London Design Week / V&A Museum

London Design Week 2014 has begun and there's a lot to see, here are some of the highlights starting with the V&A Museum. From Zaha Hadid architects to Barber Osgerby it's an impressive show this year.


Crest designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and commissioned by Meliã Hotels International, provides an engaging feature across the pool in the centre of the V&A’s John Madejski Garden.

'Crest explores the relationship between surface and structure, transforming the planar water surface of the V&A's courtyard pool into a curvilinear form, creating a compelling interplay with light and reflection'

Zaha Hadid

Candela -

The multi-disciplinary team comprising of product designer Felix de Pass, graphic designer Michael Montgomery and ceramicist Ian McIntyre present an immersive installation called Candela within one of the V&A’s darkest spaces.

V&A Museum

Paul Smith shed / V&A

Paul Smith's shed located in the V&A courtyard. This is no ordinary garden shed however. It can rotate with the sun and was made exactly to Paul Smith's specifications by Nathalie de Leval as part of The Wish List.

Nathalie de Leval

The Wish List

David David / V&A
David David /

Carousel Wall is a collaboration between London-based print and design studio David David and British manufacturer Johnson Tiles, which will see the walls of the Museum’s tunnel entrance covered in bold geometric shapes and bright shades.

David David

Johnson Tiles

Michael Anastassiades

Michael Anastassiades in collaboration with Flos will present the lighting installation Ama, made by mouth-blown opaline spheres and brass. The piece is an appreciation of the pearl diving mermaids of Japan.

Michael Anastassiades


Barber Osgerby
Barber Osgerby

Double Space for BMW, Precision & Poetry in Motion

Fascinated by the themes of movement and the perception of space, multi-disciplinary designers Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby have devised an immersive, kinetic sculpture in conjunction with BMW that distorts the viewer’s sense of perspective as they view the Raphael cartoons on display at the V&A, as well as the architecture of the very room they’re standing in.

Barber Osgerby

Human Nature

The entrance to the V&A’s Glass Galleries will be transformed for the Festival by a site specific work created by the Paris- based designer Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert. During a visit to Glashütte Lamberts in Waldsassen, Germany. Taking inspiration from the Art Nouveau movement’s attempts to "bring the beauty of nature back into our lives" 

Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert


Studio FRONT

UN Lounge Chair / Hella Jongerius

Ostinati / ECAL


The V&A’s contemporary collection represents transformations in design and society. The V&A Design Fund supports selected contemporary acquisitions which are exhibited each year during London Design Festival. This year’s selection consistes of works by both emerging and established international designers, such as the renowned Dutch designer Hella Jongerius. The display will also showcase a unique method to materialise free hand drawing by Swedish design studio FRONT. Other projects will stimulate reflection on how we interact with our domestic environment, introduce radically inventive processes of sustainable modular construction and critically reflect on social and cultural changes in our urban environment.