Dezeen's London Design Festival 2013
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The London Design Festival is over but we've still got plenty of great content from the event to come. See all our stories so far including our first Dezeen and MINI World Tour movie and read on for our pick festival highlights.

Endless Stair by dRMM
Endless Stair by dRMM

We started off the London leg of our Dezeen and MINI World Tour by talking to architect Alex de Rijke of dRMM about his practice's Escher-inspired installation of staircases outside Tate Modern.

Wind Portal by Najla El Zein at the V&A
Wind Portal by Najla El Zein at the V&A

Other spectacular commissions for the festival included an installation of 5000 paper windmills and a chandelier by Canadian lighting brand Bocci at the Victoria and Albert museum.

Bocci 28.280 at the V&A
Bocci 28.280 at the V&A

The museum was also the setting for the Global Design Forum, where Peter Saville was revealed as the winner of this year's London Design Medal for his contribution to design and London. In the same interview, he declared that "Manchester is now the capital of the UK" and announced that he's creating a logo for Kanye West.

Peter Saville to design identity for Kanye West
Peter Saville to design identity for Kanye West

Dezeen also broke the news that the Victoria and Albert museum's latest acquisition includes two of the world's first 3D-printed guns.

Wrong for Hay collection
Wrong for Hay collection

New design brands launched during the festival include Wrong for Hay, the latest venture from designer Sebastian Wrong and Danish brand Hay, and Joined + Jointed at designjunction in the city centre.

Joined + Jointed collection
Joined + Jointed at designjunction

Other things we liked at designjunction included the latest collection of furniture and homeware from Another Country and wicker lighting by Swedish studio Claesson Koivisto Rune. Dezeen also created the map for the West End Design District surrounding designjunction.

Rise & Shine by Hunting & Narud
Rise & Shine by Hunting & Narud

Elsewhere in the city our picks were OKAYstudio & Friends in the east, where Hunting & Narud showed a smoked-glass mirror with a brass counterweight, and 1882 in the west where Philippe Malouin displayed crockery that's made with an analogue 3D printer.

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