As the London Design Festival (19 – 27 September) took over the capital, Wallpaper Magazine brought you the highlights as they happen, from the best new collections and brand debuts to show-stopping installations. Get an overview of the festival here!
Fredrikson Stallard opened the doors of their studio this week to showcase ten new works produced in collaboration with David Gill Gallery, including these organic velvet-covered pieces.
Alongside new furniture works, Fredrikson Stallard also presented Polaris, a temporary installation created to only last the duration of the Momentum exhibition. Made of aluminium sheet trapped inside a block of ice, the sculpture has been slowly melting over the week, and is intended as a tribute to the pair’s debut exhibition, for which their first Ice Table was created.
Blending in with the statues of the V&A’s Paul and Jill Ruddock sculpture gallery, Barnaby Barford’s Tower of Babel is a six metres high composition of 3000 bone china shops façades, each depicting a real London shop photographed by the artist.
Each of Barford’s figures reflects a real shopfront of the city – the base of the installation features derelict shops, while towards the pinnacle the artist placed boutiques and art galleries.
Espasso’s London outpost presented new pieces by Brazilian designer Zanini de Zanine, including the Peroba bench, pictured, handcrafted from reclaimed Peroba wood.
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