Collection by Ali Morris

London Design Festival 2012

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It’s been a rather momentous year for London as the city played host to the Olympic Games and celebrated the Queens diamond Jubilee. The mood of positivity and the buzz of excitement that built over the summer spilled over into this last week’s edition of the London Design Festival. Celebrating its own ten-year anniversary, the Festival was bigger than ever with over 250 projects taking place across the city over the course of ten days. Here’s what we saw and loved.

A view from the top: London’s V&A museum opened up its cupola—the space within the building’s dome.
Before reaching the very top, inside the blacked out dome structure, London-based artist Keiichi Matsuda installed...
The view looking down from the cupola.
Japanese designers Nendo installed a series of delicate chairs made of fine wire mesh and angular white frames.
In the John Madejski Gardens outside was an exhibition of nine benches by nine designers, created in collaboration with...
Bench of Plates was produced in collaboration with Spanish ceramics producer Ceramica Cumella and the colorful ceramic...
British designer Alexander Taylor’s mirror-polished stainless-steel creation was inspired by felled woodland logs and...
British designer Jay Osgerby of Barber Osgerby stands next to his Western Façade bench.
This chair was part of an exhibition by The American Hardwood Export Council, British furniture brand Benchmark and the...
Over on the other side of town, 100% Norway exhibited a strong collection of new and old Norweigian design.
There was also a brilliant selection of smaller galleries and in-store events to see in London’s east end.
Just around the corner, design store SCP showcased a range of interesting brands as part of their Design Department...
London concept store Darkroom set up a striking selection of products inspired by their interest in the culture and...
Those who knew where to find the unassuming entrance to British designer Jasper Morrison’s shop were treated to a...
This year’s undisputed hotspot was Design Junction.
Also on show at Design Junction was a collection of glassware designed by students of the Luxury Industry and Design...
One to watch is master craftsman and all round wizard of wood John Galvin who exhibited his exquisite collection of...
The Flos showroom in Clerkenwell launched Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola’s Tatou lamp.
Over at London furniture showroom Twentytwentyone, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec and Pierre Charpin presented a gallery of...
At the 100% Design trade show in Earls Court, there was a distinctly more commercial feel.
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