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.
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.
Formafantasma for Established & Sons
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.
Fabrica at Ace Hotel
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.
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 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.
100% Norway at Tent London
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".
Dezeen and MINI Frontiers exhibition at designjunction
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.