Collection by Aaron Britt

London Design Festival: Day 1

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Fighting a bit of jetlag and a few high-design, low-usefulness maps, I headed to the Brompton Design District for my first day of the London Design Festival. I started at festival headquarters, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and from there must have seen fifteen different exhibits. Here are the highlights.

Timber Weave is a massive installation by Amanda Levete Architects that greets visitors at the Cromwell Road entrance...
One the best things I saw all day was in the Raphael Cartoon room at the V&A, a giant gallery housing Raphael's...
Dedicated to Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, who died of typhoid at age 42, this high-Gothic memorial was one...
Swiss architect Peter Zumthor was tapped this year to design the Serpentine Pavilion, a small structure just next to...
Once inside, however, the space opened up quite nicely into a charming garden ringed with cafe tables and seating.
I loved this truck converted to a small coffee stand just outside the Serpentine Gallery.
Now back in the Brompton action, I visited a pop-up exhibition by Okay Studio, which claimed to show what happens when...
Another great furniture exhibit was Whiteout put on by the Danish Cabinetmakers.