Dezeen's top picks for London Design Festival 2014

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Dezeen selects the top 7 things to see at London Design Festival 2014

London Design Festival 2014: the British capital's annual celebration of design officially kicks off on Saturday, so our design editor Dan Howarth has selected his pick of the best installations, locations and exhibitions to visit around the city between 13-21 September.


V&A museum

Double Space installation by Barber and Osgerby for the V&A museum

The official hub venue for the festival will be showcasing a range of installations including a pair of rotating mirrored panels by designers Barber and Osgerby in one of the galleries and a sculptural setting for a pool by Zaha Hadid in the John Madejski Garden (main image).

A collection of wooden furniture by emerging designers for prominent figures including Terence Conran, Norman Foster, Richard Rogers and Hadid is among other projects going on display at the museum.

V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL


Formafantasma for Established & Sons

Formafantasma marble clock for Established & Sons

Design duo Formafantasma has created a series of clocks to be displayed in an installation at British furniture brand Established & Sons' north London showroom.

The series includes a clock that will track the progress of different time intervals using the veins in white Carrara marble, to replace the traditional hands and numbers on the face.

Established & Sons, 5-7 Wenlock Road, N1 7SL


Fabrica at Ace Hotel

Fabrica reinterprets everyday objects for Extra-Ordinary Gallery at Ace Hotel Shoreditch

A range of everyday objects reinterpreted by researchers at Italian studio Fabrica – from dumb bell-shaped paperweights to wireframe storage compartments – have been designed for the Extra-Ordinary Gallery at the Ace Hotel London Shoreditch.

Ace Hotel will form a hub venue for the Shoreditch Design Triangle district, where publication Modern Design Review will also curate a series of installations and events.

Ace Hotel, 100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JQ


Lee Broom

Lee Broom creates Nouveau Rebel collection in

Broom's Nouveau Rebel collection of marble lighting and accessories will form the focal point for a "maze-like" installation at the British designer's Shoreditch showroom.

Influenced by Greek and Roman marble ruins, the showcase will display the full range of Broom’s products in the material he describes as "de rigeur".

Electra House, 95 Rivington St, EC2A 3AY


Mint Gallery

Alcarol traps natural materials in resin to form New Visions furniture collection

Mint Gallery in west London is set to host an exhibition of over 30 pieces by emerging designers, displayed against pieces from the 1970s and 1980s, called Elements of Craft.

Among the new pieces are designs by Italian duo Alcarol, which has suspended natural materials like mossy stone and weathered wood in resin to create items of furniture.

Mint Gallery, 2 North Terrace, SW3 2BA


100% Norway at Tent London

Angell, Wyller & Aarseth's Saddle Chair features pockets in each arm

A selection of Norwegian designers will show their latest furniture and accessories in the Old Truman Brewery as part of Tent London.

Designs on show include an upholstered wooden chair with fabric pockets that drape over the arms, a daybed that incorporates a magazine rack and serving tray, and lamps that look like "long-legged characters".

Tent London, Old Truman Brewery, Hanbury Street, E1 6QR


Dezeen and MINI Frontiers exhibition at designjunction

Lucy McRae's vacuum packing for space project for the Dezeen and MINI Frontiers exhibition

Finally, Dezeen has commissioned six designers to envision the future of mobility as part of a year-long investigation into the convergence of design and technology.

The Dezeen and MINI Frontiers exhibition will include proposals from vacuum-packing people to prepare them for space travel to a stained-glass driverless car.

Designjunction, The Sorting Office, New Oxford Street, WC1A 1BA