In Pictures: The London Design Festival 2011 takes over the V&A, Geffrye Museum and more

By Culture24 Reporter | 22 September 2011
From lion coffins and giant textile fields you can lie down on (part of 12 installations at the V&A) to a sextet of design districts across the city, the ninth year of the London Design Festival will have found ways to inspire hundreds of thousands of visitors through more than 250 events by the time it closes this weekend...

A photo of a woman in a bra holding a watering can
Ecopink, at the Hub in King’s Cross, is an exhibition and shop. Launched in Milan, it features female designers who mix art and design to transform waste materials into jewellery, furniture, fashion and accessories.
A photo of two people wearing clown masks carrying luminous lights
A series of Google Design events have united key speakers and thinkers from within the design worlds for a range of events and workshops.© Susan Smart
A photo of a spiralling stone staircase
St Paul's Cathedral hosts Perspectives, a metal and crystal hemisphere at the bottom of the Geometric Staircase with a reflective curve which enhances the view. Conceived by architect John Pawson, it reflects builder Christopher Wren's desire for his architecture to embrace science.
A photo of a contemporary white sofa covered in black circles
Pioneering Scandinavian home design brand Marimekko is celebrated with a pop-up shop at the flagship Heal’s store on Tottenham Court Road, featuring a limited edition sofa and armchair.
A photo of a circular white sculpture against a backdrop of drawn circles
Artist and "crypto botanist" Rob Kesseler's micro flora in the kitchen garden, Florid, decorates porcelain and china with microscopic samples from plants at the Roundhouse.© Roundhouse
A photo of a blue sculptued shell against a black background
Work by Imahiko Kawamura at the Geffrye Museum, which brings together some of the finest potters in the world for Ceramics in the City this weekend (September 23-25 2011).
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