting light from their edges

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Spread over four floors of a modern townhouse in Shoreditch, Minimalux's exhibition showcases its entire portfolio of products including a number of new designs. Among the new launches is 'Neon', a cuboid-shaped table lamp made from a folded sheet of brightly-coloured metal. Light from an energy-saving lightbulb concealed within the metal box escapes through slim linear openings that trace the form of the lamp with strips of bright colour

Table, chair, and wall-mounted mirrors

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London's Galerie Kreo is exhibiting an impressive showcase of limited edition pieces especially created for the gallery by a host of design superstars. Here, a table by Jasper Morrison is accompanied by a Hella Jongerius armchair and wall-mounted mirrors by Jaime Hayon and Alessandro Mendini. Photography: Lewis Ronald

Table, floor lamp, and wall-mounted mirror

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Studio Wieki Somers' 'Aoyama' floor lamp arches over an oval-shaped table designed by recent London Design Medal winners Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec while Doshi Levien's geometric mirror hangs on the wall. Photography: Lewis Ronald

Metal structure arching over a pond

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Zaha Hadid's 'Crest' installation - previewed by Wallpaper* last month - arches over the pond in the V&A's John Madejski garden. Commissioned by ME by Meliá Hotels International, the installation will later migrate to the new ME Dubai hotel, launching in 2016. Photography: Luke Hayes

Large collection of items in blue and green shades

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Photographer (and Wallpaper* contributor) Dan Tobin Smith presents ‘The First Law of Kipple’, a 200-sq m installation using thousands of colour-themed objects he has collected or that have been donated by the public. Photography: Dan Tobin Smith

A collection of blue items


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Arranged chromatically across his East London studio, the installation will be photographed to create a series of prints. Photography: Dan Tobin Smith

A collection of cream-coloured items

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The exhibition is inspired by Phillip K Dick’s 1968 Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep novel (later adapted into the movie Blade Runner). Photography: Dan Tobin Smith

Dark brown leather chair and matching foot stool

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B&B Italia presents a new anthracite version of 'Almora', its most recent Doshi Levien-designed chair

Four cylindrical, intricate gold candleholders

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London-based jeweller Lara Bohinc continues her venture into homewares during London Design Festival - following her Wallpaper* handmade collaboration in Milan - this time collaborating with Swedish metalworks Skultuna. The London Collection includes a series of candleholders…

Intricate, gold book end

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… and intricate book ends

Black stool

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British architect David Adjaye collaborated with newly-launched brand StandSeven on a stool made with sustainable materials

Abstract light installation in an ornate room

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Canadian lighting company Bocci has installed a wiry chandelier with glass orbs inside Mallett’s Ely House on Dover Street

Marble, oval stool

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Uruguay-born Matteo Fogale and Swiss-born Laetitia de Allegri have joined forces to create '-ish', a new collection exploring their shared interest in sustainable sources and their application in design. Photography: Amandine Alessandra

Fruit bowl made from stone-like material

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Using stone-like materials made from recycled post-industrial waste (working with material partners Slate-ish and Isis Industries, specialising in waste resources)...

Mirror with integrated blue shelf

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...the two designers have created a series of furniture and objects, including this mirror-cum-shelf, mixing abstract shapes and functional details. Photography: Olivia Estebanez

Blue serving plate with bowl and spoon

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A serving plate by Matteo Fogale and Swiss-born Laetitia de Allegri. Photography: Olivia Estebanez

Chair modelled on a loom

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London-based brand H Furniture presents the 'Loom' collection, adding to its series of carefully researched designs

Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.